‘Sparkling and festive, as satisfying as figgy pudding and clotted cream – loved it!’ Milly Johnson
Christmas in Cornwall is just around the corner...
But after last Christmas revealed a shocking family secret, Scarlett’s hardly feeling merry and bright. All she wants this Christmas is to know who her real father is.
So Scarlett heads to the little Cornish town of Porthmellow, where she believes the truth of her birth is hidden. She just didn’t bargain on being drawn into the Christmas festival preparations – or meeting Jude Penberth, whose charm threatens to complicate life further.
Everything will come to a head at Porthmellow’s Christmas Festival ... But can Scarlett have the perfect Christmas this year, or are there more surprises on the way?
Curl up with this gorgeous novel and savour the world of Porthmellow Harbour.
Praise for Phillipa Ashley:
‘Warm and funny and feel-good. The best sort of holiday read’ Katie Fforde
‘Filled with warm and likeable characters. Great fun!’ Jill Mansell
‘A delicious festive treat with as many twists and turns as a Cornish country lane’ Jules Wake
‘An utterly glorious, escapist read. I loved every gorgeous page’ Claudia Carroll
‘Deliciously entertaining’ Liz Fenwick
Three years after the death of his wife, David Baker is tired of his well-meaning friends setting him up. So he becomes Disco Dave, the worst date ever. When he meets Vanessa, he’s attracted, but fearful. Cupid has a target on Dave’s back and before he can do the Hustle out the door, he’s been struck.
Will David and Vanessa put an end to bad dates or do their hearts still belong to their first loves? When you’ve experienced great love is it possible to love again?
Sweet romance, clean romance, love story, western romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, sensual romance, USA Today Bestselling Author, Cupid, Valentine romance
One twinkling winter’s night, Ruby wakes her sleeping children and escapes for a new life in the countryside. It’s a choice that will change her life beyond all recognition…
Arriving at the cosy little rental cottage as the first snow begins to fall, Ruby doesn’t regret leaving her bully of a husband for a moment, but she does feel guilty about uprooting her kids so close to Christmas. She can only wish that one day soon her son will forgive her.
It’s not long before the family are settled in and drinking hot chocolate by the fire, the flames kept roaring by a neighbouring woodsman called Angus. As big as a tree, but as gentle as a dormouse, all Ruby’s instincts tell her to be wary of letting this gorgeous stranger get too close. Is that the first tingle of festive magic Ruby can feel? Or might it even be hope?
As Christmas day approaches and a blizzard sparks a power cut across the entire village, Ruby must force herself to believe in Christmas miracles again. Was she right to put her trust in Angus? With only flickering candles to guide her through the darkness, will she ever find her way back to the light?
Wrap yourself up in this utterly gorgeous festive romance, perfect for anyone who loves Heidi Swan, Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond – and Christmas!
**This novel can be read as a standalone.**
What readers are saying about Christmas at the Little Cottage on the Hill:
Oooooohhhhhh.....I literally loved this book!... The story is heart-warming and festive, and has really got me in the mood for Christmas!!… It really makes you want to keep reading to see if there really is a happy ending. If you want a heart-warming, uplifting, feel good festive romance then this is definitely the book for you.’ Curled Up With a Good Book, 5 stars
‘Absolute perfection!... I'd give it 10 stars if I could!’ Lyn Faulkner, 5 stars
‘Wow talk about saving the best for last… I was fighting tears almost constantly… which was rather awkward since I had saved the last bit to read in a restaurant with dinner!! It was just so good, and so romantic… I love every second of this book, and it’s definitely my favourite from Emma Davies. Such a joy to read, and I recommend it to anyone that loves Christmas books, this series, feel good fiction or just generally wants to be smiling while reading.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars
‘A wonderfully festive and heart-warming read. It had me totally captivated and read it in one afternoon. The perfect read for this time of year. Simply wonderful!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘My ability to actually put one of these stories down and go to bed is non-existent… just wraps around your heart like a warm blanket.’ I Am, Indeed, 5 stars
‘What a ride! Just when you think all is lost the magic of Christmas and Joy's Acre weave their spell and...no spoilers but...WOW! I love this series so much!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Had me hooked from the first page. The characters are brilliant … Full of Christmas and snow with romance and heartbreak… You just want to curl up and keep warm and think of Christmas when you read it… so fantastic… worth far more than five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Absolutely loved… This book had it all, romance, hardship, heartrendering, heartwarming, a wonderful setting, Christmas, snow and friendship. Who could ask for more... I cannot recommend this book highly enough, it's wonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Without a doubt, a book to get you well and truly into the festive spirit!... the warm fuzzy feeling that this wonderful story brought was enough to melt me instantly!... It certainly gets a resounding festive thumbs up from me!! Would highly recommend!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
“Best family series ever! I love the dynamic of this powerful close family. Three brothers, a cousin, and all the spouses and children make for an interesting, spellbinding story you won’t want to put down.” A. Customer
“This is a series that you will go back to time and again to reread. Lorhainne Eckhart is that type of writer. Love her stories about family and their journey. This is a great read, full of love for family that sticks together.” Joann Moore
“I have read all of Lorhainne Eckhart’s Outsiders and Friessens books. In fact, I rarely read the same book more than once, but I have read the entire Outsiders series twice and some of the individual books more than that. Ms. Eckhart’s books are so filled with raw emotion and family relationships and all of those dynamics.” Aherman
“This is a tight-knit family, along with their cousin Andy, his wife, and their children. The kind of family we all wish we had.” Susan H.
