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
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*
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
Lexi Titan has mastered the art of pretending everything’s fine. After all, how else could she ignore the fact that her husband is never home, her son barely knows him and the last time she had sex, well, who can remember?
With her life crumbling, the last thing she wants to do is go on a trip, especially back to Vegas; a city full of glitz, excess, and Leo, the man she’s spent the last six years trying to forget. But when her best friend announces she’s getting married, Lexi doesn’t have a choice. Besides, it’s ridiculous to avoid an entire city because of one guy. Even if he is the father of your child.
Face to face with memories of the past and the gorgeous man who started it all, Lexi can no longer deny the truth to anyone, especially Leo. But honesty will come at a price, and Lexi must decide if she’s wiling to take that risk. And what exactly will she tell her husband?
Because as she now knows, NOTHING STAYS IN VEGAS.
Can a summer romance survive the cold of winter?
Nina Wells, a widow in her late forties, had buried love with her husband. Until she met the playwright next door. Clint, a school teacher by profession, is sweating through his first play. When he accidentally dumps his mint chip ice cream on Nina’s chest, he meets the one woman who believes he can write.
Nina, an actress, sees Clint’s talent. Using her experience in the theater to guide him, she bonds with him over the play. They collaborate, writing and cooking together. The summer flies by as Nina falls in love and hopes her new man will revive her dormant acting career as well as her love life.
But once back in the City, reality bombards them at every turn. There’s no sentiment in the theater, only cold, hard reality. What will Clint do when faced with the option of losing his dream or the woman of his dreams?
The most wonderful time of the year?
Katie Warham has just one wish this year...to have the best Christmas ever!
If only she could lock herself away in a cloud of flour and sugar at her cosy little tearoom, Crumbtious Cakes, instead of spending the festive season trapped with her judgemental mother, crazy Aunt Gina and loved-up celebrity brother Carl...
But Katie never expected her ex-boyfriend, widower Sam – and his two adorable children – to turn up on her doorstep. She didn’t think that any man could tempt her under the mistletoe this year, but Sam might just prove the exception! And as the snow begins to fall and Katie puts the final touches to her famous Christmas cake, she begins to wonder, could her Christmas wish actually come true?Praise for Darcie Boleyn
‘A beautiful and heartwarming tale, that really tugged at my heart strings...a delightful debut novel from Darcie Boleyn.’ ― Gilbster (Top 1000 Amazon Reviewer)
‘The sort of book you want to read on a cold winters night, put on your fluffy pyjamas, grab a hot chocolate and immerse yourself in the delights of Wish upon a Christmas Cake.’ ― The Book Review Café
‘What a gorgeously delicious book this is! It just makes me wish I was reading it by a roaring fire, with snow outside on the ground and a plate full of mince pies beside me!’ ― Goodreads Review
‘Wish Upon a Christmas Cake is very much a story of loss and true love with a sprinkling of Christmas thrown in for good measure.’ ― By The Letter Book Reviews
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?
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
Wedding bells ring out in Budbury as the Comfort Food Café and its cosy community of regulars are gearing up for a big celebration...
But Auburn Longville doesn’t have time for that! Between caring for her poorly mum, moving in with her sister and running the local pharmacy, life is busy enough – and it’s about to get busier. Chaos arrives in the form of a figure from her past putting her quaint village life and new relationship with gorgeous Finn Jensen in jeopardy. It’s time for Auburn to face up to some life changing decisions.
Settle in for a slice of wedding cake at the Comfort Food Café – a place where friendships are made for life and nobody ever wants to leave.
Life’s not always a walk in the park...
When Anna is dumped by her fiancé, she moves in to her own place on the edge of the gorgeous Wildflower Park and pledges to stay off men and focus on her career, but a handsome new colleague seems to thwart her attempts at every turn. And when she receives an accidental text from a mystery man, could it be the new start she needs? Or someone she really shouldn't be falling for?
Anna’s neighbour Sophie is a stressed-out mum-of-two with a third on the way. Her husband is a constant frustration, and their children are a regular source of newly-invented swear words and unidentifiable sticky surfaces.
Luckily, Anna and Sophie have each other – and Wildflower Park proves to be a sanctuary as they map out a path to find the happiness they both deserve...
Fantastically funny, this irresistibly heart-warming novel will charm fans of Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell.
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?
When talented artist Nee Sutherland returns to Butterfly Cove for her sister’s wedding, it’s only a matter of time before she has to face her own bridegroom – Luke Spenser – the man she impulsively married, then left in the middle of the night.
Nee hasn’t picked up her paintbrushes in months, a part of her is broken. She knows Luke might never forgive her, leaving him was the biggest mistake of her life – but could coming home for Christmas be the best decision she’s ever made?
Maybe all she needs is a little Christmas miracle...
A delightfully feel-good festive romance, perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd.
Don’t miss Spring at Lavender Bay, the enchanting first book in Sarah Bennet’s new series, ‘Lavender Bay’, available February 2018!Praise for Sarah Bennett:
‘I think Sarah has topped my author discovery of 2017 list with this final book in the Butterfly Cove series!’ Straight Shootin Book Reviews
‘A delight to read...Sarah Bennett has leapt onto my auto-buy list!’ Nicola Armstrong (NetGalley reviewer)
‘I loved, loved, loved this book!’ Moohnshine’s Corner
‘An excellent feel-good festive read.’ Nicola Clough (NetGalley reviewer)
‘An excellent feel-good festive read!’ Vanilla & Spice Books
‘A delightful and engaging read. An emotional journey I’ll never forget.’ Urban Book Reviews
‘A sweet, feel-good contemporary romance...definitely sigh-worthy!’ My Humble Opinion
‘I am already looking forward to my next trip to Butterfly Cove!’ Rachel’s Random Reads (top 1,000 Amazon reviewer)