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Review Snowflakes on Silver Cove by Holly Martin

Review Snowflakes on Silver Cove by Holly MartinSnowflakes on Silver Cove (White Cliff Bay #2) by Holly Martin
Published by Bookouture on October 30th 2015
Pages: 294
Source: Netgalley

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Libby Joseph is famous for her romantic Christmas stories. Every December, readers devour her books of falling in love against the magical backdrop of the Christmas season. If only Libby believed in the magic herself…
Struggling to finish her current novel, Libby turns to her best friend and neighbour George Donaldson to cheer her up. But George also needs a bit of support himself. Nervous about getting back into the dating saddle after splitting from his wife, he and Libby strike a deal. She will teach George how to win over the ladies, and Libby will in turn be inspired to inject her novel with a good dose of romance.
As Libby and George explore the beautiful White Cliff Bay on a series of romantic Christmas-themed dates, Libby finds herself having more fun than she’s had in ages and…discovers feelings that she never knew she had for George.
But is it too late? Will George win someone else’s heart or can Libby act like the heroine in one of her stories and reach for her own love under the mistletoe this Christmas?
Snuggle up with a piece of Christmas cake and mulled wine, and spend the festive season at White Cliff Bay. You won’t want to leave! Christmas at Lilac Cottage also out now.

In an Oyster Shell – Another feel-good holiday read, set again in the quaint area of White Cliff Bay.

The Pearls – I loved the irony of starring a holiday romance writer as one of the main characters. It just is another poignant demonstration of Martin’s sharp wit.

I liked how Martin tells two stories within this book, it adds depth to the series as a whole. It’s like you are getting intimate look into the setting of the small town. Each character had their respective supporting characters which interlinked all the main characters together. It was unique and well done.

The romance of this story was slow, but steady from one couple. It was hot and intense with the other couple. Overall, there was just love everywhere. It was nice to have two different relationships to follow that where at different decibels. Making for a compelling story. It was good.

The Sand – The romance with one of the couples was a little slow and drawn out for me.

I give this 3.5 Pearls

3.5 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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