Twelve Days to Save Christmas by Elizabeth Neep **Book Review**

Twelve Days to Save Christmas by Elizabeth Neep **Book Review**

Happy Thursday all!

Hope life has been treating you well! Cannot believe it is so close to Christmas! This was such a sweet story 10/10 recommend! 🎄


My Thoughts

This was such a fun festive read! Poppies boyfriend of five years George dumps her right before Christmas. Poppy is devastated, who is she without George? Determined to show George that she is still the upbeat independent girl he fell in love with Poppy makes a 12 day plan to get him back. Loved Poppy she was so sparkly and authentic. Quite honestly I think George did Poppy a huge favor by breaking up with her. He and his friends seem so superficial compared to poppies authenticity. The break up gave Poppy an opportunity to really find herself. She joined a choir, volunteered at the community center, and maybe met a man more suited to her. This book would make a perfect hallmark Christmas movie, it gave me all the festive feels. Another amazing story by Elizabeth Neep.

About the Book

On the first day of Christmas, my true love… dumped me.

Poppy loves Christmas and always goes all out to make this magical time of the year extra special for her boyfriend George. But George is strangely not in the Yuletide spirit this year. As Poppy wrestles him into her Christmas jumper built for two for a holiday snapshot, she finds out why.

He’s leaving her. With only twelve days to spend together until Christmas.

Poppy is heartbroken. George is the love of her life, and what would Christmas be without kisses under the mistletoe, his mum’s delicious homemade gingerbread or their super-competitive games of Pictionary?

She’s determined to win George back. So, anxious to prove to him she can be spontaneous, she signs up as a Christmas volunteer at the local community centre. What she doesn’t know is that there’s a festive surprise coming her way…

As Poppy throws herself into her new role – mulling vats of hot cider and hanging fairy lights off everything within reach – she discovers an inner strength she never knew she had. And there’s also Theo. Her new boss. Grumpy and opinionated, he’s everything she doesn’t want.

But as the snow starts to fall, she begins to notice other things about him – like his twinkling green eyes, how he makes her laugh, and how much he cares about the people he’s trying to help.

As the twelfth day approaches, Poppy might be about to discover that the most perfect Christmas might be the one that she didn’t plan at all…

Fans of One Day in December, Beth O’Leary and Mhairi McFarlane will be completely enchanted by this witty and warm festive story about friendship, love and finding yourself.

Author Bio:
Elizabeth Neep was born in 1990 in Derbyshire and now lives in London Bridge. After studying Law at the University of Nottingham and the University of New South Wales, she worked in magazine journalism, most noticeably writing for Dazed and Confused and PETRIe. Elizabeth now works as a non-fiction Senior Commissioning Editor and writes and paints in her spare time.
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*** Big thank you to Bookouture for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Fool Me Twice At Christmas by Camilla Isley **Book Review**

Fool Me Twice At Christmas by Camilla Isley **Book Review**

Happy Sunday all!

I am so excited it is the beginning of holiday reading season! 84 days until Christmas have you done any shopping yet? I haven’t even thought about it, but yikes that’s close!✨

Fool Me Twice at Christmas 🎄

Fool Me Twice at Christmas

There are two types of relationships: fake and real.

Chuck and Kate’s used to be real, oh-so-real. But after she broke his heart four months ago, leaving him, it became all just pretense for the sake of their entwined families.

With parents who are best friends and business partners, it’s not easy for Chuck and Kate to announce they’ve split up. But with the holidays looming over them, they can no longer keep pretending.

They head home for Christmas, determined to tell the truth—and end up accidentally engaged instead. The more they try to pull apart, the more the Universe seems to push them back together, shortening the road to the altar. And when just-for-show kisses stir up forgotten feelings, things get even more complicated.

Now, with the midnight hour approaching, will Chuck and Kate’s relationship turn out to be fake or real?

