Bluebell's Christmas Magic by Marie Laval #Review #Giveaway

Bluebell's Christmas Magic is casting its spell over the blog today. This festive read by Marie Laval was released by Choc Lit on 19th November. There is also a great Giveaway to enter. Details on how to do so are at the foot of this post.

A gorgeous new Christmas story from the author of best selling novel Little Pink Taxi

 A flick of a feather duster and a sprinkle of Christmas magic ... 

Cassie Bell is used to mess. Her cleaning business, Bluebell Cleaning, is wellknown in the Cumbrian village of Red Moss. However, now it’s almost Christmas and Cassie has a slightly messier situation to deal with than she’s used to.

She’s been hired to help Stefan Lambert, an injured army helicopter pilot who’s staying at the local Belthorn Manor whilst he recovers. Stefan resents Cassie’s interference and is definitely not looking for Christmas cheer. But Cassie prides herself on sparkling surfaces –so, can she bring some festive sparkle to Stefan’s life too?

                                                                                     My Thoughts

I have found that Marie Laval's novels seem to be a satisfying mix of romance and mystery and this one is no exception, with the added spice of a little touch of magic (maybe...). I thoroughly enjoyed Cassie and Stefan's story. They were such a good contrast at the beginning. Stefan is a broken soul who has been through a traumatic experience and is scarred, physically and emotionally. Enter the bustling Cassie with an open- hearted personality and desire to make life better for those she knows. Watching how Stefan reacts to her kindness and her wish to do her best enables you to begin to see what is going on under the surface. 

    Mixed in with the suspicion and nasty goings-on of some characters, we have some light-hearted touches to add humour. Cassie's grandfather's jokes raise a smile as does the last minute Tarzan themed wedding which Cassie has to design. I also loved the setting of the isolated house where Stefan is hoping to cut  himself off from the world. This is a great festive read, full of family and warmth and there are plenty of subplots to keep you interested right to the end.

In short: Beauty and the Beast



                                                                             About the Author

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie now lives in Lancashire
with her family. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher and in her spare time she loves writing romance and dreaming about romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance. Her historical romance The Lion’s Embrace won the Gold Medal at the Global Ebook Awards 2015 (category Historical Romance), and best-selling Little Pink Taxi was her debut romantic comedy novel with Choc Lit. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her passion for history and research, very much influences her writing, and all her novels have what she likes to call ‘a French twist’!

You can follow Marie here: Twitter   |  Website    |  Pinterest 
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Book links: Amazon UKAmazon US  

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

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 Giveaway (UK only)

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