Written by Emily Harvale
Snow is falling in Little Pondale, lights are twinkling and the smell of pine trees and roasting chestnuts fills the air…
But Mia Ward is in a bit of a jam. She’d planned to rent out Corner Cottage for Christmas but thanks to best friend, Ella Swann, it’s double-booked. Now Mia’s got to let one ‘party’ down, or find another cottage – fast.
Best friends and single mums, Cathy Cole and Christy Franks want their kids to have an old-fashioned Christmas. Ice-skating, carol singing, making decorations, and tobogganing are on their list of festive fun and Little Pondale is the perfect place. Especially as it has no mobile phone reception. That will make it harder for Cathy to be found.
City banker, Leo Hardman is wondering if renting a cottage for Christmas as an anniversary surprise for his parents, was such a good idea. Little Pondale may be where his parents met, but his mum doesn’t seem pleased to be back, and his brother, Hal isn’t happy that the village is so tiny and only has one pub.
Meanwhile, Jenny Lake is settling in at her cousin’s bakery, having left her (broken) heart in Florence, but Christmas was never her favourite time of year. And Reverend Glen Fox has taken over at St Michael and All Angels. He’s glad it’s a temporary post because village life is not for him.
But luckily, for locals and visitors alike, there’s a sleigh-load of Christmas magic heading for Lily Pond Lane; enough to put a sparkle in everyone’s festive season.
Although Christmas may not go quite as each of them has planned.
A Wonderful Festive Read!
A fitting addition to this series – and a wonderful festive read!
Once again, we’re back in the picturesque village of Little Pondale with Mia and Ella who seem have found the men of their dreams. Over a year has passed since we first met these young women at the beginning of their country adventure, and things have progressed considerably in their lives. But new challenges await – and it wouldn’t be Christmas without plenty of snow!
After following this series from the beginning, I feel that I know the characters well; there is a good array of ages and personalities and the addition of a few newcomers presents the opportunity for some new tales whilst continuing with the original village inhabitants. Don’t get me wrong, this would work equally as well as a stand-alone read and is guaranteed to get you into the mood for the festive season. With beautiful writing of a high standard and plenty going on, it’s a read I would definitely recommend for anyone’s Christmas reading list, and I have enjoyed it immensely. Another author added to my ‘not-to-be-missed list’!
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources not only for my copy, but also for inclusion on this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: Christmas, rom-com
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2170 KB
- Print Length: 276 pages
- Publisher: Crescent Gate Publishing
- Publication Date: 18 September 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon US
Meet the Author
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.
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