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Review – Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin

Review – Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly MartinChristmas at Lilac Cottage (White Cliff Bay #1) by Holly Martin
Published by Bookouture on September 25th 2015
Genres: Holiday, Romance
Pages: 289
Format: Mobi
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Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…
Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking sculptures. Yet her personal life seems frozen.
When Henry and daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage to rent the annex, Penny is determined to make them feel welcome. But while Daisy is friendly, Henry seems guarded.
As Penny gets to know Henry, she realises there is more to him than meets the eye. And the connection between them is too strong to ignore…
While the spirit of the season sprinkles its magic over the seaside town and preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas eve ball are in full swing, can Penny melt the ice and allow love in her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she’s been dreaming of?
Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously heartwarming novel down.
Spend the perfect Christmas in White Cliff Bay this year. Snowflakes on Silver Cove coming very soon.

In an Oyster Shell – This is a hilarious must-read, cozy Christmas read.

The Pearls – The minute the story started I was engrossed. The main character won my heart from the beginning. You could feel her excitement and her nervousness. You could feel her disappointment when the first turn of events didn’t go her way. I was hooked from the very beginning.

The characters were really dynamic. The read was emotional in so many ways, and it felt like you were right in the story. I liked the variety in the characters. There was diversity in age and seasons of life. Making this read very dynamic.

The romance was sweet and just tumultuous enough to be more believable. The sex scenes were a little steamy but not super inappropriate.

This book was just magical and I laughed out loud many times. There was one point I laughed to the point I was brought to tears. I can’t emphasise enough that you should read this book.

The Sand –  The book was good.

5 Pearls

5 Stars

About Holly Martin

I live in sunny Bedfordshire in a house with round windows. I studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of my colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years service was the moment when I knew I had to escape. I quit my job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, I emerged wide eyed and terrified that I now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. I taught for four years before History Off The Page came to my school to do a Tudor day. I now drive round the country in my little white van, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next.

I love to write. The characters do exactly what I want them to do, most of the time. Sometimes they do seem to go off and do their own thing without my permission. It is complete escapism into a world where I have full control.

I’ve been writing for four years now, every spare second I have, I’m scribbling ideas in a notebook or typing a scene on my laptop. I have written three romantic fiction books. Changing Casanova and The Chainsaw Masquerade were recently shortlisted for the Festival of Romance New Talent Award. My short story, One Hundred Proposals, won the Belinda Jones Travel Club short story competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology.

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