An Island Christmas (Mure) By Jenny Colgan

An Island Christmas (Mure) By Jenny Colgan

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It’s a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram with the people you love – unless, of course, you’re accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss, and don’t know how to tell him.

In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings?

Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons – but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy?

My Thoughts:

This is book 4 in the series and I strongly suggest that you read the other three before this as you can get to know all the characters and there are lots of them and their stories first. I couldn’t wait to escape back to the Island of Mure where this book is set. This is a heart warming, sensitive and romantic story that will leave you feeling all warm and cosy in side. Jenny’s books just keep getting better and better and there could potentially be another one in this series.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Island-Christmas-Mure-Book-ebook/

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Island-Christmas-Mure-Jenny-Colgan

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The Christmas Sisters By Sarah Morgan

The Christmas Sisters By Sarah Morgan

 

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It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree, but who’s around it that matters most.

All Suzanne McBride wants for Christmas is her three daughters happy and at home. But when sisters Posy, Hannah and Beth return to their family home in the Scottish Highlands, old tensions and buried secrets start bubbling to the surface.

Suzanne is determined to create the perfect family Christmas, but the McBrides must all face the past and address some home truths before they can celebrate together . . .

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Sarah’s books and was excited to receive this one. Sarah’s books are so easy to get into and it is a perfect feel good read with a snowy setting. All the characters are likeable and have their own problems which can be relate able to the reader. The setting was fantastic, I really enjoyed reading this story.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Sisters-Sarah-Morgan-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Sisters-Sarah-Morgan

A Gift from the Comfort Food Cafe By Debbie Johnson

A Gift from the Comfort Food Cafe By Debbie Johnson

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Christmas has never been Katie Seddon’s favourite time of year. Whilst everyone else shares memories of families coming together and festive number ones, the soundtrack to Katie’s childhood wasn’t quite so merry.

But since she moved to the village of Budbury on the gorgeous Dorset coast, Katie and her baby son have found a new family. A family who have been brought together by life’s unexpected roads and the healing magic of a slice of cake and a cupful of kindess at the Comfort Food Café.

This year, Katie’s new friends are determined to give her a Christmas to remember, and with a gorgeous newcomer in town, Katie’s Christmas wish for a happy home for her son might just come true.

My Thoughts:

There are a few books in the Comfort Food Cafe series but they can be read as a standalone. I have read a couple of them and always get excited to return to Budbury. The fact that the books are set in Dorset is a big bonus for me as I grew up going on holiday there and will visit whenever I can. I love the warmth that the story gives off and you truly feel part of the family. This story has a different person for each chapter and you really feel close to the family and friends adding to that lots of tasty food and romance. You are in for a real treat with this book.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Thank you to lovereading for sending me a copy of this book.

https://www.lovereading.co.uk/

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gift-Comfort-Food-Café-heartwarming-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gift-Comfort-Food-Café-Cafe

 

A Christmas Date By Camilla Isley (Book 3)

A Christmas Date By Camilla Isley (Book 3)

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No one wants to be single at the holidays. 

Even Little Miss Grinch, Nikki, a successful and independent woman, must face her bachelorette status at the most horrible time of the year. December is her personal version of holly-jolly hell: a merry torture made of couples kissing at every corner, forced vacation days, and an inescapable family reunion. And when her baby sister announces she’s engaged—to Paul, the man Nikki is secretly in love with—and that he’s spending the holidays with them, Christmas starts looking bluer than ever.

Nikki can’t possibly survive an entire week trapped home as the family’s spinster. But she has no time to meet men or to try the newest dating app, she’s too busy working as a video producer for an advertising agency. So what’s a girl to do? Nikki has the perfect solution: to hire a fake boyfriend.

Luckily, her job gives her access to an endless catalog of gorgeous actors to choose from. But Nikki will soon discover that keeping business and pleasure from mixing isn’t so easy, and that she might not be immune to a little mistletoe magic. Especially not when she picked out the perfect man as her Christmas date..

My Thoughts:

This is book 3 in the series and it can be read as a standalone. This was a little cracker of a Christmas read. I loved the idea of this story and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Nikki isn’t a fan of Christmas time and has to spend it at home with her family so decided to hire a fake boyfriend, you just know it is going to be funny. Expect laughs, romance and a sprinkling of Christmas spirit.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Date-Festive-Holidays-Romantic-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Date-Festive-Holidays-Romantic

Christmas under a Cranberry Sky By Holly Martin

Christmas under a Cranberry Sky By Holly Martin

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Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life travelling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that’s how she likes it. For long ago Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away.

