The Christmas Cafe at Seashell Cove: The perfect laugh out loud Christmas romance

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the café at Seashell Cove, where there’s hot chocolate to keep you warm – and the man of your dreams could be waiting…

 

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

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Bookouture
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Published on
Oct 5, 2018
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Pages
337
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ISBN
9781786815873
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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
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Eligible for Family Library

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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 

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

‘Within the first page turn I was laughing out loud… It was a delight to read.’ 5* Rachel’s Random Reads

 

When Marnie Appleton inherited a sweet shop from her grandfather she was determined to do his legacy proud. The shop has been a much-loved feature of the little seaside town of Shipley for years, but now Marnie needs to bring it up to date, and she’s recruited gorgeous new assistant Josh to help.

 

Marnie gets busy redecorating the shop and choosing delicious new sweets to stock, but things are never that simple: new neighbour Isobel, a fame-hungry blogger, is on a crusade against sugar, and she’ll go to any lengths to secure bad publicity for Marnie’s shop.

 

Marnie fights back with homemade sugar-free treats, but with her best friend Beth heavily pregnant, her grandmother Celia recovering from an operation, and her very recently ex-boyfriend Alex returning to Shipley with a new love, Marnie has a lot on her plate.

 

And then there’s Josh, with whom Marnie is struggling to keep her relationship strictly professional…Will both the sweet shop and love flourish?

 

A deliciously heartwarming read about family, friends and handmade coconut ice. Perfect for fans of Cressida McLaughlin, Debbie Johnson, and Tilly Tennant.

 

What people are saying about The Beachside Sweet Shop:

 

‘I do love a book that can make me giggle after just a few pages. As well as being funny, the storyline had a homely feel to it, reading it made me feel comfortable, relaxed and welcome…It’s amazing how much drama one little sweet shop can create! I was captivated, and sometimes surprised, by the goings on in the little village shop…a bright read that left a smile on my face and my taste buds in need of some sweet treats.’ 5* V Family Fun

 

‘I smiled all of the way through this gorgeous heart-warming read. A lot of the sweets reminded me of my childhood. The fictional Seaside town of Shipley sounds gorgeous, I almost packed my bags and started looking on TripAdvisor for a place to stay. The characters and storyline are just everything I adore in a book. I can honestly say that I felt quite sad to be saying farewell to everyone at the end.’ 5* The Reading Shed

 

‘Brilliant! Such a beautiful, heart warming story! Loved every word! So well written. A magical, feel good tale. Loved, loved, loved. Highly recommend it to everyone.’ Renita D’Silva

 

‘I really loved this! It was like a breath of fresh air…I may also point out the bright bold and beautiful cover for this book…from the minute I saw it I wanted to read this book.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Fun, light hearted and fast paced.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Highly recommended :)’ 4* Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Had me laughing out loud.’ 4* Consumer reviewer

 

‘So funny…I’d recommend this book to everyone.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Nostalgia in buckets (& spades?)…brilliant characters you instantly love.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Fantastically funny…an entertaining read.’ Jo’s Book Journey

 

‘A sweet and charming read.’ 4* Pretty Little Book Reviews

 

‘I really enjoyed this book … all the characters were lovable.’ 5* Katie’s Book Ends

 

‘This book was a great read, so easy to dive into and get lost…Highly recommend it…dive in and forget the world around you.’ 4* Trish B’s Blog

 

‘Such a sweet book (sorry, couldn’t resist)… A really cute, sweet (sorry, I did it again) read. Thoroughly enjoyed it.’ 5* Lilac Mills

 

‘I can’t wait to read the next.’ 4* Lilina Reads

 

‘A delightful British love story.’ For the Love of Books

 

‘Such a fun filled happy read…Loved it.’ 4* Goodreads reviewer 

“I really fell for this storyline hook, line and sinker… a beautiful, touching storyline which will have you feeling fuzzy from your head to your toes, and possibly your shoulders and knees in between.” The Writing Garnet

 

Carrie Dashwood fled Dorset ten years ago when her best friend Megan stole her love, local heart-throb Tom. Now she’s back to help run her aunt Ruby’s flower stall in idyllic Shipley.

 

Trying to persuade herself that her feelings for Tom are in the past, Carrie plans to avoid him and Megan completely. But it’s not to be, because Ruby’s Blooms are arranging the flowers for Megan and Tom’s wedding.

 

Soon Carrie’s crawling under the stall to hide and accidentally inventing an imaginary boyfriend... But with the stall’s finances in jeopardy and Ruby needing her niece more than ever, Carrie has to keep her emotions in check.

