One twinkling winter’s night, Ruby wakes her sleeping children and escapes for a new life in the countryside. It’s a choice that will change her life beyond all recognition…
Arriving at the cosy little rental cottage as the first snow begins to fall, Ruby doesn’t regret leaving her bully of a husband for a moment, but she does feel guilty about uprooting her kids so close to Christmas. She can only wish that one day soon her son will forgive her.
It’s not long before the family are settled in and drinking hot chocolate by the fire, the flames kept roaring by a neighbouring woodsman called Angus. As big as a tree, but as gentle as a dormouse, all Ruby’s instincts tell her to be wary of letting this gorgeous stranger get too close. Is that the first tingle of festive magic Ruby can feel? Or might it even be hope?
As Christmas day approaches and a blizzard sparks a power cut across the entire village, Ruby must force herself to believe in Christmas miracles again. Was she right to put her trust in Angus? With only flickering candles to guide her through the darkness, will she ever find her way back to the light?
Wrap yourself up in this utterly gorgeous festive romance, perfect for anyone who loves Heidi Swan, Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond – and Christmas!
**This novel can be read as a standalone.**
What readers are saying about Christmas at the Little Cottage on the Hill:
Oooooohhhhhh.....I literally loved this book!... The story is heart-warming and festive, and has really got me in the mood for Christmas!!… It really makes you want to keep reading to see if there really is a happy ending. If you want a heart-warming, uplifting, feel good festive romance then this is definitely the book for you.’ Curled Up With a Good Book, 5 stars
‘Absolute perfection!... I'd give it 10 stars if I could!’ Lyn Faulkner, 5 stars
‘Wow talk about saving the best for last… I was fighting tears almost constantly… which was rather awkward since I had saved the last bit to read in a restaurant with dinner!! It was just so good, and so romantic… I love every second of this book, and it’s definitely my favourite from Emma Davies. Such a joy to read, and I recommend it to anyone that loves Christmas books, this series, feel good fiction or just generally wants to be smiling while reading.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars
‘A wonderfully festive and heart-warming read. It had me totally captivated and read it in one afternoon. The perfect read for this time of year. Simply wonderful!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘My ability to actually put one of these stories down and go to bed is non-existent… just wraps around your heart like a warm blanket.’ I Am, Indeed, 5 stars
‘What a ride! Just when you think all is lost the magic of Christmas and Joy's Acre weave their spell and...no spoilers but...WOW! I love this series so much!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Had me hooked from the first page. The characters are brilliant … Full of Christmas and snow with romance and heartbreak… You just want to curl up and keep warm and think of Christmas when you read it… so fantastic… worth far more than five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Absolutely loved… This book had it all, romance, hardship, heartrendering, heartwarming, a wonderful setting, Christmas, snow and friendship. Who could ask for more... I cannot recommend this book highly enough, it's wonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Without a doubt, a book to get you well and truly into the festive spirit!... the warm fuzzy feeling that this wonderful story brought was enough to melt me instantly!... It certainly gets a resounding festive thumbs up from me!! Would highly recommend!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
Christmas has arrived on the Cornish Isles of Scilly, bringing mistletoe, surprises and more than a sprinkle of romance . . . Fans of Poldark and Carole Matthews will love this brand-new festive read from the author of the bestselling Cornish Café series.
For Maisie Samson, this Christmas is going to be different. After years working in a busy Cornish pub, she’s moved back to quiet Gull Island where she grew up, to help her parents run the family inn.
But even though she can’t wait for the festive season to arrive, Maisie cannot shake the memories of what happened to her last Christmas – the day she lost everything. She keeps herself busy, setting up the tree and hanging mistletoe ready for her first proper family Christmas in years.
Until a new arrival to the island walks into her bar and changes everything. Australian backpacker Patrick is looking for a job for the low season. When Maisie takes him on, she doesn’t expect him to last the week, but to her surprise Patrick is the perfect fit. Charming and handsome, could Maisie allow herself to hope that she and Patrick could be more than just colleagues?
As Christmas approaches, Maisie finds herself dreading the spring, when Patrick is due to leave. With the help of a little Christmas magic, can Maisie get the happily ever after she always dreamed of?
Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles is the first in a stunning new series from Phillipa Ashley. The perfect book to snuggle up with this Christmas.
Praise for Phillipa Ashley’s bestselling Cornish books:
‘Warm and funny and feel-good. The best sort of holiday read.’ Katie Fforde
‘Filled with warm and likeable characters. Great fun!’ Jill Mansell
‘A glorious, tantalising taste of Cornwall, I could almost taste the salt of the sea air as I read it.’ Jules Wake
‘The perfect read for wherever you take your holiday but chances are if you read this first you’ll want to be heading to Cornwall!’ Bella Osborne
‘An utterly glorious, escapist read from a one of the freshest voices to emerge in women's fiction today. I loved every gorgeous page.’ Claudia Carroll
Kate Golightly needs to move forward and what better way to do that then with a trip to the Cornish coast with best friend and boss, Izzy.
The sea wind is just what Kate needs to finally relax and begin to let go of her past. Except she’s suddenly got one big reason to panic! She RSVP’d ‘yes’ to the Queen Bee of her high school’s wedding saying she’s bringing her boyfriend (she doesn’t have one) who looks just like Ross Poldark!
With only two weeks to find the Poldark look-alike of her dreams Kate is under a lot of pressure for the Cornish coast to deliver...
A hilarious and moving romantic novel from bestselling author, Samantha Tonge. A must-read this summer!What reviewers are saying about Samantha Tonge
‘The perfect book to kick start your summer reading... A gloriously fun read which does not disappoint.’ – Book Addict Shaun on Game of Scones
‘It's heart-warming, funny and romantic- filled with great friendships, more complex relationships and topped off with Mikey's wonderful diner that I'd quite like to visit please, as it sounds delicious!’ – Little Northern Soul on How to Get Hitched in Ten Days
‘I loved Game of Scones... and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a HEA steeped in friendship, tradition, location, and yummy desserts.’ – Harlequin Junkie
‘Samantha Tonge has created another witty story with romance, friendships and community spirit right at its heart’ – Shaz’s Book Boudoir on My Big Fat Christmas Wedding
'I was hooked from the start, by this impressive debut novel' – Chicklit Club on Doubting Abbey
This town’s too small for both of us. But she works for me. Unfortunately. It’s a big no-no for me to want her.
She's brash and beautiful and tempts me beyond distraction. There are different kinds of fire, and this one will make her melt.
There’s only one problem: this fire might be too hot for both of us.
*This is a full-length standalone romance with a guaranteed happily-ever-after.
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International correspondent Grant Wilbanks loves danger and travelling the world. But nothing in all this Brit’s experience could have prepared him for the way a torrid affair with Liz makes him feel. When she asks for his assistance, he figures he can help her out with a simple donation. No strings, no emotions, just...test-tube science.
But this simple favor gives them both more than they ever bargained for. Grant agrees to her terms, but stepping away gets harder and harder because the more time they spend together, the more he finds himself falling...and losing the battle to safeguard his heart.
Each book in the Kingston Family series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Heart and Sole
Book #2 A Man of Honor
Book #3 The Baby Project