Snowy rooftops, mulled wine, and a hot single dad. Not the Christmas Saffy wished for… but maybe the one she needs?
Twenty-nine year old Saffron Baxter knew her holiday plans didn’t stand a chance the moment her sister called to say she was stuck abroad with no hope of being home before Christmas. Saffy would just have to abandon thoughts of wild festive parties in the city and head down to remote Cornwall.
Because every year her sister hosts a huge Christmas meal for all the single parents in her village. And Saffy knows it’d break her heart to let them down.
Arriving as snow starts to fall over the thatched cottages of the little harbour town of Port Breok, she meets Logan – the tall, fair-haired, blue-eyed, devoted single dad who lives next door, with his adorable daughter Chloe. At first she thinks he might help her make Christmas Day extra-memorable, but he just seems convinced she’ll never manage – that she’s just a party girl who doesn’t care about Christmas, or anyone’s feelings.
Maybe he’s right. After all – she doesn’t want to settle down, she’s only there for a few days… But she’s still determined to do her sister proud with gorgeous decorations, the most beautiful real tree – complete with extra twinkly lights, and delicious mince pies. To make it a Christmas everyone will remember, especially little Chloe. Even if, when the mistletoe comes down, she knows she’ll probably never see Logan again…
The perfect festive romance novel, ideal for fans of Nora Roberts, Jenny Hale and Debbie Macomber.
Readers love Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel:
‘Oh my, what a fabulous romantic and festive read!...There really is so much to love about this story… a truly fabulous feel good read that will definitely have you feeling all loved up and romantic by the end. The perfect festive read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Fantastic from the first page to the last. I really didn't want it to end at all. So enchanting and romantic and about finding your own happiness when you don't think you can… A simply fantastic read, highly recommend it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I loved this book!!! This one really had it all: fun characters, a break-up, an engagement, Christmas, and of course a crazy dog!’ My Life as a Dog Bed, 5 stars
‘Simply put this book was amazing! This book pulls at your heartstrings... Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A pure pleasure to devour this book, I just didn't want it to end, I was enjoying it so much… A wonderful Christmas book.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars
‘Just what I was in the mood for!!... A great Christmas read that will leave you longing for more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘The perfect heartwarming and feel good Christmas novel. I loved everything: the plot, the description of Cornwall, the characters. It's a page turner I couldn't put down. Highly recommended!’ Scrapping and Playing, 5 stars
‘A beautifully festive and heartwarming story. Absolutely fantastic! Will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars
‘The perfect story to get you in the Christmas mood.’ It’s All About Books
‘I loved this light hearted, witty and romantic storyline that did touch on a couple of more delicate subjects and this was handled with great care… I would definitely recommend this book if you want something to get you in the festive spirit.’ Rea’s Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘A fantastic read from the first page to the last. Full of warm, relatable characters… A perfect festive read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Every Christmas Lizzie promises herself that things will change and she will leap into the new year a new woman. And yet here she is again, at the beginning of December and nothing is different. Her girls have grown up and left home, her husband Henry is slumped in front of the TV and she is alone in the kitchen, seeking refuge in the cooking sherry and talking to her Gary Barlow calendar. She’s also been very diverted by handsome new neighbourMarcus and she knows she shouldn’t be …
So when best friend Ann suggests a weekend away in the country, Lizzie jumps at the chance. Will this Christmas escape give Lizzie some much needed perspective and allow her to mend her marriage? Or will Marcus prove to be too much of a distraction?
A funny feel good festive read about rediscovering the magic of Christmas - just the thing to curl up with on a cold winters night.
