Welcome to Willow Cottage – throw open the shutters, let in the sea breeze and make yourself completely at home. Oh, and please do leave a comment in the Guestbook!
As landlady of Willow Cottage, the young widow Annie Butterworth is always on hand with tea, sympathy or strong Norfolk cider – whatever her colourful array of guests require. A flick through the messages in the leather-bound cottage guestbook gives a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of everyone who passes through her doors.
This includes Annie herself – especially now celebrity crime writer Oliver Black, is back in town. He might grace the covers of gossip magazines with a different glamorous supermodel draped on his arm every week, but to Annie, he’s always just been Olly, the man who Annie shared her first kiss with.
Through the pages of the Guestbook Annie and Olly, along with all the guests that arrive at the seaside retreat, struggle with love, loss, mystery, joy, happiness, guilt...and the odd spot of naked rambling!
Forget sending postcards saying wish you were here – one visit to Willow Cottage and you’ll wish you could stay forever.Praise for Holly Martin
‘Holly Martin writes about life and love with such big-hearted warmth and flair – invite The Guestbook into your home today!’ – Belinda Jones
'Funny, poignant and riveting as well as romantic. Don't miss The Guestbook! I couldn't get enough of the guests' entries and it's got everything: humour, heartbreak, loss, love.' – I Heart.. Chick Lit
'If you’re going to buy any book then buy this delightful one! The Guestbook is splendid, it is beautiful, it is magical and it will leave you with such a smile on your face!' – Reading in the Sunshine
'Captivating, romantic, fun, laugh-out-loud funny, effortless, exciting and unputdownable! EVERYONE SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK!' – Victoria Loves Books
Previously published as The Guestbook.
Bella has always had a sunny outlook and caring nature, despite recently falling on hard times. When she finds a handsome homeless man on her doorstep, her kind heart tells her she must help him. So, she invites Isaac into her cottage and into her life in ways she could never have imagined…
But Isaac is not what he seems. He’s keeping a huge secret from Bella, yet he never expected to fall for this open, generous and charming woman.
Bella can’t ignore the chemistry between her and Isaac, but she’s had her trust badly broken in her past. Will she run when she learns the truth about Isaac, or will he be the one man who can help Bella believe in love again?
A gorgeously romantic and heartwarming story to completely lose yourself in. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jane Costello and Miranda Dickinson
Read what everyone is saying about Spring at Blueberry Bay:
“To say I loved this story is a huge understatement. I read it in one sitting and honestly could not put it down once I started … I loved every minute of it.” Fiona's Book Reviews 5*
“OMG this is Holly's best book ever I haven't laughed so much in ages … hilarious and endearing … The chemistry is electric (and steamy too).” Goodreads Reviewer 5*
“I absolutely flew through this book … A wonderful story that I have no doubt will leave you with a smile!” Rae Reads 5*
“A fantastically romantic book … I was almost in tears … Spring at Blueberry Bay is Holly Martin at her best” Rachel’s Random Reads 5*
“This is a hug in a book and I found it simply delightful.” Goodreads Reviewer 4*
“Oh my! I think I’ve just fell in love with the amazing Isaac! The characters are just fantastic and incredibly loveable ... The book is jam packed with romance, passion and fun. This is one of the loveliest romances I’ve ever read.” Goodreads 5*
“An absolutely FAB story! Holly Martin does it again! I LOVE Holly's books and this one is brilliant! A beautifully written, feel good, fun, charming tale that grabs you from the first page. Adored it and highly recommend to everyone.” Renita D'Silva
“Every page of this book was delicious and impossible to put down … a beautifully written tale, that was funny and well thought out … Swoonsome, flirty and downright gorgeous.” Escapades of a Bookworm 5*
“This is probably the best Holly Martin book I’ve read so far! Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.” Stardust Book Reviews 5*
Christmas has arrived on gorgeous Hope Island, promising snowflakes, surprises and plenty of seasonal romance. So snuggle up and fall in love with a brand-new story from the bestselling author of Christmas at Lilac Cottage…
Growing up on Hope Island, Eden Lancaster always believed that if you wished hard enough for something, dreams really could come true. But Eden’s greatest wish is also her biggest secret: she has been completely in love with her childhood friend, the charming and attractive Dougie Harrison, for as long as she can remember. And he has no idea.
