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.The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances by Donna Ashcroft
Published by Bookouture on 2nd October 2018
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
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Snow is beginning to fall around the cosy Castle Teashop, with its toasty log fire, scrumptious mince pies and delicious hot chocolates. Romance is in the air and Lily King is hoping some winter magic will help to make her dreams come true…
Twenty-five-year-old Lily King is wondering when her life is going to start. She adores working at the much-loved Castle Teashop, surrounded by familiar faces and delicious cakes. But she’s stuck in a rut. She’s just been dumped by her boyfriend and her dream job seems to be slipping through her fingers.
When her best friend Emily Campbell needs urgent help to organise her enchanting Christmas wedding, Lily realises it’s finally her moment to shine and reach for the opportunities she’s been wishing for. Can she pull off the biggest celebration Castle Cove has ever seen or will something – or someone – make things more complicated than she imagined?
Rebellious and handsome photographer Josh Havellin-Scott has always felt like an outsider, especially next to his perfect older brother, who is about to get married. At the last minute, Josh finds himself roped into plans for the Big Day, the very last thing he wants to do, until he is meets creative and quirky Lily King…
When Lily and Josh are thrown together, it’s clear they couldn’t be more different. But they begin to realise that opposites can attract – and sometimes when you’re not looking for love, it comes and finds you when you least expect it. With some festive magic, will they manage to work together and save the day?
And could they discover a winter romance of their very own along the way?
An utterly scrumptious festive romance about the importance of being true to yourself, following your dreams and opening your heart to second chances. Perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Milly Johnson and Debbie Macomber.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year and this was a great start to my season of Christmas stories!
In this story we follow Lilly King and Josh Havellin-Scott. Lilly and Josh are thrown together when Emily, Lilly’s best friend and Paul, Josh’s brother are stranded in Nepal and need the last few elements of their wedding finalised.
Lilly King has spent her life feeling inadequate. She has tried to please everyone by being who they want her to be rather than who she is. I really liked Lilly. She was easy to identify with and had a lot of issues that many women have probably had themselves.
Josh Havellin-Scott is the rebel in his family. His older brother is the doctor his parents would love him to be. Josh’s parents think his profession of photographer is beneath their family and that he should get a real job. Josh was fun, cheeky and not to mention pretty easy on the eye.
This is the first book I have read by Donna but I am excited to read Donna’s previous books and catch up with the other characters from Castle Cove. I really liked Donna’s writing style. It was easy to read, with an engaging story that will have you rooting for these two characters. This was a real feel good romance that will help you find a little self confidence. If you like a romance book with a dash of Christmas then this is the book for you.
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