After five years with her self-absorbed boyfriend, librarian Charlotte Glass surprises them both and breaks up with him. Before parting, he bitterly tells her to have fun on their upcoming romantic vacation—alone.
Two days later, Charlotte arrives at a remote cliffside castle in the Highlands of Scotland. Overwhelmed by its breathtaking beauty but desperately jet-lagged, she sinks into her sumptuous bed for a quick power nap. She awakens in the middle of the night and heads for the castle library. There, beside a glowing fireplace, sits a strapping Scotsman with a glint in his gentle gray eyes.
Ian MacKay has too much charm for anyone’s good. But he also has scars and secrets. One thing that’s no secret is his interest in Charlotte. At first, it seems harmless. She’ll be gone in a week. But a week is long enough for Ian to know that he’s falling in love—and that the truth will destroy it.
Logan Wilde has always been the big brother, holding the family together, ever since a crisis made their father leave when Logan was just a teen. He was a surrogate father to his brothers even after their own father returned, and the brothers have always sought out Logan when they were in trouble.
However, this Christmas, Logan and his brothers will face their biggest crisis yet.
The season for stolen kisses and royal wishes is here. Catch up with the Vallerian royal family as they celebrate the holidays together … and apart.
The day of the Holiday Ball – and her engagement party – has finally dawned for current commoner and future princess Rebecca, who has been swept up in a whirlwind of royal pomp and circumstance ever since she fell in love with Alexander, her fiancé and heir to the throne … Alex is ready to spend the holiday wrapped in his love’s arms. When a royal scandal breaks just days before the ball, sending his reputation into a tailspin, will they recover in time to navigate through a Holiday Ball and their first Christmas together?
English Lady Grace’s troubled past still haunts her. After years of difficult holidays, she’s ready to make some new memories with her prince, Marcello. But can she give him the one thing he wants most? … Marcello knows the holidays are difficult for Grace. Will he be able to help her through these difficult days, or will managing the royal scandal keep him from the one person he loves most?
Charlotte, head baker for the Vallerian Royal Palace, has been working at a frantic pace leading up to the holidays due to the Royal Holiday Ball, multiple parties, dinners, and events in the works – all while recovering from a gunshot wound. She’s barely had any time to spend with her own prince, Nate, much less think about what she should get him for the holidays. What do you get a prince your first holiday together? … Nate is so proud of his lady love, but needs some time alone with her, away from the palace and their work. When Nate decides to spirit Charlie away, will his surprise rise to the occasion, or fall flat as a bad cake?
Pregnant Princess Arianna has made a home in the small country of Brazenbourg with its prince, Finn, but her first holiday away from Valleria proves to be harder than expected … Finn would do anything for his princess, including pulling off the impossible. Can he make a miracle happen and grant Arianna her most fervent Christmas wish?
Come visit Valleria this holiday season, where surprises abound, dreams might come true, and a series of events plans to make for a very interesting New Year.
*Please note: this is a novella, with content suitable for mature audiences only.
*This is a standalone novella in the series, with no cliffhanger. However, you may prefer to read the other books in the series first.
Meet the Royals of Valleria, a country as old as the fall of the Roman Empire. The reigning king and patriarch rules with his beloved queen. Nine children, now grown, ranging from the eldest twins to the youngest son, watch over the country they love and care for. Bound by honor, duty, and each other, follow their lives as they fall in love, face tragedies, and triumph against the evils facing them.
Want more Royals?
Book 1: Alexander & Rebecca
Book 2: Marcello & Grace
Book 3: Arianna & Finn
Book 4: Charlotte & Nate
Book 5: A Royal Holiday (Novella)
Book 6: Catharine & Edward
Book 7: Royally Ever After
Book 8: Lorenzo & Lily
Book 9: (coming late 2017)
Box Set: Books 1-3
Box Set: Books 4-6
Box Set: Books 7-9 (coming late 2017)
Coming in 2017! The first three books in the Seaside Valleria series, a spin-off series set on Valleria’s shores, centering around the folks at the local pub, the Seashell, where royals have been known to pop in from time-to-time!
Why did she still have to come into my dreams and play with me?
