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.Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin
Also by this author: One Hundred Proposals, One Hundred Christmas Proposals, The Sentinel, Tied Up with Love
Series: A Town Called Christmas #1
Also in this series: Christmas Under a Starlit Sky
Published by Bookouture on 22nd September 2016
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: for a Blog Tour
This year spend a wonderful Christmas on Juniper Island, where love can melt even the iciest of hearts…
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?
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.
Thank you to Holly for letting me take part in her tour.
I love Christmas and I love Holly’s books so it was a no-brainer when Holly asked if I would take part.
Christmas under a Cranberry Sky offers you everything you could want in a christmas romance book.
Let’s start by talking about the main characters.
First off we have Piper or Pip as she is sometimes known. Pip has spent the last 12 years reviewing hotels all over the world. From the good to the bad she’s seen it all. Pip however is tired of always moving around and wants to try standing still for a little while. She has one more review in her and then she’s taking a break.
Gabe Whitaker has spent the last 12 years only picking the fun girls. 12 years ago his heart was broken and since then he’s subconsciously picked girls that just want some fun. He’s not picked anyone serious for fear of being hurt all over again.
There were a whole host of sub characters that were the perfect support to these two but my favourite has to be Wren, Gabe’s daughter. There is something about that childlike innocence. The simplicity of being a child that you lose when you grow up and it was lovely to see how she views the world.
I cherished every single page of this book. Jupiter Island sounds amazing and I feel I have to go visit the Shetland Islands now with the hope of finding something even remotely similar. I adored the Christmas market. I loved how every shop was unique. I would have been like Pip and wanted to buy something from everyone.
Holly whisked me away to this magical place that had me craving all things Christmas. I’m so totally over summer and all I can think about is doing some Christmas baking and getting a nice frothy hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows. I can’t wait to start Christmas under a Starlit Sky.
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