Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage

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‘I totally, utterly and absolutely ADORED reading Snowflakes At Mistletoe Cottage.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

The brand new novel from the author shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel Award 2019!

On a grey London day, Esme’s world crumbles around her when she loses her glitzy job on a top TV programme, her gorgeous, city-slicker boyfriend and her stunning apartment, all in one fell swoop just before Christmas.

Esme is forced suddenly to move back to her sleepy home town of Sandchester, and despite the snow blanketing the roof and the fairy lights that twinkle in her rustic little cottage, everything is looking bleak. That is until she reconnects with an old crush and finds herself unexpectedly getting swept away.

But Joe, handsome and charming as he is, is not all he seems. Esme soon realises that he has a tragic past which he just might not be able to overcome...

Surrounded by her loving, if hare-brained, family and with the support of her hilarious friends, Esme is determined to have a go at forging her own path, even if it all comes to nothing. But one question still lingers in her mind: will she find someone to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas?

Readers LOVE Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage!

‘A perfect festive read to curl up with' Mandy Baggott, author of One Christmas Star

‘A scrumptious and heartwarming festive read’ Sandy Barker, author of One Summer in Santorini

‘Christmas plus comfort food! Katie has the perfect recipe for a fabulous festive feast.’ Heidi Swain, author of The Christmas Wish List

‘This is the Christmas story I've been longing for for years! ... Could possibly be the best feel good book of the season. Wish I could give more than 5*s’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘You won’t regret picking this book up but make sure you’ve got plenty of time as you won’t want to put it down’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘A heartwarming novel with tears and laughter which makes it a great festive read. Loved it’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

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About the author

KATIE GINGER lives by the sea in the south-east of England, and apart from holidays to very hot places where you can sit by a pool and drink cocktails as big your head, she wouldn’t really want to be anywhere else. Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage is her third novel. She is also author of the Seafront series – The Little Theatre on the Seafront, shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year award, and Summer Season on the Seafront.

When she’s not writing, Katie spends her time drinking gin, or with her husband, trying to keep alive her two children: Ellie, who believes everything in life should be performed like a musical number from a West End show; and Sam, who is basically a monkey with a boy’s face. And there’s also their adorable King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit (yes, he is named after the crisps!).

For more about Katie, you can visit her website: www.keginger.com, find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/KatieGAuthor, or follow her on Twitter: @KatieGAuthor.

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Oct 11, 2019
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780008302665
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Friendship
Fiction / General
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Women
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Home for the holidays...

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Reid Jackson is convinced that luck has to be made. Keeping his eyes open has been the secret to his success, along with a lot of hard work. He might have come from the wrong side of the tracks, and he might have a reputation of being bad to the bone, but he’s built success after a major setback. When Cassie Wilson comes breezing back into town, Reid is ready to find out if she really is different from everyone else. Cassie is everything he imagined. She turns his expectations inside out—and shakes up his life. When Cassie decides she wants more than a fling, Reid knows he’s not the man she wants him to be—can Cassie change his mind and convince him to hope for more?

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***** 

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*Shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel Award 2019!* When Lottie’s Gran dies she leaves one last request; save Greenley Theatre.

Faced with a decaying building, a mayor who most definitely isn’t on board with the project and a group of actors who just can’t get along, Lottie has her hands full, but with best friend Sid by her side she knows she can do it somehow.

But the arrival of Jeremy, a hotshot London developer who sweeps Lottie off her feet, complicates things. Suddenly Sid gets a new girlfriend, the Greenley Players fall apart, and that crumbling building? Well it crumbles a whole lot more. With no one to turn to, Lottie has to find the courage to save the day.

Will Lottie be able to save the theatre and also follow her heart?

Readers LOVE Katie Ginger

‘This book is every sort of wonderful, with gorgeous characters, a stunning town and a friendship that turns in to a romance you’re not going to want to miss out on’ *****

‘Does jumping up and down, cuddling my Kindle and grinning from ear to ear count as a review?!...Katie writes with such warmth and humour and I could feel every word’ *****

‘Loved it!’ *****

‘A fantastic chick-lit page turner’ *****

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‘Faultlessly enjoyable’ *****

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In the little town of Greenley-on-Sea, summer has arrived. The turquoise waters of the sea sparkle in the sunlight and, along the beach’s promenade, holiday-makers spill from ice-cream parlours and vintage shops.

For Sarah, summer brings the chance for a fresh start. As well as playing Miranda in the Greenley Players’ production of The Tempest (where she’ll get to spend loads of time with her best friends Lottie and Sid) she finally feels ready to find love again after surviving heartbreak. Could handsome colleague Dr Finn Macdonald be the very man she’s looking for?

Famous actor Nate finds himself hiding out in Greenley whilst a potentially career-ruining scandal blows over. But when the Greenley Players get wind of his arrival, they draft him in to help out with their performance – and Nate certainly doesn’t bank on his instant connection with the beautiful woman in the lead role...

As the temperature rises and the Players’ performance draws closer, can Sarah and Nate overcome their pasts and find love again?

From the RNA Award-shortlisted author of The Little Theatre on the Seafront comes a gorgeous, feel-good summer romance. Prepare to laugh, cry and fall totally in love with Greenley-on-Sea and its wonderful cast of characters.

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Readers LOVE Summer Season on the Seafront!

‘Fantastic... I was quickly drawn into this book and was hooked from the first page to the last... A perfect summer read.’ Coffee and Kindle Book Reviews

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Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!

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Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

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When the neighbours meet her with a warm welcome, Stella knows she’s found the new home she was looking for. Even gorgeous but grumpy local Miles can’t take the shine off things. But then her ex-husband announces he’s getting married again, and someone in the village starts gossiping about Stella...

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Readers LOVE Katie Ginger!

‘This book is every sort of wonderful, with gorgeous characters, a stunning town and a friendship that turns in to a romance you’re not going to want to miss out on’ 5 stars

‘Does jumping up and down, cuddling my Kindle and grinning from ear to ear count as a review?!...Katie writes with such warmth and humour and I could feel every word’ 5 stars

‘Loved it!’ 5 stars

‘A fantastic chick-lit page turner’ 5 stars

‘Sweet, heart-warming, and very enjoyable. This book is like a warm chocolate chip cookie, you feel better for eating it, get a bite of exciting chocolate now and again all while just enjoying the experience. Love the book!’ 5 stars

‘The perfect book to enjoy in a few days of quiet downtime’ 5 stars

‘Absolutely loved this book. Couldn’t put it down. Wonderful uplifting storyline. Can’t wait to see what’s next from this author!’ 5 stars

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