So when Piper’s next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again.

But Piper isn’t the only one who has been frozen in time by heartbreak. Gabe hasn’t forgotten the golden-eyed girl who disappeared from his world without a trace.

Now fate has reunited them on Juniper Island, can the magic of Christmas heal old wounds? And can this enchanting town be the one place Piper can finally call home?

My Thoughts:

I know it is not Christmas now but I had to read this fabulous festive read, I could not wait to read it until next year. Such a beautiful and perfect setting with lovely warm characters that will get you really into the festive mood. Holly has such descriptive writing it almost makes you feel as though you are there. I liked the sound of Gabe he sounds such a lovely guy and his little girl Wren is such a little sweetheart. I know it is not Christmas but I still enjoyed this lovely read.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Under-Cranberry-Sky-perfect-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Under-Cranberry-Holly-Martin

The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop By Caroline Roberts

The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop By Caroline Roberts

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The snow is falling, the hot chocolate’s warming, and hearts are melting . . .

Emma is the proud owner of The Chocolate Shop by the Sea, nestled in the heart of the cosy seaside village that’s become her home. With Christmas right around the corner, she and her assistant Holly are busy cooking up the locals’ festive favourites.

From cinnamon hot chocolates to reindeer lollipops, Christmas wouldn’t taste the same without a little cocoa magic. And for Emma it’s the perfect distraction from her romantic pains of the past. So when the shop’s miserly landlord threatens to hike up the rent, Emma’s Christmas and New Year suddenly look a lot less cheerful.

With the whole village rallying behind her – and loyal spaniel Alfie by her side – Emma’s determined to hold onto her chocolate-box dream.

The chocolate calendar countdown is on. Can Emma rescue her business and her broken heart?

My Thoughts:

If you want a cosy festive read this is the book for you, add some romance and lots of chocolate and what more could you want? Caroline is a new author to me and I really don’t know why I haven’t read any of her books before. This one was perfect. I love the fact that Emma runs her own chocolate shop that would be my dream job, and her sweet little dog Alfie sounds adorable. I love how the people in the village all help Emma out when she needed them. Max sounds like a lovely guy too and I really hope that there is a sequel as I would love to find out what happens next in Emma’s future.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosy-Christmas-Chocolate-Shop-romantic-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosy-Christmas-Chocolate-Shop

Christmas Secrets in Snowflake Cove: Volume 1 (Michaelmas Bay) By Emily Harvale

Christmas Secrets in Snowflake Cove: Volume 1 (Michaelmas Bay) By Emily Harvale

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Christmas is a time for family and friends, miracles and magic, falling snow and roaring fires, fun, laughter and festive feasts. In Snowflake Cove, it’s also a time for secrets to be revealed… Evie Starr is hoping for more than a sprinkling of magic this Christmas.

The family-run Snowflake Inn is virtually empty and the Starr’s financial future isn’t looking bright. But Evie’s gran, Jessie has a secret that might help. Enigmatic, Zachary Thorn is every woman’s dream. He’s also ex-SAS, so his secrets are classified. The Christmas Special of his feel-good, TV show is set in Michaelmas Bay – until a phone call means he’s spending Christmas in nearby Snowflake Cove.

Evie’s best friend, Juniper thinks boyfriend Darren has a secret. Evie knows he does. And Evie’s niece, Raven is hiding feelings for Juniper’s brother – who has a secret crush of his own. But the biggest secret in Snowflake Cove is the identity of Raven’s dad.

With snow falling thick and fast and secrets being revealed one after another, will everyone be snuggling up by the fire on Christmas Eve, or are some secrets best kept hidden…?

My Thoughts:

If you haven’t read one of Emily’s books before why not? They are utterly brilliant. They have romance, friends, family and hot guys, what’s more great is this one is set around Christmas. I loved getting to know the characters and I liked the sound of Zach quite a lot. A brilliant Christmas read that will get you in the Christmas spirit.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Secrets-Snowflake-Cove-Michaelmas-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Secrets-Snowflake-Cove-Michaelmas