The Christmas Bake off

The Christmas  Bake off

With Christmas just around the corner, the residents of Skipley village are gearing up for the annual bake off, and tensions are high. Winning means a lot to everyone involved – talented cake-shop owner Katie dreams of baking stardom, Rachel wants to prove she’s more than a stay-at-home mum, and John hopes his culinary skills will impress the woman he loves. But when the judges discover that some cakes have been tampered with, the villagers’ loyalties are called into question – whose ambition would stretch to sabotage, and why? The Christmas Bake-Off is an exclusive short story from Abby Clements, […]



Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe

Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe

Becca Fletcher has always hated Christmas but she has her reasons for being Little Miss Grinch. Now, though, she can’t avoid her version of ho-ho-hell – because she’s travelling to the Comfort Food Cafe to spend the festive season with her sister Laura and her family. She’s expecting mulled wine, 24-hour Christmas movie marathons and all kinds of very merry torture. Little does Becca know that the Comfort Food Cafe is like no other place on earth. Perched on a snow-covered hill, it’s a place full of friendship where broken hearts can heal, new love can blossom and where Becca’s […]



Secret Santa

Secret Santa

A self-confessed Christmas queen, Sue Montaigne prides herself on organising the annual nativity pageant in her small Cornish village of Poldore. But this year, what with having to deal with the repairs on Castle House after it was wrecked by a terrible storm, training a new – and frankly flighty – Virgin Mary and managing a Joseph who is allergic to sheep, she is distinctly lacking a little bit of ‘me time’. And then there are the auditions for the new Santa. But nothing prepares her for the beautiful man who turns up, a twinkle in his eye and a […]



Last Christmas

Last Christmas

A group of strangers are thrown together unexpectedly at Christmas and spend the holiday together at a tiny guesthouse in the middle of the woods. A fun thought-provoking festive story with a hint of romance. This is a book I’ve had on my TBR pile for quite a while. I didn’t realise quite how short it was when I bought it. This is a cute little festive read. It has great characters and the  guest house sounds amazing. I would however have liked it to be a bit longer. This book is great if you don’t have a lot of […]



Friday In Focus with Kayla Paine

Friday In Focus with Kayla Paine

Tell us a little about you My name is Kayla and I run the lifestyle blog polished & bubbly. I’m obsessed with all thing girly, but I’m a HUGE sports fan. You can always find me watching hockey, football, or baseball. I’m obsessed with my dog and I could read every free minute and be perfectly content. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging 4 years ago while going through a breakup. I also had recently retired from coaching cheerleading after 8 years and needed a new hobby…enter blogging! I started keep calm & blog on in 2012 and […]



Christmas at the Star and Sixpence

Christmas at the Star and Sixpence

As snow falls over Little Monkham, and carols echo around the green, with the village choir preparing for their biggest event of the year, it’s time to return to the Star and Sixpence for a suitably festive drink. Nessie and Sam are racking up success after success at the Star and Sixpence pub, but their personal lives leave something to be desired. Sam’s gorgeous actor boyfriend is far away filming, and Nessie has an unwanted neighbour arrive in the form of Owen’s ex-mother-in-law. With several spanners in the works, can Nessie and Sam pull off a Christmas miracle and get their happy-ever-after…? This is the final […]



A Christmas to Remember

A Christmas to Remember

Everyone loves Christmas – don’t they? Carrie Blake loves her job as a nanny but, while her friends are settling down, all of Carrie’s spare time is spent with other people’s families. Though it breaks her heart, her New Year’s resolution is to embark on a new career and fix her love life. As Carrie starts her last job, she’s sure she’ll be going out on a high – the house is amazing , the kids are adorable, and she’s in charge of decorating the tree! The only problem could be her boss… single-dad Adam Fletcher might be both handsome and successful, […]



12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

Good Evening all, This is just a quick post to mention my 12 days of Christmas posts which start tomorrow. I have lots of Christmas reviews and a few posts about my favourite things about Christmas. I hope you enjoy them. Merry Christmas!!!!



Autumn at the Star and Sixpence

Autumn at the Star and Sixpence

As autumn starts to draw in and the nights are getting darker, the fire is lit at the Star and Sixpence and Nessie and Sam start to turn their thoughts to the annual bonfire night. The village comes together every year to celebrate the turning of the season and this year is going to be extra-special. This book is the 4th part of the Star and Sixpence story. It is set a little while after the third book ended. Halloween is approaching and the girls have a big party planned. Things are going slowly but well with Nessie and Owen, […]



Relevance

Relevance

Secretly located in the tunnels under Chicago’s city streets, Cole Enterprise is home to a group of trained soldiers. Jake Aceton is their newest acquisition. Recruited from boot camp before graduation after being handpicked by Grant Jackson, Jake is plunged into the mysterious underground world, forever changing his life. Regardless of his relevance to Cole Enterprise, Jake has a hard time looking past all he has to give up. Can he learn to live in his own shadow in order to protect those he loves? Thank you to Sonya for giving me a copy of this book. I love this […]