2019, Author Love, Blog Tour, ebook, Review, Uncategorized

Blog Tour: A Year At Castle Court By Holly Hepburn – win a copy of this beauty.

Blurb: Sadie is a single mum, nursing a broken heart. Her best friend from childhood, Cat, is burned out from working long hours as a chef in Paris. In need of a change, they decide to invest in their dream – running their own handmade biscuit shop in gorgeous Castle Court, a three-storey food court tucked away behind Chester’s bustling streets.
 
They soon discover that Castle Court has its own community – a little haven of delight against the stresses of the outside world. But not everyone welcomes the new business; the patisserie owner is less than pleased by what she sees as direct competition and Greg, who runs the fancy bistro that dominates one end of the courtyard, doesn’t think Sadie and Cat have the talent or business acumen to succeed. Luckily, there’s support in the form of the delectable Jaren, who owns the Dutch waffle house opposite Smart Cookies, and Swiss chocolate-shop owner, Elin. And if all else fails, the friends can drown their sorrows in Seb‘s cocktail bar on the third floor!

Review: Ever since I discovered Holly Hepburn I’ve been mesmerised by her writing. What I love about devouring one of Holly’s novels is that I’ve instantly escaped whatever mundane worries I have for a short time at least. Her novels feature kick ass women and men to die for as well as those we love to hate. I must admit her latest set of instalments I’m a tad behind on as I’ve been studying but I’m in the midst of getting my studies, reading and my life in general more organised.

Anyway today I’m pleased to be a part of the gorgeous blog tour for A Year At Castle Court. I’m one of these people who originally took forever to get to e books but then it seemed like the best of both worlds. I read this beauty when it was originally released in four parts and as with any Holly book I was eagerly left wanting more after each instalment, so much so I had pre-ordered each part and had kind of forgotten until they pinged though.

From the off I was taken with Sadie and Cat very different women but simultaneously very good friends. Their friendship and partnership was a joy to read. These girls sure did go on an emotional rollercoaster ride but what was always paramount was their bond – even when they didn’t really agree or like what the other was doing.

As I said I read this beauty in stages and I was hooked from the get go my thoughts are all here.

https://hayleyreviews10.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/book-review-snowy-nights-at-castle-court-by-holly-hepburn/

https://hayleyreviews10.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/book-review-frosty-mornings-at-castle-court-by-holly-hepburn/

https://hayleyreviews10.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/book-review-part-three-stormy-weather-at-castle-court-by-holly-hepburn/

https://hayleyreviews10.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/book-review-starry-skies-at-castle-court-by-holly-hepburn/

Be sure to check out all the other stops on this truly fabulous tour. I’m also giving one lucky UK person the chance of winning this treat.

Tell me why you would love to delve into Holly’s Castle Court? And what your hopes are for 2019.

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2018, Author Love, ebook, Review, Uncategorized

Book Review: Evie’s Little Black Book By Hannah Pearl

Blurb: Is hunting down every man you’ve kissed the answer to finding Mr Right?

When Evie is invited to the wedding of the guy she’d fancied throughout her teens, it’s the final straw. What’s wrong with her and why can’t she keep a man?

In between consoling herself with ice cream and chocolate, and sobbing her heart out to her cousin Chamaine, Evie has a brainwave – and it all centres around her ‘little black book’ (well, more floral patterned notebook really) – which contains the details of every man she’s ever kissed or dated. Perhaps the cure for her disastrous love life has been nestled within its pages all along …

Does Evie’s little black book really hold the answers, or will she learn that exes are exes for a reason?

Review: Following reading The Last Good Day I was overjoyed to read that Hannah’s first full novel would follow shortly after.

Evie is a loveable character from the outset and her lack of faith in herself and whether she’s the issue to her single status really did hit home with me. As it’s something I would say, and my friends would scold me for.