I'm so sick of this dreaming about her.
Every night...the hell that I go through.
I'm so sick of this waking every night, gripping my sheets tight in my fists when I relive that night with her... The way her lips curled when she swam teasingly away from me, silently encouraging me to follow her. To taste and touch her, be with her even if all we had was one night.
But these dreams that I've had of her every night since then... They were like shadows that danced forever in my mind and seeing her with him...touching skin that I'd once touched, tasting the skin that I still craved, I sometimes wish I could unkiss her, untouch her because I know that's the only way I'd ever be able to take my heart back.
Because my heart has been hers ever since that one night so long ago...
The continuation of previously published short story One Night Only.
Filled with sizzling sex scenes and a roller coaster ride of emotions, The Inescapable Series is a set of stories that will keep you wanting more.
For Ryan, working as the manager at a mountain lodge known for love and romance definitely has it's perks, but falling in love for himself doesn't seem to be one of them. He's resigned himself to the reality that the 'magic of the Lodge' will never work for him.
Single mom, Julie's number one focus has always been raising her teenage daughter. Julie would do anything for her, including organizing a special Christmas crafting retreat at a remote lodge so her daughter can experience the true magic of the season in the mountains.
Julie's way overdue for a little love of her own, and her daughter can't seem to resist playing matchmaker. When she sees a potential match between her mother and the handsome manager of the hotel, she sets out to give the ‘magic of the Lodge’ a little festive help. After all…what’s more romantic than Christmas at Castle Mountain Lodge?
<b>READERS' FAVORITE - A breath of fresh air is the description that befits The Mermaid's Carol. Escaping the stereotypical romance novel scenario, The Mermaid's Carol is a mix of frustration, betrayal, secrets, angry children and strong women. It carries a strong message throughout the story. Take a stand for who you truly are, and if you want a bit of encouragement and a happy ending, read Abigail Keam's The Mermaid Carol. You're in for a magical treat about real life if you do!</b>
Piper Hathaway discovers that her husband Joel is thinking about leaving her and their two children. She loves her husband and doesn’t want to lose him. What to do? Desperate to reconnect with Joel, Piper arranges a Christmas vacation at the Last Chance Motel where miracles happen. Piper prays for one, but everything falls apart.
The children get into trouble with the law, and Joel is rude and distant. Piper is ready to throw in the towel, but something holds her back. Perhaps it is the ethereal singing Piper hears in the lagoon each day at dawn.
Eva Hanover, the motel’s owner, says the magical singing comes from a siren of the sea. Legend has it whoever catches a mermaid singing will have something wonderful happen in their life. Piper doesn’t believe mermaids exist. Still, she is drawn to the water’s edge each morning in hopes the old sea tales are true because Piper needs a miracle in a hurry!
Christmas is coming but it doesn’t feel that way for Esme. Jilted by her cheating fiancée Warren and mourning the death of her beloved grandmother she’s determined not to let life beat her and books a trip to Lapland, on a holiday that her grandmother had always dreamed of taking.
Beneath the indigo skies of Lapland, love is the last thing on Esme’s mind but she can’t ignore a spark with Zach, a broodingly handsome actor, also nursing a broken heart. But when Esme is bombarded by messages from Warren promising he’s changed and she discovers that Zach is hiding something-will her head be turned? And when a trip to the northern lights reveals the full extent Zach’s own secret past is there any hope that Esme will get the happy ending that her grandmother wished for her?
Readers are falling in love with The Christmas Wish:
‘Put a smile on my face!... I've LOVED it!... the most heart-warming of stories… loving every single page… drawing you in and not letting you go until the end of the very last page… totally captivated!’ Chat About Books, 5 stars
‘I absolutely loved this story. Got me feeling festive and ready for Christmas already! I lost myself in this story… It was perfect!... A brilliant heart-warming ending too… Beautiful.’ Between the Pages Book Blog
‘I loved this book from the first page, it was so enchanting… had you hooked… full of heartbreak, romance, finding out what you really want from life... Worth far more than five stars and didn't want it to end… Simply brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘5++++stars. Loved this story right from the beginning… it was like I was there... I fell in love with the characters... Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I loved everything about it and devoured it in one day straight!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Loved, loved, loved this Christmas book. I would highly recommend it to all. Thank you Tilly Tennant for this wonderful story.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Amazing... I read this story over the course of 48 hours and that says a lot considering my kids are needy lol.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Fabulous... I only meant to read a chapter or two but have ended up finishing it in one sitting!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Beautifully written... romantic, heart-warming... unputdownable. I loved it.’ The Cosiest Corner
‘Once started I had to finish.’ Fabulous Book Fiend, 5 stars
‘A book that I couldn’t put down. Pretty awesome… I read it in one sitting... I have no words to describe the emotions it invoked.’ The Karibbean Kollective, 5 stars
‘A once in a life-time trip of discovery, learning to love yourself, finding yourself and taking back your life. A heart-warming festive story set in a stunning location. Once I started reading I just could not stop!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This book had me in tears! A wonderful story of love, Christmas, and reclaiming yourself!!!’ My Life as a Dog Bed
A short, sensual, contemporary romance.
