A Christmas to Remember

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A beautiful story about the magic of childhood Christmas memories, the strength of family and falling in love when you least expect it.

 

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

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Bookouture
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Oct 10, 2014
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316
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9781909490666
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English
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the café at Seashell Cove, where there’s hot chocolate to keep you warm – and the man of your dreams could be waiting…

 

Interior designer Tilly Campbell loves being carefree and single. But her latest job is redecorating the cosy local café for a Christmas party, and when her friends confess their plans for the big night – including a proposal, a declaration of love and a pregnancy announcement – Tilly starts to wonder if she might be missing out…

 

Transforming the café into a winter wonderland is more of a challenge than she thought, so when she bumps into gorgeous newcomer Seth, Tilly welcomes the distraction. Seth is a single father, struggling to settle his son Jack into their new cottage, and Tilly is determined to help them make their house into a home in time for Christmas.

 

But with the café still in chaos just days before the party it looks like it’s going to be a Christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons… With friends old and new relying on her, can Tilly save the Christmas party?

 

And could she finally find love waiting for her under the mistletoe?

 

A heart-warming, hilarious read about friendship, family and the meaning of Christmas. Perfect for fans of Sue Moorcroft, Holly Martin and Debbie Johnson!

 

What readers are saying about The Christmas Café at Seashell Cove:

 

‘The absolute perfect read… Would definitely recommend this one without a shadow of a doubt! Fantastic!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely adore this… The perfect Christmassy story… Absolutely perfect!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

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‘Had me chuckling throughout.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘Funny from the first page – in fact make that funny from the first paragraph! I so enjoyed this light-hearted and feel-good read… I found myself chuckling along… Engaging and very witty.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Oh how I love Seashell Cove! It’s probably one of my favourite series – ever… It’s funny throughout, it’s engaging, and just written beautifully!… I loved, loved, loved being back in Seashell Cove… Keeps you hooked to the story until the very last page.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars

 

‘If this book doesn't get you into the spirit of Christmas then I don't know what else will!… I love this series… The setting is fabulous… Sit back and enjoy every aspect of this wonderful novel. The Christmas Café at Seashell Cove is one that will definitely warm your heart. It's a fabulous story… One to put a smile on your face and joy in your heart!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘A lovely, cosy and heartwarming Christmas story… Makes you laugh out loud.’ B for Book Review, 5 stars

 

‘A perfect read for the holidays.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘I love Seashell Cove!… Heartwarming.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Fabulous… I loved reading every moment of this story… Gwen from the cafe was as amusing as ever… A joy to read, this is another lovely story from an author who is fast becoming a drop-everything-and-read-now author – in fact I pretty much did that with this book and didn't regret it. Such a pleasurable story to lose yourself in for a few hours.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

 

‘I instantly fell for Seth… Full of Christmas cheer, romantic moments, and gives you that feel-good feeling… Real laugh-out-loud moments… Excellent.’ Star Crossed Reviews

 

‘Heartwarming… Perfect for cosy days in during the festive season.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Full of Christmas romance and just so gorgeous – you will not be able to put this book down!’ Rather Too Fond of Books 

‘It captivated me, drew me in, held me under its magical spell and left me feeling as if I'd just stepped out of a winter wonderland, the fairy-tale sort.’ Becca’s Books 


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 

’I absolutely loved this book! … A beautifully written story you won’t be able to put down and one of the best festive reads I’ve ever read.’ 10/10This Chick Reads 

An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, thespecial magic of a family Christmas… and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe. 

Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be? 

Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas. 

When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble… 

With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas? 

