What theysay: A sparkling festive romance that will warm your heart this Christmas.
The week before Christmas, GP Zander Gillespie finds his festive plans in tatters. He’s supposed to be flying out to his parents’ chateau in Carcassonne with his high-maintenance girlfriend, Melissa. But she has other ideas. She wants to spend Christmas inLondon with her party friends-and he’s not invited. The prospect of facing his family, with their questions and their sympathy-not to mention the ‘I told you so-s’-just isn’t an option. Instead, Zander decides to head to his holiday cottage in thequaint moorland village of Lytell Stangdale, where he intends to hide away with his faithful rescue Labrador Alf. Eighty miles away, Livvie’s world has come crashing down. With plans to cook a romantic meal forher boyfriend, she heads home early and walksin on him in a compromising position with theirneighbour. Fed-up of his lies and philandering ways, this is the final straw. With her Christmas plans up in smoke, the thought of spending it with her parents and her smug, married sister with herpompous husband in tow, is enough to bring Livvie out in hives. So, when she fires up her laptop andfinds the perfect little holiday cottage in Lytell Stangdale available to rent over the festive period, itseems the perfect solution. Or is it…?
Zander didn’t believe in love at first sight until he set eyes on Livvie. Livvie had sworn off men untilshe met Zander. The pair may be reluctant to give in to temptation, but fate seems to have otherideas…Join Livvie and Zander-and all the usual characters-fora magical Christmas in Lytell Stangdale.The perfect cosy read to snuggle up with this Christmas
The review: They say books are a form of escapism. As a book blogger there’s times they aren’t, there’s times you’re so tired and you have a commitment and you’re not in the mood for a book. This book, luckily for me, was the opposite of this! On a night I was all over the place and not sleeping I took to this, a dreamy book that was filled with escapism, beauty and romance and my god it saved the night!
This is book 4 of a series. I haven’t read the others of the series but judging from this one, I think it’d be a great series to get to. I’ll admit I found it too innocent at the start, the ‘baddies’ being a bit too much so for me, but when I shifted my mindframe and indeed on reaching our holiday destination where our two leads were stranded in the snow, I was so taken! This is one for the ‘love at first sight,’ ‘whirlwind romance’ lovers, who want pure beauty and wistfullness and a few ‘oops’ moments thrown in.
Very much recommended and thanks so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review and for letting me be part of this lovely blog tour.
Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North YorkshireMoors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s notwriting, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in hergarden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop whereshe can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heart-warming stories with happyendings.