When Dougie leaves his successful life in New York to return home to Hope Island for good, Eden can’t escape her feelings. Her heart is full of hope that her romantic dreams are finally, at long last, going to come true…
This Christmas could change everything. But can a lifelong friendship really turn into the perfect romance? And will Eden get the happily ever after she’s always wished for?
Christmas at Mistletoe Cove is like a warm hug on a cold winter’s day. If you love Debbie Macomber, Carole Matthews and Miranda Dickinson, this story is the perfect treat for you this Christmas.
Readers are falling in love with Christmas at Mistletoe Cove:
‘I didn't want to put it down!!… the whole story is brilliant… just perfect for a warm and cosy winter evening.' Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars
‘Wow… This book is so Christmassy and beautiful - Holly Martin certainly knows how to write a Christmas romance novel. The story was terribly romantic and simply magical has fast become my favourite Christmas book… I loved everything about it.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars
‘Christmas at Mistletoe Cove is as cosy as laying under a blanket with a hot cuppa tea; it truly is a hug in a book. Prepare to fall in love...’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars
‘Holly really does write the best love stories ever!! You can always rely on Holly for a fantastic face hurting from smiling so much story…’ Natasha Potter, 5 stars
‘My festive reading isn't complete without diving in to novel full of love, romance, snow and sparkle from Holly Martin. Christmas at Mistletoe Cove is Holly Martin at her best, full of romance, snow and magic.’ Lozza’s Book Corner, 5 stars
‘This is one of those books that makes you smile - and keep on smiling. SUCH a feel-good factor! The setting is gorgeous and the "Will they?" "Won't they?" kept me reading until the wee small hours.’ Annie Cooper’s Book Corner, 5 stars
‘Everything about this book is perfect… If you haven't read any of Holly Martin's books yet, then don't delay any more, as you are missing out.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘It certainly isn't Christmas unless there is a Holly Martin book, and this has surpassed expectations. Dougie is one of the most romantic heroes that I have read about, and it was only a few pages in when I fell head over heels in love with him. Full of romance, wishes, beautiful setting, great friendship, and just all around great feelings, this is <b>a wonderful story that was a delight to read.’ Rachels’ Random Reads, 5 stars
‘A story of love, friendship, romance… Also thrown in is some magical glittery Christmas fairy dust…what more could you want in a book! The setting is perfect, the characters are perfect and the story is perfect. Don’t leave this book till Christmas, read it now!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…
Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking sculptures. Yet her personal life seems frozen.
When Henry and daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage to rent the annex, Penny is determined to make them feel welcome. But while Daisy is friendly, Henry seems guarded.
As Penny gets to know Henry, she realises there is more to him than meets the eye. And the connection between them is too strong to ignore…
While the spirit of the season sprinkles its magic over the seaside town and preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas eve ball are in full swing, can Penny melt the ice and allow love in her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she’s been dreaming of?
Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously heartwarming novel down.
Spend the perfect Christmas in White Cliff Bay this year. Snowflakes on Silver Cove coming very soon.
