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

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Noel: Book One of the Magpie Cottage Chronicles By Cressida Ellen Schofield

Noel: Book One of the Magpie Cottage Chronicles By Cressida Ellen Schofield

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Bring your baggage home for the holidays!

It should be the most wonderful time of the year but for the Binghams of Magpie Cottage it’s not so much deck the halls as deck your relative.

Margaret wants to create the perfect family Christmas.

Bernard wants some peace & quiet to enjoy his retirement.

Becca wants her ex-boyfriend to call.

Natalie wants the admiration & respect of her parents & siblings.

Dan wants a drink.

Nick wants to try for a second baby.

Evie doesn’t know what she wants…

Throw in two disagreeable pensioners, an offended vicar, a broken boiler & a stolen turkey for the perfect festive farce…but when tragedy strikes everyone is forced to set aside their hopes & fears and exercise some seasonal goodwill.

My Thoughts:

I love the cover I think it looks stunning and makes me think of drinking hot chocolate when it is freezing weather outside. It was a easy read with lots of characters to meet. I was constantly laughing with this book and it made me think of my family. I look forward to book two.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

kindle editon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Noël-Book-Magpie-Cottage-Chronicles-ebook

Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Noel-Book-Magpie-Cottage-Chronicles

Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights By Carole Matthews

Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights By Carole Matthews

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This title will be released 19th October 2017

Fay and Danny are madly in love and it’s all Fay’s ever dreamed of. But she left everything – including the delightful cake shop she used to run – to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn’t always smooth sailing!

Then Fay gets a call from her friends, a call that sends her back to her friends and the Cake Shop in the Garden. It will be hard being away from Danny but their relationship is strong enough to survive . . . isn’t it?

Fay soon falls happily back in love with her passion for baking – especially now she’s on dry land again! – and starts to wonder if she ever should have left. With Christmas around the corner, Fay is determined that her friends will have a very merry time, but does that mean even more time away from Danny?

My Thoughts:

This story follows on from The cake shop in the garden which I would recommend reading first as you can get a bit of background and also meet some of the lovely characters. I really find Fay lovely as she puts everyone before herself. I am not too keen on her sister Edie though, I thought when she came back that she might cause trouble. It was great to catch up with all the old characters but also to meet some new characters. You wont be disappointed. I love Stan bless him he is such a lovely man and the things he says melt your heart. I assume there will be another follow up as I don’t think it can be left where the story has been left.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Cakes-Mistletoe-Nights-heart-ebook/

Hardcover:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Cakes-Mistletoe-Nights-heart

Paperback will not be released till October 18 2018

And a Sixpence for Luck By Lilac Mills

And a Sixpence for Luck By Lilac Mills

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This title will be released on 29th September

Daisy Jones has hit rock bottom. Or so she believes.

A cheating boyfriend, trouble at work, having to move back in with her mother, and being forced to compare her brother’s loved-up, newly-wed status and brand-new shiny house with her own dire lack of prospects, isn’t what she imagined her life was going to be like at thirty.

To top it all off, Christmas is just around the corner!Daisy, bless her, thinks things can’t possibly get any worse, but when her ancient great-grandmother persuades her to plant a silver sixpence in the Christmas pud for luck, Daisy is about to discover that they most definitely can.

My Thoughts:

You may think it is too early for a Christmas read but think not. It is not too long now till Christmas so what better way to get started than to start reading a festive book. I am a big fan of Lilac Mills and I think everyone should read her books. This read made me want to curl up and forget my daily woes. I loved Daisy, I could definitely see myself in her and I loved her great grandmother and her traditions. It made me start thinking about Christmas and my family. A lovely read.

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

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sixpence-Luck-Lilac-Mills-ebook/

Deck the Halls By Emily Harvale

Deck the Halls By Emily Harvale

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Harri (Harriet) Hall thinks Christmas will be perfect in her ancestral home, The Hall, with roaring log fires, scented pine trees, sparkling decorations, and mouth-watering, festive feasts. She’s been abroad for the last two years and is excited about introducing her, admittedly quirky, family, and The Hall, to her boyfriend, Art (Arthur) and his family, the Camlan-Browns.

