The Winter Cottage by Rachael Lucas

Synopsis   When Rilla Clark’s long lost father dies, she leaves New England and heads to his cottage in the Scottish Highlands to sort out his affairs. Rilla’s determined that her visit will be a fleeting one. The little village of Applemore holds a lot of memories for her, but looking back might just open up… Continue reading The Winter Cottage by Rachael Lucas

Publication day promo: Just for Christmas by Emily Harvale

Just for Christmas Could this be true love? Or is it just for Christmas? Finding an abandoned dog beside the road isn’t the Christmas surprise interior designer, Molly Ford is hoping for. But when the local vet can’t find a space for the bedraggled dog, Molly makes a rash decision. The problem is, she’s spending… Continue reading Publication day promo: Just for Christmas by Emily Harvale

Quickie review: Murder in the Christmas Tree Lot by Judith Gonda

Blurb Landscape architect Tory Benning returns in a holiday mystery tied up with a bow! Still struggling with the death of her husband, Tory Benning is doing her best to get into the festive spirit of the holiday season, but when her landscaping company’s email is hacked and there’s a break-in at the office, it’s… Continue reading Quickie review: Murder in the Christmas Tree Lot by Judith Gonda

Quickie book review: Someday at Christmas by Lizzie Byron

Synopsis Shell Smith is a popular, larger than life make-up artist working in the beauty department at Duke & Sons, a beautiful but old-fashioned family-owned department store in her home city. While business is booming on Shell’s counter, the rest of the store is threatened with closure unless their Christmas sales take a dramatic upswing.… Continue reading Quickie book review: Someday at Christmas by Lizzie Byron

Excerpt from ‘Dead in Tune: A Christmas cosy mystery’ by Stephanie Dagg

Chapter 1 “That was fun,” smiled Martha, climbing into the passenger seat of the bright red BMW X4. “Wasn’t it just,” agreed driver Lottie, starting the engine. “Not keen on the French carols, though.” Martha shot her an astonished glance. “But, apart from ‘Nouvel Né’, which is absolutely lovely with that haunting tune, the only… Continue reading Excerpt from ‘Dead in Tune: A Christmas cosy mystery’ by Stephanie Dagg

Christmas at Aunt Elsie’s by Emily Harvale: a festive tale of starting over

A distant relative. A blizzard. A Christmas of surprises. Lottie Short isn’t looking forward to Christmas. Her boyfriend has dumped her and she’s also lost her job. Lottie and her beloved spaniel, Merry, are facing the festive season – and a bleak future, alone. But a Christmas card and round-robin letter give Lottie hope. And… Continue reading Christmas at Aunt Elsie’s by Emily Harvale: a festive tale of starting over

One Kiss Before Christmas by Emma Jackson

Could it be the start of her happy ever after? Ashleigh could use a little Christmas magic. She’s still living in Brighton with her Nan — who could give the Grinch lessons in how to be miserable — her acting career has been reduced to playing one of Santa’s elves, and not even the prospect… Continue reading One Kiss Before Christmas by Emma Jackson

Christmas Under Construction by Rylee Ridolfi

Synopsis How does one go from socializing at the country club with the perfect family, living in a mansion and driving a Lexus—to wrestling salamanders and tutus with two feuding daughters, living in a rundown ski lodge and driving a demonic minivan? Megan’s post-divorce life has proven more difficult than binge-eating fruitcake. With no particular… Continue reading Christmas Under Construction by Rylee Ridolfi

Christmas at the Farmhouse by Rebecca Boxall

Christmas at the Farmhouse As the anticipation of Christmas builds in the Nielsen family’s cosy farmhouse, Jo, Magnus and their grown-up children begin to congregate for a hybrid Danish-Jersey festive season, each with a surprise of their own – though the surprise that arrives over Christmas is the most life-changing of all. Fifty years earlier,… Continue reading Christmas at the Farmhouse by Rebecca Boxall