When you hear the words little black book it’s often used in a derogatory term for former conquests, yet in Evie’s case there’s sooo much more to it than that. Although her book isn’t black in the slightest it’s floral and it’s a walk down memory lane for Evie with much amusement from her cousin Charmaine.

Evie’s journey through her past is a learning curve for her and as a reader it will make you stop and think. Seeing Evie meet up with her former conquests sure was a rollercoaster ride and in seeing her put the pieces to the puzzle together was enlightening.

This is a story of love, life, naivety and exploring who you are. Evie is a bubbly girl but she has lacked confidence in herself for a long time and in this trip down memory lane she learns a lot about herself and of those around her. She also learns that each guy she was ever intimate with, taught her a lesson in something. There are many twists and turns along the way, the first two guys in her book are laugh out loud, oh my god what was she thinking. Each and everyone of us has a few of those skeletons in our closets but we don’t necessarily hunt them down.

Seeing Evie blossom, shine and change into the woman she was always destined to be is heartwarming. There’s not a lot I can say without ruining a few twists but sometimes you need to go on a journey to work things out in your head. On this rollercoaster Evie found herself, saw what might have been and became happy in her own skin.

Hannah Pearl won the HeatSeeker short story competition last year and then was snapped up by Ruby Fiction for a three book deal. I truly loved the Last Good Day and you can read my review Here

Once I had devoured that I was overjoyed to read about Evie’s Little Black Book a story that will stay with me. Of late I have finally felt a lot more confident in me and in reading Evie’s story I could relate with a lot she was feeling.

Hannah is a remarkable writer and in the note to readers you realise just how much reading and writing has helped her, amongst everything she has written two fabulous stories and I cannot wait to see what else she does I am well and truly a fangirl. Thank you Hannah, for writing the story I needed to read whilst on my very own quest in life.

2018, Author Love, ebook, novella, Quick Reads, Review, Short Story, Uncategorized, update

Novella Review: The Boy with the Board By Katey Lovell

Blurb: A gorgeously romantic short story, part of The Meet Cute series.

When her beloved mum dies suddenly, Helena escapes to sunny California. Determined to live for the moment, she puts aside her fears and signs up for the surfing lessons she’s always dreamed of – with the added distraction of hunky instructor Ashton.

Review: I have said it before and here I say it again these meet cute stories are perfect tea break escapism from day to day struggles.

For me The Boy with the Board has a totally different feel from the other meet cutes I have devoured. Helena’s Story is tinged with sadness but from a saying her mother used to say she decides to take caution to the wind and get out of her comfort zone. There is something awe inspiring in reading a story where a seemingly average young woman decides to make a life-changing decision. In that I am envious of Helena she saw a chance to change and grabbed it.

Although on a personal note I have made some life changes that have surprised and inspired me in my self and my own motivation. I’m proud of the woman I am becoming it’s like I have got back a little of the confidence I once had. Saying that I’ve never totally felt overly confident but I do feel like the changes I have made are adding to my day to day self confidence.

Reading has always been a passion of mine and following my studies I’m so glad I got back into reading for pleasure as it gives me so much joy. In escaping I’m discovering more about myself, who I want to be and where I want to go. I’m hoping to make some trips based on bookish love so watch this space…. I have two meet cutes left and I’m hoping to participate in the 24in48 readathon next weekend and o think finishing this beautiful series will be the icing on the cake.

Back to the Boy with the Board – there is just something about a guy with confidence and wet hair eh. This tasty treat should be snapped up whilst the weather is still smoking. Katey Lovell I’m saying it again I WANT more Meet Cutes please…

2018, ebook, novella, Review, Uncategorized

Novella Review: The Boy at the Bakery By Katey Lovell

Blurb: Sweet, romantic, perfectly formed coffee break reads. I loved them.’ – Best-selling author, Carmel Harrington

Every Happily Ever After began with a Once Upon a Time…

It’s not the deliciously sweet cakes that draw Lily to the bakery every day. It’s the person selling them…

A gorgeously romantic short story, part of The Meet Cute series.