My Thoughts

This was the perfect book to kick off my Christmas reading season with! A combo of two of my favorite tropes the fake relationship and a second chance romance. Kate and Chuck broke up four months ago but they have decided not to share this with their family until Christmas. However when they are spending Christmas with their families it never seems to be the right time and then it gets even messier. The story is told from the alternating perspectives of both Chuck and Kate and I thought this was perfect I loved getting into the head of both of these characters and knowing where they were coming from. Both of their parents were a bit overly invested in their relationship and very pushy. I could understand why Kate and Chuck were hesitant to share the news with their parents that the relationship was over. I consider this book Christmas light. The Christmas vibe is in the background but it is not a huge part of the story the main focus is on the relationship between Kate and Chuck. A super sweet romcom that put a huge smile on my face and put me in a festive mood!

*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***


Purchase Links

Apple Books https://books.apple.com/us/book/fool-me-twice-at-christmas/id1550430536

B&N https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-christmas-date-camilla-isley/1129274291?ean=2940155770961

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=9788887269574

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Camilla_Isley_Fool_Me_Twice_at_Christmas?id=pLsWEAAAQBAJ

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fool-Me-Twice-Christmas-Engagement-ebook/dp/B09C6CQJ64 

Amazon.com – https://www.amazon.com/Fool-Me-Twice-Christmas-Engagement-ebook/dp/B09C6CQJ64 

Author Bio – 

Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad.
She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading–duh!–cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies–popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.

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❄️ Christmas at the Marshmallow Cafe by CP Ward **Book Review** @rararesources

happy Monday all!

Looking for the perfect Christmas read, then look no further! This is a Christmas story for the Christmas lover!❄️

Christmas at the Marshmallow Café

When downtrodden checkout assistant Bonnie Green receives a letter from a mysterious uncle, she can hardly believe her eyes.

Gifted a hundred-year lease on a famous cafe situated in the middle of a mythical theme park, Bonnie sets off with her best friend Debbie on an adventure to a hidden valley in the Lake District where they will find new friendship, love, and happiness, all set against the magic of Christmas … and more marshmallows than they can possibly eat….

My Thoughts

A magically festive read! A lovely story four the Christmas lover – Grinches need not apply. Bonnie is not living her best life. Her husband left her, her kids abandon her, she’s stuck in a job she doesn’t like. The only bright spot in her life is her next-door neighbor and BFF Debbie, a heavy metal loving serial dater half her age. When she receives a letter that she has inherited a café in the Lake District Bonnie figures why not check it out and Debbie is more than happy to tag along. What they find when they reach their destination is a run down Christmasland and a café in need of some TLC. But there is something magical about the place that instantly captivates Bonnie and Debbie. armed with her estranged uncle‘s marshmallow recipes, a colorful cast of characters and a lot of Christmas hope will joy be restored to Christmasland This book was such a festive treat! I had no idea so much went into making marshmallows. Bonnie was a great character and I loved the growth she had throughout this book. Debbie was the perfect sidekick I loved her free loving fickle personality. The author does an amazing job of bringing the village of Christmasland to life. The perfect book to curl up with next to the Christmas tree with a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows of course!

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*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – https://books2read.com/cp-ward-christmas-at-the-marshmallow-cafe 

Author Bio – CP Ward is an author from Cornwall in the UK.

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❄️ A Kiss in the Snow by Rosie Green **Book Review** @rararesources

happy weekend!

can you believe it is less than two weeks until Christmas? This was such a festive little holiday treat!❄️

A Kiss in the Snow, Little Duck Pond Café

After a cruel twist of fate sends her hurtling into a black hole of despair, Carrie is absolutely dreading the festive season – especially with sister, Krystle, being even more demanding of her time and energy than usual. But then friend Maddy offers Carrie a lifeline: the chance to get away from it all in a holiday cottage in the gorgeous little village of Silverbells. Deciding that a few weeks of tranquillity – reading, baking and going for long walks in the countryside – might just restore her mood, Carrie is quick to take up the offer. But on arriving, it very soon becomes clear that this break is going to be anything but peaceful!

