Author: Anita Hughes
Anita Hughes's Christmas in Paris is a moving and heartwarming story about love, trust, and self-discovery. Set during the most magical week of the year, the glorious foods and fashions of the most romantic city in the world are sure to take your breath away. Isabel Lawson is standing on the balcony of her suite at the Hotel de Crillon as she gazes at the twinkling lights of the Champs-Élysées and wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. She was supposed to be visiting the Christmas tree in the Place de la Concorde, and eating escargots and macaroons with her new husband on their honeymoon. But a week before the wedding, she called it off. Isabel is an ambitious Philadelphia finance woman, and Neil suddenly decided to take over his grandparents' farm. Isabel wasn't ready to trade her briefcase for a pair of rubber boots and a saddle. When Neil suggested she use their honeymoon tickets for herself, she thought it would give her a chance to clear her head. That is until she locks herself out on the balcony in the middle of winter. Thankfully her neighbor Alec, a French children’s illustrator, comes to her rescue. He too is nursing a broken heart at the Crillon for the holidays. With a new friend by her side, Isabel is determined to use her time in the "city of lights" wisely. After a chance encounter with a fortune teller, and a close call with a taxi, she starts to question everything she thought was important.
Author: Mandy Baggot
‘I adored every single second … goes straight to the "My Favourites" shelf and is going to stay there FOR EVER … 10 stars out of 5.’ On My Bookshelf Christmas: it’s the most wonderful time of the year … to fall in love The temperature is dropping, snow is on its way and Hayley Walker is heading for New York with one wish … to start over. With her daughter Angel, Hayley is ready for adventure. But there’s more to New York than twinkly lights and breathtaking skyscrapers. Angel has her own Christmas wish – to find her real dad. While Hayley tries to fulfil her daughter’s wish, she crosses paths with billionaire Oliver Drummond. Restless and bored with fast living, there’s something intriguing about him that has Hayley hooked. Can Hayley dare to think her own dreams might come true – could A New York Christmas turn into a New York Forever? Travel to the Big Apple this Christmas and join Hayley and Oliver as they realise life isn’t just about filling the minutes … it’s about making every moment count. A big warm-hearted story, full of Christmas sparkle that will delight fans of Jane Costello, Miranda Dickinson and Lucy Diamond. One Wish in Manhattan has been shortlisted for the Romantic Comedy Award at the 2016 RoNAs (Romantic Novel Awards). What everyone’s saying about One Wish in Manhattan: ‘I adored this story … a beautiful, charming, sexy, heart-warming Christmas story that I couldn’t get enough of. A gorgeous, winter warmer. 5/5* read.’ Krafti Reader ‘I LOVED THIS BOOK … it's warm, sweet, romantic, likeable, cosy - just the perfect book to curl up on the couch in front of an open fire with. Gorgeous.’ Behind Green Eyes ‘If you love Christmas, and are looking for a book that will fit with absolute perfection, this is the book for you. I really loved it … so many laugh-out-loud moments … will have you laughing at the memory long after you've put the book down.’ Being Anne Reading ‘Leaves you with a lovely warm glow in your heart and a tear in your eye.’ Sincerely Book Angels ‘If I had to pick five Christmas themed novels to give to my friends this year I have to tell you that One Wish in Manhattan would be in that bundle. What an amazing, Christmas magical story this is … I simply adored One Wish in Manhattan.’ Keeper Bookshelf ‘I savoured and enjoyed every tidbit of this delicious book … The Ruggedly handsome and rich Oliver Drummond, the strong and beautiful Hayley Walker and her Clever and Funny daughter, Angel Walker (who made me laugh out loud) have won my heart ... I LOVED it.’ Lilac Diaries ‘I absolutely loved this story, such a feel good comedic read.’ Fiona’s Book Reviews ‘This is one that is going to join my ‘favourites’ bookshelf ... I can imagine curling back up with this one when I want to immerse myself in the festive bubble.’ Bookworms and Shutterbugs ‘This book made me feel so happy.’ Me Before Books ‘Yes, Mandy, I had tears streaming down my face as well as happy smile dancing on my lips as I finished reading this truly beautiful book wrapped up in a magical Christmassy wish… Mandy created a highly addictive, magical and uplifting book with seamlessly flowing plotlines and oodles of sparkle.’ The Nest of Books Review
Author: Mandy Baggot
Publisher: Random House
Curl up by the fire with the ultimate seasonal romance, from the bestselling author Mandy Baggot! ‘I absolutely love Mandy’s books’ Milly Johnson Imagine the perfect Christmas Kiss... His strong arms around her waist, her hands on his face, the snow slowly starts to fall... It’s enough to make Isla Winters cringe! While her sister can’t get enough of this – increasingly common – sight on the streets of London, Isla’s too busy trying to stop Hannah’s wheelchair from slipping on the ice, and making sure she’s not too late to her dream job at Breekers International. But everything changes with the arrival of Chase Bryan, fresh from the New York office. He’s eager to learn everything about Isla’s beloved Notting Hill, but as the nights get colder, will cosying up to him come at a price?
