Fairytale Beginnings: A heartwarming romantic comedy

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'This story had everything that I utterly adore... Fairytale Beginnings by Holly Martin was absolutely gorgeous in every single way possible.Becca's Books

Hopeless romantic Milly Rose has had her fair share of heartbreak. Obsessed with all things Disney, she refuses to give up on finding her Prince Charming – he’s out there somewhere, isn’t he? 

When Milly is given a job to investigate the origins of a historical building in the village of Clover's Rest, she’s not sure what to expect. What she discovers takes her breath away - a beautiful real life Cinderella castle, complete with turrets, a magnificent drawbridge AND a very handsome owner…Cameron Heartstone

As Milly and Cameron begin to unearth the secrets of Clover Castle, they can’t ignore the intense chemistry building between them. But they’ve both been hurt badly before. Can they take a big leap of faith and find their own happily-ever-after? 

A deliciously enchanting read that will delight fans of Rachael Lucas, Lucy Diamond and Miranda Dickinson or anyone who has ever blubbed at a Disney movie. Who says real life can’t be a fairytale? 

‘Holly Martin writes about life and love with such big-hearted warmth and flair.’ Belinda Jones

'I adored this book. Romantic and written with the fabulous humour that makes Holly's books such a delight. It's utterly gorgeous, funny, and swoonsome.' Rachael Lucas

‘Holly Martin makes me laugh out loud. Her stories are filled with memorable, lovable characters who reel me in and leave me giggling long after I finish the book.’ Jenny Hale

‘A heartwarming, cute and of course fairytale like story that I happily whiled away the hours reading’. Laura’s Little Book Blog

This book is truly magical…Holly surprises me with her writing and her ideas every single time and I really can’t wait to read her next books!!! Sky’s Book Corner

The setting of Clover Castle and all of the secrets within were intriguing…Holly's writing is, as always, a joy to read…A wonderful, fun summer read.’ Chick Lit Chloe

A fabulous, sparkly story that I really enjoyed. It's introduced me to what a great author Holly Martin is, but if you're already familiar with her then I'm pretty sure this won't disappoint. If you want a romantic, gorgeous read then this is certainly the story for you.’ Little Northern Soul

The story had so many twists and turns that I struggled to put it down…This book is for every girl who's ever thought she wouldn't get her happy ending. It's for every girl who's had her heart pulled out, stomped on and crushed into a million pieces, this book is for you.’ Star Crossed Reviews

‘Full of charm, romance and is thoroughly entertaining. It has a touch of sparkle that even the hard-hearted will simply melt.’ Postcard Reviews 

Holly Martin has again written a brilliant, lovely story that has you hooked from start to the finish, a story full of magic, fantastic characters, beautiful settings and wonderful, new and unique storyline.’ On My Bookshelf

I cannot praise this gorgeous book enough, it is sure to put a smile on our face’ Paris Baker’s Book Nook

Gorgeously uplifting and I quickly got swept up in the storytelling of a beautiful fairytale…a book that will have you smiling like a loon and dreaming of your own little fairytale ending. Reviewed the Book

‘I really enjoyed it! It has great characters, a brilliant plot and lots of humorous moments making it a terrific book to escape into!’ Splashes into books 

‘The perfect book for me… magical, sparkly, romantic and mysterious story that held my attention from start to finished. I will be eagerly awaiting Holly's next book!
' Nest of Books Review
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Welcome to beautiful Hope Island where the sea sparkles, the daffodils are blooming and a blossoming romance is just around the corner…

 

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*

‘From that very first chapter you are hooked… you aren’t able to put the book down it is that good… another beautifully written romantic book… A real contender for the best Christmas book 2017!’ Jessica’s Book Biz, 5 stars

 

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

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Bookouture
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Published on
Jul 10, 2015
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781910751152
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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This content is DRM protected.
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Editorial Reviews

"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words

"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers

"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens

"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog

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Synopsis

Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.

The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.

But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…

‘Is there really such a thing as a perfect proposal?

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

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