 

An unwelcome houseguest proves unsettling enough – especially one who whistles loudly first thing in the morning and is far too cheerful for his own good – but finding herself drawn into the spooky mystery of her missing neighbour means there really isn’t much time for personal reflection. And then love comes knocking, and Carrie is forced to decide exactly where her heart lies.

Will this festive season be the disaster Carrie predicted? Or will Santa be good to her and deliver her heart’s desire? One thing’s for sure – this will be a Christmas Carrie will never, ever forget…

My Thoughts

A joyful holiday treat! This is the 13th book in Rosie Green’s delightful Little Duck Pond Cafe series. even though this is the 13th book it can absolutely be read as a standalone, a good place to jump in. Carrie is tired of being overshadowed by her twin sister Crystal. finding out her crush Adam is crushing on Crystal is the straw that breaks the camels back and Carrie needs a little getaway. so Carrie packs up her car and heads to the nearby village of Silver Bell for a quiet retreat. BUT soon she finds out that her retreat might not be so quiet, seems as though there was some miscommunication and she will be sharing the charming Snowdrop cottage with a handsome stranger. not to mention the unusual goings on at the cottage next-door. this was such a sweet story and I really loved getting to know Carrie better, she’s made some brief appearances in previous books. I didn’t even mind that we didn’t spend any time with the LDP ladies, I was just so enchanted by this new town and its colorful residence. Carrie really seemed to bloom out of the shadow of her sister and I really loved the direction the story took. A delightful story filled with romance, mystery, friendship, and holiday cheer.

*** Big thank you to Rosie Green for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/32VMJjD

Author Bio – 

Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little.

Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.

Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Lucy’s Great Escape’, is out now.

Rosie will be revisiting the Little Duck Pond Café with a beautiful story of love and friendship at Christmas time, entitled A Kiss in the Snow, out in October 2020.

Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

❄️ Mistletoe and the Mouse by Elsa Simonetti **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Saturday all!

A festive story filled with tons of Disney magic!🪄

Mistletoe and the Mouse

Can a magical Christmas melt a frozen heart?

Join Belle and James as they visit Mickey Mouse for a sparkling holiday season at Disneyland Paris.

Belle has been numb since her mother died, and she can’t face Christmas at home without her. Instead she books a surprise holiday to her “happy place” – the Magic Kingdom. But her boyfriend James has problems of his own. He doesn’t “do Disney” and what will his mother think of him missing their family Christmas to go to Disneyland with Belle?

A festive romance with a sprinkling of Pixie Dust.

My Thoughts

A magical festive tale. A Little gem brimming with Hope, heart, and Disney cheer. Belle has planned a surprise trip to Disney Paris over Christmas and her partner James is less than thrilled. He’d much rather spend the holidays with his family watching rugby. but James loves Belle and realizes that this trip is important to her for so many reasons. Not only does she have a love of all things Disney it also holds a sentimental place in her heart. will James be enchanted by the happiest place on earth?

Growing up in Southern California I probably have been to Disneyland at least once a year for most of my life. there really is something so magical about the theme park that is even enhanced more at Christmas time. When my kids were younger we had annual passes and were able to just spend a couple hours there to see it snow or watch the Christmas tree lighting. I thought the vivid descriptions in this book really brought the park to life and even though I’ve never been to Disney Paris there appeared to be a lot of similarities to Disneyland. The story was Suite and more emotional than I was anticipating. Belle was a lovely character hoo really wore her heart on her sleeve. James was a good guy he really was a good sport about Disney and really came to appreciate the magic.

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*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Links

https://amzn.to/31o1Cu3 (Amazon)

Theme Park Press website: http://themeparkpress.com/

Author Bio – 

Elsa Simonetti was born in the same year as Walt Disney World, but many miles away in the north of England. Her earliest Disney memory is crying during Bambi at the Saturday morning cinema club! It wasn’t until her own children were small that her husband introduced her to the magic of Disneyland Paris, and since then she has become obsessed, proving Walt Disney’s own belief that “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever”. That was the seed of this story – that Disneyland is not just for children, but for anyone who is young at heart. 