Author: Holly Martin
Step inside a beautiful winter wonderland where love, laughter and cosy nights by the fire will make this Christmas one to remember. Neve Whitaker loves managing the Stardust Lake hotel. She gets to work alongside her wonderful family and she’s spending Christmas on the most enchanting, snow-covered island in Scotland. So why is her heart so heavy this festive season? It might have something to do with gorgeous Oakley Rey. He is the man she loved more than anything. But when Oakley was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - on the other side of the world - Neve had to let him go, so Oakley could follow his dreams. But now Neve has a secret she’s struggling to keep, and when Oakley arrives on Juniper Island for Christmas she is thrown off balance. No matter how hard she tries to deny it, the old spark is still there. But can Neve let herself fall in love with Oakley again when he might not be there to stay? And will she finally get her happily-ever-after? Get swept away by this deliciously sweet and heart-warming tale, and spend an unforgettable Christmas on Juniper Island. Perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond, Carole Matthews and Miranda Dickinson. *This novel was previously published as Christmas Under a Starlit Sky* Read what everyone is saying about Holly Martin: ‘This was a fun and fabulous book to curl up with under the blanket and with a fire blazing … And best of all it made me excited for Christmas!’ Escapades of a Bookworm ‘Full of Christmas romance and just so gorgeous – you will not be able to put this book down!’ Rather Too Fond of Books ‘It captivated me, drew me in, held me under its magical spell and left me feeling as if I'd just stepped out of a winter wonderland, the fairy-tale sort.’ Becca’s Books ‘When I started this book I felt I should be wrapped up In blanket with a roaring log fire and a mug of hot chocolate… I loved every page of it!’ The Book Review Café ‘Totally adorable and very entertaining… In short this is more than an entertaining romance.’ Shelly Back Books ‘I loved this book, I really did. I literally devoured it in one sitting… absolutely bulging at the seams with feel good factor.’ Voracious Reader ‘I loved everything about this book… will certainly have you looking forward to one of the most magical days of the year.’ By the Letter Book Reviews ‘Made my heart melt just a bit… I could not put the book down.’ Hokkerups Bogblog ‘This whole book is just the most perfectly adorable, squishy, fluffy, festive, romantic and wonderful story!’ Paris Baker's Book Nook ‘Charming and sweet like a Christmas treat.’ For the Love of Books ‘Holly’s stories are always filled with a little bit of magic and lots and lots of strong relationships that make you all warm and fuzzy inside.’ Silke Reads and Writes ‘A "feel good" book that will keep you entertained on a miserable cold winters night.’ The Review Café ‘Holly Martin once again serves up a wonderful romance sprinkled with several laugh aloud moments and a generous offering of holiday magic!’ Kimberley’s Bookshelf ‘Fantastic heart-warming read that had me longing for winter evenings watching films with popcorn and cuddles.’ Afternoon Bakery ‘I very quickly lost myself in the setting of White Cliff Bay which was just so gloriously magical.’ Book Addict Shaun ‘This story is a real beauty, written in a magical and unique way. It’s a festive, beautiful and gripping feel-good read, perfect to snuggle up to on the sofa, with a lot of LOL moments and other memorable scenes.’ Sky’s Book Corner If you loved this book, you can read more about everyone from Juniper Island in Christmas under a Cranberry Sky.
Author: Jules Wake
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
‘A delicious Christmas delight’ – Katie Fforde ‘All the best things about Christmas wrapped into one gorgeous, romantic read’ – Phillipa Ashley, author of Christmas at the Cornish Cafe The gorgeous, Christmassy feel-good follow up to the Summer best-seller ‘From Italy With Love’.
Author: Linda West
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
“A side splittingly funny, heartwarming, and delightful read! I laughed so hard my husband kept asking me what I was reading. The inhabitants of Kissing Bridge are adorable. I wish I could give it 10 stars!” S.Stevens - Kindle Good Books “Within a matter of pages I was laughing my socks off and immediately fell in love with the slightly crazy Summer … Linda West has such a knack for the humorous side of characters … Her writing style is so upbeat and unique I hope to see more of these characters I’ve come to love - can’t wait to see what happens next in the adorable town of Kissing Bridge!” M. Sinclair Los Angeles super model, Summer Landers, finds herself stuck going home for Christmas after ten years of avoiding the heartbreak she left there. As fate would have it a snowstorm hits closing the airports and forcing her to fly back to Christmas-obsessed Kissing Bridge Mountain where people take their holidays, and cookies seriously. Upon arrival Summer finds her family legacy in shambles. Despite the Landers winning the blue ribbon every year for decades at the Silver Bells Christmas Fair Cookie Competition, somehow they had lost their crown to Mrs. Beaverton! The Landers women, with their family curse and strange and unique talents, now must struggle to find a way to best their competition who has secretly employed the help of the Evil-Martha Stewart. Besides dealing with the crazy antics of the town people, Summer must also avoid her ex boyfriend Brad, who has returned home for the Christmas holidays as well. Try as she might to avoid it, Summer must deal with her feelings and the truth about that fateful night under the mistletoe so long ago. Mistletoe kisses and cookies are too much to deal with and try as she might it looks like Summer is destined to relive the worse nightmare of her life. Luckily, Christmas brings miracles and Kissing Bridge is full of them so anything can happen... This is a hilarious light hearted and charming romance about a delightfully funny family and their determination to win the prestigious Christmas cookie competition against all odds. It's sure to bring a smile to your face and uplift your heart and make it a truly magical blue ribbon Christmas! A charmingly funny and delightful Christmas read that is good for the whole family. S. Cages Tags: Christmas, Holiday, Romance, Humor, Cozy, Clean
