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GIVEAWAY – 3 copies of A Mother’s Christmas Wish – RYHOPE (Sunderland)

20th November 2022

We are delighted to be able to offer 3 copies of A Mother’s Christmas Wish by Glenda Young, set in Ryhope (Sunderland) in the 1920s.


3 copies of A Mother's Christmas Wish

I hope this Christmas is better than last year’s.’

Following a scandalous affair, wayward Emma Devaney is sent in disgrace from her home in Ireland to Ryhope, where she will live with her widowed aunt, Bessie Brogan, and help run her pub. Bessie is kind but firm, and at first Emma rebels against her lack of freedom. Struggling to fit in, she turns to the wrong person for comfort, and becomes pregnant.

Accepting she must embrace her new life for the sake of her baby, Emma pours her energy into making the pub thrive and helping heal the fractured relationship between Bessie and her daughters. She catches the attention of Robert, a gruff but sincere farmer, who means to win her heart.

As December approaches, thankful for the home and acceptance she’s found, Emma is determined to bring not just her family, but the whole Ryhope community, together to celebrate – and to make one very special mother’s Christmas dreams come true.


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  2. If you could make any wish come true this Christmas, expense no object, what would you wish for? Share your thoughts in the COMMENTS BELOW by 2 December 2022. The first three names chosen at random will be sent a copy each of the novel. UK ONLY.

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  1. User: DavidM

    Posted on: 02/12/2022 at 12:34 pm

    My wife is from Sunderland and loves books about the area


  2. User: Kate Sabin-Burns

    Posted on: 02/12/2022 at 10:15 am

    to be financially stable and able to save for nice things


  3. User: Angela Macdonald

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 10:50 pm

    I would wish for contentment for my siblings


  4. User: compstruck

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 7:15 pm

    I wish for peace in the Ukraine and Russia and in other areas of the World.


  5. User: clarabella3

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 6:53 pm

    to buy a property that fits my family.


  6. User: Cornelia Ridler

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 1:48 pm

    Mortgages paid off for Our kids, and job security for them


  7. User: Turtledove

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 12:10 pm

    A large, new house with land attached and the funds to build shelters and aviaries for animals and birds that might otherwise not be rehomed.


  8. User: galadrial

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 11:27 am

    For all my family to be together at Christmas in good health.


  9. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 11:16 am

    I’d wish for a beautiful young mum very dear to me, for her returned aggressive cancer to be cured.


  10. User: Liz Atkin

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 11:15 am

    id have the family together for xmas


  11. User: Glynis O'Halloran

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 10:39 am

    I would wish to be in better health so that my family can stop worrying about me


  12. User: Janine Atkin

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 9:45 am

    id love to pay off the house so we can worry less about bills


  13. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 9:09 am

    I wish that the cat charity that I volunteer for could help ALL the cats that need our help. At the moment, we have lots of cats in foster care and a long waiting list of cats needing to come into care.


  14. User: Madamoiselle

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 9:06 am

    Good health for my family and friends , too many have passed over or been ill recently .


  15. User: Tamdy

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 8:56 am

    Peace and hope


  16. User: Eileanfraoich

    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 7:35 am

    For my kids to achieve what they want to achieve this year



    Posted on: 01/12/2022 at 6:49 am

    Would love to have my whole family together at Christmas if i could have one wish!


  18. User: aspella

    Posted on: 30/11/2022 at 10:17 pm

    I’d wish for everyone to have a warm and merry christmas without any fear.


  19. User: sharonarnott

    Posted on: 30/11/2022 at 9:29 pm

    I’d pay all of the elderly people’s fuel bills in my village,. So they could have the heating on as much as they want over Christmas


  20. User: Ellen Stafford

    Posted on: 30/11/2022 at 8:20 pm

    To get rid of everyone’s mental health problems.


