Christmas at the Little Village Bakery

Honeybourne

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 It’s time to get toasty by the fire with a glass of mulled wine and a slice of chocolate yule log sprinkled with a little romance. Welcome to Christmas at the Little Village Bakery. 
Snow is falling in Honeybourne and Spencer is bringing home his American fiancée Tori for a traditional English Christmas with all the trimmings. But when his hippie mum and dad meet her high-maintenance parents, sparks of the wrong sort start to fly. Then Spencer bumps into his first love Jasmine and unexpected feelings come flooding back. 

Millie is run off her feet with Christmas orders at the Little Village Bakery and new baby Oscar. Thank goodness her cousin Darcie is here to help her. Although she does seem to be rather flirty with Millie’s boyfriend Dylan. 

Will Darcie ever find true love of her own? And is marrying Tori a terrible mistake for Spencer if his heart is with someone else? 

A heartwarming Christmassy romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson. 

What everyone is saying about Christmas at the Little Village Bakery: 

'Christmas at the Little Village Bakery is a warm hug, in the depths of the cold of winter, that would be perfect to read curled up by the fireplace, with some hot chocolate, and just enjoy the whole atmosphere of the book. It has some absolutely fabulous moments, some great small village community spirit and even what pretty much feels like a Christmas miracle.'Rachel's Random Reads 

'A feel good festive romance that would make the perfect stocking filler for the bookworm in your life!'Bookworms and Shutterbugs 

'A lovely Christmas read and it was great to catch up with the folk of Honeybourne, I just hope there is more to follow, that village has plenty more stories to tell I am sure.'Jo's Book Journey 

'What more could a girl want than to be reading about a quaint little village, covered in snow, with wonderful characters which make you want to befriend them and a storyline which left me wanting more. The cover just drew me in too and it really didn’t disappoint'The Reading Shed 

'I wanted to be there, walking in the snow, tucking into my Christmas dinner ...What a bloody brilliant read it was too...loved it'I Love Reading 

'This was cute ...I loved the Christmas setting!'Tweety Andy Reads 

Praise for the Little Village Bakery: 

Hooked ... when the truth was revealed it was not what I was expecting … I can honestly say it was delightful.’ The Book Jotter 

This book was an absolute pleasure to read – I devoured it in one sitting!The Reading Shed 

‘This is an adorable tale of new beginnings, new friends and a village pulling together. Highly recommended.’ Shelley Back Books 

‘I absolutely loved this.’ Well Read Pirate 

‘This is the first book I've read by this author and I absolutely loved it. The story weaves together a tale of love, friendship, trust, desire and so much more.’ Haven’t Got a Clue 

‘I loved this story, it had a little bit of everything, romance, heartbreak, mystery and a little magic thrown in for good measure. I’ll definitely be reading the sequel when it comes out.’ Mum Reinvented 

I loved Honeybourne; it’s the kind of place I would love to live. This is a sweet, enjoyable read.’ For the Love of Books 
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Bookouture
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Sep 16, 2016
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267
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9781786810663
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English
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Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Help yourself to a generous slice of Victoria sponge, a perfect cup of tea and a big dollop of romance. Welcome to the Little Village Bakery.

Meet Millie. Heartbreak has forced her to make a new start and when she arrives at the old bakery in the little village of Honeybourne she is determined that this will be her home sweet home. Her imagination has been captured by the tumbledown bakery but with no running water and dust everywhere, her cosy idea of making cakes in a rural idyll quickly crumbles.

Luckily the locals are a friendly bunch and step in to help Millie. One in particular, Dylan, a laid-back lothario, soon captures her attention.

But just as Millie is beginning to settle in, an unexpected visitor from her past suddenly turns up determined to ruin everything for her. It's time for Millie to face the skeletons in her closet if she's going to live the dream of running her little village bakery, and her blossoming romance with Dylan.

A charming heartwarming novel about love, life and new beginnings perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Debbie Johnson.

