Written by Mary Jayne Baker
Escape to the frost-sparkling Yorkshire Dales for some festive fun under the mistletoe! A saucy comedy-romance with more than a sprinkle of Christmas spice this will lift your spirits and your excitement level!
It s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for costume shop owner Becky Finn. Leaving London to move back home to the twinkly rural village of Egglethwaite, she plans to build a new life for herself with fiancé, Cole.
Keen to raise funds for the struggling village hall she loved as a child, Becky finds herself at the head of a colourful group aiming to revive the Egglethwaite Christmas pantomime. But when that festive feeling sets in, she discovers there’s more to panto than innuendo and slapped thighs.
Falling in love was not in the script! But as opening night grows closer, she starts to wonder if the panto will ever make it to the stage and, with handsome co-star Marcus on the scene, if she has chosen her right leading man…
The perfect stocking-filler gift!
A Belter of a Book – So Much Fun!
A giggle-inducing read .. light-hearted, funny, romantic – and perfect for this time of year!
Becky Finn has returned back home to the Yorkshire village of Egglethwaite from London; soon to be followed by Cole, her fiance, she wastes no time in getting involved in local activities, remembering how much she benefited from the hard work of others when she was a child. In order to save the much loved local hall, the centre of village activities, Becky becomes part of a small group trying to revive the annual panto – and it’s a lot harder work beginning from scratch that ever it was being entertained as a child! When romance rises off the page, however, things have become far more serious . . .
This is a belter of a book! I have, over the years, attended many Christmas pantomimes but have never really given much thought to the creation of one – who knew it was so hard but so much fun? With a wide cast made up of locals each with their own foibles and idiosyncrasies, I chuckled my way through this story loving everything about it! Don’t think for a moment that this is going to be a traditional tale; the surprises – along with the laughs – pop up when you least expect them!
With smooth writing from an author with a real feeling for what makes characters tick, I could hardly believe how quickly I got through the pages. So much fun! I don’t think I’ll ever look at a panto again without wondering about the mechanics of getting it onto the stage. A truly uplifting novel, and one which is worth every one of it’s five sparkling stars!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy, and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot in this tour. All given opinions are entirely honest and completely my own.
Tags: Christmas, rom-com
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 384 pages
- Publisher: Mirror Books
- Publication Date: 21 September 2018
- Purchase Links: Barnes & Noble
- W. H. Smith
- amazon uk
- amazon us
Mary Jayne Baker grew up in rural West Yorkshire, right in the heart of Brontë country… and she’s still there. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature, she dallied with living in cities including London, Nottingham and Cambridge, but eventually came back with her own romantic hero in tow to her beloved Dales, where she first started telling stories about heroines with flaws and the men who love them.
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