Release date - 18th October 2017
Book length - 264 pages
Publisher - Bookouture
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Bookouture for providing me with a copy of this book for review through Netgalley.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
In the little village of Whistling, with its butterscotch cottages and rolling green hills, snow is beginning to fall. Christmas is coming, and Emma Halloway is on her way home.
When thirty-year-old food writer Emma Halloway gets dumped then knocked off her bike, she’s broken in more ways than one, and returns to her family’s cosy cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. Emma hasn’t been back in some time, running from her crazy relatives and her childhood sweetheart, Jack Allen.
Emma’s grandmother is determined to bake her back to health and happiness, as the Halloways have done for generations. Surrounded by old friends and warm cinnamon buns, Emma starts to believe in her family’s special talents for healing again. But then in walks Jack with his sparkling hazel eyes, stirring up the family feud between them.
As the twinkly lights are strung between the streetlamps, Emma remembers just why she fell for Jack in the first place... and why a Halloway should never date an Allen.
The infuriating new lodger, Sandro, doesn’t believe anyone should have to choose between love and family. With a little bit of Christmas magic, can Emma and Jack find a way to be together, or will Emma find herself heartbroken once more?
An utterly gorgeous Christmas romance about the importance of family, freshly baked biscuits, and learning to trust your heart. Perfect for fans of Phillipa Ashley, Debbie Johnson and Debbie Macomber.
Where do I start with my review of this beautiful story? Well, I have to mention the absolutely stunning cover which was what first attracted me to this book, but it isn't just it's cosy imagery that will lure you into this story and never let you go, but also the warm and compelling characters and a setting where I really wanted to live.
Emma Halloway is thirty years old working as a freelance food writer when she gets dumped by her boring but reliable boyfriend via a post-it note and then proceeds to get run over by a delivery van resulting in injuries that force her to return home to Hope Cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. Now Emma loves the cottage and her beloved Grandmother and eccentric Aunts, but it is the very magic that they believe in that Emma has tried to escape the past few years, and also the man who broke her heart and made her run away in the first place. But while some things haven't changed in the village, there is plenty that have, and who knows what special enchantments the Halloways have for Emma ...
Warm, endearing, magical, and special, CHRISTMAS AT HOPE COTTAGE by Lily Graham is basically Christmas wrapped up perfectly in one adorable package. The characters are quirky, fascinating, and extremely loveable, and there is plenty of confusion and enchanting recipes to keep you gripped from start to finish. There is nothing that I didn't love about this story and if you want a Christmas romance that will make you fall into the festive spirit, hook, line, and sinker, then look no further than CHRISTMAS AT HOPE COTTAGE. It would make a perfect Hallmark movie so hopefully, I will see it on my screen someday too!
Lily grew up in dusty Johannesburg, which gave her a longing for the sea that has never quite gone away; so much so that sometimes she'll find sand grouting the teaspoons, and an ocean in a teacup. She lives now in the English countryside with her husband and her sweet, slobbering bulldog Fudge, and brings her love for the sea and country-living to her fiction.
Her first two novels were Amazon bestsellers, and have since been re-published by Bookouture, with The Summer Escape (previously published as An Invincible Summer) and A Cornish Christmas (previously published as The Postcard) out now, her third novel set in Cornwall will be out in April.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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