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A sparkling festive romance that will warm your heart this Christmas.
The week before Christmas, GP Zander Gillespie finds his festive plans in tatters. He’s supposed to be flying out to his parents’ chateau in Carcassonne with his high-maintenance girlfriend, Melissa. But she has other ideas. She wants to spend Christmas in London with her party friends – and he’s not invited. The prospect of facing his family, with their questions and their sympathy – not to mention the ‘I told you so-s’ – just isn’t an option. Instead, Zander decides to head to his holiday cottage in the quaint moorland village of Lytell Stangdale, where he intends to hide away with his faithful rescue Labrador Alf.
Eighty miles away, Livvie’s world has come crashing down. With plans to cook a romantic meal for her boyfriend, she heads home early and walks in on him in a compromising position with their neighbour. Fed-up of his lies and philandering ways, this is the final straw. With her Christmas plans up in smoke, the thought of spending it with her parents and her smug, married sister with her pompous husband in tow, is enough to bring Livvie out in hives. So, when she fires up her laptop and finds the perfect little holiday cottage in available to rent over the festive period, it seems the perfect solution. Or is it…?
Zander didn’t believe in love at first sight until he set eyes on Livvie. Livvie had sworn off men until she met Zander. The pair may be reluctant to give in to temptation, but fate seems to have other ideas…
Join Livvie and Zander – and all the usual characters – for a magical Christmas in Lytell Stangdale.
The perfect cosy read to snuggle up with this Christmas
What a delight it is to return to the fantastic community at Lytell Stangdale in North Yorkshire and catch up on the folks who live there as well as read this latest romance developing there! This is a lovely, festive romance and a great addition to this heartwarming series.
GP Zander Gillespie Has managed the impossible, he’s managed to arrange to have the festive season away from his patients and surgery, planning to go visit with his family in France for the holiday season. However, his high maintenance girlfriend scuppers these plans when she decides to spend this time living it up in London with friends. Zander decides to go to stay in his holiday cottage in Lytell Stangdale with his beloved Labrador, Alf. Little did he know that, heartbroken after discovering her boyfriend unfaithfully ensconced with a neighbour, Lizzie is also escaping to his holiday home! Will these two, both reeling from their partners’ antics, find true love in the festive season after sharing a Christmas kiss?
This is a story packed with snow, humour and love. It is a tale of fate bringing together disparate folk who need to find each other and fit so well into this fantastic community. It is told from the alternating points of view of the two main characters, making it easy to empathise with them – though Zander makes one dreadful faux pas that could easily have ruined everything for them both. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading all the previous books in this series and have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending this one, too. You probably don’t need to read the others to enjoy this but I know how much I enjoyed catching up with the familiar characters again. I love this author’s easy reading style which takes you into the story and suspect once you’ve read one of these stories you’ll be tempted to read them all!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Author Bio – Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.
Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heart-warming stories with happy endings.
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Amazon Author Page: UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Eliza-J-Scott/e/B07DMQWPMH
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