Author: Tilly Tennant

Blog Tour Review: A Cosy Candlelit Christmas

Posted 26th October 2017 by Emma Poulloura in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: A Cosy Candlelit Christmas

I received this book for free From Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: A Cosy Candlelit ChristmasA Cosy Candlelit Christmas by Tilly Tennant
Also by this author: Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn, The Man Who Can't Be Moved, Mishaps and Mistletoe, Little Acts of Love, Just Like Rebecca
Series: An Unforgettable Christmas #2
Also in this series: A Very Vintage Christmas
Published by Bookouture Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 305
Format: eARC
Source: From Netgalley
Goodreads
Amazon UKAmazon US

All Isla wants for Christmas is to be left in peace, but in the Alps there’s potential 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 peace with the father who abandoned her.

She has absolutely no intention of making amends, 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?

Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour. I have been a huge Tilly fan for sometime so whenever I see shas a new book out I know it is something to get excited for.

If you have read A Very Vintage Christmas then you know some very brief details of this story but if you haven’t read it then I would say it is not a problem as the two stories are very separate and can be read as standalones.

The story follows Isla as she reconnects with her Dad. It is set among the French Alps. The setting is a christmas picture postcard. Snow is constantly falling, there are magical lights and  the prettiest village around.

I don’t want to focus too much on the story but it really pulls on the heartstrings. Isla’s dad left her and her mother when she was only 5 years old. She has locked all her memories of him away because it is too painful to think about. Her father leaving has affected her in ways she doesn’t realise until she reconnects with him. He has left her with a distrust of people. She can never be sure if they are going to run out on her.

I really loved Sebastian. He is quirky and nerdy but there is something just so loveable about him. He really is a good guy.

Justin is Isla’s usual type of guy. He can talk the talk. There is clearly something there but I was distrustful of him from the beginning.

As always Tilly drew me into this world so easily. Like Isla I never wanted to leave. I was actually disappointed when I got to the end because I wanted to stay there for a little bit longer.

I really hope that Tilly lets us return to Isla’s life in the future because I am so intrigued as to what will happen next for her. Her life has changed so much by the end and I think it is a new beginning for her.

One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

About Tilly Tennant

From a young age, Tilly Tennant was convinced that she was destined for the stage. Once she realised she wasn’t actually very good at anything that would put her on the stage, she started to write stories instead. There were lots of terrible ones, likeThe Pet Rescue Gang (aged eight), which definitely should not see the light of day ever again. Thankfully, her debut novel, Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was not one of those, and since it hit the Amazon best seller lists she hasn’t looked back. Born in Dorset, she currently lives in Staffordshire with her husband, two daughters, three guitars, four ukuleles, two violins and a kazoo.

Emma Poulloura

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2017 Christmas Challenge
  • 2017 Goodreads Challenge
  • 2017 Netgalley

Blog Tour Review: A Very Vintage Christmas

Posted 29th September 2017
Blog Tours, Reviews
Blog Tour Review: A Very Vintage Christmas

The fairy lights are up and shoppers are flooding the snowy seaside promenade. It’s going to be a busy month at Forget-Me-Not Vintage, a magical shop with a warm heart where every item has a story to be told. With bright red hair and an infectious smile, Dodie is a hopeless romantic and absolutely one of a kind, just like the pieces in her shop. When Dodie finds a love letter in the pocket of an old woollen coat, she makes it her mission to deliver it to its rightful owner. Following […]

Blog Tour Review: A Wedding in Italy

Posted 18th April 2017
Blog Tours, Reviews
Blog Tour Review: A Wedding in Italy

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 […]

Blog Tour Review: Rome is Where the Heart is

Posted 11th March 2017
Blog Tours, Reviews
Blog Tour Review: Rome is Where the Heart is

Can a holiday romance ever have a happy ending? Escape with Kate to the sun-drenched city of Rome where a love affair is just about to begin … When Kate’s husband Matt dumps her on Friday 13th she decides enough is enough – it’s time for her to have some fun and so she hops on a plane to Rome. A week of grappa and gelato in pavement cafes under azure blue skies will be just what the doctor ordered. What she doesn’t count on is meeting and falling for sexy policeman Alessandro. But the […]

Friday In Focus with Tilly Tennant

Posted 16th September 2016
FIF, Q&A
Friday In Focus with Tilly Tennant

It’s Friday!!!!! Whoop! Today is the release day of Christmas At the Little Village Bakery and I am very excited to be joined by Tilly herself for a little Q&A. Tell us a little about you I’m Tilly, somewhere in my forties (that’s all you’re getting), two teenage daughters, a husband and lots of grey hairs as a result! I was born in Dorset but now live in Staffordshire.  I’ve been writing for about ten years on and off, and recently signed to Bookouture. Tell us about your new book […]

Christmas at the Little Village Bakery

Posted 15th September 2016
Blog Tours, Reviews
Christmas at the Little Village Bakery

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. […]

The Little Village Bakery

Posted 14th September 2016
Blog Tours, Reviews
The Little Village Bakery

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 […]

One Starry Night Blog Tour

Posted 21st March 2016
Blog Tours, Reviews
One Starry Night Blog Tour

They say the darkest hour is just before the dawn, and Hannah has never really understood the true meaning of that until now. With Gina’s husband misbehaving, bad news for Mitchell that only Hannah can break and Ross under attack, things seem to be falling apart around her, and how is she supposed to be the rock everyone else needs when she can’t even get her own life in order? It’s going to take a special kind of courage to see this dawn break, but when it does it might […]

Ways to Say Goodbye Blog Tour

Posted 14th March 2016
Blog Tours, Reviews
Ways to Say Goodbye Blog Tour

When Mitchell shocked Hannah with his decision, it seemed that happiness might be just around the corner; but, as usual, fate steps in to snatch it from under Hannah’s nose. Instead of the bliss she was promised, problems are now flying at her so fast it’s hard to know what to deal with first. There’s the appearance of a mystery car that seems to be stalking her every move. Then there’s sister, Gina, torn between hunky young farmer, Ross, and giving her cheating husband a second chance to save their […]

I’m Not in Love Blog Tour

Posted 8th March 2016
Blog Tours, Reviews
I’m Not in Love Blog Tour

The tinsel and baubles are packed away, and the festivities are over for another year, but Hannah can’t forget the mysterious stranger who fell into her world on Christmas Day. She flings herself back into normal life in a bid to get him out of her head, which means dating other men and having fun with her sister, Gina. But just as she’s getting back on track, fate throws him into her path once more. And this time it results in far more complications than a burnt turkey. Meanwhile, Gina, […]