Review: I truly love Katey Lovell’s writing and the meet cute series are truly adorable. On Sunday I had to work and it was an exhaustingly sweaty day. I had felt increasingly frustrated and in some ways helpless to my work life situation. I have been walking a lot more but as it has been a long and extremely hot day I hopped on the bus and whilst hydrating myself once again I delve into the meet cute – The Boy at the Bakery.

From the off I liked Lily – I’m pretty sure if I met her she would have been a friend. She sounds real as in she’s a real woman with curves and she sounds nice as she helps her colleagues although she has an ulterior motive. In taking her colleagues order she gets to see Cole the boy who has stolen her heart. She’s convinced he would never look twice at a girl like her.

Cole – looks like he has come straight from the pages of a magazine or billboard. Which means I’m instantly intrigued and in awe of him.

I won’t be spoiling the details but the exchange between them when the Bakery is empty lifted my heart and gave me a sense of hope. Sometimes that person who catches your eye may have also been having the same thoughts. Never underestimate the power of you. That’s a hugely positive statement from me. Of late I have been a lot happier since my own personal journeys, but my love life is a whole different story.

So thank you once again Katey Lovell for truly inspiring me. These novellas are great little coffee break treats – so if you haven’t read any of these then what are you waiting for.

2018, Author Love, ebook, novella, Review, Uncategorized

Book Review: Random Acts Of Kindness Part Four – New Adventures

Blurb: Welcome to Littlewood, a small town community with a big heart…

Summer is drawing to a close as Huntley Manor is due to have its grand re-opening. Abbie is determined to save the hotel from closure but she has to remember her own career too… As she and Thomas grow ever closer, will she end up making Littlewood her home for good? Or will she set up her own PR company back in London…?

Eszter has to decide whether it is time to go back to Hungary… But what has she got to return to? She has no career to speak of, and their home is filled with painful memories of her beloved husband. But can a new job, a new home and a surprise new dog convince Eszter and Zoe to stay?

Louise wants to tell Alex how she feels but decides she needs to show him after pushing him away for so long. Will a grand gesture be enough to show him she won’t run away this time?

As the town of Littlewood comes together to help Huntley Manor, we’ll find out if kindness really does have the power to save the day….

Packed full of love and kindness, this heart-warming story will reaffirm your faith in humanity!

Review: Now it goes without saying I have been waiting for the final part of this story since I finished reading part three back in April. Although I must admit I was also worrying about saying goodbye to Littlewood and its residents.

I did think I would have devoured this a lot quicker than I did but I am going to blame work, my fitness sessions and the fact I was blooming scared to say goodbye to the gang.

The town and characters that Victoria has created instantly had an impact on me. Being kind is definitely something we should all do more of. I have started to make these changes in being kinder to myself although I am still very much a work in progress my mindset is changing for the better. I just wished I had a place like Brew, to head to whenever I needed that little pick me up and reminder that being kind to yourself and others really does make a difference in a world full of such sadness. The kindness board really has made me think and I loved how Victoria wove it into certain aspects of the story especially with Louise. I wont be adding any spoilers here but that note melted me. There are aspects to Louise and her wariness that I can see in me, and maybe I just need to up the kindness stakes in being kinder to myself and the rest will fall into place, when I least expect it.

In part four the story comes together and loose ends are tied up for the three main ladies Louise, Abbie and Eszter. They all have life-changing and affirming decisions and what I will say is their journey truly is beautiful. At the beginning of the Summer these ladies really didn’t know just how much they needed one another. I love that it ends in a way where Victoria could and I truly hope that she does return to Littlewood and its residents as everyone could do with a little bit of kindness in each and every day.

