Under the Kissing Tree

Firelight and Fairy Dust Unlimited
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"Perry is a storyteller, weaving magic wherever she goes, much to the delight of her millions of fans." – The Literary Shed

For the first time in ten years, wallpaper designer Eliza Westwood accepts her grandmother's invitation to go home to Paris for Christmas.

Big mistake.

It seemed ideal to Eliza: go to a city she loves, and hide from the heartbreaks of the past year. But her grandmother is determined to teach her that the holidays hold the magic they once held, and that life is about love.

Eliza knows better though, and nothing can make her believe in stardust again. Not Paris's lights, not her grandmother's fruitcake, and certainly not Xavier, the boy next door who's, now, very much a man. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545; min-height: 14.0px}
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About the author

Writing as Kate Perry, Kathia Zolfaghari tells stories about hope, and dreams, and the bonds of friendship and family. Her acclaimed novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world, and her books have been translated into several languages. All her stories feature sassy, independent women who just want love and earthy men full of heart who are more than able to rise to the occasion.
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Publisher
Firelight and Fairy Dust Unlimited
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Published on
Dec 17, 2015
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Pages
104
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ISBN
9781944560034
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Sagas
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‘Literally couldn’t put it down!… makes you laugh and tugs at the heartstrings, all in one go!... absolutely perfect!... breath-taking… made me cry and it made me laugh… filled me with festive warm feelings… Love love LOVED it!!.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

Christmas is coming but it doesn’t feel that way for Esme.  Jilted by her cheating fiancée Warren and mourning the death of her beloved grandmother she’s determined not to let life beat her and books a trip to Lapland, on a holiday that her grandmother had always dreamed of taking.

 

Beneath the indigo skies of Lapland, love is the last thing on Esme’s mind but she can’t ignore a spark with Zach, a broodingly handsome actor, also nursing a broken heart.  But when Esme is bombarded by messages from Warren promising he’s changed and she discovers that Zach is hiding something-will her head be turned?   And when a trip to the northern lights reveals the full extent Zach’s own secret past is there any hope that Esme will get the happy ending that her grandmother wished for her?

 

Readers are falling in love with The Christmas Wish:

 

‘Put a smile on my face!... I've LOVED it!... the most heart-warming of stories… loving every single page… drawing you in and not letting you go until the end of the very last page… totally captivated!’ Chat About Books, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely loved this story. Got me feeling festive and ready for Christmas already! I lost myself in this story… It was perfect!... A brilliant heart-warming ending too… Beautiful.’ Between the Pages Book Blog

 

‘I loved this book from the first page, it was so enchanting… had you hooked… full of heartbreak, romance, finding out what you really want from life... Worth far more than five stars and didn't want it to end… Simply brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘5++++stars. Loved this story right from the beginning… it was like I was there... I fell in love with the characters... Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘I loved everything about it and devoured it in one day straight!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Loved, loved, loved this Christmas book.  I would highly recommend it to all.  Thank you Tilly Tennant for this wonderful story.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Amazing... I read this story over the course of 48 hours and that says a lot considering my kids are needy lol.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Fabulous... I only meant to read a chapter or two but have ended up finishing it in one sitting!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Beautifully written... romantic, heart-warming... unputdownable. I loved it.’ The Cosiest Corner

 

‘Once started I had to finish.’ Fabulous Book Fiend, 5 stars

 

‘A book that I couldn’t put down. Pretty awesome… I read it in one sitting...  I have no words to describe the emotions it invoked.’ The Karibbean Kollective, 5 stars

 

‘A once in a life-time trip of discovery, learning to love yourself, finding yourself and taking back your life. A heart-warming festive story set in a stunning location. Once I started reading I just could not stop!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This book had me in tears! A wonderful story of love, Christmas, and reclaiming yourself!!!’ My Life as a Dog Bed 

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Addison Moore

 It was supposed to be just for the summer…

 Some people just don’t belong together, or at least that’s what the world would have them believe.

 Reese Westfield comes from a world of old money, country clubs, cotillions, and expensive cars. She’s tired of dating Warren McCarthy just to make her father happy. Reese has long since had her eye on someone else, and this summer she’s determined to make it happen.

 Growing up in Lake Loveless there has always been a strict monetary divide—there was the rest of the Lake and then there were the Waterman’s. Ace Waterman has worked for everything he has, and he doesn’t have a lot. He breaks his back doing grunt work while putting himself through college. He’s used to life passing him by.

 Reese has loved Ace from afar for as long as she can remember. The summer of her freshman year she comes home with plans to land Ace in her bed at least for a few short weeks, and, if she’s lucky, forever.

 Ace has loved Reese for as long as he can remember, but their friendship has never graduated beyond platonic, so when Reese comes home from her first year away and proposes the two of them have a summer fling, Ace is quick to comply. The rules: no strings, no expectations, just something hotter than the sun to set the sheets on fire.