Elsa also writes romantic women’s fiction under the name of Liz Taylorson

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❄️ Christmas in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May **Book Review** @rararesources

happy weekend booklovers!

Cannot believe we are so close to Christmas! Are you done with your Christmas shopping? I think I only have a couple more things to get.

#CICB 

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay 

 

 

Meet old and new characters in the Bay for Christmas fun and frolics.

With both the Corner Shop and Cockleberry Café in safe hands, Rosa turns her attention to Ned’s Gift, the charity set up in memory of the great-grandfather whose legacy turned her life around.

Over at the Ship Hotel, Lucas has his work cut out with his devious new girlfriend and the mystery poisoning of an anonymous hotel inspector. Will the hotel still get its 3-star Seaside Rosette?

Will Mary find true love at last? Can Titch cope with the demands of the shop and being heavily pregnant. And can Rosa, with a baby of her own, pull off the Cockleberry Bay Charity Christmas Concert in time?

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay is a festive delight for fans of Rosa and her cheeky mini dachshund Hot, delivering a feast of unpredictable events and surprises.

My Thoughts

A festive heartwarming small town Christmas read. I was so delighted to be back in Cockleberry Bay with these wonderful characters. Rosa sure has grown as a person throughout the story and now she is a mom. And of course motherhood comes with a new set of problems, especially because Josh is working in the US at the moment. Rosa is stretched to her limits with baby, job and Hot the dog. Titch is there to lend support but she is about to have a second baby of her own. In addition there are questionable goings-on at Luke’s New hotel/restaurant. An entertaining story set against the backdrop of the run up to Christmas in this small town. Reading this was like coming home and spending time with good friends. just like the previous books in the series the story was full of so much charm and whimsy. I love the relationships between all these characters and it was lots of fun watching these characters navigate the new chapters in their lives. I am hopeful that this is not my last trip to Cockleberry Bay.

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*** Big thank you to Nicola May for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Links

Kindle – UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08JHJKLQF/

Kindle – .com – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JHJKLQF/

Paperback  – http://eye-books.com/books/christmas-in-cocklberry-bay

Nicola May is a rom-com superstar. She is the author of eleven romantic comedies, all of which have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. Two of them won awards at the Festival of Romance, and another was named ebook of the week in The SunThe Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK, across all genres, in January 2019, and was Amazon’s third-bestselling novel in that year. 

She lives near Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan.

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❄️ Christmas at the Little Waffle Shack by Helen J Rolfe **Book Review** @rararesources

happy Sunday all!

what did you have for breakfast this morning? Waffles by any chance?🧇

Christmas at the Little Waffle Shack

Heritage Cove is in full swing for the festive season and as the temperature dips, who will be lucky in love this Christmas?

It’s December in Heritage Cove and along with the village Christmas tree, frosty mornings and the promise of the most wonderful time of the year, the new waffle shack is about to open. And its owner isn’t a stranger to the Cove, because after all this time, Daniel is back to make amends with his brother Harvey – as well as a few other locals he might have offended along the way.

Fairly new to the village, local blacksmith Lucy has kept up the pretence of being with her ex for the sake of his gran but she’s fed up with all the lies. Determined to come clean and live the life she wants to live, she’s devastated to find that her attraction to Daniel is tainted by the fact he’s hiding a few things of his own. And his secrets are ones she isn’t sure she’ll ever be able to get past.

Heritage Cove is full of friendship and community; it’s a welcoming place people visit and never want to leave. But will it work its magic for Daniel and Lucy?

