ruth first christmas treeRuth’s First Christmas Tree by Elly Griffiths is a short story from the “Ruth Galloway” series. Publisher: Quercus, December 2012

It is three days before Christmas and a bitter wind is blowing across Norfolk.

Until her daughter was born, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway didn’t do Christmas, but now that Kate is a year old, she wants it to be special.

She must get a tree, shop for food, clean the house, buy presents, including one for her new boyfriend – who she isn’t even sure is her boyfriend – and remember to get the turkey out of the freezer.

But time is rushing by and the best-laid plans don’t always work out…

A good introduction to Ruth and her family and friends during the holiday season.

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