If you are looking for a read that will not only let you truly escape the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it will also have you asking yourself thought provoking on how you can be kinder in general and to yourself, then Random Acts of Kindness is definitely for you. You will not regret it, you will be sad to see it end but you will be left with tears of joy and genuine smiles.

This serial truly inspired me and I loved all of the leading ladies for different reasons. Sometimes you have to go with your gut instinct and sometimes you have to choose the wrong path to see the right one. I’m not done with kindness, I need more of this in my day to day. It’s not always easy with the rollercoaster that is life but if we all make a concious effort we can start little by little.

If there are any truly kind books that I should be adding to that ever growing TBR list feel free to let me know below. If you want to chat about this serial some more also do get in touch.

I already have Eva Woods How to be Happy – which I have heard good things about so I am hoping to bump that up my list. Very shortly I will be devouring Miranda Dickinson’s latest I was meant to buddy read that one but life got in the way. She is another author who lets me escape and who also inspires. I also have Derren Brown’s Happy which I am sure will be enlightening, but I am looking forward to what suggestions you give me.

2018, Author Love, ebook, novella, Uncategorized

Book Review: Random Acts Of Kindness – Part Three Crossroads By Victoria Walters

Blurb: Escape to the beautiful town of Littlewood with Part 3 in an exciting new serial from Victoria Walters! Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Holly Hepburn and Jo Thomas.

Welcome to Littlewood, a small town community with a big heart.
Abbie and her boyfriend Jack are about to start their own PR company in London, but there are so many unanswered questions about their past and Abbie begins to question her decision to leave Littlewood… Will Thomas manage to hold onto Huntley Manor without her, or has her departure ruined his chances…?

After a shaky start, Eszter is determined to show her daughter Zoe that it doesn’t matter where you are from, that we are all the same. With a little help from Brew cafe, they decide to run a cake baking class for the local children to help her make some friends. But as the summer goes on, their return to Hungary looms over them… Will they go back and leave Zoe’s granny, Anne, all on her own? Or is life in Littlewood the perfect fit for their newly formed family…?

Having pushed Alex away, Louise finds herself battling with jealousy when she sees him with her colleague. But when tragedy strikes, Louise is confronted with how precious and short life can be… Is she ready to tell Alex how she really feels or will she lose him for good?

Review: I am literally bowled over by these instalments. Thank you Victoria for writing and for Emma for telling me to carry on reading. At the end of part two I was left feeling frustrated and annoyed with certain characters and situations. Part three has left me eager to see how this plays out I don’t want to wish the months away but the 4th June can’t come soon enough I need to see how this ends.

Everything about this series screams hope in a world that’s not always beautiful, but I am discovering more and more that there are many beautiful moments regardless. These instalments have made me think and made me want to do more.

Littlewood is such a gorgeous town full of people crying out to help each other – not that they always realise it. Louise has been a firm favourite of mine and I must admit she’s annoying me a little at the moment. I loved the scenes of when she was feeling unwell and Alex came through for her, even if she was mortified. Although that’s probably because in some ways she’s very similar to me. I want to shake her and say go for it what’s the worst that could happen. So for Louise alone I’m eager to see how her story ends although o will be so sad to say goodbye to these characters and this heartwarming story of love, loss, friendship and hope.

I also adore Abbie and I was so happy to see her change her mind. There are some truly touching scenes with her but I don’t want to spoil that but I felt myself cheering. I may have also missed a bus whilst reading Abbie’s developments but hey it was so worth it.

I miss my grandparents terribly and reading stories where children have a great relationship with them makes me smile. I loved how Zoe and Anne bonded over a book that her father loved. When I read Thrillers and real mind changing stuff I’m often saddened as they are the sort of books I would have shared with my grandad but I also love that a book can make me feel closer to him once again.

Victoria Walters has written a gorgeous series that will give you hope in the most unlikely times in your life. I’m personally going through some changes for the better it’s not all plain sailing but the benefits and the end result are what spur me on. I’m so eager to see how this ends but I will be so sad to say goodbye to Littlewood and it’s residents. Although this won’t be the last time I mention Random Acts Of Kindness as I’m hoping to do much more of this long after devouring the final pages of this truly gorgeous read.