Read what everyone is saying about Christmas at Lilac Cottage:
‘Christmas is not yet around the corner, but I feel all-things-Christmassy right now, devouring this beautifully-written novel. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, smiling and giggling throughout the story, it's simply beautiful! It is the first time reading Holly Martin's works and I have fallen in love with it and her adorable characters.’ Lilac Diaries
‘Holly Martin has the ability to transport me into a big fat daydream for a few hundred pages … Fabulous with a capital F!’ Best Crime Books and More
‘Totally adorable and very entertaining … In short this is more than an entertaining romance.’ Shelly Back Books
‘I loved this sweet and gentle holiday love story and the descriptions of the cottage and the village made me feel like I was in White Cliff myself.’ For the Love of 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
‘Oh my God, I was laughing so much. But also some very heart-breaking and … well, fierce moments.’ Bookish Fever
‘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
‘I highly recommend this book, it’s wonderful. It’s one of those books that you can curl up with on a cold day and just escape, and when you’ve finished reading you feel all content and warm and smiley. 10/10.’ Rather Too Fond of Books
‘A mini Christmas miracle.’ Rachel’s Random Reads
For two years Freya Greene has hidden the fact that she’s totally and utterly in love with her best friend Rome Lancaster. It’s not been easy – they work together in his glasswork business, she lives above his workshop and, he’s completely gorgeous. But Rome has never shown any sign of returning those feelings. Until now…
Lately they’ve shared affectionate moments and words heavy with meaning. Yet Freya knows Rome has a damaged heart. After losing his fiancée in a tragic accident, he’s not allowed himself to fall in love.
Freya has already had her heart broken by a man who couldn’t let go of a past love. Can she risk it happening again? Rome and Freya have a friendship that could blossom into something more. But are they both brave enough to take that chance?
Fall in love on Hope Island with the perfect romantic story to escape into this summer. For fans of Miranda Dickinson, Sue Moorcroft and Jenny Oliver.
Read what everyone is saying about Summer at Buttercup Beach:
‘I really wish I could give this book more than 5 stars because I really loved it. It has definitely become one of my favourite books ever! As soon as I began reading Summer at Buttercup Beach I found it so easy to read and I was hooked, I just couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Everything you could want from a Holly Martin book… like coming home to a good friend, warm and comforting… you know you are going to enjoy it, and it doesn't let you down.’ Rachel’s Random Reads
‘Wow! Absolutely fell in love with Rome and Freya! Every time I pick up a Holly Martin book I devour it within hours and Summer at Buttercup Beach was no exception. Holly Martin's writing is more than a 5 star rating…’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I have read most of this author's work and loved every one, this was no different. She has produced yet another brilliant story which transports us away to Hope Island once more, and into the lives of those who live and work there. I honestly couldn't put it down.’ Fiona’s Book Reviews
‘I can honestly say that I was swept away by this book. Full of heart, warmth and a smidgen of sexiness this is a perfect holiday read. Sunny, bright and full of hope this is one book you won't want to put down!’ Escapades of a Bookworm
‘When I chose to read Summer at Buttercup Beach, I knew that I'd be in for a treat, as all of Holly's books that I've read so far have been absolutely wonderful. I loved everything about this story, it was delightful to read and there were a few giggles along the way.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Another great book by Holly that I absolutely loved, I so fell in love with Freya and Rome, they made the perfect couple, I absolutely love Holly's style of writing, the location in her stories just makes you really want to be there!!’ Consumer Reviewer
Come and spend a picture perfect romantic Christmas at White Cliff Bay
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 this Christmas under the mistletoe?
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.
Read what everyone is saying about Snowflakes on Silver Cove:
‘It has been such a long time since I last laughed out so loud because of a book. This has to be the MOST HILARIOUS READ of 2015.’ A Page of Love
‘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 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
‘A wonderful Christmassy book, which will warm your heart and is a delight to read.’ Rachel’s Random Reads
‘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 Bookery
‘If you're a sucker for sweet romance with some Christmas sparkle, this is the book for you.’ This Chick Reads
This utterly addictive new novel from bestselling author Holly Martin will make you smile until your cheeks hurt, sob tears of pure joy and fall head over heels in love with a totally unforgettable romance…
Isla Rosewood is creating a new life for herself and her sweet nephew Elliot in their cosy, yellow-brick family cottage, brimming with special memories. Living in Sandcastle Bay was never part of Isla’s plan but, after her brother Matthew’s tragic accident, her whole world changed as she unexpectedly became a mother to the little boy she adores so much.
