Christmas at the Little Cottage by the Sea #BookReview #IndieAuthor

Written by Rachel Griffiths


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This winter, curl up with the new festive novella from the author of The Cosy Cottage Cafe series.


Driving around unfamiliar country lanes, while enduring the scorn of her teenage daughter, wasn’t how Pippa Hardy thought she’d start the Christmas holidays, but her satnav seems to be more confused than she is.

Joe Roberts has had a difficult year following the loss of his mother. Added to this, he’s trying to run his own business while dealing with pressure from his sister about when he’ll finish renovating their mother’s house. So when his best friend, Luke Hardy, invites him to a remote Welsh cottage to join his family for Christmas, it seems like the break he needs.

Christmas at a cottage by the sea sounds appealing, but sometimes having all the people you care about together in one place can be a festive recipe for disaster — especially when unexpected guests arrive.

As snow falls, carols play and Pippa and Joe face the ghosts of Christmas past under the mistletoe, they realise that there might actually be more than festive magic sparkling between them.


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A Beautifully Spun Story!      Stars 5


Rachel Griffiths has long been a favourite author of mine, writing wonderful heart-warming and realistic stories – and this is a Christmas cracker!

Single mother Pippa and her teenage daughter are driving to join her family for Christmas; her parents have rented a cottage in the wilds of Wales for the festive period and if only her satnav would play ball, they may actually find it! When they finally arrive it’s to find her brother has a new woman on his arm – AND he has invited his long time friend Joe along. As Pippa and Joe have a bit of history, she’s not sure he’s a welcome addition to the party … 

In a wonderful coastal setting, this is a magical read set at a favourite time of year. As the family gather together, there are old and new traditions in play and relationships to puzzle over and enjoy. This author specialises in warm, cosy reads with the most wonderful characters and pens a beautifully spun story to keep the reader’s attention all the way through which will provide that magical Christmas feeling without joining in the imbibing of the tempting festive drinks described! A marvellous book for this time of year and one I revelled in. No hesitation whatsoever in giving this a full five, shiny golden stars!

My thanks to the author for my copy of her novel; as always, all given opinions are entirely honest and completely my own.


Tags: Christmas, romance
  • Format: ebook
  • Size:134 pages
  • Publisher: Cosy Cottage Books
  • Publication Date: 15 November 2019
  • Purchase Links: amazon


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Author Bio




Rachel Griffiths is an author, wife, mother, Earl Grey tea drinker, gin enthusiast, dog walker and fan of the afternoon nap. She loves to read, write and spend time with her family. Over the years, she has had a variety of jobs including stacking supermarket shelves, polishing soaps in a health and beauty shop and teaching pupils how to read and write. After almost twenty years in the classroom, she is lucky enough to be living her dream as a full-time writer.


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