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

Cover reveal: The Mystery of Montague House by Emma Davies

When Summer meets Wynter… With enough rooms to fill a Cluedo board several times over, Montague House has often been the subject of rumour and gossip. Tales of strange goings on, an owner who disappeared one day and was never seen again, not to mention the treasure that rumour has it lies at its heart…… Continue reading Cover reveal: The Mystery of Montague House by Emma Davies

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

The Ticklemore Christmas Toy Shop by Liz Davies: a delightfully different, festive tale of new beginnings

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… Continue reading The Ticklemore Christmas Toy Shop by Liz Davies: a delightfully different, festive tale of new beginnings

Winter Wishes at Swallowtail Bay by Katie Ginger

Grab your cosiest jumper and escape to the beautiful Swallowtail Bay! Christmas and romance are in the air and Nell is obsessed! She can’t stop watching her favourite Christmas romcoms and dreaming of the day when she meets her own romantic hero, especially as she is hosting the first ever wedding at her small hotel,… Continue reading Winter Wishes at Swallowtail Bay by Katie Ginger

You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Louise Marley

You Make It Feel Like Christmas The only thing preventing Beth’s perfect family Christmas? Her family! Television presenter Agatha Holly has built her career on telling viewers how to have the perfect Christmas. A Holly Jolly Christmas has been screened every December for twenty years and her entire family are involved, including her daughter Beth—the… Continue reading You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Louise Marley