Leo Jackson was always known as Matthew’s fun-loving and wild best friend. But now Matthew is gone, it’s time to put his colourful past behind him. His role as Elliot’s godfather is the most important thing to him. And even though Leo and Isla are two very different people, they both want to give Elliot the childhood he deserves.
As the three of them enjoy time together watching fireworks, baking cakes and collecting conkers, Isla begins to see a softer side to charming Leo, with his twinkling eyes and mischievous sense of humour. And, despite herself, she begins to fall for him.
But does Leo feel the same way? Isla knows their situation is complicated but is it too complicated for true love… or will the year end with a happy new beginning for them all?
A glorious, feel-good romance that will make you want to snuggle up under a warm blanket with a hot chocolate and the one you love. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you.
What readers are saying about Coming Home to Maple Cottage:
‘LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book!... This book was so engaging with characters I absolutely loved… I was truly disappointed to discover that I was near to the end... An absolutely magical book.’ Best Crime Books and More, 5 stars
‘A fabulous book… If you’re looking for a book that will make your heart beat faster… this is it! If you want a book where you can lose yourself for a couple of days… this is it!... I honestly don’t know what else to say about this book apart from “read it now”!! Highly recommended without any hesitation!! 5++++++ stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Simply brilliant and just couldn't put it down at all… Every page brought a new twist and turn and you wanted to keep reading to see what happened… It's full of heartbreak and romance and laughter… worth far more than five stars and can't recommend it enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘5 stars. Such a gorgeous story… will have you smiling, laughing and crying, so prepare for an emotional ride. A lovely Christmassy read for this holiday season!... I can’t get enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A glorious and uplifting read that leaves you feeling as if you've been wrapped up in a big warm hug. I smiled from start to finish.’ Stacy is Reading
‘This is the book that I have been waiting for… I found myself welling up with tears towards the end… I was enchanted by this book from the moment I started reading it… one fabulous story… A beautifully told story that I really wish didn't end…’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars
‘Wow another fantastic read from Holly Martin. I loved this book from start to finish… A fantastic read.’ Coffee and Kindle Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Full of laughter, tears and happiness… just the perfect read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Every page brought a new twist and turn and you wanted to keep reading to see what happened. It's full of heartbreak, romance, laughter.’ Rikki-Doodlebug's Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘So magical… I fell in love with the location… plenty of giggles to be had throughout reading this book… just too funny for words.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This book oozes romance, beauty, love, friendship, family, happily ever afters and so much Christmas magic and sparkle that it had me reaching for the tissues… I absolutely adored this book. It is the perfect book for this Christmas period and I absolutely loved every gorgeous moment of this beautiful book. Simply superb.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Too satisfying for words… My heartstrings were literally being pulled to extreme lengths… had me crying with laughter…’ Jezzabell Girl and Friends, 5 stars
‘A wonderful book, ideal for curling up with… an uplifting, heartfelt, love story.’ BeeReader, 5 stars
‘This enchanting story is overflowing with friendship, romance, love, family and fun. It will have you making your way through a box of tissues as you read. I laughed, I cried, I was completely in love.’ Momo Book Diary, 5 stars
Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals.
As Darcy begins to swim daily in the crystal clear waters, she discovers the charming Rose Island lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing…
Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his tragic past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman swimming every day.
Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides.
She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for?
Pull up a deck chair, sink back with a bowl of strawberry ice cream and pick up the summer read you won’t be able to put down.
If you thought Harry & Suzie’s life couldn't get anymore sweepingly romantic than Harry asking her to marry him at the end of One Hundred Proposals – think again!
It’s Christmas in a snow-kissed London, and the.PerfectProposal.com have vowed to carry out one hundred proposals in December. No easy task at the best of times - made even more complicated by Harry & Suzie trying to plan their first Christmas and a visit from the dreaded in-laws. But one hundred deliciously Christmassy proposals later they find themselves asking if everything is still perfect in their own relationship....
