Published: Lightning Books (November 2019)

ISBN: 9781785631603

The Bad Mother’s Christmas

Suzy K. Quinn


Christmas. A time for family. But what if your family is a total mess?

The fourth in the bestselling comedy series

Juliette and Alex are finally getting hitched, which should be joyous news. But Juliette is now entering ‘blended family’ territory: Alex will be Daisy’s stepfather – and Daisy’s real father is not happy about it.

Yes, after messing up Juliette’s family the first time round, Nick is still trying to elbow his way back into her life, doing everything he can to stop her being with Alex. And Alex’s family are hardly rolling out the red carpet. To them, their new daughter-in-law is a slattern with a Jaffa Cake addiction.

But Christmas is the thing that will bring them all together. And Juliette is determined that this Christmas will be a wonderfully happy family affair. Determined. Now where did she put that Jaffa Cake?

The fourth in Suzy K. Quinn’s bestselling Bad Mother series is a sparkly, shiny Christmas romantic comedy for mothers, and the perfect Yuletide treat.





‘Suzy K. Quinn is a born storyteller’
Erin Kelly

‘Suzy K. Quinn is one to watch’
Julia Gregson


‘Very relatable for frazzled parents but also a happy ending’

Stuff – top picks

‘I love these books and they don’t come out nearly often enough, as I devour them when they do. So thank you Suzy for this series and I will love you till you stop writing them’

Novel Insanity

‘Light and funny. As if Bridget Jones had to deal with being a single parent to a toddler rather than the affections of Mr Darcy’

Have You Read This

‘A brilliant, heartwarming and entertaining festive read’

A Knight’s Reads



Suzy K. Quinn

Suzy K. Quinn writes in four different genres: psychological thriller, comedy, romance and children’s fantasy.

She was first published by Hachette in 2010 with her debut novel Glass Geishas (now Night Girls). Then she self-published a romance series, The Ivy Lessons, which became #1 Kindle romance bestsellers in the US and UK. After her second daughter was born in 2013, she self-published the Bad Mother’s Diary series, which also became Kindle bestsellers. Her novels have now been translated into seven languages and her books have sold over 750,000 copies worldwide.

She lives in Wivenhoe, Essex, with her husband Demi and two daughters, and travels to Mexico every year to write and study Mayan story-telling.