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  • Published: 20 December 2023
  • ISBN: 9781405957496
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

The Christmas Orphans Club

The perfect uplifting and heart-warming read




An uplifting Christmas story of love and friendship for fans of Emily Henry and Josie Silver

Christmas is a time for family, but what if you don't have one?

For ten years Hannah and Finn have spent Christmas together. With no family to enjoy the holidays with, they've created their own traditions. Through the years, they've been joined by other lonely souls, Priya and Theo, together creating The Christmas Orphans Club.


But this year everything is about to change. After a rocky year of silence, Finn and Hannah are finally speaking again. They're trying to put the past behind them and bring back the Christmas spirit they all know and love. Until Finn announces some rather big news. News that rocks the group to its core.

This Christmas could be their last, and Hannah is determined to make it the best one yet, even if it means pushing the people she loves away.

Perfect for fans of Emily Henry's People We Meet on Vacation and Josie Silver's One Day in December.

  • Published: 20 December 2023
  • ISBN: 9781405957496
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for The Christmas Orphans Club

"If you adore Christmas and loved Friends, then this is the perfect book for you. I would happily abandon my husband and kids to spend Christmas in New York with Hannah, Finn, Theo and Priya. A festive, funny, hug of a novel about love in all its forms."

Clare Pooley, New York Times bestselling author of The People on Platform 5

"Funny and wise-this totally unexpected story of chosen family warmed me from the inside out. I absolutely adored it."

Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script

"Set in the holiday glow of a luminously rendered New York City, The Christmas Orphans Club is a big-hearted, poignant, page-turning novel about the chosen families that sustain us. With this dazzling debut, Freeman is the heir apparent to the mantle of sophisticated, feel-good fiction. I will read anything she writes."

John Glynn, author of Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer

"I'm completely in love with this book! The Christmas Orphans Club is a beautiful exploration of friendship with laugh-out-loud dialogue and characters you can't stop thinking about. Becca Freeman's debut is witty, heartwarming, and hilarious and the most delightful thing you'll read all year."

Jennifer Close

"I dare you to read The Christmas Orphans Club and not want to spend every single holiday of your life--Christmas or otherwise--with Hannah, Finn, Priya, and Theo. Freeman's writing is filled with wit and insight, and her dialogue crackles. Beneath the abundant humor and charm, though, is a thoughtful exploration of friendship, tradition, and the challenges of growing old. What a gift of a debut!"

Grant Ginder

"Christmas movies and books have never been my thing, but wow, The Christmas Orphans Club made my heart grow three sizes. It's a triumphant celebration of friendship and a shining love letter to New York City in all of its classic, zany, festive glory. Listeners of Becca Freeman's podcast will recognize her signature effervescent humor, and I bet she'll have a new legion of fans soon thanks to this delightful novel."

Hannah Orenstein

"A fabulous festive read about found family. I loved it from the first sentence." -Sophie Cousens, bestselling author of Before I Do

Sophie Cousens, Sophie Cousens

"The Christmas Orphans has everything you could want in a holiday book-treat: sweetness, laughs, and delicious rom-com moments that'll make you jump up and yell, 'Kiss him! Kiss him!' Thank you, Becca Freeman, for an ensemble cast so lovable I wish they were real and could be my friends." -Mary Laura Philpott, author of Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives

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'A whip-smart story of modern love, letting go, and growing up.' Carley Fortune, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Meet Me at the Lake

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