Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin

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In Christmas at Lilac Cottage we meet Penny, she lives alone in her quaint cottage overlooking the town of White Cliff Bay. Penny is an ice-carver creating breathtaking sculptures, but her personal life is far from happy, and Penny decided to rent out her annex to Henry and his teenage daughter Daisy, in the hope she will feel less lonely. As soon as Penny and Henry meet the chemistry between bathe two of them is tangible, but will Penny be able to let go of her past and put her trust in a man, who admits he doesn’t do serious relationships, and find the love she is looking for?

im not a huge fan of chick lit I’m afraid but after getting my hands on a review copy I thought I would give it a go, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. When I started Christmas at Lilac Cottage I felt I should be wrapped up in a blanket, with a roaring fire and a mug of hot chocolate, and of course a slice of Christmas Cake, despite it being September!

Although the story is some what predictable, what I loved about this book were the characters and the dialogue between them, at times I laughed out loud at some of the scenes and conversations that took place. Penny is delightful and the sort of person you would love to have as a friend, the gorgeous Henry is “almost” the perfect man, and his daughter Daisy is adorable you just want to give her a cuddle Holly Martin manages to make you believe in the magic of Christmas with its fairy lights, gingerbread houses and Christmas balls, you just want to be part of it!

Christmas at Lilac Cottage is the sort of book you can devour in a couple of hours, it’s sentimental, heartwarming and deliciously humorous, and I have to say I loved every page of it. I shall certainly looking to read more from the very talented Holly Martin and who knows I maybe converted to reading more chick lit.

5/5 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 from me

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