Thirteen years since they were torn apart.
Dylan White's siblings were torn from him at the age of twelve following his parents' arrest, and it's taken him years to track them down. Now his sister Nina is living with him and together they are doing what they can to reunite the family. But with the youngest only being seventeen, it seems like an impossibility.
Perhaps with a little twist of fate, and a bit of holiday magic, Dylan will finally get the greatest gift of all: a family for Christmas.
‘Definitely one to curl up with this winter’ NetGalley Reviewer
‘Utterly enchanting, I already want to return to the Log Fire Cabin for yet another book’ GoodReads Reviewer
‘I loved every bit of this book, an absolutely perfect feel-good Christmas read.’ GoodReads Reviewer
When Roxy proposes to her boyfriend Jackson in a moment of madness on live TV, she’s mortified when he rejects her.
To escape the embarrassment, she takes a job working as baking assistant at the idyllic Log Fire Cabin. Roxy hopes the new job will take her mind off Jackson, because to her eternal annoyance, she hasn’t been able to stop thinking about him...
But when Jackson turns up at the cabin unexpectedly, things begin to go wrong. With a sprinkle of snow, the help of new friends and more than a couple of mince pies, can Roxy heal her heart in time for Christmas?
Accused of murdering his wife and her lover, acclaimed novelist Dylan Bower went into hiding with his traumatized son.
But as Dylan and Alexandra grow closer, her secret identity and his past collide...
*This book has a clean and wholesome version by Kay Lyons titled SOMEONE TO TRUST.
TENNESSEE TULANES SERIES
HER SNOWBOUND HERO
THE REBEL’S SECRET BARGAIN
HIS BABY PROPOSAL
THE DOCTOR’S NANNY
A HERO IN HIDING
Unfortunately, Aaron does not see the “big deal”; after all, “it`s only Christmas”. Therefore, Paige must enlist the help of her best friend, Jack if she is going to get everything done in time. With all of her planning, what could possibly go wrong?
Holly hates Christmas with a passion and can't wait to escape it - but then the flight to her once-in-a-lifetime holiday destination is cancelled ...
Cora has had the year from hell, and faces a bleak Christmas working in Golding's department store - in the most unflattering reindeer costume imaginable ...
Jessica is in denial after her husband's betrayal, and can't help but think back to when her life still seemed so full of hope and promise ...Three years from hell, three sets of broken dreams, three girls in desperate need of Christmas spirit.
Is the perfect Christmas kiss all it takes?
Cosy up with the new novel in the Pudding Pantry series, full of love, laughter, kisses under the mistletoe, and plenty of delicious pudding!
The first snow is falling over Primrose Farm, the mince pies are warming, and Rachel can’t wait to share a kiss under the mistletoe with her gorgeous new flame, Tom.
If only it was all comfort and joy . . . The arrival of Tom’s ex brings an unwelcome chill to the farm. And despite Master Baker Mum Jill’s valiant efforts, the new pudding pantry business is feeling the pinch.
With a spoonful of festive spirit, a cupful of goodwill with friends, and her messy, wonderful family by her side, can Rachel make this a Christmas to remember?
Why readers love cosying up with Caroline Roberts’ gorgeous novels:
‘Family, friendships, farming and fabulous food. The Pudding Pantry is perfect!’ Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain
‘Cosy and uplifting – a real treat!’ Debbie Johnson
‘A delightful, life affirming story’ Ali McNamara
‘Such a wonderful book, heart-wrenching and uplifting and joyful! Cressida McLaughlin
'A top-rated romance which I devoured quicker than a slice of Victoria Sponge. Beautifully written, warm, funny, cosy, romantic and sweeter than a tray full of cookie dough' Bookaholic Confessions
'A warm and cosy read for a cold winter's day . . . will have you longing to be served in the tearoom' Rachel's Random Reads
Fashion model, Whitney Hobart snuck off to Florida to solve her Christmas blues. A bad, extremely public breakup combined with endless rounds of holiday cheer seems like simply too much to endure. She’ll hide out at a small hotel on the coast, soak in the winter sunshine, and no one will be the wiser.
But when her secret gets out, the problems she’s tried to escape, multiply, and what’s supposed to be relaxing isn’t anymore. The only good thing remaining is hotel manager, Fletcher Collins.
She finds in him a listening ear, a gentle hand, and maybe, just maybe, the greatest gift of all – love.
A sweet Christmas story of two souls finding hope again by best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS. 20,000 words.
