Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage by Lucy Coleman #BookReview #BlogTour #Boldwood #RachelsRandomResources #4.5*

Join us for Christmas in the Cotswolds in this perfect festive escape, from the bestselling Lucy Coleman.

Imogen Tolliman never knew her mother. And when an accident robs Immi of her father too, she goes to live with her grandfather, Tollie, in his picturesque lock-keeper’s cottage by the Aysbury marina.

Tollie is the star of the Santa Ahoy Special each Christmas – a festive boat ride along the canal that enthralls both children and adults alike. And as Immi grows up, she starts to appreciate the magical community she is lucky enough to live in.

When Immi meets Gray Adams, she instantly realises he’s someone special. And as their relationship gets serious, they start to plan for the Christmas to beat all Christmases.

But as the day approaches, and the romantic snow showers turn into blizzards, their dream of a Christmas to remember, looks set to be one they’ll never forget – for all the wrong reasons. Can they salvage the festivities, or will old secrets that are finally uncovered turn Immi’s life upside down forever?

Let Lucy Coleman transport you away to a dreamy Cotswolds Christmas full of snowflakes and secretslog fires, mistletoe, friends and much-loved traditions. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley, Holly Martin and Sue Moorcroft.

Beautifully Written, Oozing Warmth!

Wonderful, feel-good festive fare!

Imogen Tollieman is grateful to her grandfather, Tollie, for caring for her when her parents couldn’t. She has grown up a lot in the intervening years and is now on the cusp of her relationship with Gray stepping up a gear. Christmas is coming and that means the community pulling together to put on the festive boat rides known locally as Santa Ahoy. With plans being made for a wonderful Christmas together, Immi and Gray are striving to make their dreams come true but will a dramatic snowfall put a spanner in the works?

Written with Lucy Coleman’s warm empathy and understanding, this is a beautiful festive read – and one which doesn’t gloss over the hard work it takes to do it all before the big day. Alongside some realistic situations there is plenty of fun and laughter and plenty of Christmas spirit – and not all the alcoholic kind! This book will prepare you for Christmas as it usually turns out, warts and all – why do we all aim for perfection? Skilfully created this story just oozes warmth and is exactly what I expected from this author – a finely tuned, beautifully written novel which will appeal across the board. I just wanted more! 4.5* and a definite recommendation that you read this one pre-Christmas day!

My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: Christmas, family, romance

Author Bio

Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include Snowflakes over Holly Cove. She also writes under the name Linn B. Halton. She won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award and lives in the Welsh Valleys.

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