A Christmas Wish and a Cranberry Kiss at the Cosy Kettle

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Fans of Milly Johnson and Phillipa Ashley, the Cosy Kettle café is waiting for you to find a comfy spot by the fire and snuggle up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Amidst the twinkling lights and falling snowflakes, Becca has a wish to make this Christmas…


Running from heartbreak, twenty-five-year-old Becca has moved to the cosy village of Honeyford. Living with her best friend Zac in a little stone cottage, and serving mince pies and steaming gingerbread lattes at the Cosy Kettle, is the perfect escape from her past.


But starting over isn’t always plain sailing, and Becca’s shyness is holding her back from making her mark on the café. To make matters worse, her crush on blond-haired, blue-eyed local heartthrob Logan gets stronger by the day – but he can barely remember her name. So as the snow starts to fall in Honeyford, Becca has one big Christmas wish: to completely reinvent herself. Becca dreams of bringing the Cosy Kettle success and finding romance with Logan under the mistletoe.


As she gets a makeover, cosies up to Logan over mulled wine and plans the most festive celebration the café has ever seen, Becca wonders why she waited so long to step out of her comfort zone… Zac, on the other hand, thought she was perfect before – always caring for others – and he misses the quirky girl with the bright blue hair.


When Logan turns out to not be all he seems, Becca is left wondering if he’s really the one for her. With her party plans also going awry, can Becca save her beloved Cosy Kettle in time for Christmas? And has the key to her happiness been in front of her all along?


Readers adore A Christmas Wish and a Cranberry Kiss at the Cosy Kettle:


‘What a warm and cosy read this was, I was enchanted from the first few pages, and just didn't want to be parted from the book until the end… the sort of book that would warm your heart… Another wonderful book from Liz Eeles.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I absolutely adored this in all its festive glory! It’s original, unique and downright witty. Definitely brought a cheery smile to my face. 5/5 stars.’ WildFlower Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I loved this from start to finish. The funny characters were amazing.’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This is an uplifting and heart-warming romance… a perfect ending… 5 stars from me for this one and another great addition to the Cosy Kettle series!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This really is a heartwarming very well written novel… Christmas in a small town in the Cotswolds, what's not to love when it is set in such a beautiful place… This is 5 star reading and I recommend you get your hands on a copy and snuggle up with a lovely hot chocolate and enjoy this.’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


A festive delight!... friendship, romance and hope shining throughout. I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘It was like coming in from the cold to a wonderful warm, comfy, inviting atmosphere… Grab a hot, steaming latte and read this lovely, sweet wintry romantic story.’ Gia Scribes


‘A heartwarming festive story… this story will immerse you into the heart of the Cosy Kettle. Looking forward to more from this exceptionally gifted author. Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘An amazing story… the warm cozy Christmas feel was great… I would say that this would be a good book to cuddle up with a nice fluffy blanket and a cup of hot coco and a fireplace.’ Crossroad Reviews


‘Liz Eeles has such an excellent way of writing interesting and lovely stories that completely capture my heart and imagination.’ Goodreads Reviewer


I really adore this… It is feel good and romantic and just very lovely. I adore all the characters in this wonderful series.’ Goodreads Reviewer

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Bookouture
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Published on
Nov 7, 2019
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316
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9781786816726
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English
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Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Women
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Twenty-seven-year-old Holly Devine has just had her heart well and truly broken. Hurt by the two people she loves the most, she flees to her eccentric Aunt Clara’s cosy cottage to hide away over the winter season. But kind, impulsive Aunt Clara has other ideas… She’s not about to see her favourite niece wallowing in sadness during the most wonderful time of the year. So, with the help of her close circle of friends and plenty of gin, she creates a handmade advent calendar for Holly.


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As Holly begins to embrace each day – a complete makeover, building the biggest snowman she’s ever seen, singing in a karaoke contest – Finn is there adding fun and laughter to every moment. Holly starts to realise that she can become the person she’s always wanted to be…


But a secret from Finn’s past threatens to turn Holly’s Christmas upside down and makes her question everything she has experienced in the last few weeks. Will Finn open up to Holly in time to show her how he really feels? And will she complete the advent calendar challenges and fall in love this Christmas?