Valentine Wells returns to Venice. After having visited ten years earlier when she was just sixteen years old, it was where she had impulsively met Lorenzo Dipachio. Her first kiss. Her first love.
Now twenty-six, Valentine is a successful wedding photographer in Chicago. Still impulsive, Valentine is recently divorced after being married for about a minute in Las Vegas. And she doesn't miss the irony of being a divorced wedding photographer. Also dealing with her mother's recent diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's, Valentine's father convinces her that she needs a break.
Now that she is back in Venice, Valentine wants to prove to herself that she's no longer the impulsive, daring girl who got married (and quickly divorced) in Vegas to a man she barely knew. Now, she is living by a new set of rules: planned, cautious, and carefully executed.
But her plan is challenged when she falls (literally) into the path of her first love, Lorenzo. And with Valentine's Day around the corner, will Valentine be able to keep herself from making another big mistake?
A Coastal Christmas
Author Kaya Quinsey returns with her trademark blend of romance and adventure, in this page turning story about a love to remember and a Christmas never to forget.
Successful broadcaster Jessica Beaton has it all: the perfect New York City apartment, high-flying career, and handsome boyfriend. And with Christmas around the corner, she has her sights set on one thing. A ring.
But Jessica is humiliated when her co-host and boyfriend, Brett Fanshaw, almost proposes to her on-air before backing out, leaving her dumped and embarrassed on national television. In the midst of her heartbreak, Jessica leaves to go home to Pebble Shores for the holidays for the first time in years.
While retreating at her family's seaside cottage to evaluate her life, Jessica finds herself butting heads with Dean Adams, the mayor of Pebble Shores, who isn't thrilled to have the media spotlight shed on their small town. Jessica couldn't imagine anyone being more of a Grinch.
Over the Christmas season, Jessica finds herself more enamored with life in Pebble Shores, the community spirit, and to her own surprise, Dean Adams. Can a small-town mayor and big-city broadcaster have the romance that Jessica always dreamed of?
Paris Mends Broken Hearts
Gwendoline Delacroix finds herself fleeing Paris in a desperate attempt to escape the memories that haunt her in her French countryside chateau. Following the aftermath of WWII, she had become a widower and desperately missing her husband, Jean. Although her loyal and quirky staff do their best to keep her afloat, Gwendoline eventually takes charge and in a quick turn of events, finds herself at the Hotel de la Belle Paix - the hotel run by her brother and sister-in-law in the Latin Quarter in Paris.
Over the summer, Gwendoline finds work at an animal sanctuary run by an eccentric aristocrat. With new friends, an elderly cat, and a glass of wine in hand, Gwendoline proves to herself and everyone else that there is life after lost love.
Entertaining? Of course! Joyful? Undoubtedly. Champagne? Bien sur! In Paris, nothing is predictable, and everything is extraordinary.
In a second, Analeigh’s worst case scenario happens when she’s involved in a hit-and-run.
Her cupcakes become road kill and her dreams fade away.
That is until a cute tow truck driver, Danny, comes to her rescue. Can he help turn around the worst day of her life?
Anything can happen… it’s Christmas.
Christine Spencer is the owner of the coffee shop ‘Sugar N’ Spice’. She serves the best sugar and spice, and everything nice. Chrissy’s heart melts the first time she meets Nick. Then she discovers he’s the man that can destroy her dream to own the Delbert farm. His plan to bring in his investors for a viewing of the property would cancel her annual Christmas dance at the farm. He proposes a deal for her to date him for a week and he’ll stall his investors.
Can Nick convince her those first sparks they felt, are real?
Nothing like a little spice added to the holidays, unless someone ends up on the naughty list.
Trevor becomes infatuated with the choir teacher but feels compelled to distance himself from the vibrant and free woman that reminds him of painful memories.
Together, the two must learn that in order to have a future, you have to forgive the past.
A simple word that changed my life.
He's standing in front of me.
My heart beats faster….my mouth runs dry with lust and desire.
I'm pretty sure I'm falling for HIM!
His hot muscular body sets a fire in the pit of my stomach…
A burning that races all the way down to my center.
I can feel that intense heat and the need to have him.
One touch and I experience the most intense electrical sensation in the world.
And when life seems so perfect, he decides to leave!
"I walk through the midnight valley, thinking only of you…
you're the love of my life and losing you makes me blue…"
I decide to pick up the pieces of my life but seems like it has a different plan altogether.
Confident, attractive, and rich. Submissive women kept him a confirmed bachelor.
Aaron MacDonald always got what he wanted, and no woman would ever change that.
Then Elsie Chisholm arrived at his resort for her sister's wedding. Her magazine article had her focused on the sexy resort owner.
It's business to her. She's a challenge to him. Which one will gain control of planned seduction?
Felt by the Heart
A tale of one mother's heart: heartbreak, her children's love, and second chances.
