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Series: A Town Called Christmas #1
Title: Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin
Author: Holly Martin
Published: September 22nd, 2016
Holly Martin has done it again! She’s created a fantastic island community, shared many details about the location and community living there to bring it vividly to life in the imagination of the reader. I’d love to visit there and meet everyone! Her characters aren’t characters, they are people you’re privileged to meet and get to know so they become virtual friends for whom you care and empathise with. It is a brilliant start to a new festive series, as the tag line says, it really is “a perfect romance to curl up by the fire with”!
Set on Juniper Island, one of the Shetland Isles, it has just one town which is called Christmas. It is on this island that the Stardust Lake Hotel is due to open, just in time for Christmas. Piper Chesterfield is a hotel reviewer, travelling the world to a wide range of different hotels and reviewing them for an influential publication. She has happy memories of an earlier holiday on the island, but that was before all went wrong with her world. She has a past filled with drama, rejection and heartbreak but she’s made a great job for herself over the last decade and this is her last job before taking a sabbatical.
Gabe Whittaker was Piper’s best friend and sweetheart, her first love who broke her heart. She certainly didn’t expect to discover he is the owner of the Stardust Lake Hotel and he certainly wasn’t anticipating his first love to reappear in his life again. Is this a second chance for love for the two? Prepare yourself to meet his much loved daughter, a four year old who is a real wannabe Elsa from ‘Frozen’ princess and is a delightful, real character in every sense of the term!
This is a truly magical festive read, easily a 5* read that I can’t recommend highly enough – and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to find out what else happens next to everyone involved!
I was gifted a copy of this book by the author and publishers, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
This year spend a wonderful Christmas on Juniper Island, where love can melt even the iciest of hearts…
Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life travelling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that’s how she likes it. For long ago Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away.
So when Piper’s next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again.
But Piper isn’t the only one who has been frozen in time by heartbreak. Gabe hasn’t forgotten the golden-eyed girl who disappeared from his world without a trace.
Now fate has reunited them on Juniper island, can the magic of Christmas heal old wounds? And can this enchanting town be the one place Piper can finally call home?
Curl up with this gorgeously romantic tale and let the glistening snow and the roaring fires of Stardust Lake Hotel get you in the festive spirit this Christmas.
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