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Have yourself a little Cornish Christmas …
Wannabe author Jane Solomon is expecting an uneventful Christmas in her Cornish village of Little Penhaven.
But then super fit American gym owner Hal Muir comes to town, and suddenly the holiday season looks set to be far more interesting. Hal is keen on embracing every British tradition on offer, from mince pies to Christmas pub quizzes – and perhaps some festive romance too …
I loved reading ‘One Summer in Little Penhaven‘ so jumped at the opportunity to read this sequel. Again the author brings this delightful community to life, immersing the reader in the heart of it all so you feel like you are part of it all as you read this fantastic, festive story.
In the first story, American Sam came to visit but ended up falling in love with Caden and staying. Now her cousin, Hal Muir, decides to visit her. He’s a super fit, handsome American who again is not anticipating staying. He’s told his family he’s taking a break from his lucrative gym business to write a book but he’s really escaping, getting away from tragic events which have seriously impacted on him. What he wasn’t anticipating was meeting Jane Solomon, a friend of his cousin and someone who is making her dreams of becoming an author by writing whenever she gets the chance. As Hal tries to experience every British festive tradition, he finds himself becoming more attracted to Jane – and the attraction is mutual. The only problem is that he’s actually on holiday and she has long standing family commitments that impinge dramatically at times. With the support of the SAPs (Single and Proud) will this couple find their HEA together? Or will the antics of Jane’s younger brother, Nick, and their mother’s needs force them to go their separate ways?
This is a heartwarming read. Whilst I suspect it will work well as a standalone, the first book is also a great read and I highly recommend reading them both. I welcomed the opportunity to catch up on the characters and community I encountered in the first book. The backgrounds of Hal and Jane are in great contrast to each other in so many ways that you’d assume they’d have nothing in common but they help each other with their personal struggles, enabling them both to look to a future they’d previously never acknowledged as even possible. Now they can dare to follow their dreams, if only fate will let them. One side effect of reading this story is that I now have a craving for mince pies . . . I feel the need to get baking coming on as, unlike Jane, I really do enjoy eating them!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book, chose to read it and this is my honest review after doing so.
Kindle UK: https://amzn.to/2VmckwI
Kindle US: https://amzn.to/2MjQ7eA
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2oZQqU1
Author Bio –
Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee to visit family and friends, drink tea and eat far too many Cornish pasties!
A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. Thanks to over three decades of marriage to her wonderful American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.
If you’d like to find out more of what Angela gets up to (Advance warning: this may include references to wine, chocolate, Poldark and the hunky Aidan Turner) check out http://www.angelabritnellromance.com or follow her on www.facebook.com/angelabritnell , www.twitter.com/angelabritnell and on Instagram as Angela Golley Britnell.
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