Happy Tuesday all!
This is my first of many Christmas blog tours, I love the festive holiday season! Thank you so much to Rachel for my invitation and Emily Harvale for her delightful story!🧝🏻♀️
Snow is falling in Little Pondale, lights are twinkling and the smell of pine trees and roasting chestnuts fills the air …
But Mia Ward is in a bit of a jam. She’d planned to rent out Corner Cottage for Christmas but thanks to best friend, Ella Swann, it’s double-booked. Now Mia’s got to let one ‘party’ down, or find another cottage – fast.
Best friends and single mums, Cathy Cole and Christy Franks want their kids to have an old-fashioned Christmas. Ice-skating, carol singing, making decorations, and tobogganing are on their list of festive fun and Little Pondale is the perfect place. Especially as it has no mobile phone reception. That will make it harder for Cathy to be found.
City banker, Leo Hardman is wondering if renting a cottage for Christmas as an anniversary surprise for his parents, was such a good idea. Little Pondale may be where his parents met, but his mum doesn’t seem pleased to be back, and his brother, Hal isn’t happy that the village is so tiny and only has one pub.
Meanwhile, Jenny Lake is settling in at her cousin’s bakery, having left her (broken) heart in Florence, but Christmas was never her favourite time of year. And Reverend Glen Fox has taken over at St Michael and All Angels. He’s glad it’s a temporary post because village life is not for him.
But luckily, for locals and visitors alike, there’s a sleigh-load of Christmas magic heading for Lily Pond Lane; enough to put a sparkle in everyone’s festive season. Although Christmas may not go quite as each of them has planned.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas🎄
Even though today was the first day of October and it was 90°F this book sure Did put me in the Christmas mood! This is a story about what happens after the Lily Pond serial and can be read as a standalone… BUT I strongly encourage you to read the previous books they are simply brilliant and so much fun!
This book is The perfect star on top of the Christmas tree, the perfect bow on the present,the perfect Rudolph to your Christmas sleigh…. it was so much fun returning to Little Pondale, and getting reacquainted with Mia and Ella… The girls appear to have found the loves of their lives, and they also have quite the love of Christmas… I could not help but smile at the amount of Christmas decorating… there were inflated snowman, sparkly giant candycanes, lights for miles, and perhaps maybe a live reindeer or two… there is Christmas caroling, Christmas goodies, this book just left me feeling extremely festive and jolly!
All my old favorites were in the story with some newcomers as well…. this was a story about romance and love with Mia playing the part of matchmaker, and putting that mistletoe to good use! Just as in the previous books I was never quite sure who was going to end up with who, but I was very satisfied with the outcome… this is also a story about friendship, I love the friendship between Mia and Ella and the friendship that they have developed with the villagers… hard to believe it has been a year since these girls traveled into this village thinking there was no way they could ever have made this their home!
Absolutely recommend if you love love, if you love Christmas, if you love a feel-good story with a tremendous heart!
Purchase Link: https://newbook.at/christmasLPL
Author Bio –
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.
Social Media Links – https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter
have a festive day! Berit☀️✨