What everyone’s saying about Christie Barlow:
'What a corker of a book! Relatable, enticing, full of humour and drama in double doses and with a huge dollop of Christmas sprinkled in! It’s pace doesn’t slow down for a second, from the first page you are hooked!'I Blog Books
'Very relatable characters and a story written to make you laugh and cry makes this a great read!'Angry Grey Cat Reads
'An all round fun author to read!'Eat Your Books Out
‘This is an excellent book which swept me along so well that I read it in less than a day. I loved the characters and the story and will definitely be reading more by this author. This is definitely a book to read curled up with a mug of tea or hot chocolate.’ Bookloverwormblog
'A heartwarming and cosy countryside read with characters you will love' Rachael Lucas
‘I found this book really enjoyable, the author has an engaging writing style that managed to draw me into the storyline and the lives of our character. The storyline flowed at a great pace and I raced through the book in no time soaking up the wonderful detailed descriptions. I can see that fans of Cathy Bramley and Cathy Woodman would love this book.’ Rea's Book Reviews
‘Kitty's Countryside Dream will have you laughing and smiling one minute and then you'll feel it pulling at your heart strings. This really turned out to be a beautiful book …turning the pages and unravelling the story was very thought provoking.’ Crooks on Books
‘I didn’t want to put the book down.’ Best Crime Books and More
‘Kitty's Countryside Dream is a soul-boosting necessity. I have a suspicion it's been sprinkled with a little bit of magic, as on the darkest days it'll warm your cockles and make everything seem right with the world. So, get those wellies on and head for a new roost in the country in this delicious feel-good tale with a gorgeous soft centre.' Little Bookness Lane
'A fantastic story, one that will keep you reading long into the night, just to find out what happens. I loved every moment of it and some of the scenes, with chickens, will have you chuckling' Rachel's Random Reads
‘I was unable to put this book down. I read it within a day because I was so drawn in to the characters themselves it was like I knew them. I would completely recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Definitely a huge 5 stars!’ Katie's Reading Korner Review
'This had me gripped from the first chapter. It will have you laughing, crying and will just give you a warm feeling inside' Laura H Book Blog
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
‘A heart-warming, hilarious read about friendship, family and the meaning of Christmas… Get swept away as I did with this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘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
Logan Mauldin loves to get under Miranda’s very sexy skin, and it’s only fair. She’s been getting under his since long before their first kiss at 13. Logan’s the last man interested in co-chairing a Christmas committee or participating in a sexy bachelor auction, but since that night he interrupted Miranda on a date and cornered her under the mistletoe, he can’t stop thinking about her. Or vying for her attention and bugging the hell out of her.
Christmas cheer isn’t the only thing that heats up between the Miranda and Logan, but, thanks to a lie that is as much her fault as it is his, he loses the woman he’s loved since forever. Logan will need a Christmas miracle for Miranda to forgive him. A grand gesture to melt her heart and win her back just in time for Christmas.
’Tis the season to behave badly...From the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Date!
It’s the most magical time of the year, and for travel agent Sarah it’s also the busiest! But this year one man threatens to ruin Christmas for Sarah’s customers – Mr Grinch, Will Armstrong.
The Shooting Star Mountain resort is a magical place, and Sarah has fond memories of Christmas here as a little girl. But as the resorts new owner, Will refuses to play snowball or to deck the halls with anything remotely resembling holly!
With customers complaining their Christmas is ruined, Sarah decides it’s up to her to convince gorgeous but Scroogey Will just how magical Christmas can be...
Readers love Zara’s previous book, The Wedding Date:
‘All the fun, love and laughter of a real wedding–but without having to buy a new dress!' Debbie Johnson
'The best date I have ever been on...my most favourite book of 2018' Kaisha, The Writing Garnet
‘Full of laugh out loud moments’ Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain
‘The rom com date of the year’ Phillipa Ashley
‘This book made me smile from beginning to end, every girl needs a Jake rooting for them’ Jules Wake
‘Lovely, warm and witty’ Tilly Tennant
‘Makes you laugh out loud, feel joyfully tearful and believe in happy ever afters...I loved it’ Cressida McLaughlin
‘A terrific summer romp’ Bella Osborne
‘Beautifully charming, deliciously sweet but with an unexpected bite! I loved it!’ Jo Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree
‘As frothy as a wedding gown and as full of fizz as the very best bubbly’ Emma Reid, Screenwipe
‘Has everything I look for in a romantic comedy – romance, comedy, gorgeous man...pure, enjoyable escapism’ Rachel Random Reads
Single together for the first time, 34-year-old Meg and her warm-hearted, long-suffering mother Sally are cancelling Christmas, and running away to a tiny cottage on the Cornish coast. For Meg, it is the perfect place to heal, away from all the mistletoe, while for her mother it has a special, and secret, place in her heart – from a love story that seems a lifetime ago…
Meg and Sally find they’re getting to know themselves, and each other, better than ever before. But as they are unable to resist getting involved in the village Christmas celebrations, they encounter two handsome local strangers.
Sometimes, it’s being away from home that helps you realise where your heart is. What neither woman knows is that, by the time the new year rolls around, one woman will have fallen in love with her husband all over again, and one marriage will be over for good…
An escapist, romantic and heart-warming novel for fans of One Day in December and No One Cancels Christmas.