Welcome back to the divinely warm world of One Hundred Proposals – with a sprinkling of pure, joyful, festive magic.
Have yourself a very merry Christmas indeed with Holly Martin’s Christmas novella.
Over the next hundred days I intend to find out. I will find one hundred ways to propose to our Chief Proposer Suzie McKenzie and post the results here for your enjoyment. One thing’s for sure, not one of my proposals will be on top of the Eiffel Tower with a dozen red roses.’
Best friends Suzie and Harry are partners in romance. That is, they run the.PerfectProposal.com, coming to the aid of would-be grooms to create the ultimate marriage proposal.
But when Harry decides to catapult the business into the big leagues with a PR stunt all Suzie can see is a hundred days of heartbreak stretching ahead of her. But however exotic the location, or breath-takingly romantic the setting, Suzie has to keep remembering that ‘Marry Me?’ is the one question she can’t say yes to.
This business proposal should come with one hundred broken heart warnings...
One hundred proposals, one hundred chances to say yes.Praise for Holly Martin
‘Holly Martin writes about life and love with such big-hearted warmth and flair – invite The Guestbook into your home today!’ - Belinda Jones
'One Hundred Proposals is beautifully romantic, riveting, completely irresistible and a story that will make you fall in love with love.' - Victoria Loves Books
'Funny, poignant and riveting as well as romantic. Don't miss The Guestbook! I couldn't get enough of the guests' entries and it's got everything: humour, heartbreak, loss, love.' - I Heart.. Chick Lit
'If you’re going to buy any book then buy this delightful one! The Guestbook is splendid, it is beautiful, it is magical and it will leave you with such a smile on your face!' - Reading in the Sunshine
'an original heart-warming novel which will have you routing for Annie all the way!' - BookBoodle on The Guestbook
'This was honestly, 100% one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read – I devoured it in 2 sittings! Holly’s writing style is so easy and fluent it gets hard to stop, and before you know it you’ve read 200 pages and completely forgot about dinner.' - Jenny In Neverland
Joy Cartier has been to some of the most beautiful places in the world – but none of them have ever felt like home. So moving into a tiny cottage in the idyllic village of Bramble Hill, walking distance from her childhood home, seems like the perfect plan.
That is, until she gets there. The surly inhabitants of Britain’s Friendliest Village are anything but welcoming. Even her neighbour, reclusive Hollywood star Finn Mackenzie, takes one look at her and walks in the other direction.
But when the village animosity steps up a gear, it is the infuriatingly brooding Finn who keeps coming to her rescue. Slowly Joy begins to realise that maybe a happy home isn’t about where you live, but who you’re with...Praise for Holly Martin:
'I absolutely, completely and utterly fell heads over heels in love with this book' – Victoria Loves Books
'...a story that combines sexiness and romance... This author is one to watch. Snuggle up this autumn and allow your mind to lose itself in the words of Holly Martin.' – Love of a Good Book
'A Home on Bramble Hill takes you on such a journey with the characters, it is emotional, involving, romantic and intriguing all at the same time!' – Reading in the Sunshine
Previously published as Beneath The Moon and The Stars
Being grabbed off the street, blind folded, tied up and thrown into a van was not what Izzy expected to happen when she stepped out the door that morning. But when an accidental kidnapping at the hands of the sexy Ethan Chase and his 'Kidnap My Wife' sexual fantasy business leads to just that, Izzy seizes the chance to turn her misfortune into a brilliant new job opportunity...
Since then, life has been one big tangle of new client meetings, fake kidnapping pick-ups, and handling the temperamental, but drop dead gorgeous 'bad boy' Mr Chase. But, as liberating as being tied up in Ethan's life is, Izzy knows the time is fast approaching when she must make some decisions and take charge of her future. The only question is: will Ethan allow himself to be a part of it?