#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | CHRISTMAS AT LILAC COTTAGE (White Cliff Bay #1) by Holly Martin @HollyMAuthor (25th September 2015, Bookouture @bookouture)

CHRISTMAS AT LILAC COTTAGE (White Cliff Bay #1) by Holly Martin
Published; September 25th 2015, Bookouture

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Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…

Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking sculptures. Yet her personal life seems frozen.

When Henry and daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage to rent the annex, Penny is determined to make them feel welcome. But while Daisy is friendly, Henry seems guarded.

As Penny gets to know Henry, she realises there is more to him than meets the eye. And the connection between them is too strong to ignore…

While the spirit of the season sprinkles its magic over the seaside town and preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas eve ball are in full swing, can Penny melt the ice and allow love in her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she’s been dreaming of?

Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously heartwarming novel down.

Spend the perfect Christmas in White Cliff Bay this year. Snowflakes on Silver Cove coming very soon.


If you need something to get you feeling festive then give Christmas at Lilac Cottage a go, it has everything you could ever need in a christmas book….snow, christmas trees, ice sculptures, mulled wine and minced pies.

This book was very predictable from the start, as soon as we meet our main characters we can see where the story is going but its still fun to see how they get there and get to know our characters better.

I feel Daisy is a little spoiled at times but I can also understand why she may be a little insecure. The only think I was a little disppointed in is why we don’t understand the reason for her change in feelings.

Holly paints a lovely picturesque town which is very lovable. I certainly feel we all know of a town just like it – everyone knows each others business but when it comes down to it the community sure come together to get stuff done.

All in all this is a very easy festive read and I would recommend for someone wanting to lose themselves for a little while. You certainly finish with a smile on your face.

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You can buy CHRISTMAS AT LILAC COTTAGE from the following booksellers (and many more!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon | Book Depository | Waterstones






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