Praise for The Little Village Bakery:

'This book was an absolute pleasure to read - I devoured it in one sitting!'The Reading Shed

'This is an adorable tale of new beginnings, new friends and a village pulling together.Highly recommended.' Shelley Back Books

'I absolutely loved this'Well Read Pirate

'This is the first book I've read by this author and I absolutely loved it. The story weaves together a tale of love, friendship, trust, desire and so much more.' Haven't Got a Clue

'I loved this story, it had a little bit of everything, romance, heartbreak, mystery and a little magic thrown in for good measure. I'll definitely be reading the sequel when it comes out.' Mum Reinvented

'I loved Honeybourne; it's the kind of place I would love to live. This is a sweet, enjoyable read' Cayo Costa

What readers are saying about Tilly Tennant:

'A wonderful read with a bubbly, unique and fresh style of writing' Sky's Book Corner

'Tilly makes her characters so relatable that you can't help but fall in love with them' Starcrossed Reviews

'Tilly Tennant has obvious talent for turning the every day into a fairy tale... a sweet touch and light humour' BestChickLit.com

'Tilly Tennant has an amazing gift for story-telling and I'm sure we're going to see great things from her in the future.' Holly Martin

Curl up with this gorgeously romantic tale and let the glistening snow and the roaring fires of Stardust Lake Hotel get you in the festive spirit this Christmas.

Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life travelling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that’s how she likes it. For long ago Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away. 

So when Piper’s next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again. 

But Piper isn’t the only one who has been frozen in time by heartbreak. Gabe hasn’t forgotten the golden-eyed girl who disappeared from his world without a trace. 

Now fate has reunited them on Juniper island, can the magic of Christmas heal old wounds? And can this enchanting town be the one place Piper can finally call home? 

Read what everyone is saying about Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky:

‘I couldn’t get enough … This story is MAGICAL … I wish I could spend my next Christmas on Juniper Island … It’s the perfect story to get into the festive mood and it’s one you cannot put down.’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams

‘I absolutely LOVED this book. Holly Martin just completely wows you with her beautiful writing, wonderful characters and great story.’ Renita D’Silva

‘So difficult for me to put it down… This story is absolutely beautiful.’ Me, Cupcakes and Tea

‘Having just finished and been astounded by Christmas Under A Cranberry Sky, I think I am fairly safe in declaring Holly Martin a queen of the Christmas book, so with that in mind I am delighted that there is a second book in this series out soon.’ Rachel’s Random Reads

‘Christmas romance at its absolute best…’ Lozza’s Book Corner

‘I have yet to read a book by Holly Martin that I haven’t loved, and this one is no different.’ Clara’s Books and Lit

‘I cherished every single page of this book… Holly whisks you away to this magical place that had me craving all things Christmas.’ Star Crossed Reviews

‘You can always count on Holly Martin for a cozy romantic escape.’ Happily Ever After Novel Thoughts
A sweet holiday love story about the magic of synchronicity and fate set at a quaint Vermont inn during the week after Christmas.

Emma can’t believe her luck when she finds an open pawn shop on Christmas Eve in Manhattan. She’s there to sell the beautiful bracelet her ex-boyfriend gave her when a familiar looking watch catches her eye. It’s the same engraved watch she gave her college boyfriend, Fletcher, years ago. On a whim, she trades the bracelet for the watch and wonders at the timing.

Practical Emma thinks it’s just a coincidence, but her best friend Bronwyn believes it’s the magic of synchronicity that caused Emma to find the watch. Fletcher was the one that got away, and somehow Emma never quite moved on.

When Bronwyn finds out that Fletcher is in snowy Vermont at a romantic inn for the week, she can’t help but give synchronicity a push. She signs Emma up to help the inn keeper as the children’s activity coordinator. Emma agrees that a week filled with quaint shops and maple syrup would do her good... and maybe Fate really does have a Christmas gift in store for her. That is until she sees Fletcher with his daughter and fiancée.

