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A heartwarming, romantic and Christmassy novel set in the gorgeous Cornish village of Conwenna Cove.
Series: Conwenna Cove #2
Title: Christmas at Conwenna Cove
Author: Darcie Boleyn
Release Date: 9th October 2017
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Christmas
I have a confession to make . . . . I usually love books by this talented author, so I’m always on the look out for anything new by her. This time, however, she has surpassed herself. This is such a moving story with great characters, set in delightful community and written with such feeling it had me in tears at times (especially the beach scene saying bye to Sam – that isn’t a spoiler, you’ll need to read it yourself to discover just why it is so poignant).
Grace Phillips is a successful author who usually lives in her flat in Cardiff but she’s planned to stay in Conwenna Cove over Christmas to help her parents as they move and settle into a cottage there. The community is so friendly and welcoming Grace is going to find it hard to leave. There are some lovely animals in the story, too, including a cat and her three kittens and a greyhound Grace names Hope. All have their roles to play in this story which has some really emotional moments and some cuddle up cosy ones, too.
Her first encounter with the local vet, Oli Davenport, is anything but friendly – he’s downright rude! He’s also a widower, has two delightful children and really cares about animals, too, so maybe he isn’t quite so bad, after all! He’s reticent to start anything as he doesn’t want to pain of loving and losing again after his wife died almost two years ago from cancer. As the snow starts to fall over this community, can the Cove work its magic and help these two with tragedies in their past find romance together? The chemistry is certainly there but will they be willing to risk their hearts again?
This is a fantastic festive read I have no hesitation whatsoever in highly recommending. I’ve loved other books by this author in the past but I think this is my favourite title from her so far!
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
When Grace Phillips travels to Conwenna Cove to help her parents move there 30 years after their honeymoon in the village, she sees why they fell in love with the place. The festive decorations, carols in the air and constant supply of delicious mince pies certainly make it hard to leave. Grace soon meets local vet Oli Davenport and initially finds him rude, but learning about his passion for animals and how much he cares for his two kids helps Grace to see a softer side to Oli.
It’s been two years since Oli lost his wife to cancer. Though he loves eleven-year-old Amy and five-year-old Tom more than anything it’s hard to be mum and dad. He has no interest in romance until he crosses paths with beautiful and kind-hearted Grace. The sparks fly but both Oli and Grace are holding onto fear about letting someone into their heart.
As the snow falls and Christmas wishes come true can Conwenna Cove work its magic and help Grace and Oli find the happiness they both deserve?
Other Books by this author include these which I have previously read and reviewed (the titles are links to my reviews):
Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.