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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.

The Ticklemore Christmas Toy Shop by Liz Davies #Review


Here's a great festive read from Liz Davies: The Ticklemore Christmas Toy Shop! I am delighted to be taking part in the Publication Day celebrations 

You’re never too old to fall in love…

There is a disturbance in the force and octogenarian Hattie Jenkins can feel it in her water. Still active and spritely, she guesses that the miserable-looking gentleman sitting morosely in the café where she works, might be the reason.

Widowed Alfred Miller has recently moved in with his daughter because she is worried that he’s becoming too frail and forgetful to look after himself. And he’s not in the least bit happy about it, especially since his home is soon be cleared and sold.

But when he enlists Hattie’s help to save some of his precious belongings, he doesn’t realise that Hattie’s mission is to save more than a few sticks of furniture. She’s on a mission to save him, too.

My Thoughts

Liz Davies always seems to be able tp capture a great mix of slightly quirky characters, human emotions and genuinely humorous moments. I thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas read which focused on older characters and proved that you are never too old to start again. Ticklemore turned out to be a lovely place, just right for some festive celebrations and its inhabitants proved to have a sincere community spirit. 

    Hattie is a formidable character but she also showed her vulnerable side. You can't help but sympathise with Alfred who seems at the mercy of his officious and overbearing daughter. I particularly liked young Zoe, who appeared like a breath of fresh air and who mixes drive with kindness. As a Christmas read, this can't be undone. It is filled with delicious hot chocolate, cakes and touches of Christmas which hark back to years gone by. It is a lovely feelgood read.

In short: Dive into a festive pool of kindness


About the Author

Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.

She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat - she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.

She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper can and travel the world in it.


You can follow Liz here: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Website
Book links: Amazon US   |  Amazon UK

Thanks to Liz Davies and Rachel of  Rachel's Random Resources
for a copy of the book and a place on the event.



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