Suddenly, the fairytale trip seems doomed to fail... much like the innkeeper’s dwindling cashflow. It will take a miracle to save her heart and the inn. And that just might be what Fate has in mind.

Christmas in Vermont is a delightful and charming love story about the magic of second chances during the most festive time of year.

A gorgeous country house hotel, a liberal dusting of snow, a cosy weekend away…what more could Lizzie ask for at Christmas? 


Every Christmas Lizzie promises herself that things will change and she will leap into the new year a new woman. And yet here she is again, at the beginning of December and nothing is different. Her girls have grown up and left home, her husband Henry is slumped in front of the TV and she is alone in the kitchen, seeking refuge in the cooking sherry and talking to her Gary Barlow calendar. She’s also been very diverted by handsome new neighbourMarcus and she knows she shouldn’t be … 


So when best friend Ann suggests a weekend away in the country, Lizzie jumps at the chance. Will this Christmas escape give Lizzie some much needed perspective and allow her to mend her marriage? Or will Marcus prove to be too much of a distraction? 


A funny feel good festive read about rediscovering the magic of Christmas - just the thing to curl up with on a cold winters night. 


What everyone’s saying about Christie Barlow: 

'What a corker of a book! Relatable, enticing, full of humour and drama in double doses and with a huge dollop of Christmas sprinkled in! It’s pace doesn’t slow down for a second, from the first page you are hooked!'I Blog Books 

'Very relatable characters and a story written to make you laugh and cry makes this a great read!'Angry Grey Cat Reads 

'An all round fun author to read!'Eat Your Books Out 

‘This is an excellent book which swept me along so well that I read it in less than a day. I loved the characters and the story and will definitely be reading more by this author. This is definitely a book to read curled up with a mug of tea or hot chocolate.’ Bookloverwormblog 

'A heartwarming and cosy countryside read with characters you will love' Rachael Lucas 

‘I found this book really enjoyable, the author has an engaging writing style that managed to draw me into the storyline and the lives of our character. The storyline flowed at a great pace and I raced through the book in no time soaking up the wonderful detailed descriptions. I can see that fans of Cathy Bramley and Cathy Woodman would love this book.’ Rea's Book Reviews 

‘Kitty's Countryside Dream will have you laughing and smiling one minute and then you'll feel it pulling at your heart strings. This really turned out to be a beautiful book …turning the pages and unravelling the story was very thought provoking.’ Crooks on Books 

‘I didn’t want to put the book down.’ Best Crime Books and More 

‘Kitty's Countryside Dream is a soul-boosting necessity. I have a suspicion it's been sprinkled with a little bit of magic, as on the darkest days it'll warm your cockles and make everything seem right with the world. So, get those wellies on and head for a new roost in the country in this delicious feel-good tale with a gorgeous soft centre.' Little Bookness Lane 

'A fantastic story, one that will keep you reading long into the night, just to find out what happens. I loved every moment of it and some of the scenes, with chickens, will have you chuckling' Rachel's Random Reads 

‘I was unable to put this book down. I read it within a day because I was so drawn in to the characters themselves it was like I knew them. I would completely recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Definitely a huge 5 stars!’ Katie's Reading Korner Review 

'This had me gripped from the first chapter. It will have you laughing, crying and will just give you a warm feeling inside' Laura H Book Blog 

Help yourself to a generous slice of Victoria sponge, a perfect cup of tea and a big dollop of romance. Welcome to the Little Village Bakery.

Meet Millie. Heartbreak has forced her to make a new start and when she arrives at the old bakery in the little village of Honeybourne she is determined that this will be her home sweet home. Her imagination has been captured by the tumbledown bakery but with no running water and dust everywhere, her cosy idea of making cakes in a rural idyll quickly crumbles.

Luckily the locals are a friendly bunch and step in to help Millie. One in particular, Dylan, a laid-back lothario, soon captures her attention.