A festive read packed with Christmas romance, love and second chances, this is Book 2 in a series of standalone novels set in Heritage Cove, the little village by the sea…

My Thoughts

A scrumptious and sweet festive delight. this is the second book in this charming series set in Heritage Cove, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone. Lucy was new to town in the previous book. She now has taken over the town blacksmith business primarily crafting bespoke items. Daniel is the younger brother of Harvey from the previous book and has just returned to town. However not everyone is thrilled with his return especially brother Harvey. Daniel is determined to prove that people change and is hoping to make a success of his new Waffle Shack venture. when Lucy and Danny meet there are definite sparks and not just from the welding iron. will these two find true love or will there pass come back to bite them?

Warning do not read this on an empty stomach! All these waffle and ice cream and topping combos sounded so tremendously delicious. My poor Eggo toaster waffles may never look the same. both Lucy and Danny were very likable characters and I really loved them together. Lucy had this crazy arrangement with her ex-husband that really kept her tangled up in the past. Dani had made many mistakes in his past and was searching for forgiveness, most of all from himself. The story takes place over the days running up to Christmas and that really added comfort and joy to the story. Now I seriously want to bundle up head to Heritage Cove and have some waffles on the tables outside the Waffle Shack overlooking the town Christmas tree.

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*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – mybook.to/ChristmasWaffleShack

Author Bio –
Helen J Rolfe writes romantic fiction and contemporary women’s fiction and enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community.

Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries where she thinks her readers might like to escape to.

Social Media Links – 

Helen loves to hear from readers so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. She can be found at:

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A Christmas Wedding at the Castle by Eliza Scott **Book Review** @rararesources

happy Friday all!

A Christmas Wedding At The Castle (Life on the Moors Book 5)

Do you believe in fate? Livvie Weatherill does…

This time last year, if anyone had told Livvie Weatherill she’d have fallen in love and would be making plans for her Christmas wedding to Zander Gillespie, she would have laughed in their face. If they’d gone on to say they’d be planning to have their wedding at the imposing Danskelfe Castle, she’d have laughed even louder!

But it would seem fate had plans for her…

Since moving to the pretty moorland village of Lytell Stangdale Livvie is happier than she’s ever been. She’s living with Zander and she’s working at her dream job as a wedding dress designer at Romantique with her friends, Kitty and Violet. It’s fair to say, she’s enjoying immersing herself in village life, from romantic walks in the countryside, to meeting friends at the quaint Sunne Inne. And she can’t think of anything better than rounding off the day cosying up with Zander.

Life is sweet.

Her blossoming friendship with Freda Easton, the endearing but reclusive elderly lady who lives down the lane, has taken everyone by surprise. But Freda has a secret and, in a turn of events no one could predict, she finds herself grateful for Livvie’s fierce loyalty, cementing their friendship further.

Just when things seem to be running smoothly, a face from the past arrives on the doorstep casting a shadow over Livvie’s wedding plans. Adding to the drama, an icy blast of Arctic air brings heavy snowfall to the village, covering the moors in a thick blanket of snow.

Is their love strong enough to withstand the challenges thrown at them? Will they get their magical Christmas wedding?

Join Livvie and Zander – and all the usual characters – for a sparkling Christmas full of love and laughter in Lytell Stangdale.

My Thoughts

A castle, Christmas, and a wedding dress. Eliza J. Scott swept me away to Lytell Stangdale with her festive storytelling. Last Christmas Miss Scott introduced us to Livvie and Zander, this Christmas she is inviting us to their wedding. It was fun getting reacquainted with this couple along with multiple other residence of this charming village. But not going to lie I was most excited to see Alf the dog again. Livvie is excitedly planning her wedding, so thrilled to have it at the local castle. But Zander is acting strangely and she is beginning to think he’s hiding something from her. But Zander is not the only person with secrets. Frita The village recluse who has become more friendly with Livvie has a story to tell. Secrets… wedding plans… a hen do… a tiara… cheeky beef… chocolate…

this book was so much fun! I just love all these characters! Even though the story is set at Christmas time it really was friendship heavy and Christmas light. I love the camaraderie and support between the females in this book. I would have loved to join them at this hen do/bachelorette party, the theme was right in my wheelhouse. also really liked the little bit of mystery in the book and how that all played out. this was another delightful installment in the series and I cannot wait to visit Lytell Stangdale again.

