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Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeples #Review

  I am delighted to be on the tour to celebrate a return to Primrose Hall. Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeple was published by Boldwood Books on April 15th.   Primrose Hall is more than Jackson Moody and his fiancĂ©e Pia’s home – it’s the heart of the community. The Sunday craft fairs in the renovated stables are a popular draw for the locals and tourists alike, enticed by the beautiful surroundings of Primrose Woods as well as the irresistible goodies on display. But for Sophie Wright they’re a chance to forge a new life and a new business. After leaving behind a turbulent relationship, Sophie is starting again – and romance is the last thing on her mind. Drop dead gorgeous Tom Moody, Lord of the Manor Jackson’s newly-discovered older brother, is loving being a member of the Primrose Hall community. Content to muck in where he can be helpful, he’s just happy to be part of the family. But when tragedy strikes, Pia needs Tom more than he ever expected. And when Tom ne

Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger #Review

Welcome to the blog today which is featuring a full length novel by Katie Ginger- Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage. I love the cover- it makes you want to walk right up the path and go in!


On a grey, London day, Esme’s world crumbles around her when she loses her glitzy job on a top TV programme, her gorgeous, city-slicker boyfriend and her stunning apartment, all in one fell swoop just before Christmas.


Esme is forced suddenly to move back to her sleepy hometown of Sandchester, and despite the snow blanketing the roof and the fairy lights that twinkle in her rustic little cottage, everything is looking bleak. That is until she reconnects with an old crush and finds herself unexpectedly getting swept away.


But Joe, handsome and charming as he is, is not all he seems. Esme soon realises that he has a tragic past which he just might not be able to overcome…


Surrounded by her loving, if harebrained, family and with the support of her hilarious friends, Esme is determined to have a go at forging her own path, even if it all comes to nothing. But one question still lingers in her mind: will she find someone to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas?


My Thoughts

This is a super festive read which has all the ingredients you will be looking for at this time of year. You feel for Esme from the beginning and follow her as she returns home and slowly settles in. I love the humour in the story, from the needy London celebrity cooks to Esme's delightfully mad parents, particularly her Mum, Carol. Esme's family are so caring and joyful. You have to admire Esme's belief in herself and her friends add plenty of light hearted moments.

    In Joe, you have a man with a past which you come to realise he has been unable to come to terms with. Wreathed in depression, you still sense his basic kindness. Katie Ginger paces his friendship with Esme beautifully as he responds to her vitality. I particularly enjoyed the references to Esme's blog and her vlogs. Her Gran's recipes certainly tempt you and add to the seasonal feel. Crammed full of food, family and hope for a second chance, I can't recommend this book highly enough if you are looking for a festive romcom.

In short: Deck the halls, or in this case, Mistletoe Cottage. 
 
About the Author



KATIE GINGER lives in the South East of England, by the sea, and apart from holidays to very hot places where you can sit by a pool and drink cocktails as big your head, she wouldn't really want to be anywhere else. Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage is her third novel. She is also author of the Seafront series - The Little Theatre on the Seafront, shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year award, and Summer Season on the Seafront.


When she's not writing, Katie spends her time drinking gin, or with her husband, trying to keep alive her two children: Ellie, who believes everything in life should be performed like a musical number from a West End show; and Sam, who is basically a monkey with a boy's face. And there's also their adorable King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit (yes, he is named after the crisps!). 

For more about Katie you can visit her website: www.keginger.com, find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/KatieGAuthor, or follow her on Twitter: @KatieGAuthor.

Book links: Amazon UK ebook   |  Amazon UK paperback 
                |   Kobo  |  Amazon US ebook

Thanks to Katie Ginger and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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