What readers are saying about Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses


‘This was such a wonderful, heart-warming Christmas romance and I loved every minute spent within the pages!... Christmas Wishes And Mistletoe Kisses" is sure to warm your heart this holiday season! FIVE stars.’Novels of the Heart 

‘Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses’ is a wonderful, delightful, emotional read perfect for everyone. There’s a fair share of romance, however I can’t say this is strictly a romance book. It’s way beyond that! Little gem that everyone needs in their lives, bringing to their homes the festive spirit and Christmas magic. I adored it!’ This Chick Reads 

‘What can I say apart from Jenny Hale knows how to write a Christmas book that sums up the feeling of the season completely… I couldn't stop myself just turning the pages to continue reading this bubble of festive goodness!’ Rachel’s Random Reads 

‘If I had to pick among all of the amazing Christmas stories that are being offered to us this season – I would have to put Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses on the very top of my own Christmas List as a gift I would (and will) give to friends and family without hesitation.’ The Keeper Bookshelf 

‘If you are after a warm, festive, heart warming story with genuinely nice characters and beautiful surroundings then this book is totally for you! When the characters laughed, I smiled. When the characters cried, I felt their emotion - it was brilliantly written!’ Lozza’s Book Corner

‘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

Coming Home for Christmas is a beautifully observed story about the importance of family, the magic of Christmas, and falling in love one snowflake at a time.
Fans of Trisha Ashley, Susan Wiggs, Carole Matthews and Susan Mallery – and anyone who loves the sound of carols and the twinkling of lights on the Christmas tree – will adore Jenny Hale's feel-good novel.

Christmas is a time for family... isn't it?

Allie Richfield loves Christmas, so when she lands a job as House Manager for the amazing Ashford Estate—which includes organizing the Marley family festivities—she is in her element. With a budget bigger than her life savings and a team of staff, how hard can it be?

As one-by-one she meets the Marleys, she’s about to find out...

Allie’s new boss, Robert, might be gorgeous, but he’s also colder than the snow outside and refuses to come home for Christmas. Robert’s playboy brother, Kip, flirts with her relentlessly; and his sister, Sloane, arrives home with baggage—both the divorce-kind and the Louis Vuitton kind. Their ninety-two year old grandmother, Pippa, spends her day grumbling at them all from her mobility scooter.

With Robert intending to sell Ashford, it’s the Marley’s last chance to create some happy memories in their family home—and Allie is determined to make it happen... even if it takes a little Christmas magic! With the festive spirit in full swing, she might even discover a little happiness of her own...

Coming Home For Christmas is a Hallmark Channel original movie for 2017.

Praise for Coming Home for Christmas
I fell in love with Coming Home For Christmas as soon as I was introduced to both Allie and the Marley family. It’s very rare that I find myself loving an entire family, but the Marley’s were just awesome. Not your typical rich family, they weren’t particularly snobby or anything, they didn’t just see Allie as the ‘help’ and I just immediately wanted to become a part of their family! I wanted to live in Ashford, in the beautiful sounding house, with wings! WINGS! Can you imagine living in a house that has wings?

I really just loved this book so much. It’s set in Virginia and it made me want to visit, it’s so rare to find a book set in the USA that’s not New York or Boston or LA.Jenny Hale is such a fabulous writer with such an eye for characters you’ll fall in love with. I certainly fell in love with Robert. I can’t wait for Jenny’s second book, this was just super amazing and it kept me reading all day with barely a pause. Read it, it’s the perfect Christmas story, heck it’s perfect for any time of year. Coming Home For Christmas, remember that title and buy it now, you will not regret it! ChickLitReviewsandNews.com

‘I loved this story, there wasn’t one unlikable character, in fact I found myself loving the Marley’s and their family dynamics. Kip is flirtatious and good looking, you can feel the attraction him and Allie have from their very first meeting. But for me the relationship between Allie and Robert had me enraptured, the changes the employee brings out in the employer is nothing short of a Christmas miracle.

A festive debut to warm the heart whatever the season, which leaves you eagerly awaiting more from Jenny Hale!’ The Love of a Good Book

‘OMG, there are just so, so many things I loved about this book. First, the characters! Guys, let me tell you, I’ve read so many books yet I can’t actually recall reading a book with so many loveable characters… But what I loved the most is probably the fact this is not yet another romance story. Coming Home For Christmas is a mesmerizing story about what really matters in life – family. With Christmas coming soon, I think it’s the PERFECT time to read it. Strongly recommended for all HEAs addicts:)’ This Chick Reads
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