It’s time to curl up for a delicious Christmas romance about daring to take chances, opening yourself up to love, and being true to who you really are. Perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Debbie Johnson and Debbie Macomber.


Readers are falling in love with The Christmas Countdown!


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‘I adored the Christmas-y setting… While this is a super cute romance story, the main plot, at least, as I viewed it, was about Holly finding herself… Sunflower Island is a perfect setting for adorable romantic comedies and I would love to see more stories set here. It was a totally feel-good story that made me excited for Christmas.’ Books Over Everything ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Snow is falling, bells are ringing… and my heart is broken. I pick up the phone to tell my mother about Oliver and me. But before I can, she says, ‘I don’t exactly know how to tell you this… But I’m leaving your dad.’


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:

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‘Exactly the type of feel good romance you are looking for for the holidays.’ Goodreads Reviewer


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‘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


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‘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


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‘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


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‘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

Daisy Turner has worked at Buchanan’s Family Jewellers since the day she finally escaped her troubled home. With a unique talent for matching the perfect piece of jewellery to any romantic milestone, she painstakingly polishes each stunning creation every morning and safely locks them away each night, longing for the day she’ll have a love story to call her own…


But everything changes one day in December when the owner announces she is retiring. She will leave the shop to whichever of her three sons creates the perfect piece of Christmas jewellery for Daisy.


In danger of losing the job that once saved her, Daisy is catapulted out of her comfort zone as each of the brothers sweeps her off her feet to find out what her heart truly desires. Between ice-skating, starlight shopping and cosy candle-lit dinners, it’s only handsome and guarded youngest brother Kit who really seems to be listening. Because Daisy has a secret. Every night, when the shop closes, she lays out her tools in neat rows and creates sparkling designs of her own…


As Christmas Day approaches, Daisy’s growing feelings for Kit fill her with a confidence she never knew she had. But as the brothers present their elaborate gemstone masterpieces, she’s in for the shock of her life… Was Kit using her to get ahead in the competition all along? Or has he truly worked out the one thing she has always longed for?


They say all good things come in small packages, but the best things don’t need wrapping at all…


Snuggle up with this absolutely heart-warming Christmas read and find a warm spot by the fire. An unputdownable festive treat for lovers of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson.


Readers adore The Little Shop on Silver Linings Street:

‘I fell in love with this story the moment I picked it up… uplifting and heart-warming… so engrossing that I lost all sense of time… It welcomes you like an old friend and pulls you in for a warm hug.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘Really wonderful… Full of charm, romance, great characters, and magic settings… will get you in the mood to put your Christmas tree up early.’ Netgalley reviewer


‘I fell in love with this book instantly. I absolutely love this author… the most amazing characters… so well written… envelopes you in a massive hug. A brilliant festive book!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars


‘I wasn't expecting the twist at the end which was absolutely delightful!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Grab a cup of hot chocolate and a throw, curl up in your favourite chair and enjoy this story! It is a winner.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘A truly beautiful novel… characters that are so vivid you cannot help but fall for them… fantastic writing… entirely believable and completely beautiful… not only does it have a gorgeous plot and wonderful characters, it also has some truly stunning scenery.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Beautifully written... Grab your cup of tea and get snuggly.’ Vonda’s Literary Cathedral, 5 stars

 

‘Magical… A gorgeous read, perfect for snuggling up in a blanket with a warm drink. I enjoyed every second of this wonderful story!’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams, 5 stars

 

Annie Trebarwith is happily settled in Salt Bay with her beloved great-aunt Alice and gorgeous boyfriend Josh Pasco. Snow is in the air, and Christmas is just around the corner.

 

But when the father she’s never met, aging rock god Barry, turns up with the half-sister Annie didn’t know existed, life suddenly gets complicated. Barry and Storm are soon clashing with the entire village, and their antics are even driving a wedge between Annie and Josh.

 

Can Annie prevent her new family ruining the festivities and repair things with Josh in time for a cosy Christmas? Or will their relationship end up as frosty as the Salt Bay air?


