Blog Tour Book Review: Christmas at Lilac Cottage, by Holly Martin

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


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Christmas at Lilac Cottage!

Having loved all of Holly’s books I’ve read previously, and being a huge Christmas fan, I absolutely leapt at the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour.

Within the first few pages, I knew Christmas at Lilac Cottage was not going to disappoint. There is something so warm and familiar about Holly’s writing that I could not help but be immediately drawn into this book right from the start. I was roaring aloud with laughter very early on, which you just know is a good sign of things to come.

I instantly fell for Penny, who was so sweet and vulnerable, but with a feisty side too. I just wanted to hug her for most of the book and look after her, but I absolutely loved when she’d stand up for herself and could feel myself glowing with pride.

Henry, on the other hand, I fell for for all different types of reasons!! But as deliciously hunky as he was, it’s the amazing relationship between Daisy and Henry that melted my heart most of all. As a proper little Daddy’s girl myself, I really loved their easy and tactile relationship.

With neither of them having a squeaky clean past or being without baggage, there was so much going against Henry and Penny from the start, and there were times where both of them wound me up by being their own obstacles!

I was 100% swept up in this adorably romantic story, and devoured it quickly after starting, not wanting to put it down. If you’re looking for a sweet, festive read this Christmas to give you that warm, fuzzy feeling, you really need look no further than Holly’s Christmas at Lilac Cottage.

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Release date: 25 September 2015
Publisher: Bookouture
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About Holly Martin

Holly MartinI live in sunny Bedfordshire in a house with round windows. I studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of my colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years service was the moment when I knew I had to escape. I quit my job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, I emerged wide eyed and terrified that I now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. I taught for four years before History Off The Page came to my school to do a Tudor day. I now drive round the country in my little white van, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next.

I love to write. The characters do exactly what I want them to do, most of the time. Sometimes they do seem to go off and do their own thing without my permission. It is complete escapism into a world where I have full control.

I’ve been writing for four years now, every spare second I have, I’m scribbling ideas in a notebook or typing a scene on my laptop. I have written three romantic fiction books. Changing Casanova and The Chainsaw Masquerade were recently shortlisted for the Festival of Romance New Talent Award. My short story, One Hundred Proposals, won the Belinda Jones Travel Club short story competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology.

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