She soon finds things have changed. The family funds are dwindling fast and The Hall looks like a dilapidated pile. But Harri has her savings and it won’t take long to spruce it up. Although letting Lance Knightly do the renovation, may be a big mistake. There’s something about the man, Harri really doesn’t like.

She needs to keep an eye on him. Snow is gently falling and preparations are going well – until Harri’s stepbrother blows up the cooker; water leaks through the roof and blizzards arrive before the Camlan-Browns. Will Art get through the snow by Christmas Eve, and will Lance finish work on The Hall in time?

Harri’s perfectly capable of dealing with a crisis as well as any man, but it seems Christmas may not turn out quite as she expected.

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Emily’s books and I always recommend them. This is a bit different to Emily’s previous novels as in this one she only writes from one characters perspective. It was brilliant as I could focus more on Harriet herself. I wish I could of been there it all sounded magical, the hall, the two young twins and also Lance, he sounded very nice. I felt as though I was a part of their Christmas celebrations. A wonderful Christmas story.

If you would like to purchase your copy, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deck-Halls-Emily-Harvale

A Christmas Kiss By Vicky Pattison

A Christmas Kiss By Vicky Pattison

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It’s the perfect season to fall in love.

Amber Raey is working all the hours God sends as assistant to one of the country’s top fashion designers, and her boss is a complete nightmare. But Amber has big plans for her future so, for the time being, she just has to grin and bear it. And then opportunity comes knocking and suddenly she’s on the fast track to the top.

Amber adores her new life, especially as she’s falling in love for the first time too. But soon the glossy exterior starts to slip and Amber begins to wonder if she’s made the right decision entering this world.

Then a face from her past reappears and she finds herself in real trouble. With Christmas fast approaching, Amber is drifting further away from her loved ones. Can she get her life back on track before it’s too late for a merry Christmas?

My Thoughts:

This is my first Christmas book of this year and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book which came with a few Christmas goodies too. After seeing Vicky Pattison in the jungle and loving her I was keen to see what she would be like as an author.

Even though it is suppose to be a Christmas read only a small section is actually about it, which was a bit disappointing. I did think it was a nice lighthearted read, I loved seeing how good her friends were to her and also there were a few laughs in there too for good measure. This is an author I would read again though.

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Kiss-Fiction/

The Parisian Christmas Bake Off By Jenny Oliver

The Parisian Christmas Bake Off By Jenny Oliver

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Welcome to the most celebrated patisserie competition in Paris – ready, steady, bake!

Watching snowflakes settle on the Eiffel Tower, Rachel Smithson’s cosy English village feels very far way – as, thankfully, does her commitment-phobic ex, probably already kissing someone else under the mistletoe. But Rachel hasn’t come to Paris to mope she’s come to bake. Hard.

Because the search for Paris’s next patisserie apprentice is about to begin! And super-chef judge Henri Salernes is an infamously tough cookie. But Rachel isn’t about to let her confidence (or pastry) crumble. She’s got one week, mounds of melt-in-the-mouth macaroons and towers of perfect profiteroles to prove that she really is a star baker.

As well as clouds of flour, and wafts of chocolate and cinnamon, there’s definitely a touch of Christmas magic in the air… Rachel hasn’t come to Paris looking for a fairy-tale romance, but the city of love might gift-wrap her one anyway…

My Thoughts:

I was given this book as a swap, I liked the look of it and it looked like a nice easy read which it was. Yes, I know Christmas has been and gone, I know some people will only read books about or related to Christmas at Christmas time but I really don’t mind reading them whenever. This was such a lovely little read, I had to read something quick inbetween review books so it kind of broke it up for me. I loved reading about all the cakes and bakes the competitors were making. There are also some recipes at the back of this book, which is nice. I may even try and make some myself.

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Parisian-Christmas-Bake-Off/