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A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village by Michelle Vernal #Review

  Michelle Vernal's A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village was published on September 27th by Bookoutre . Ava Kelly loves returning to Emerald Bay for Christmas. Snowflakes fall on the green rolling hills and mulled wine fills The Shamrock Inn with the smell of winter spice. But this year, the Kelly family is hoping for a miracle… When twenty-four-year-old Ava Kelly and her adventurous twin Grace return home to The Shamrock Inn, their Ma’s favourite baubles bring back so many memories of Christmases past. They have always done everything together, even leaving their little Irish village for the excitement of London. But with the locket her handsome ex Shane gave her hanging just above her heart, Ava has just one wish this festive season… After a year stuck in a job she can’t stand and going on dreadful dates, Ava longs to be back with Shane. Curling up in front of the fire with him, the brooding fisherman everyone else sees melts away as his blue eyes meet hers.

Christmas at the Black Cherry Retreat by Angela Britnell **Blog Tour Review**

I am so pleased to welcome Christmas at the Black Cherry Retreat to the blog today. I enjoyed reading Angela Britnell's Here Comes the Best Man and this one is no different.

What if you had nowhere to call home for Christmas? 

When Fee Winter books a winter break at the remote Black Cherry Retreat in the small town of Pine Ridge, Tennessee, it’s with the idea that the peace and quiet will help her recuperate from her hectic life as a photographer.

But what she didn’t bank on was meeting Tom Chambers and his huge, interfering yet lovable family. With them, could Fee finally experience the warmth and support that’s been missing from her own life – and maybe even find a place to call home in time for Christmas?

                                                                                     My Thoughts

 Both the main characters in Christmas at the Black Cherry Retreat are prickly characters who have been damaged by their past. Tom and Fee are both self-aware and realise how they sometimes put barriers up. What gives the story interest is seeing how they react to other people and think back about how they are acting. Tom's family is extremely close and have given him a certain grounding which Fee has never had. Fee has to come to terms with her childhood before she can move on.

    The setting in Tom's country retreat is stunning and you get to see it throughout the Autumn (Fall) and into Winter. Despite the title, this isn't an overly Christmassy book although there is a part of the story which is full of the festive season. It has a heart-warming element and because of Tom's family, gives you a warm, easy read. I did feel that there is scope for more to come, if not from Tom and Fee, certainly from other members of his family.

In short: Two strong characters are brought together in this feelgood romance.  

                                                                             About the Author 

Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee. 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. After more than three decades of marriage to her American husband she's a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after. Over the last twelve years she’s been multi-published and sold over 25 novels. She also writes short stories for women’s magazines. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.

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Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US  

Thanks to Angela Britnell, Choc Lit and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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  1. Thank you for being a part of this lovely blog tour and especially for the generous review - Tom's family got very insistent if I tried to push them to one side!


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