Published by Bookouture on October 30th 2015
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.Goodreads
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