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Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage by Lucy Coleman

Join us for Christmas in the Cotswolds in this perfect festive escape, from the bestselling Lucy Coleman.

Imogen Tolliman never knew her mother. And when an accident robs Immi of her father too, she goes to live with her grandfather, Tollie, in his picturesque lock-keeper’s cottage by the Aysbury marina.

Tollie is the star of the Santa Ahoy Special each Christmas – a festive boat ride along the canal that enthralls both children and adults alike. And as Immi grows up, she starts to appreciate the magical community she is lucky enough to live in.

When Immi meets Gray Adams, she instantly realises he’s someone special. And as their relationship gets serious, they start to plan for the Christmas to beat all Christmases.

But as the day approaches, and the romantic snow showers turn into blizzards, their dream of a Christmas to remember, looks set to be one they’ll never forget – for all the wrong reasons. Can they salvage the festivities, or will old secrets that are finally uncovered turn Immi’s life upside down forever?

Let Lucy Coleman transport you away to a dreamy Cotswolds Christmas full of snowflakes and secretslog fires, mistletoe, friends and much-loved traditions. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley, Holly Martin and Sue Moorcroft.

My Review:

A lovely supportive community, with homes alongside a canal and marina is the setting for most of this story. Imogen Tolliman went to live with her grandfather, Tollie, after the death of her father in an accident. Her mother had left them when she was only a few months old and Imogen has no memories of her. In the story we join Immi and Tollie as they prepare for the Christmas festivities – which include Immi being an elf and Tollie being Santa on canal boat rides.

Get ready to meet the rest of this close knit community, including Immi’s boyfriend, Gray, though he’s not there for most of the week as he’s caring for his Mum. As the two try to plan their future, there are changes in jobs, people to get to know, new romances and lots and lots of snow to thwart so many plans! It is a story of a community, of people helping each other, working together and Christmas. There are plenty of secrets to be revealed as the story progresses and I suspect there must be a sequel to this as there are so many loose ends still to be resolved. The story has some great characters, a lovely setting and surprises, too. I really hope there will be a sequel or two to come!

Thank you to the publishers for my copy of this book which I voluntarily read and have honestly reviewed.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3fGdGvu

Author Bio –

Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include Snowflakes over Holly Cove. She also writes under the name Linn B. Halton. She won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award and lives in the Welsh Valleys.

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One comment on “Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage by Lucy Coleman

  1. Linn B. Halton and Lucy Coleman
    September 13, 2020

    A huge thank you for being on yet another tour, Elaine, and I’m thrilled you enjoyed an early Christmas read – snow and all! Have a great day, lovely! x

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