But just as Millie is beginning to settle in, an unexpected visitor from her past suddenly turns up determined to ruin everything for her. It's time for Millie to face the skeletons in her closet if she's going to live the dream of running her little village bakery, and her blossoming romance with Dylan.

A charming heartwarming novel about love, life and new beginnings perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Debbie Johnson.

Praise for The Little Village Bakery:

'This book was an absolute pleasure to read - I devoured it in one sitting!'The Reading Shed

'This is an adorable tale of new beginnings, new friends and a village pulling together.Highly recommended.' Shelley Back Books

'I absolutely loved this'Well Read Pirate

'This is the first book I've read by this author and I absolutely loved it. The story weaves together a tale of love, friendship, trust, desire and so much more.' Haven't Got a Clue

'I loved this story, it had a little bit of everything, romance, heartbreak, mystery and a little magic thrown in for good measure. I'll definitely be reading the sequel when it comes out.' Mum Reinvented

'I loved Honeybourne; it's the kind of place I would love to live. This is a sweet, enjoyable read' Cayo Costa

What readers are saying about Tilly Tennant:

'A wonderful read with a bubbly, unique and fresh style of writing' Sky's Book Corner

'Tilly makes her characters so relatable that you can't help but fall in love with them' Starcrossed Reviews

'Tilly Tennant has obvious talent for turning the every day into a fairy tale... a sweet touch and light humour' BestChickLit.com

'Tilly Tennant has an amazing gift for story-telling and I'm sure we're going to see great things from her in the future.' Holly Martin

 All singleton Isla wants for Christmas is to be left in peace, but a surprise trip to the Alps means there’s a chance for romance in every snowflake that falls…

 

It’s the week before Christmas and Isla McCoy has just received an unexpected gift: a letter announcing she is due a life-changing inheritance, but only if she’s willing to make amends with the father who abandoned her.   

 

She has absolutely no intention of forgiving him, but who could resist an all-expenses-paid trip to the French resort of St Martin-de-Belleville?

 

There she meets smooth-talking Justin and nerdy glaciologist Sebastian; two very different men, with two very different agendas. Torn between her head and her heart, Isla finds herself utterly lost in a winter wonderland of her own feelings.

 

Surrounded by twinkling candles and roaring log-fires, Isla’s resolve finally begins to melt. But will she learn how to reconnect, not only with a whole new family, but with herself and her heart?

 

A gorgeously heart-warming festive read to help spark a little romance in those long winter nights. Perfect for fans of Jane Linfoot, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan.

 

What readers are saying about A Cosy Candlelit Christmas:

 

‘OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH I LOVEEEEEEED IT!… Spell-binding, beautifully written and 100% memorable - Tilly Tennant has blown me away.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars

‘This is my favourite Christmas book of the season so far, and I’m keeping everything crossed for a third book! Fantastic characters, great story, beautiful setting… you could not ask for anymore! Five Stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘Cosy, sweet book that I adored! … Despite the freezing cold temperatures outside, Tilly Tennant's writing will leave you feeling warm inside… It could easily be read at any time, although perhaps in front of a fire with a warm cup of cocoa would be ideal!’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

‘Well this was an absolute gem!... An enchanting tale that will fill you full of emotions and set your pulse racing. It's a wonderful Christmas story with a beautiful setting that will captive your imagination just like it did mine. A truly amazing 5 stars!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This book is beyond awesome, loved every page.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This is 100% my favourite of Tilly Tennant's novels so far. It's heart-warming and will leave you with that warm fuzzy feeling. A beautiful novel!’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars

‘This is a wonderful festive read. Full of new beginnings, second chances, new friends, new love and forgiveness. This is a lovely book filled with fabulous Christmas cheer that chick lit and romance fans will adore.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 4 stars

