The Family Holiday by Elizabeth Noble

Hello and happy Monday!

Today I’m sharing my thoughts on The Family Holiday by Elizabeth Noble as part of the #blogtour 💫



The Chamberlain family used to be close.

Charlie and Daphne were happily married, and their children Laura, Scott and Nick were inseparable. But then, inevitably, the children grew up and their own messy lives got in the way.

Since Daphne died, Charlie can’t help but think about happier times for the Chamberlain family – before his children drifted apart. His wife was the family’s true north, and without her guidance, Charlie fears his kids have all lost their direction.

For his eightieth birthday, all Charlie wants is to bring his family together again. And by some miracle, they’ve all said yes.

So, for the first time in a long time, the Chamberlains are going on a family holiday.

It’s only ten days . . . how bad could it be?

My Thoughts

Elizabeth Noble is a new author (to me) and I’m so pleased I to have discovered her.  I love a good family drama and this is definitely one of those – and then some!


With short chapters and each from a different character’s perspective, Noble deftly weaves together a collection of individual stories into an intriguing yet cosy yarn.  The story, whilst being heavily character driven, is also cosy and comforting and I enjoyed spending my time with the Chamberlain’s.


I particularly enjoyed Noble’s careful and considered writing style; it was easy to get into and she sets the scene and the build up to the holiday very well.


Noble examines the delicate balanced of the family dynamic and how it is affected by an array of difficult themes, in a sensitive and realistic way.  At times I felt as though I was a bystander in as the scenes played out around me!


Charming, contemplative and very involving; The Family Holiday makes for a fantastic summer read.


The Family holiday is out now in paperback And you can buy it here and my thanks go to Ella Watkins and Michale Joseph Books for the invitation to the blogtour💫


If you enjoyed my post, please do check out my others and also the other stops on the blogtour (see below).


Until next time! Have a wonderful day!




Published by Mrs Cooke

👩🏽‍💻📚I read and shout 📣 about books 👯‍♀️owner of 2 book-loving Littles 🌳village dweller ✍️stationery fiend 🍸gin enthusiast 📩DM for reviews etc 💌

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