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After a cruel twist of fate sends her hurtling into a black hole of despair, Carrie is absolutely dreading the festive season – especially with sister, Krystle, being even more demanding of her time and energy than usual. But then friend Maddy offers Carrie a lifeline: the chance to get away from it all in a holiday cottage in the gorgeous little village of Silverbells. Deciding that a few weeks of tranquillity – reading, baking and going for long walks in the countryside – might just restore her mood, Carrie is quick to take up the offer. But on arriving, it very soon becomes clear that this break is going to be anything but peaceful!
An unwelcome houseguest proves unsettling enough – especially one who whistles loudly first thing in the morning and is far too cheerful for his own good – but finding herself drawn into the spooky mystery of her missing neighbour means there really isn’t much time for personal reflection. And then love comes knocking, and Carrie is forced to decide exactly where her heart lies.
Will this festive season be the disaster Carrie predicted? Or will Santa be good to her and deliver her heart’s desire? One thing’s for sure – this will be a Christmas Carrie will never, ever forget…
This is a lovely, contemporary, festive romance and a brilliant addition to the series featuring characters from the Little Duck Pond Café. I have to say that this is a totally delightful series, always with a fantastic mix of angst and turmoil, involving a close knit community with characters to love, others to change and, of course, a heartwarming romance – and this book is no exception.
Carrie and Krystle are fraternal twins with very different personalities! Carrie is kind and caring, always endeavouring to look after her eight minutes younger sister who relies on Carrie to do everything for her. Carrie is used to thinking of Krystle as her attractive sister, the one to get the romantic attentions from men whilst she becomes the friend. However, when the person Carrie thinks is attracted to her rather than her sister confesses he wants to go out with Krystle, that’s enough. She jumps at the opportunity to stay in a holiday cottage in Silverbells, little guessing how this will change her life!
The community of Silverbells is full of an eclectic mix of characters, some who quickly become friends, a surprise guest who proves very attractive, a mysterious neighbour, a soon-to-be young Mum and a cantankerous elderly widow all have their roles to play in this story. There’s plenty of family drama, a second chance romance, fun in the snow, an ice bar, air ambulance emergency and plenty of surprises in this enchanting festive read which I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into.
Thanks to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book which I voluntarily read and have honestly reviewed.
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Author Bio –
Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little.
Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.
Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.
Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Lucy’s Great Escape’, is out now.
Rosie will be revisiting the Little Duck Pond Café with a beautiful story of love and friendship at Christmas time, entitled A Kiss in the Snow, out in October 2020.
Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988