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*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Wedding-Castle-heartwarming-feel-good-ebook/dp/B08M48P9BB 

US – https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Wedding-Castle-heartwarming-feel-good-ebook/dp/B08M48P9BB

Author Bio – 

Eliza is proud to be a member of the RNA. She lives in a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden, fighting a losing battle against the weeds.

When she’s not reading or gardening, Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Her biggest weakness is ginger biscuits dunked in tea.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming romance stories with relatable female characters. She enjoys exploring the dynamics of female friendship, with a key feature of her books being how women pull together and support one another when things get tough.

Eliza’s novels will always have happy endings.

Social Media Links – 

Twitter: Eliza J Scott@ElizaJScott1

Instagram: Eliza J Scott@elizajscott

Facebook: Eliza J Scott@elizajscottauthor

Blog: www.elizajscott.com

Bookbub: www.bookbub.com/authors/eliza-j-scott

Amazon Author Page: UK:  www.amazon.co.uk/Eliza-J-Scott/e/B07DMQWPMH

                                        US: www.amazon.com/Eliza-J-Scott/e/B07DMQWPMH

❄️ Christmas Cookie Cozies: A Holiday Cozy Mystery Anthology #ChristmasCookiesCozies2020 @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours 🍪

Happy December!

Christmas, cozies, and cookies… oh my! this was the perfect festive sampler of Christmas cozies. Perfect for any cozy mystery lover.🍪

Book Blurb:

2020 is going to be the coziest holiday season yet with cozy mysteries from Ava Mallory, Summer Prescott, Jenna St. James, Laina Turner, Gretchen Allen, Laina Turner, Joanna Campbell Slan, S. C. Merritt, Minnie Crockwell, Mona Marple, Rachael Stapleton and Loraine Hudson – along with their favorite holiday cookie recipe!


Gretchen Allen – Lost Claus
Charlotte Moss is one tough cookie, but her new job as Mrs. Claus isn’t what she expected. When Santa goes missing and a body is found, the most wonderful time of the year looks bleak.
Joanna Campbell Slan – How the Cookie Crumbles
Cara Mia Delgatto never met her maternal grandmother. But Nonie Josephina reaches out from the grave with a message for Cara: I left behind a treasure! Can Cara Mia find it before Santa comes to town?
S.C. Merritt – Caramelized Casualty
With the annual holiday unveiling of a giant gingerbread village quickly approaching, Kate Kennedy’s stress level is sky high. When one of the event’s diva celebrity chefs turns up dead, Kate decides she has no choice but to team up with the town’s newest detective if she’s going to pull off the big event. Can she expose the killer in time to save the event?
Minnie Crockwell – Death By Cookie
Widow Sallie Chilcoat decides to get into the holiday spirit by baking up a batch of cookies for her lakeside condominium neighbors only to have one of them turn up dead – with the remains of her cookies! Did Sallie kill her neighbor with her vegan cookies?
Ava Mallory – Christmas Cookie Catastrophe
When Consuelo “Cookie” Alvarez inherits a bakery from her aunt Birdie, she doesn’t expect to take her late aunt’s place in the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off. Now she has two weeks to perfect the super-secret recipe, but there are major obstacles in her way: she can’t bake, the recipe is missing, and her competitors are a who’s who of shady characters.
Summer Prescott – Hang Out The Stalkings
Someone is stealing Nancy’s cookies…will they steal her holiday spirit too?
Jenna St. James – Christmas Cookie Caper
When Ivy O’Brien learns her mother has been injured at the annual Couples Christmas Cookie Contest, she runs to the rescue. Looks like she needs to fill in for her mother and hunky policeman Anthony Romano has to help bake the cookie and question the suspects. Between dough-making disasters, nips of peppermint Schnapps, and rolling pin thefts, the pair slowly whittle down their suspect list.
Mona Marple – The Santa Run Is Murderous Fun
Emily Monk’s run out of excuses not to take part in the annual Santa run, but the festivities are threatened when the long-running Santa Run champ is found dead the day before the race.
With a killer to be caught, and a Christmas dinner to be bought, Emily needs to think fast if she’s going to solve this case before Santa comes.
Rachael Stapleton – Christmas, Corpses & the Gingerdead Flip-Flop
When house flippers Jack Young and Juniper Palmer purchase a colorful Queen Anne home, Juniper assumes the exterior gingerbread trim will be the most outlandish thing to see. That is until a prominent wine merchant dressed as Santa is murdered, and Jack’s mother is caught on the naughty list.
Loraine Hudson – Holly, Jolly Misdeeds
First, it’s a thieving Santa. Next, it’s a prowler that threatens Jenny’s peace. It all seems to revolve around a box of cookies.  Why? And what’s next?  
Laina Turner – Cookies and Crime
What is supposed to be a joy-filled awards ceremony for the Romero Boy Scouts turns out to be anything but when Jean Sartor, Scout co-leader, drops dead on stage.
Trixie lands herself on the suspect list since she baked Christmas cookies for the ceremony. She knows she didn’t poison Jean, but who did?