Author: Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webb to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War. August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris. But as history tells us, it all happened so differently… Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict—but how?—and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father’s newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears—and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene? Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris—a cherished packet of letters in hand—determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him…
Author: Anita Hughes
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Set during London's most festive time of year and filled with delicious food Anita Hughes' Christmas in London is about love and friendship, and the season's most important lesson: learning how to ask for and give forgiveness. It’s a week before Christmas and Louisa Graham is working twelve hour shifts at a bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side. When a young cooking show assistant comes in from the rain and begs to buy all the cinnamon rolls on her tray, she doesn’t know what to do. Louisa is just the baker, and they aren't hers to sell. But the show burned the rolls they were supposed to film that day; so she agrees. The next morning, Louisa finds out that her cinnamon rolls were a hit, but the star of the show was allergic, and the whole crew is supposed to leave for London that afternoon. They want Louisa to step in for their annual Christmas Eve Dinner TV special at Claridge's. It’s a great opportunity, and Digby Bunting, Louisa’s famous baking idol, will be there. Even if he does seem more interested in her than her food. And then there’s Kate, the show's beautiful producer. On their first day in London she runs into the skinny boy she jilted at St. Andrew's in Scotland ten years ago. Now he’s a handsome, brilliant mathematician, and newly divorced. Their familiar spark is still there, but so is the scar of how they left things. Kate and Louisa are busy preparing for the show, but old and new flames are complicating their work.
Author: John Baxter
Publisher: Harper Collins
A witty cultural and culinary education, Immoveable Feast is the charming, funny, and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread—and didn't speak a word of French—unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing the annual Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family. Ernest Hemingway called Paris "a moveable feast"—a city ready to embrace you at any time in life. For Los Angeles–based film critic John Baxter, that moment came when he fell in love with a French woman and impulsively moved to Paris to marry her. As a test of his love, his skeptical in-laws charged him with cooking the next Christmas banquet—for eighteen people in their ancestral country home. Baxter's memoir of his yearlong quest takes readers along his misadventures and delicious triumphs as he visits the farthest corners of France in search of the country's best recipes and ingredients. Irresistible and fascinating, Immoveable Feast is a warmhearted tale of good food, romance, family, and the Christmas spirit, Parisian style.
Author: Karen Swan
Publisher: Harper Collins
What do you do when the man you pledged your life to breaks your heart and shatters your dreams? You pack your bags and travel the big, wide world to find your destiny—and your true love . . . Ten years ago, a young and naïve Cassie married her first serious boyfriend, believing he would be with her forever. Now her marriage is in tatters and Cassie has no career or home of her own. Though she feels betrayed and confused, Cassie isn't giving up. She's going to take control of her life. But first she has to find out where she belongs . . . and who she wants to be. Over the course of one year, Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with her best friends living in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris, and London. Exchanging comfort food and mousy hair for a low-carb diet and a gorgeous new look, Cassie tries each city on for size as she searches for the life she's meant to have . . . and the man she's meant to love.
Author: Holly Martin
Curl up with this gorgeously romantic tale and let the glistening snow and the roaring fires of Stardust Lake Hotel get you in the festive spirit this Christmas. Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life travelling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that’s how she likes it. For long ago Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away. So when Piper’s next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again. But Piper isn’t the only one who has been frozen in time by heartbreak. Gabe hasn’t forgotten the golden-eyed girl who disappeared from his world without a trace. Now fate has reunited them on Juniper island, can the magic of Christmas heal old wounds? And can this enchanting town be the one place Piper can finally call home? Read what everyone is saying about Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky: ‘I couldn’t get enough … This story is MAGICAL … I wish I could spend my next Christmas on Juniper Island … It’s the perfect story to get into the festive mood and it’s one you cannot put down.’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams ‘I absolutely LOVED this book. Holly Martin just completely wows you with her beautiful writing, wonderful characters and great story.’ Renita D’Silva ‘So difficult for me to put it down… This story is absolutely beautiful.’ Me, Cupcakes and Tea ‘Having just finished and been astounded by Christmas Under A Cranberry Sky, I think I am fairly safe in declaring Holly Martin a queen of the Christmas book, so with that in mind I am delighted that there is a second book in this series out soon.’ Rachel’s Random Reads ‘Christmas romance at its absolute best…’ Lozza’s Book Corner ‘I have yet to read a book by Holly Martin that I haven’t loved, and this one is no different.’ Clara’s Books and Lit ‘I cherished every single page of this book… Holly whisks you away to this magical place that had me craving all things Christmas.’ Star Crossed Reviews ‘You can always count on Holly Martin for a cozy romantic escape.’ Happily Ever After Novel Thoughts