 But when their worlds collide, and neither of them is willing to admit to having true feelings, it becomes clear to Ace he’s nothing more than a dirty little secret—that the summer fling was just something meaningless to pass the time.

 Reese wonders if she can ever stop trying to please her father, and it’s only through her mother’s letters that she finds the answers she truly seeks, but will they be the ones she wants to hear?

 As summer draws to a close, Ace and Reese are still very much enraptured even though the time has come to douse the flame and move on—but neither one of them is prepared to leave this BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION.

*Beautiful Illusions (Beautiful Oblivion 2) is now available! 

 

Come visit Valleria this holiday season!

 

The season for stolen kisses and royal wishes is here. Catch up with the Vallerian royal family as they celebrate the holidays together … and apart.

 

The day of the Holiday Ball – and her engagement party – has finally dawned for current commoner and future princess Rebecca, who has been swept up in a whirlwind of royal pomp and circumstance ever since she fell in love with Alexander, her fiancé and heir to the throne … Alex is ready to spend the holiday wrapped in his love’s arms. When a royal scandal breaks just days before the ball, sending his reputation into a tailspin, will they recover in time to navigate through a Holiday Ball and their first Christmas together?

 

English Lady Grace’s troubled past still haunts her. After years of difficult holidays, she’s ready to make some new memories with her prince, Marcello. But can she give him the one thing he wants most? … Marcello knows the holidays are difficult for Grace. Will he be able to help her through these difficult days, or will managing the royal scandal keep him from the one person he loves most?

 

Charlotte, head baker for the Vallerian Royal Palace, has been working at a frantic pace leading up to the holidays due to the Royal Holiday Ball, multiple parties, dinners, and events in the works – all while recovering from a gunshot wound. She’s barely had any time to spend with her own prince, Nate, much less think about what she should get him for the holidays. What do you get a prince your first holiday together? … Nate is so proud of his lady love, but needs some time alone with her, away from the palace and their work. When Nate decides to spirit Charlie away, will his surprise rise to the occasion, or fall flat as a bad cake?

 

Pregnant Princess Arianna has made a home in the small country of Brazenbourg with its prince, Finn, but her first holiday away from Valleria proves to be harder than expected … Finn would do anything for his princess, including pulling off the impossible. Can he make a miracle happen and grant Arianna her most fervent Christmas wish?

 

Come visit Valleria this holiday season, where surprises abound, dreams might come true, and a series of events plans to make for a very interesting New Year.

 

*Please note: this is a novella, with content suitable for mature audiences only.

 

*This is a standalone novella in the series, with no cliffhanger. However, you may prefer to read the other books in the series first.

 

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Meet the Royals of Valleria, a country as old as the fall of the Roman Empire. The reigning king and patriarch rules with his beloved queen. Nine children, now grown, ranging from the eldest twins to the youngest son, watch over the country they love and care for. Bound by honor, duty, and each other, follow their lives as they fall in love, face tragedies, and triumph against the evils facing them.

 

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Want more Royals?

Book 1: Alexander & Rebecca

Book 2: Marcello & Grace

Book 3: Arianna & Finn

Book 4: Charlotte & Nate

Book 5: A Royal Holiday (Novella)

Book 6: Catharine & Edward

Book 7: Royally Ever After

Book 8: Lorenzo & Lily

Book 9: (coming late 2017)

 

Box Set: Books 1-3

Box Set: Books 4-6

Box Set: Books 7-9 (coming late 2017)

 

Coming in 2017! The first three books in the Seaside Valleria series, a spin-off series set on Valleria’s shores, centering around the folks at the local pub, the Seashell, where royals have been known to pop in from time-to-time!
You are invited to the wedding of the year!

Snow is falling thick and fast outside the Gingerbread Café and inside, its owner Lily is planning the wedding of the year. Her wedding! She never dreamt it would happen, but this Christmas, she’ll be marrying the man of her dreams - in a Christmas-card-perfect ceremony!

The gingerbread is baking, the dress is fitted and the mistletoe’s in place – for once, everything’s going to plan. That is until her mother-in-law arrives... Suddenly, Lily’s famous cool is being tested like never before and her dream wedding is crumbling before her eyes.

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Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe
Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café

The Bookshop on the Corner

Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm

The Little Paris Collection
The Little Bookshop on the Seine
The Little Antique Shop Under the Eiffel Tower
The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysées

What readers are saying about Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café

‘Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café is simply divine, with stunning writing slipping between being utterly romantic, charming and fun-filled and a little emotional.’ – Reviewed the Book

‘[Rebecca Raisin]’s a modern Maeve Binchy.’ – Books for Bunny

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‘I’d absolutely recommend picking up this series in the lead up to Christmas, they’re fun, quick, festive reads that’ll leave you glowing from within.’ – Into the Bookcase

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"Perry is a storyteller, weaving magic wherever she goes, much to the delight of her millions of fans." – The Literary Shed

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