My Thoughts

This charming compilation of Christmas cozies was like a plate of Christmas cookies… there is a little something for everyone. And just like that cookie plate you get a little taste of each authors work in this anthology. Some of the cozies I liked more than others but each of them gave me a little Christmas cheer. Dogs…Santa Claus…gingerbread… murder… mayhem… and lots and lots of cookies. Best of all each story is accompanied by a delicious cookie recipe all that looked equally yummy. This was the perfect book to pick up on a lazy afternoon when you just need a little break from reality. Each novella was approximately 100 pages perfect for one sitting reading. Each author brought a little something different to the table. Some novellas were filled with whimsy, some were a little darker and some were filled with humor. The perfect little festive sampling of cozy Christmas cheer.

This book in emojis 🍪 🎅🏻 🐶 🎄

*** Big thank you for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Links:

US Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08K97KLJ9

UK Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08K97KLJ9

Publishing Information:

Published in digital format on 10th November 2020

❄️ Just Christmas by Emily Harvale **Book Review** @rararesources

happy happy Tuesday!

excited to share today a book from one of my absolute favorite authors! cannot wait to get my hands on this festive read!❄️

Just for Christmas

Could this be true love? Or is it just for Christmas?

Finding an abandoned dog beside the road isn’t the Christmas surprise interior designer, Molly Ford is hoping for. But when the local vet can’t find a space for the bedraggled dog, Molly makes a rash decision. 

The problem is, she’s spending Christmas with her brother, Terence, and his girlfriend is allergic to dogs, so the bundle of wet fur, which Molly has named Miracle, might not be the only one needing a home this Christmas.

And Miracle causes chaos wherever he puts his paws. He pees on the Christmas tree, shreds the Christmas presents and eats the honeyed ham. That’s just the first night. 

When Terence’s best friend, Chance offers Molly and Miracle a place to stay for Christmas, Molly is ecstatic. She doesn’t mind at all when he informs her there are strings attached. She’d rather like a festive fling with gorgeous Chance.

Now Molly’s in for another surprise. Chance is about to pop the question. Except it’s not to Molly. In fact, he needs her help to get the dilapidated cottage he’s bought, all clean and sparkly in time for his girlfriend’s impending arrival on New Year’s Eve.

But as Molly and Chance grow closer, spending time together beneath the stars in a winter wonderland and enjoying the Christmas festivities, they realise they have feelings for each other.

Could this be true love? Or is it just for Christmas?

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Emily-Harvale/e/B007BKQ1SW

US – https://www.amazon.com/Emily-Harvale/e/B007BKQ1SW

Author Bio – 

Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at www.emilyharvale.com.

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.

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