The Holiday Cottage by the Sea: An utterly gorgeous feel good romantic comedy

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Wow! Every time I pick up a Holly Martin book I devour it within hours… Holly Martin's writing is more than a 5 star rating…’ Goodreads Reviewer
The new book from the bestselling author of Summer at Buttercup Beach. Escape to Sandcastle Bay, where you’ll discover a charming little seaside village brimming with heart-warming friendships, quirky characters and plenty of sunshine.

The perfect place to fall in love this summer…

Tori Graham is in need of a holiday. Trying to piece her heart back together after losing the love of her life, she escapes to Blossom Cottage, with its picturesque views of the sea. And plans to spend the summer in gorgeous Sandcastle Bay, where her best friend Melody Rosewood lives.

Tori’s not expecting her summer by the beach to be eventful, until she meets handsome and mysterious Aidan Jackson…

Aidan looks after the holiday cottage Tori is staying in. Healing from past hurts, he wants to avoid any further chance of heartache. But could this newcomer be the breath of fresh air he needs?

Finding herself embracing life in the coastal community, Tori starts to fall in love with Sandcastle Bay and its welcoming cast of residents. But that’s not all she begins to fall for, as Tori is swept away by Aidan’s genuine heart and mischievous sense of humour. The attraction between them is undeniable, but will a simple holiday romance be enough?

As Tori’s stay in Sandcastle Bay comes to an end she has a tough decision to make…. Has her heart found a new place to call home?

A joyously romantic summer read that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you.

Read what everyone is saying about Holly Martin:

'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

'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

'I absolutely flew through this book … A wonderful story that I have no doubt will leave you with a smile!'Rae Reads

'A fantastically romantic book … I was almost in tears …Holly Martin at her best.Rachel’s Random Reads 

'This is a hug in a book and I found it simply delightful.' Goodreads

'Oh my! I think I’ve just fell in love! 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

'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

'This is probably the best Holly Martin book I’ve read so far! Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.' Stardust Book Reviews

'Sometimes you just need a really good read, one that will lift you out of your doldrums. When I’m having a day (or week) like that, I reach for Holly Martin and I’m never disappointed...you can suspend disbelief and, for a little while, believe in happily ever after.For the Love of Books
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‘This was a fun and fabulous book to curl up with under the blanket and with a fire blazing … And best of all it made me excited for Christmas!’ Escapades of a Bookworm 

 

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

‘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
Apr 12, 2018
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9781786814661
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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 The stunning new summer story from the bestselling author of Summer at Buttercup Beach. Step into the delightful seaside village of Sandcastle Bay, where you’ll discover golden sand, welcoming smiles and an unforgettable romance…
Melody Rosewood loves her new home in idyllic Sandcastle Bay. The beautiful little cottage on the edge of Sunshine Beach, with its bright yellow door and view of the sea has captured her heart. And she loves being close by to her family and best friend Tori Graham. 

Life by the sea is pretty much perfect, there’s just one thing missing…

Gorgeous Jamie Jackson, with his cheeky grin and adorable puppy, works as a sculptor opposite Melody’s jewellery shop. From the moment he and Melody meet sparks fly. But despite their instant attraction, a past heartache is holding Jamie back.

As Melody starts to make a life for herself in the close-knit, quirky seaside community, she realises Jamie could be the one for her. But as the two of them take a chance on romance, it’s one dating disaster after another. Are they destined to always be just good friends? 

Or will Melody finally find her happily-ever-after in Sandcastle Bay?

A perfect, feel-good summer read that will make you want to escape to the beach for a romantic day in the sun. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you.

Read what everyone is saying about Holly Martin:

‘Wow! Every time I pick up a Holly Martin book I devour it within hours… Holly Martin's writing is more than a 5 star rating…’ Goodreads Reviewer

'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

'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

'This is a hug in a book and I found it simply delightful.' Goodreads Reviewer

‘Utterly enchanted by this incredibly romantic story, set in a picturesque location… written by one of the queens of rom coms - Holly Martin! I devoured this book!’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

‘A beautiful summer read with sizzling hot romance.’ Jessica's Book Biz 

'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

'Oh my! I think I’ve just fell in love! 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

‘Sandcastle Bay is the holiday destination on everyone's lips this summer. The Holiday Cottage by the Sea is a smashing summer read leaving you crying with laughter in places and heart melting in others!’ Chells and Books

'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

'I absolutely flew through this book … A wonderful story that I have no doubt will leave you with a smile!' Rae 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

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