Annie’s Christmas by the Sea is a hilarious and heart-warming story about family, friends and the magic of Christmas, perfect for fans of Lily Graham, Holly Martin and Phillipa Ashley.

 

Read what everyone is saying about Annie’s Christmas by the Sea:

 

‘I absolutely adored this book!!… It's just too good!!… A very special feel good book, that will have you laughing out loud, shedding a tear, falling in love with Salt Bay, its characters and not wanting to leave… I really can't recommend this book enough!!!… A perfect read.’ Dash Fan Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘Fantastic… Hilarious… I am loving Liz Eeles’ writing style, she has a great way of describing her characters so that they feel so real… Really hope that there will be more Salt Bay books in the future.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

 

‘I was hooked from the very first word… Seriously addictive… I absolutely adored this book and I would definitely recommend it.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

 

‘A super read… Beautifully written… A super all-round feel-good factor story that made me smile, giggle and think of family.’ Books From Dusk Til Dawn, 5 stars

 

‘Brilliant!… A touching, laugh-out-loud novel.’ The Writing Garnet, 4 stars

 

‘I highly recommend this sweet, adorable series to anyone who needs a pick-me-up!’ Novel Gossip, 5 stars

 

‘It was great to be back in Salt Bay, and at Christmas as well. How pretty must the little Cornish village be with Christmas lights and a sprinkling of snow!… This was just as funny a book as what the first one was… A fantastic Christmassy story that has you crying with laughter!… Well recommended!  Five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘This is the kind of book that you need to sit down with a mug of warm hot chocolate and a mince pie – delightful!’ Donna’s Book Blog, 4 stars

 

‘How I only wish Salt Bay was real. This is a book to sit down with with a pre-Christmas mince pie and a smile on your face… There are some very funny shenanigans… The story is full of Christmas Cornwall magic… A warm and fun novel perfect for Christmas.’ The Booktrail, 4 stars

 

‘Grabs hold of your heart and fills it with warmth… Perfect for a cosy read.’ Ali-The Dragon Slayer, 4 stars

 

‘A real, warm, festive story.’ Star Crossed Reviews, 4 stars

 

‘It was so nice to be reunited with all the lovely characters and to return to the picturesque Salt Bay… I highly recommend both of these books as they will make you smile and leave you feeling all happy and cosy inside. Wonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘Beautfully set. Definitely recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘A story that was a joy to read and perfect for the run up to Christmas.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 4 stars

 

‘An uplifting, cosy read… So warm and inviting you’ll never want to leave.’ Shaz’s Book Blog, 4 stars

Fans of Jenny Oliver, Cathy Bramley and Debbie Johnson will love this hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy! A storm is brewing on the stunning Cornish coast – but will sunshine follow the rain?
When Annie Trebarwith unexpectedly inherits Tregavara House, her much-loved family home atop the cliffs of Salt Bay, she begins to wonder: with all the good friends and warm memories she’s made in the village, could it be her forever home? 

Luckily her gorgeous Poldark-lookalike boyfriend, Josh Pasco, has exactly the same idea. High on the Cornish cliffs he gets down on one knee, and Annie has everything she’s ever dreamed of.

But when a summer storm causes catastrophic damage to the beautiful but aging house, Annie and Josh are faced with tumbling tiles and a massive repair bill – and a roof that’s leaked straight onto her wedding gown…

Can the Salt Bay community save Annie’s house and her wedding – and give Annie the happy-ever-after she’s always wanted?