Author Love, ebook, novella, Review, Short Story, Uncategorized

Novella Review: Three Men and a Maybe By Katey Lovell

Blurb: It’s the age-old saying. You wait all day for a bus, and then three come along at once. But proposals? That’s just ridiculous. And yet, on New Year’s Eve, as the countdown finishes and the whole pub erupts in celebrations, Cerys finds herself staring at her ex-fiancé, Ricky. Who just so happens to be kneeling on the floor, ring in hand, asking her to marry him. Again.

And if that weren’t enough, hot barman Angelo, and longtime friend Huw also decide to pop the question. At the exact same time.

Three men, two real contenders, but just one choice. What on earth will she do?

Review: How many times can I say I literally love Katey Lovell. Not only does she write amazing fiction that manages to get under my skin but she’s also a really nice lady.

I had originally intended on reading this either just after Christmas or around New Year alas that did not happen. Yesterday I headed home from Furteventura after a week in the sunshine – I grabbed my jumper so quickly after getting off the plane eeek but this short read accompanied me for some of my journey and what a treat it was.

Katey Lovell has a way of writing shorts and novels that have a distinct format of loveable easy to relate to characters. Including douche bags that you love to hate. A story that’s easily identifiable even if you haven’t been in that situation, good humour and fantastic music mentions. As well as twists that will have you on the edge of your seat. For me each novella of Katy’s I have read, I have been left wanting more and for me that’s a major plus and instantly makes me want to devour more from the author. I have truly loved a number of her meet cute novellas as well as The Cafe in Fir Tree Park.

Although this was only a short novella it was split into sections – there was the present day of New Years Eve (Cerys and her friends) – where the basis of the story and the proposals as the clock strikes midnight. Which is when we then go back in time and the following sections are of Cerys and Ricky, Cerys and Huw, Cerys and Angelo and finally Cerys and her potential fiancé.

Now I’m not one for spoiling a gorgeous book with beautiful twists but I must say Huw was quite easily my favourite of all the guys and each proposal. I won’t be saying anything about the other two as I want to leave an air of mystery.

Katey could quite easily use these characters in another story and I would love to reconnect with them someday….another treat from one of my faves grab a cuppa and give this gorgeousness a read.

Katey has featured on my blog a few times and here is a fabulous guest post on a subject we share a love of. https://hayleyreviews10.wordpress.com/2017/12/10/guest-post-katey-lovell-talks-fandom/

The Boy on the Bus was one of my favourite meet cute reads https://hayleyreviews10.wordpress.com/2017/10/19/the-meet-cute-series-the-boy-on-the-bus-by-katey-lovell/

I had totally forgot about this post https://hayleyreviews10.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/katey-lovell-speaks-to-hayley-reviews/

More meet cute gorgeousness. https://hayleyreviews10.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/more-meet-cute-gorgeousnessfrom-katey-lovell-the-boy-with-the-boxes/

Now this book I loved and just look at the cover it’s so summery and warm https://hayleyreviews10.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/book-review-the-cafe-in-fir-tree-park-by-katey-lovell/

Meet cute 💖 https://hayleyreviews10.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/meet-cute-%e2%9d%a4-by-katey-lovell/

Katey I really hadn’t realised how many main features you have had over here on Hayley Reviews but I know I’m still missing some goodness that will come soon enough I’m sure.

If my novella review and walk back through my Katey Lovell posts has made you want to devour her gorgeous work then follow this link and do leave a comment telling me what you’re reading. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?k=katey+lovell

I shall be back later today with an International Women’s Day post.

2018, audible, ebook, novella, Reading and blogging intentions, Short Story, update

Welcome to 2018

Happy New year to you all.

