Blog Tour Review: Lilac Cottage

Posted 26th September 2015 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 1 Comment

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.

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Blog Tour Review: Lilac CottageChristmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin
Also by this author: One Hundred Proposals, One Hundred Christmas Proposals, The Sentinel, Tied Up with Love
Series: White Cliff Bay #1
Also in this series: Snowflakes on Silver Cove, Summer at Rose Island
Published by Bookouture on 25th September 2015
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Fiction, General, Humour, Love & Romance, Romance
Pages: 289
Format: eARC
Source: for a Blog Tour
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Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…

Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking sculptures. Yet her personal life seems frozen.
When Henry and daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage to rent the annex, Penny is determined to make them feel welcome. But while Daisy is friendly, Henry seems guarded.
As Penny gets to know Henry, she realises there is more to him than meets the eye. And the connection between them is too strong to ignore…

While the spirit of the season sprinkles its magic over the seaside town and preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas eve ball are in full swing, can Penny melt the ice and allow love in her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she’s been dreaming of?

Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously heartwarming novel down.

Spend the perfect Christmas in White Cliff Bay this year. Snowflakes on Silver Cove coming very soon.

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Thank you to Holly for letting me take part in this tour. I have been a big fan of Holly for a while now and I was overjoyed when she asked if I wanted to take part in this tour.

This story begins with Penny waiting for her lodgers. Penny lives at Lilac Cottage. Its a bit out of the way and it’s pretty lonely. I really loved Penny. Her job  as an ice carver sounded so interesting but I could see how it could get lonely. I would really love to try ice carving one day I think it would be fun. Penny is so sweet but so vulnerable. She had her heart broken a long time ago and has never allowed herself to love again.

Henry is Penny’s lodger. He big and he’s tall and he is smoking hot. Every woman in White Cliff Bay is hitting on him. He’s over protective of the ones he loves. He’s also a  worrier but he has a big heart. Sometimes he’s also a big grump. 

I also really liked Daisy. She is such a sweet girl. Her mum has really messed her up but I think she will have the strength to pull through. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Holly’s writing is so addictive so wonderful that you are swept up in the moment. All I wanted was to sit and read this book. I wanted to forget about all my commitments and I just wanted to curl up with Penny,  Henry and Daisy.

This was a wonderful festive read and I can’t wait to read Snowflakes on Silver Cove

About Holly Martin

Holly has been writing for six years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. Holly lives in Bedfordshire.


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