 

With bouquets to arrange, family secrets to uncover, and Tom unavoidably a part of her life again, can Carrie keep her cool, save the stall, and find her very own happy ever after?

 

Read what people are saying about The Beachside Flower Stall:

“Heartfelt and hilarious…Karen Clarke’s writing is an absolute joy to get lost in…This book is truly the perfect book to get lost in for an afternoon.” 5* Clues and Reviews

“The author has a way of just bringing her novels and the characters to life. They are such fabulous feel good books…Tom, what can I say. I think I was in love with him as much as Carrie and Megan…A colourful and light-hearted read. This is a series that will have fans falling over themselves to get their hands on a copy. It really is that good.” 5* By the Letter Book Reviews

“A delightful feel good story about finding yourself.” 4* For the Love of Books

“A complete pleasure…the pages were flying past, as I just kept on needing to read…I was really caught up in the stories and lives of the people in Shipley…I thoroughly enjoyed it.” 5* Rachel’s Random Reads

“What a lovely, evocative story!...Wow! A beautiful story of lost love and coming of age and new beginnings. Written with heart. Loved it! Cannot wait for more by this author.” 5* Renita D’Silva

“Carrie is a terrific heroine…The plot is fast moving and filled with wonderful scenes…Ms Clarke has created a village filled with wonderful people, beautiful scenery and kindness around every corner. It is a lovely place to vacation for a time.” 5* Goodreads reviewer

“I loved this book.” 5* Goodreads reviewer

“An easy to read, feel good story. Ideal escapism.” 5* Consumer reviewer

“A seriously fun, happy and heart-warming book. A must-buy, must-read for all chick lit and romance readers.” 4* Goodreads reviewer

“I really enjoyed this book…Karen Clarke has a relaxed and easy to read approach to her books with fantastic storylines…What a real treat to read.” 5* Goodreads reviewer

‘I about fell out of my chair laughing… Hysterical… One of my favorite authors… Perfect… So many laughs my sides were sore after reading!… Hilarious.’ Novel Gossip, 5 stars

 

When Cassie Maitland needs a holiday from her glamorous but stressful job in event management, she escapes home to gorgeous Seashell Cove, where her family’s cosy café sits perched on the cliffs above sparkling waves and golden sand.

 

But a lot has changed while Cassie’s been away: her parents have transformed their tired café into a welcoming haven, her friends Meg and Tilly have whole new lives, and old flame Danny’s twinkling eyes and winning smile make Cassie feel even more flustered than they used to.

 

Keen to throw herself back into local life, Cassie starts to run themed events – including a not entirely successful cat-café day, complete with dozens of felines. Luckily Danny is always around to lend a helping hand, and Cassie soon begins to wonder if her life in London was really all she made it out to be…

 

Could a new start in Seashell Cove be exactly what Cassie needs?

 

A heart-warming and hilarious read about friendship, belonging and seaside living. Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson, Holly Martin and Jenny Oliver.

 

Read what everyone is saying about The Café at Seashell Cove:

 

‘Words cannot express how much I enjoyed this novel, it was so easy to read, light-hearted and hilarious that I couldn't put it down… I would 110% recommend this book. It's the perfect story to get you excited for summer… It left me feeling all warm inside.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars

 

‘I loved this book so much I devoured it in one sitting… You will find yourself gasping out loud and laughing… Excellent read.’ Shaz’s Book Blog

 

‘Absolutely fantastic… I couldn’t help but laugh… A perfect break from reality!’ Chells and Books, 5 stars

 

‘Totally amazing… So heart-warming while funny as well… An excellent book from the first page, has you hooked and so well written. I highly recommend reading this.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Fabulous… With every book I read of Karen Clarke's she is becoming a firm favourite of mine… This is a warm-hearted, uplifting story of family, romance, and of being true to yourself and I would recommend it to anyone.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

 

‘To say I was excited to receive this book was the understatement of the year! I’ve read all of Karen’s books and have loved every one of them! This one was no exception… A very funny book!... An absolutely perfect story to lounge around on the beach with… Fantastic!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I laughed out loud… A truly beautiful, cosy and touching novel… It will leave you feeling the most loved person in the world.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely loved it… Fantastic.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Heart-warming, funny, and utterly charming.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘A really funny, sweet, romantic book by Karen which you won't regret picking up… You'll be sure to enjoy this read, especially on the beach in the summer!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A feel-good novel that I really enjoyed reading. I will definitely need to check out this author's other books.’ Bookworm Corner

 

‘I didn’t want to put it down… Delightful.’ Fabulous Book Fiend

 

‘Funny and cosy… Strongly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A really fun summer read.’ Twitter review, 5 stars

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