  21. User: Victoria Prince

    Posted on: 30/11/2022 at 7:26 pm

    to have unlimited energy


  22. User: Sheri

    Posted on: 30/11/2022 at 7:19 pm

    I would wish that all my children could find happiness


  23. User: Angela Kelly

    Posted on: 30/11/2022 at 4:08 pm

    Of course I would go for world peace. If we’re talking less cliched answers then I am always grateful for books!


  24. User: Debbie Winstanley

    Posted on: 30/11/2022 at 2:26 pm

    A cure for illness for a family member who is suffering right now.


  25. User: Lesevans6

    Posted on: 30/11/2022 at 1:37 pm

    Someone to erradicate COVID 19 etc, and allow me to leave my home.


  26. User: Greenfingers3

    Posted on: 29/11/2022 at 3:26 pm

    Someone to come and do all the cooking and washing up, so I can just enjoy and put my feet up!


  27. User: Alyson Caddick

    Posted on: 29/11/2022 at 9:13 am

    Good health and healing for my family and friends this coming year.


  28. User: Posycosy

    Posted on: 28/11/2022 at 10:00 pm

    I’d love to take all my family to a luxurious holiday cottage & enjoy a fabulous Christmas together.


  29. User: Portandstilton

    Posted on: 28/11/2022 at 8:11 pm

    I would fix all the unsuitable housing, feed and house the homeless and ensure everybody was warm and well fed and safe in my town


  30. User: Gemma Bosworth

    Posted on: 28/11/2022 at 7:10 pm

    If I could have a Christmas wish come true I would ask to travel back in time to relive one of my childhood Christmases.


  31. User: philatel

    Posted on: 27/11/2022 at 10:58 pm

    I would wish for all my family to be healthy so that we could enjoy a lovely day together – with nice food and drink – and end with a good book to read.


  32. User: Loma Wood

    Posted on: 27/11/2022 at 5:23 pm

    I would love a chest freezer for the garage and then I could fill it up!


  33. User: bZ4X-SUV

    Posted on: 27/11/2022 at 5:16 pm

    I would wish ⁠for the world to trend towards peace, tolerance, and better learning


  34. User: Greenblue12

    Posted on: 27/11/2022 at 5:04 pm

    Health, happiness and world peace


  35. User: Joan Walsh

    Posted on: 27/11/2022 at 4:55 pm

    2023 Would bring peace to this troubled World


  36. User: Brenda Hackett

    Posted on: 27/11/2022 at 4:33 pm

    Peace in the world.


  37. User: FiLe

    Posted on: 27/11/2022 at 4:25 pm

    I would love to take my family for a tour seeing the Christmas lights in London and then to the Ritz for a lovely meal.


  38. User: hotshot99

    Posted on: 27/11/2022 at 3:08 pm

    To go a Christmas safari with all the family


  39. User: Angellight

    Posted on: 27/11/2022 at 2:46 pm

    I’d wish for my life long dream to visit Kazakhstan to come true!


  40. User: Helen W

    Posted on: 27/11/2022 at 2:28 pm

    To have everyone in one place at a restaurant and enjoy the dinner cooked for us and no washing up after, that would be bliss


  41. User: Audrey Tebbs

    Posted on: 27/11/2022 at 10:28 am

    For all the family to be together in the same place to celebrate Christmas and The New Year.


  42. User: Patricia Avery

    Posted on: 26/11/2022 at 9:31 pm

    As our children and grandchildren all live over 100 miles from us and we are getting too old to travel to see them all at Christmas. It would be wonderful to be able to hire somewhere that could fit us all in for a few days and cater for a big family Christmas dinner and tea…….just not on Christmas Day as we all feel the same that there is no place like home on the big day itself. Skype helps us to stay connected.


  43. User: chris2468

    Posted on: 26/11/2022 at 6:51 pm

    apart from world peace, a new wardrobe would be nice


  44. User: Susan Harrison

    Posted on: 26/11/2022 at 4:04 pm

    I’m not really A Christmas person so if money was no object I would take a holiday in the hot sun somewhere exotic and forget all about it. I’m seriously not a Grinch and love to see others enjoying Christmas


  45. User: Michie

    Posted on: 25/11/2022 at 4:23 pm

    My wish would be to take my family on an exotic holiday so we could spend some quality time all together having fun in the sun and to explore somewhere beautiful.