As Rachel Winters's fiftieth birthday approached, the forever she'd found with Ryan ended with heartache. And for her daughter, the second chance of having a dad. Will Rachel find the strength to rebuild her life and her daughter's?
A handsome man captures her interest but she denies love to enter her mind. She's already accepted she'll never have what her parents have. Rachel's okay with that. She has her kids, her business, and a hydrotherapy shower.
Guarded by lighthouses, sun-drenched beaches, sparkling coves, and rugged shorelines; the seaside city in Nova Scotia is known for its culture and heritage. It's known as the gateway to Atlantic Canada. To Rachel, it's known as home. To pharmaceutical tycoon, Derek Rutherford, it's now home where the woman of his dreams lives. Is he really at Rachel's deli for a coffee and bagel every morning? Second chances happen when least expected.
High Stakes Suspense - Lauren Reynolds is widowed after an explosion in her husband's warehouse. She believed he ran a legit business. A knock on her door on the day of his funeral tells her differently.
Brett Donovan lives for danger. Lauren Reynolds lives for new shoes at Saks.
Now they are on the run.
One hot steamy night only complicates matters.
Snow is falling thick and fast outside the Gingerbread Café and inside, its owner Lily is planning the wedding of the year. Her wedding! She never dreamt it would happen, but this Christmas, she’ll be marrying the man of her dreams - in a Christmas-card-perfect ceremony!
The gingerbread is baking, the dress is fitted and the mistletoe’s in place – for once, everything’s going to plan. That is until her mother-in-law arrives... Suddenly, Lily’s famous cool is being tested like never before and her dream wedding is crumbling before her eyes.
In the blink of a fairylight, the Gingerbread Café has been thrown into chaos! Lily thought she had this wedding wrapped up, but with so much to do before she says ‘I do’, can Lily get to the church on time – and make this Christmas sparkle after all?
Also by Rebecca Raisin:
The Gingerbread Café trilogy:
Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe
Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café
The Bookshop on the Corner
Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm
The Little Paris Collection
The Little Bookshop on the Seine
The Little Antique Shop Under the Eiffel Tower
The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysées
‘Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café is simply divine, with stunning writing slipping between being utterly romantic, charming and fun-filled and a little emotional.’ – Reviewed the Book
‘[Rebecca Raisin]’s a modern Maeve Binchy.’ – Books for Bunny
‘A truly beautiful story, this is one to put you into the festive mood and keep you there for the whole season.’ – Sam Still Reading
‘a book that’s sure to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, with a healthy dose of Christmas Spirit.’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook
‘I just love this series. It's got drama and romance, but most of all it's got a more general sweetness and love and happiness that is often hard to find these days.’ – Love Reading Romance
‘I’d absolutely recommend picking up this series in the lead up to Christmas, they’re fun, quick, festive reads that’ll leave you glowing from within.’ – Into the Bookcase
‘the sweetest romance novel readers have yet to read! I found this story to be funny, romantic, and very believable.’ – UniversalCreativityInc14
'It has everything, from sensational food to gorgeous romance and all the little things in-between.' – Becca's Books
Running from heartbreak, twenty-five-year-old Becca has moved to the cosy village of Honeyford. Living with her best friend Zac in a little stone cottage, and serving mince pies and steaming gingerbread lattes at the Cosy Kettle, is the perfect escape from her past.
But starting over isn’t always plain sailing, and Becca’s shyness is holding her back from making her mark on the café. To make matters worse, her crush on blond-haired, blue-eyed local heartthrob Logan gets stronger by the day – but he can barely remember her name. So as the snow starts to fall in Honeyford, Becca has one big Christmas wish: to completely reinvent herself. Becca dreams of bringing the Cosy Kettle success and finding romance with Logan under the mistletoe.
As she gets a makeover, cosies up to Logan over mulled wine and plans the most festive celebration the café has ever seen, Becca wonders why she waited so long to step out of her comfort zone… Zac, on the other hand, thought she was perfect before – always caring for others – and he misses the quirky girl with the bright blue hair.
When Logan turns out to not be all he seems, Becca is left wondering if he’s really the one for her. With her party plans also going awry, can Becca save her beloved Cosy Kettle in time for Christmas? And has the key to her happiness been in front of her all along?
