Christmas at Lilac Cottage

Christmas at Lilac Cottage : The perfect romance to curl up by the fire with (White Cliff Bay Book 1)

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Snow is falling on White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air . . .

Penny Meadows loves her cosy cottage with its stunning views over the snow-topped town of White Cliff Bay, but not even the roaring log fire can keep her personal life from feeling frozen.

That is until dashing Henry and his daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage for the festive season. And between decking the halls and baking delicious mince pies, Penny realises there is more to Henry than meets the eye.

With sleigh bells ringing and fairy lights twinkling, the ice-sculpting competition and Christmas Eve ball are in full swing. Will Penny be able to melt the ice and allow love into her heart? And will she finally have the perfect Christmas she's been dreaming of?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 293g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785762702
  • 9781785762703
  • 162,227

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Lovely Christmas romance that draws you into Penny's world and has you cheering for her all the way! * Angry Grey Cat Reads * Christmas at Lilac Cottage is the perfect winter read. It's everything you need in a Christmassy book and I suggest you make yourself a big cup of hot chocolate when you start reading it. The story of Penny and Henry is filled with humour, love and emotion. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and was sad to leave them once I finished the book. Holly is incredible at writing stories that read fluent, and this one flowed so easy that I often wondered if I had skipped a line. But it was just due to the fluent prose and well written story * Silk eReads and Writes * 5/5* * My Life as a Dog Bed * Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won't want to put this deliciously heartwarming novel down * Isn't That Novel * Christmas at Lilac Cottage is the perfect winter read. It's everything you need in a Christmassy book and I suggest you make yourself a big cup of hot chocolate when you start reading it * I Read to Escape * I loved this sweet and gentle holiday love story and the descriptions of the cottage and the village made me feel like I was in White Cliff myself * For the Love of Books * Christmas at Lilac Cottage is definitely a book to try, preferably whilst wrapped up in a warm blanket with a mug of steaming coffee next to will certainly get you in the mood for the Christmas festivities that are set to come * Book Worm Mummy * The first half of the book was wonderful. I LOVE Penny, in fact I loved her through the whole book. I loved the small town feel and the festive setting of the book. It had great secondary characters as well as well as some laugh out loud moments * Between the Book Ends * This is a very pretty silver sparkling cover with a one of the best romantic stories that I have ever read. It really is a page turner with lines that made me smile, laugh and had me in tears. I just never knew what a fantastic author Holly Martin was until I read Christmas at Lilac Cottage * I Read Novels * I am totally in love with the cover of her books. What is not to love? * Lou's Mind * Cozy and sweet, this is the perfect book to snuggle up with on a cold, drizzly day * A Bookish Way of Life * I love Christmas and I love a good Christmas romance and that is exactly what this book is....such a charming easy read...a perfect book to curl up with around the fire * MI Bookshelf * Grab a cup of your favorite tea or coffee, curl up in front of the fireplace or dig your toes in the sand and take a trip to White Cliff Bay. Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin is a delightful Christmas tale that can be enjoyed any time of the year * Deb Will Reads * I absolutely loved this story. This book promises you to be the perfect romance book to curl up with in front of a fire. I must say that it delivers every promise. I didn't want to put it down * With Love for Books * Um, I think I just found a new favorite...I absolutely loved this story. This book was absolutely charming and heartwarming. Overall, I found this a wonderful novel. Highly recommended * No Apology Book Reviews * I honestly think that this story had the perfect ending and was very well written. I have a visual mind so I loved that this was so descriptive. It was also very fast moving but I feel as though that added to the story in some way * Me, Cupcakes and Tea * A really cute, simple, festive romance that will undoubtedly warm your heart during the cold winter days before Christmas * A Spoonful of Happy Endings * This is a cute, warming Christmas read about love, life, romance, family, loneliness and friendship. It's sweet and fun, with romantic touches and emotional moments, and even a touch of danger here and there. Perfect if you want a charming, cosy read this winter * The Book Gannett * The story flows at a lovely, warm and gentle pace that makes for heartwarming reading. Both Penny and Henry are wonderful characters...Packed with humour, love and full of Christmas cheer, 'Cottage At Lilac Cottage' is a deliciously tender and festive story, that made for magical reading * Handwritten Girl * Christmas at Lilac Cottage had it all but mostly, it was romantic storytelling at its very best and a true Christmassy delight to read * Reviewed the Book * A heartwarming Christmas love story. An enjoyable read to make you feel good in the dark cold nights.It's a simple festive romance that ticks all of the right boxes. There was drama, attraction, a sprinkling of heartwarming do-gooders... Very enjoyable * Brightly Shining Love * Christmas at the Lilac Cottage is a lovely feel-good read just right for the run up to Christmas - a season which forms the back drop of the story, but doesn't over dominate. Even better, there's a smashing recipe just asking to be baked at the end too. I'm looking forward to reading much more from Holly Martin in the future * Linda's Book Bag * Christmas at Lilac Cottage is a heartwarming Christmas story that is perfect for those who love funny and festive small town romances * With Love for Books * Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won't want to put this deliciously heartwarming novel down... * * This was a fun and fabulous book to curl up with under the blanket and with a fire blazing. In a way it make me yearn for those cosy winter nights in with nothing better to do than read a book (sorry... sort of). And best of all it made me excited for Christmas! * Escapades of a Bookworm * The perfect Christmas treat * Annie's Book Corner * Full of sparks, humour, gentle moments, with characters to die for... I highly recommend this heart - warming, lovely story! * On My Bookshelf * This book had everything I want in a Christmas novel, a beautiful setting, a romance which is both naughty and nice, adorable characters, a few moments of danger or uncertainty and most of all I want to laugh. With Christmas at Lilac Cottage Holly Martin has completely nailed all these aspects and written a truly wonderful book. I can see this being a favourite of my Christmas reads for many years to come * That Things She Reads * A perfect love story * Heat Magazine * 'Christmas at Lilac Cottage is the first book I have read by the author, Holly Martin, but it is definitely not my last. As soon as I started reading it, I was drawn in.' * Sarah Broadhurst reviews * 'This is a fantastic book to pick you up and help you escape from the world for a little bit. A fantastic Christmas read.' * Laura's Little Book Blog * 'Easy to read with a really great setting. The author has created some delightful characters too...Christmas at Lilac Cottage is a feel-good read. Holly Martin adds a dollop of fun to her well imagined characters and has produced a book that will cheer everyone on the coldest winter evening.' * Random Things Through my Letterbox * 'I would recommend this with mulled wine and a (hopefully delicious!) mince pie! I can't fault the festive nature of Christmas at Lilac Cottage; tree buying, mince pie making and Christmas balls are all in abundance! It definitely embodies a modern, small town Christmas romance!' * Literature Love Reviews * 'This is a great holiday book to curl under a warm blanket, by a fire with a warm beverage and it will put you into the Christmas spirit.' * Books N Kisses * A gentle greeting card of a contemporary Christmas love story . . . Warmth and charm rule the holiday, and every chapter begs to be accompanied by hot chocolate at the fireside * Publishers Weekly *
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About Holly Martin

Holly Martin worked in a hotel and then as a teacher, before becoming a full-time writer. She won the Carina Valentine's competition and was shortlisted for the New Talent Award, Best Romantic Read, Best Ebook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction awards at the Festival of Romance. She lives in a little white cottage by the sea.
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4,566 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (1,523)
3 20% (915)
2 5% (251)
1 3% (131)
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