Readers are loving Single All The Way:
‘A wonderfully written Christmas feel good story. Full of many ups and downs and misunderstandings… A definite curl up on the sofa over the Christmas period to enjoy its feel-good story line.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Exactly the type of feel good romance you are looking for for the holidays.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I loved this book so much. It is always my goal every holiday season to find the cutest Christmas related books out there and I found that in this. It’s a great mixture of holidays, family and romance.’ BookLife
‘It grabbed me on the first page and kept me turning the pages to see what happened next. This book has family drama, romance and is a different kind of Christmas story.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I knew I was going to enjoy this book… Thought provoking, entertaining and gives an insight to both sides of relationships. Loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A contemplative read which had me pondering over relationships and the complexities that surround it… Authentic… An enlightening happy read, I would say.’ Book Reviews by Shalini
‘A well-written festive novel… Brilliant and refreshing… It deserves being called unputdownable. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a different, deeper Christmas read. You’ll have it all, the family drama, the romance and the feel-good.’ Caroline’s Bookshelf
‘I enjoyed reading this book… A festive filled read… I was absolutely intrigued to find out the outcome as I had quickly become emotionally attached to all the characters. A great book to snuggle up with on the sofa.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Perfect for a bookclub… I'll be recommending it to ours as their festive read.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Gives you food for thought… Heart-warming… More than a festive read.’ Books, Life and Everything
‘Very emotional on a lot of levels.’ Sheeleen’s Musings, 5 stars
‘An emotional story of love, life and relationships which showed that none of these things ever runs smoothly or as planned… Would definitely recommend.’ Stardust Book Reviews
‘A delightful Christmas sleigh ride into the stories and hearts of two remarkable women: Meg and her mother, Sally... A perfect read… Brew a cup of tea and sink into the pages of this wonderful book.’ Kathleen Shaputis, 5 stars
What if – to find yourself – you had to run away?
Last year was meant to be when Holly got her happy-ever-after. But stuck in a job that’s going nowhere, and a relationship that feels more like it’s going backwards… this year Holly has decided it’s time to change her life. She just has to:
– End the relationship with the commitment-phobic boyfriend
– Go on a proper adventure
– Learn to be herself again
– Definitely, categorically not fall in love.
Cramming her belongings into her little yellow Mini, Holly drives on to a ferry bound to Spain, to stay at a remote farmhouse near a beautiful village in the Andalusian hills.
But the day she arrives she nearly crashes her car into a gorgeous guy on a motorbike. He’s called Matias and their paths keep crossing, much to Holly’s irritation. Because as she learns to speak Spanish from the locals, finally starts laying out plans for her own design business, and sips sangria in the sunlit village square, Holly is beginning to remember who she is and what she wants.
So she won’t allow herself be distracted by Matias. Because this year – for Holly – there are more important things in life than love. And she won’t let yet another bad relationship ruin everything… will she?
A moving and uplifting romantic comedy about living each moment and learning to trust yourself again, for fans of Jenny Hale, Debbie Macomber, and Sophie Kinsella.
Readers are loving The Year Of Starting Over:
‘I absolutely, totally and utterly flipping well loved, no make that ADORED this book… one of my top reads of 2019.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars
‘This book was wonderful!! I absolutely loved it!... I was hooked! This took me less than a day to read I was that enthralled by it. The pages just couldn’t turn fast enough! … A fabulous heart-warming read full of friendship, love, romance and humour. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!! Highly recommended.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Funny, romantic, lovely… A story that just makes your heart soar… I absolutely loved every moment of this book and the little dog in the book is the cutest thing ever. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Glorious escapism with the most perfect ending, which left me with a smile on my face and a warm, fuzzy feeling that all's right with the world.’ Rona Halsall
‘Like a breath of fresh air. [The] character development is spot on, and the characters begin to feel like friends.’ I Eat Books
‘A joy to read from beginning to end… a delightful bit of escapism and the perfect antidote to a cold winter day.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘A real feel-good read about finding yourself… I was gripped by [Holly’s] journey right till the end. Perfect for curling up in an armchair by the fire, or reading on the beach.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘If you're looking for a fun story that will inspire you to embrace change and love life, then this is the story for you.’ Living Life with Joy, 5 stars
‘I read this in one sitting as I couldn't put it down… Inspiring… This is definitely a novel which resonated with me.’ Ellesea Loves Reading, 5 stars
‘I loved how tender and uplifting the novel was, and I absolutely fell in love… Cosy, fun-filled and poignant.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars
‘Simply magical… The plot welcomes you in like a big warm hug… everything you could possibly want and more from a book. I loved every moment’ Stacy is Reading, 5 stars