There's more than one surprise in store in Maria Duffy's festive novel, Falling Softly. The summary says: "Holly Russo couldn't be happier.
Christmas, her favourite time of year, is only seven weeks away and her boyfriend has just popped the question. David is steady and reliable, and Holly knows he'll give her a wonderful life. The kind of life she's always wanted. Right?
Then her new neighbour moves in. Josh O'Toole is also approaching the festive season with joy. He loves his teaching job. He's about to have a baby with his adored girlfriend Stephanie, and they've just moved into a new home to begin their life as a family. But as Josh and Stephanie settle into their new house across the road from Holly and David's, things begin to get complicated ..." Falling Softly is out in October 2016.