Readers have fallen in love with the Cosy Kettle books:
‘Oh my heart… a must read… I am absolutely blown away with how much I loved and enjoyed it…. A well-deserved five stars… Highly recommend. I actually devoured most of this book in a day, I couldn’t put it down.’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars
‘This is bloody fantastic!!... I completely and utterly fell in love with this story… one of those that you can’t put down… fantastic… will give you all the feels and will have you laughing out loud… Absolutely 100% recommended by me!!’ Curled Up with a Good Book, 5 stars
‘So many funny parts that I found myself laughing all the way through! It is a definite page turner and I literally could not put it down once I started it!… a delight to read… Fabulous!! Highly recommended!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘What an absolutely brilliant book, it has everything you could possibly want… I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. It is the perfect book to brighten your day… heart-warming and totally laugh-out-loud funny… you can’t help smiling when you’re reading it.’ MrsCsHonestBookReviews, 5 stars
‘I loved this book… brilliant characters… a page-turner from the start… warm, charming and laugh-out-loud funny. A thoroughly enjoyable story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Words cannot describe how much I adored this novel… I loved every minute… hooks you from the start… will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy and I just loved every page… simply brilliant.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars
‘I absolutely adored this beautiful book… completely delightful… will warm your heart and leave you smiling from ear to ear. Highly recommend to all.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Fans of Carole Matthews, Susan Wiggs and Scarlett Bailey – and anyone who loves the sound of Christmas songs and the sparkle of decorations on the tree – will adore this festive holiday treat!
Everyone loves Christmas – don’t they?
Carrie Blake loves her job as a nanny but, while her friends are settling down, all of Carrie’s spare time is spent with other people’s families. Though it breaks her heart, her New Year’s resolution is to embark on a new career and fix her love life.
As Carrie starts her last job, she’s sure she’ll be going out on a high – the house is amazing, the kids are adorable, and she’s in charge of decorating the tree!
The only problem could be her boss… single-dad, Adam Fletcher might be both handsome and successful, but he’s always working. Doesn’t he realise he’s missing out on precious moments with his son and daughter?
As Adam’s family arrive for Christmas including his sensitive sister, Sharon, and his fun-loving, elderly Grandpa, Walter, Carrie realises that she might just have found the perfect allies in her quest to persuade Adam to loosen up. There’s still time for Carrie to make this the best Christmas ever… after all, Christmas is the time for miracles, isn’t it? Let the festivities begin!
What readers are saying about A Christmas to Remember…
‘I instantly fell in love with this book and its characters, especially Carrie... I loved the way that she injected fun and Christmas spirit into the children and eventually Adam. This is a book that made me feel warm and cosy inside and I know I will want to read it every Christmas, it has the perfect mix of elements for a Christmas… So get on your big Christmas jumper, make yourself some hot cocoa, curl up by the fire and read it too! 5/5 That Thing She Reads
‘Jenny's character development was perfect, and I grew to know and love Carrie, the children, Adam, and his entire family more as I turned the pages… I cannot recommend this absolutely beautiful story enough. It is perfect for everyone, and I beg you to read it before Christmas rolls around. I feel like it's reinforced my Christmas beliefs once more. That the presents beneath the tree and the food on the table is definitely an advantage, but as long as you have your family around you, I really don't think that you need much more than that.’ Becca’s Books
‘A Christmas to Remember is a wonderful holiday story about love, life and learning to say yes to the things that matter most in your life. I absolutely adored this novel, it’s the perfect holiday romance!’ Life with Joy
Save on your next Heartwarming purchase. Details inside the book.
This holiday season, warm your heart with 15 connected sweet, clean & wholesome holiday romances set in Christmas Town from 15 Harlequin Heartwarming authors who are USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.
There are five connected books in A Heartwarming Holiday. That means each set of three novellas shares characters and storylines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, Maine, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Holiday will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters (no cliffhangers), for more than 1200 pages.
Book 1: Once Upon a Holiday by Anna Adams, Anna J Stewart & Melinda Curtis:
Three former college roommates start a business to bring the magic of the holidays to everyone in Christmas Town.
Novella 1: Once Upon a Thanksgiving by Anna Adams, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 2: Once Upon a Christmas by Anna J Stewart, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 3: Once Upon a New Year’s Eve by Melinda Curtis, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Book 2: Holiday Heroes by Leigh Riker, Tara Randel & Cari Lynn Webb:
Three former Navy SEALs come together to restore an outdated resort.
Novella 1: Thankfully Yours by Leigh Riker, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 2: Cooking Up Christmas by Tara Randel, Barnes and Noble bestselling, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 3: Countdown to Romance by Cari Lynn Webb, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Book 3: 24 North Pole Lane by Carol Ross, Amy Vastine & Cheryl Harper:
Romance is being delivered to 24 North Pole Lane this holiday season.
Novella 1: Hers by Thanksgiving by Carol Ross, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 2: Peace, Love, and Baby Joy by Amy Vastine, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 3: Never Say Never on New Year’s by Cheryl Harper, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Book 4: Magic Moments by Tara Taylor Quinn, Shirley Hailstock & Liz Flaherty:
Three different times, three different stories. They all bring magic to Christmas Town.