  46. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 25/11/2022 at 2:16 pm

    Would love to spend Christmas somewhere snowy x


  47. User: Lisa Day

    Posted on: 25/11/2022 at 4:59 am

    To give a very large donation of food to the local animal shelter and pay off all their electrical and vet bills.


  48. User: SUSAN MILLER

    Posted on: 25/11/2022 at 4:29 am

    That our daughters mortgage for the house her and her boyfriend in france comes through quickly- they are waiting on the french tax authorities who are ultra slow, then she can come over for Christmas as she originally wanted to do, but as it stands they cannot because of the french tax office dragging their feet in giving the relevant information to the mortgage bank


  49. User: Janet Haste

    Posted on: 24/11/2022 at 6:26 pm

    That everyone could have a day where there were no worries about inflation and how we are going to pay for the basics, such as gas and electricity. How about these companies giving us a free day of power.


  50. User: Clive Pulley

    Posted on: 24/11/2022 at 4:41 pm

    Love to read and indulge myself in a thriller.


  51. User: Angela Anslow

    Posted on: 24/11/2022 at 3:35 pm

    I would wish for peace on earth, especially for Ukraine


  52. User: suan

    Posted on: 24/11/2022 at 3:03 pm

    I wish that everyone had a lovely Christmas without any money troubles


  53. User: Chris S

    Posted on: 24/11/2022 at 2:18 pm

    If I could have one wish this Christmas it would be for the war in Ukraine to end and for Putin to see the error of his ways (I know thats not a wish that would be a miracle, but I can hope can’t I?)


  54. User: Toby20

    Posted on: 24/11/2022 at 11:19 am

    To be happy, to have all the books I wanted and I want the kids to be happy and read.


  55. User: greengablecat

    Posted on: 24/11/2022 at 8:33 am

    Take all the family on an expenses paid trip to DisneyWorld


  56. User: Glenys

    Posted on: 23/11/2022 at 7:51 pm

    If I could grant one wish for Christmas, I would get Morrisons, Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys to fill all the food banks with food for the needy


  57. User: philatel

    Posted on: 21/11/2022 at 9:16 pm

    I’d wish for everyone to be healthy and enjoy the day.


  58. User: tinatwo72

    Posted on: 21/11/2022 at 6:09 pm

    I would make sure that everyone have somewhere safe and warm and food to eat this christmas


  59. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 21/11/2022 at 3:50 pm

    I’d wish for the power of instant teleportation so I could spend some part of Christmas Day with every member of my far flung family.


  60. My Christmas wish would be, that after having treated just about all of our respective immediate family members to at least one seasonal holiday in Disney World Florida, we had the means to make one last trip as a giant group (20), including our young great niece and great nephew and my very elderly mother-in-law. We all enjoyed such happy times at a Magical Disney Christmas!


  61. User: Ashleypenny

    Posted on: 21/11/2022 at 9:12 am

    My Christmas wish would be for everyone to be able to enjoy a lovely Christmas dinner in a warm home surrounded by their family/friends. A very simple wish but, unfortunately, not guaranteed for all.


  62. User: lindarumsey

    Posted on: 21/11/2022 at 8:37 am

    My wish is for a family get together at a hotel, with no cooking or cleaning for a few days, and plenty of time to read


  63. User: Verica

    Posted on: 21/11/2022 at 8:16 am

    My Christmas wish would be
    For the family to be all together and have a great time.


  64. User: Heather Copping

    Posted on: 20/11/2022 at 11:32 pm

    Family get togethers including with my elderly dog whom I hope will be here to join in with us for a while yet.


  65. User: Sharon Buesnel

    Posted on: 20/11/2022 at 10:15 pm

    Move nearer to my son & his fiancée & soon to be new grandson .


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