Read what people are saying about Annie’s Summer by the Sea:

 

‘I flew through this book in one sitting… A fresh, vibrant, and completely exciting story about love, friendship, and the value of community and is definitely worth reading.’ Books of All Kinds, 5 stars

 

‘Delightfully written. Liz's writing has the perfect mix of romance with a smidge of drama.’ Star Crossed Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I enjoyed every second of this book. The author’s style is romantic, sweet, fresh, emotional and very authentic. Of course there is also the beautiful setting and all these things together create a magnificent atmosphere.’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams, 5 stars

 

‘I fell immediately in love with Salt Bay and its inhabitants… I loved Liz Eeles’ descriptive writing… A beautiful story full of emotion and I admit I did get teary-eyed a few times… A lot of humour and most of all, a real sense of community spirit with all the residents of Salt Bay… I can highly recommend this.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘There were some serious laugh-out-loud moments – I love Kayla! The setting of the book sounds absolutely gorgeous as well, and I was daydreaming about possibly visiting Cornwall for some time after finishing this novel!... Beautiful book.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars

 

‘Full of love and laughs. There are also some tears thrown in for good measure… Thank you to the author, it’s been fantastic!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘An excellent read with great characters and story line… Such a divine read… Full of romance and set in beautiful Cornwall – what more could you ask for? Has you laughing… Amazing read, just can't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A lovely story of community and friends, both old and new.’ For the Love of Books

 

‘A fun, enjoyable read.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘This book is AMAZING!... Omgggggggggg!!!! What a SCRUMPTIOUS read!!... I genuinely could not, and did not want to put it down at all… I would advise that you switch your phone to silent, grab a ginormous slice of cake and ignore EVERYONE around you while you binge read…’ The Writing Garnet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

The Cosy Kettle café is the perfect place to escape this summer, for fans of Cathy Bramley, Jenny Colgan and Debbie Johnson. Guests can tuck in to fruit puddings and strawberry-studded ice cream, but for Flora, the warm summer breeze is blowing in big changes…

 

When Flora finds out about her husband’s secret fling, she escapes to the one place she feels safe: her beloved café, the Cosy Kettle, in the charming village of Honeyford. Serving up cream teas to her café regulars is the perfect way to soothe her broken heart, and although she’s never lived in the area, the little community welcome her with open arms.


She’s soon lodging with local eccentric Luna in her remote and beautiful Starlight Cottage, snuggled between rolling green hills. Luna’s handsome son Daniel lost his wife several years ago, and as Flora gets to know him, sharing walks through the blossom-scented woods, they both slowly begin to heal… and she realises that behind Daniel’s quiet exterior, there’s a passionate nature that makes her forget all about her ex-husband.


As she settles into her new life, hosting a baking competition for the village’s summer celebration seems like a great idea… but with Daniel’s mysterious silences leading Flora to believe he’s hiding secrets, she can’t help but wonder if she can really trust him. And when the race to bake the perfect Victoria sponge stirs up old rivalries between locals, Flora starts to feel like she’s bitten off more than she can chew.


After her new start, will Flora ever truly belong in Honeyford? And, this summer, can she risk opening up her heart again?


Readers are loving A Summer Escape and Strawberry Cake at the Cosy Kettle:

 

‘Love love love this book so much! It's absolutely incredible… anyone who is a fan of a lovely heartwarming book, should definitely read this!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Oh my heart… a must read… I am absolutely blown away with how much I loved and enjoyed it…. A well deserved five stars… Highly recommend. I actually devoured most of this book in a day, I couldn’t put it down.’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars

 

‘This is bloody fantastic!!... I completely and utterly fell in love with this story… one of those that you can’t put down… fantastic… will give you all the feels and will have you laughing out loud… the perfect book to read on a summers evening… Absolutely 100% recommended by me!!’ Curled Up with a Good Book, 5 stars


‘Funny, heart-warming and totally addictive, I just couldn't put it down… an absolutely smashing book.’ Mrs C’s Honest Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘Loved the book!!... delightful… Definitely recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘This story was a fabulous feel good read, with a little bit of mystery, some romance and plenty of laughs to keep you going right from the beginning to the end! I loved it and once started, couldn’t put it down!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘I have fallen in love… I adored this book… I rate this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and highly recommend it to all who are looking for a summer escape.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I loved this book… brilliant characters… a page turner from the start… warm, charming and laugh out loud funny. A thoroughly enjoyable story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘A fabulous, feel-good book filled with yummy food, fantastic characters, a cafe that I desperately want I visit and a storyline that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘This is a perfect place to escape on a sunny summers day… so many funny parts, I laughed all the way through… a definite page turner and I loved it. I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer

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