Novella 1: Christmas Past by Tara Taylor Quinn, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 2: It Only Happens in Christmas Town by Shirley Hailstock, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 3: The Magic Stocking by Liz Flaherty, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Book 5: Nutcracker Sweethearts by Dana Mentink, Roz Denny Fox, & Amie Denman:
As the stage production of the Nutcracker unfolds in Christmas Town, three couples find love with the help of a little holiday magic!
Novella 1: Thanksgiving Duet by Dana Mentink, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 2: Christmas Curtain Call by Roz Denny Fox, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Novella 3: Set for New Year’s by Amie Denman, Harlequin Heartwarming author
If this boxed set appeals to you, look for our previous holiday anthology: A Heartwarming Christmas.
The Clover Park Series
Book 1: The Opposite of Wild
Book 2: Daisy Does It All
Book 3: Bad Taste in Men
Book 4: Kissing Santa
Book 5: Restless Harmony
Book 6: Not My Romeo
Book 7: Rev Me Up
Book 8: An Ambitious Engagement
Book 9: Clutch Player
Book 10: A Tempting Friendship
And don’t miss my spinoff Clover Park STUDS series with some Clover Park favorites popping up too!
CLOVER PARK STUDS
Book 1: Almost in Love
Book 2: Almost Married
Book 3: Almost Over It
Book 4: Almost Romance
Book 5: Almost Hitched
And the brand new standalone series about the irresistibly sexy Campbell brothers (and one tomboy sister), who find love with the help of the matchmaking leader of the Happy Endings Book Club!
HAPPY ENDINGS BOOK CLUB
Book 1: Hidden Hollywood
Book 2: Inviting Trouble
Book 3: So Revealing
Book 4: Formal Arrangement
Keywords: Christmas, holiday romance, romantic comedy, women's fiction, humor, humorous romance, clover park series, contemporary romance, chick lit, funny romance, humorous fiction, small town romance, series romance, series, family sagas, romance series, romance, romantic, marriage, love, family life, friendship, Kylie Gilmore, USA Today bestselling author
Thanks for Love – A Thanksgiving Novella
Is faith and forgiveness enough to make a family of four survive and thrive?
After Sarah’s horrific ordeal with Amanda, all she wanted was to be in Tom’s arms forever. But now she’s not sure she is the best person to bring this family together.
When it looks like the wedding is off, Connor and Grady put together a plan to get the family they’ve always wanted. A Thanksgiving Day wedding, with all of Broken Bow in attendance is in jeopardy. Can the boys get the bride to show up?
Christmas Courage – A Christmas Novelette
A week before Christmas, Kat’s father turns up on their doorstep and wants to be a part of her life. As far as Theresa is concerned, when Doug walked out fifteen years ago, leaving her with a two-year-old child and a mountain of debt, he forfeited all claims to Kat’s life. He does not get to waltz in like Santa Claus and re-claim her.
Kat needs more than courage to navigate this Christmas season. She needs a miracle.
The Hogmanay Stranger – A New Year’s Novelette
The Sweetwater Canyon musicians celebrate Hogmanay in Scotland with Rachel’s father, Gavin Cullen. Since his wife’s death eight years ago, Gavin has never been the same. Running the bed and breakfast inn is what has kept him going.
When a young, homeless stranger is given a room in the inn on New Year’s Eve, he’s met with great caution. Clearing the cobwebs of the past in order to begin anew is a tradition at Hogmanay, but can the Cullen family let go?
But when Ben, the brother of one of the brides-to-be, has accidentally taken her room, Taylor is left without a place to stay during the blizzard filled holiday weekend. Cupid intervenes, and Ben makes room for Taylor in his bed — the first time ever for Taylor. But can he also make room for her in his heart?
Heart to Heart is a short & spicy romance. About 9,000 words.
Thomas, the gorgeous, moody decorator, is a man with his own agenda that doesn't seem to include Sophie. Even in his paint-smeared tee shirt, faded jeans and scuffed boots, he is immodestly masculine, handsome and sizzling hot. But when his eyes reflect the pain she knows so well, Sophie cannot help but wonder if there is another side to the cold exterior.
Thomas finds his heart opening to this beautiful, wounded woman from his past. A passion smoulders as they work together in the months before Christmas. But he has been hurt before and hesitates to stoke the fire between them.
Will the magic of the holidays heal a family and bring two lost souls together?
Escaping her callous and unfaithful husband, she meets the neighbor, Ben, a single parent and finds their circumstances have many things in common.
One kiss convinces her that not all men are like Matt, the husband she left behind, but his unexpected arrival threatens her plans to start her new life.
Does true love conquer all at Christmas?
Christmas is four weeks off when the Sheriff calls saying a shovel hit the backdoor of her café, setting off the alarm. Amy enters from the ally to bring it in and when she goes to leave an ex-Navy Seal is blocking the doorway framed by the fog. Vowing to never be a victim twice, she arms herself with the shovel only to learn that he’s been shot.
Can she help him despite her fear of men?