‘I absolutely loved this book, completely fell in love with it… A lovely heartfelt read, with lots of Christmas cosy moments thrown in, not to mention lots of snow. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to the French Alps.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A beautifully heart-warming read with more than a touch of humour and a wonderfully festive mountain setting, what more could you ask for? Do yourself a favour, grab a cocoa, grab this book and settle back for a few hours. You won't regret it.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘A Christmas cracker… I recommend you read it with a warm drink and a slice of cake or some chocolate!! - 5 stars from me!!!’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars

Sun, spaghetti and sparkling prosecco. When it comes to finding love, there’s no place like Rome…

Kate is living the dream with her gorgeous boyfriend Alessandro in his native city, but the reality is sometimes a little less romantic than she’d hoped. Every day in her new home is a fight against leaking pipes, her cantankerous landlord and her less-than-perfect grasp of the Italian lingo.

All around her there is talk of weddings, but when a secret from her past is thrust out into the open, Kate must fight to prove to Alessandro’s Mamma – and the rest of his formidable family – that she truly is Italian marriage material.

With the women in Alessandro’s life on a mission to break them apart, the cracks begin to show and Kate starts to question if Alessandro really is the man of her dreams. Can love and the city of romance conquer all, or is that just a fairy-tale?

Let Rome steal your heart this summer in this gorgeously romantic escapist read. Perfect for fans of Jo Thomas and Abby Clements.

What everyone’s saying about A Wedding in Italy:

‘Fans of chick lit novels, this is a fantastic novel and I couldn't recommend it more to fellow readers. This is especially true for those who are looking for an escape but don't really have the means to do so.’ Pretty Little Book Reviews

‘The book was a 5.5 star for me with an awesome plot, fabulous characters, lovely and vivid description, a real and well developed plot and a flowing prose.  I was hooked into the story as Alessandro and Kate struggled for their relationship and overcame the obstacles in their path. A perfect read for everyone who likes romance, chick-lit, woman's fiction or just fiction. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone.’ Read Day and Night 5*

‘I just loved reading this. It just makes you want to get on a plane and jet off to Italy.’ Goodreads 5*

‘Honestly, if you want a great vacation read, something light for the summer, read these books! You won't regret it! They are wonderful to take your mind off life, and get immersed in Italy and Italian families. This book makes me want to brush up on my Italian and move to Italy!’ Darcy’s Book Blog

‘What another absolute gem. A pleasure to read… Thank you for writing such a lovely, heart-warming story Tilly Tennant.’ StefLoz Book Reviews 

‘What a feel good read this was! I could tell, early on, that I was going to finish this in a few days. It really got my attention, soon after I started reading it. Tilly's writing is excellent… A sweet love story that had me wishing I was right there with them!’ Funny Girl’s Memoir

‘I completely enjoyed every second of A Wedding in Italy, which was a pleasure to read, complete with its ups and downs, and overall felt like returning to my "Italian family" in this book, as I feel as though I would love Alessandro's family to be my own!’ Rachel’s Radom Reads

‘I loved this book as much as the first one in the series. A great feel-good book set in beautiful Italy.  Tilly Tenant is one of my favourite Authors and this book definitely didn't disappoint.’ Goodreads 5*

‘A Wedding in Italy has the same warmth in the narrative and the wonderful descriptions of Italy that transport you away. Most definitely one to be read after Rome is Where the Heart (which is absolutely no hardship!)’ Have Books Will Read

What everyone’s saying about Tilly Tennant:

'Wonderful characters which make you want to befriend them and a storyline which left me wanting more.’ The Reading Shed

'What an absolute gem of a book. A lovely feel-good story.' Stef Loz Book Blog

'Observant, insightful, humorous, and heart squeezing. I adored her humor.' Books and Bindings

'Every page of this novel was a delight to read...I loved this book, it picked me out of my wintertime blues!' The Anxious Canadian

'Superb! The perfect romance for everyone... I highly recommend it!' Urban Book Reviews

'Wow! Such a wonderful feel good story effortlessly transporting me to Rome. Loved every word!' Renita D'Silva

'This book was an absolute pleasure to read – I devoured it in one sitting!' The Reading Shed

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