I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Mistletoe at Moonstone Lake by Holly Martin
Also by this author: One Hundred Proposals, One Hundred Christmas Proposals, The Sentinel, Tied Up with Love
Series: Jewel Island #5
Also in this series: Sunrise over Sapphire Bay, Autumn Skies Over Ruby Falls, Ice Creams at Emerald Cove, Sunlight over Crystal Sands
Published by Self-Published on 6th October 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: for a Blog Tour
Escape to the breathtaking Cornish Coast this winter, where the ocean sparkles in the moonlight and romance crackles like an open fire. This gorgeous new love story by Holly Martin, bestselling author of Sunlight Over Crystal Sands, is the perfect treat to warm your heart this Christmas.Artist Zoey Flynn hadn’t planned to spend her favourite holiday on the shores of Jewel Island, but when her fiancé breaks off their engagement before their Christmas Eve wedding, this Cornish paradise is just the distraction she needs.With a cosy cottage to call home for a month and a stall at the island’s famous Christmas market to sell her paintings, Zoey quickly puts her heartbreak behind her. Love is the last thing on her mind. That is until the handsome Kit Lewis crosses her path…Their connection is instant, but Zoey has a secret. And the deeper she and Kit fall for one another, the harder it is to hide. Kit knows Zoey is holding something back and if she won’t tell him the truth she could lose him forever.Is keeping a promise from the past worth sacrificing a future with the man she loves? Or might Kit be the one person she can trust?Love, laughter and long-hidden secrets are waiting for you on stunning Jewel Island. For fans of Jill Mansell, Sarah Morgan and Sue Moorcroft, this is the perfect tale to curl up with this Christmas.
Thank you to Holly for my copy of this book and for letting me take part in this tour. I absolutely love Holly’s writing and a new Christmas book is just what I needed! This is the 5th book sent on Jewel island but all books are standalones so you can jump into this without reading the others.
Sapphire Hotel is holding a Christmas market for the whole of December. I can’t tell you how much I have missed a Christmas market. Last year they were all cancelled for obvious reasons and I cannot wait to go this year. This book gave me all the Christmas vibes. Lots of Hot Chocolate, mince pies, Mulled wine (Glögi for those in the know) and even snow! If you are looking for a book that smacks you in the face with all things Christmas then look no further.
The two main characters in this book are Zoey and Kit. Zoey is an artist and has a hut selling her paintings. Kit has a hut selling Churros and crepes. Zoey is such a sweetheart. I instantly knew I could be friends with her. She constantly puts others before herself and just longs for a life by the sea with a man she loves and a family. Kit has a big heart. He has been stamped on and hurt in the past by women who didn’t see the man he is. He is kind, caring, thoughtful and heroic. As you can tell I might have fallen a little for Kit.
Holly has created a wonderful story here of love, romance and friendships. This book is everything I love about Christmas but it is so much more than that. It is everything I look for in a romance novel. It was also so wonderful to see little glimpses of the characters from the previous books in this series. I love seeing how happy they are.
This was a great book to end the series on and I cannot wait for the new series Holly has lined up for us next year!
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