Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…
Libby Joseph is famous for her romantic Christmas stories. Every December, readers devour her books of falling in love against the magical backdrop of the Christmas season. If only Libby believed in the magic herself…
Struggling to finish her current novel, Libby turns to her best friend and neighbour George Donaldson to cheer her up. But George also needs a bit of support himself. Nervous about getting back into the dating saddle after splitting from his wife, he and Libby strike a deal. She will teach George how to win over the ladies, and Libby will in turn be inspired to inject her novel with a good dose of romance.
As Libby and George explore the beautiful White Cliff Bay on a series of romantic Christmas-themed dates, Libby finds herself having more fun than she’s had in ages and…discovers feelings that she never knew she had for George.
But is it too late? Will George win someone else’s heart or can Libby act like the heroine in one of her stories and reach for her own love under the mistletoe this Christmas?
Snuggle up with a piece of Christmas cake and mulled wine, and spend the festive season at White Cliff Bay. You won’t want to leave! Christmas at Lilac Cottage also out now
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Snow flakes on Silver Cove, the second book in Holly’s White Cliff Bay series. I adored Christmas at Lilac Cottage and couldn’t wait to read the next instalment. I’m thrilled to say I loved this one even more!
This whole book is just the most perfectly adorable, squishy, wonderful, fluffy, festive, romantic and wonderful story! It’s just perfect. I loved the whole idea as soon as I first read the blurb – a girl who helps her best friend learn how to date and falls for him in the process.
Libby and George are both just amazing and I want to be besties with them both. I think George may be my perfect book boyfriend. *Hi, my name’s Paris Baker and I’m in love with a fictional character.* He’s just so lovely, and sweet and funny and everything you could ever want from a man. Some one you could be 100% yourself around and have so much fun with, and who would do absolutely anything for you. Libby is also wonderful, and I always love reading about a writer. She’s sweet and vulnerable, having built walls around herself she rarely lets down for anyone, making her friendship with George all the more special.
George and Libby are great together, they have amazing chemistry from the start and (despite my major jealousy issues!) I was rooting for them to get together throughout the story. While it was obvious they were perfect for each other, Holly keeps you on your toes with various obstacles coming into play to stop our dream couple getting together.
This book was perfect anyway, but its dreamy Christmas setting put the icing on the cake. One of my favourite things was how Christmas at Lilac Cottage was incorporated, little bits of background story intertwined with the plot and some familiar characters gave an extra connection to the whole setting and characters.
I can’t gush about this enough, so I simply must insist you treat yourself to both White Cliff Bay books this Christmas and fall in love with them like I did. But hands off George – he’s mine! 😉
This amazing book gets my special Sealed With a Kiss rating. Five stars just didn’t quite cut it, so it gets an extra big smacker for it’s utter gorgeousness!
About Holly Martin
I 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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