I happen to be one of those unlucky souls who had to work today. As I speak I’m walking home and that in itself is a positive I’m determined not to let my ankle beat me this year. I will need to do a few more stretches later this evening and to keep an eye on it, but it feels good to have been energetic and walked to and from work. I hope to do it as often as I can although it may not always be both ways, I don’t want to burn out and do my ankle anymore damage.

I’m saddened that I haven’t finished all my Christmas reads – I may try and throw a few in during January. Dependant on time as I have blog tours and commitments.

In 2017 I set my GoodReads reading goal as 100 and I didn’t make it, I believe I hit the half mark and there were some books that didn’t show but that’s gone. I am keeping my reading challenge at 100 as I still hope to do it.

This year I also aim to read more classics and non-fiction books as I take great pleasure from both.

So I’m reading:

The Break I’m listening to I started it before the year ended but it’s a lengthy one and as I have walked today I have been able to listen to a good amount.

Frosty Mornings at Castle Court pinged through to my Kindle at midnight, and I managed to read a small amount during my short break. It’s so good to have them back.

The one other thing I want to mention is my Bullet Journal – in the days leading up to New Year I had seen lots about these and had spent some time researching it so I could learn. Yesterday on my train to meet friends I started putting pen to paper it’s a work in progress but I’m hoping it helps motivate me and keep me organised. I’m also really looking forward to tracking my progress.

This was the start of my 2018 page although since taking this pic I have added more positive words to it.

Do you Bullet Journal? I would love to see your stuff. Also I’m always open to feedback on things I may have missed the lovely Katey Lovell has been an inspiration so far. Thanks Kate 🙂 #letsdothis

Blogmas, christmas, ebook, novella, Review, Short Story, Uncategorized, update

Book Review: A Christmas Wedding By Paige Toon

Blurb: The short story eBook sequel to Thirteen Weddings, from bestselling author Paige Toon.

Four years ago, following that fated thirteenth wedding, Bronte fled the UK and has been happily burying her head in the sand ever since. But when an email lands in her inbox from Alex, it seems her past might be about to catch up with her right here in Sydney. Is it time for Bronte to finally face her demons?

Review: I can’t believe I’m actually finishing this review before I do Thirteen Weddings justice. I was lucky enough to meet Paige earlier this year at YALC and we spoke about me needing to catch up on Thirteen Weddings before devouring her Christmas offering. I listened to Thirteen Weddings and truly adored it, I will review it as soon as possible. I always feel like I will never do it justice. I love that I still have a fair few of Paige’s gorgeous books to devour I will enjoy every second of them.

Where do I start….I had such a mixture of emotions in both books for Alex and Lachie just like Bronte but A Christmas Wedding had me from the off. I’m so annoyed that I didn’t inhale this treat when it pinged through on release day but I will say it’s been totally worth the wait. I started reading it in between a busy day but I must admit I have enjoyed longing it out slightly.

It was great to reconnect with Bridget and all the characters from Thirteen Weddings alongside the newer characters although there were a few I weren’t fond off Fliss for one.

Paige has a way of writing emotional scenes that leave me breathless. I find myself breathing out realising I had been holding my breath momentarily.

Now I’ve read both Thirteen Weddings and a Christmas Wedding I can see why there was outrage originally. I kind of agree but I must admit I had a rollercoaster of emotions for both men in this novella. Although one came across far more gently and thoughtful than the other – and at times in Thirteen Weddings I had thought the opposite.

A gorgeous festive read that will sweep you along and take you away from you own stresses in life. It can be read alone but some references you won’t get if you haven’t read Thirteen Weddings.

Paige thank you once again for enhancing my belief in love, even though it’s elusive for me right now. Another rollercoaster read that I truly truly loved.

So Paige and Cat the final question is what Paige book next?

Blogmas, ebook, novella, Short Story, TeamSparkly, Uncategorized

Ebook Review: Christmas in St Ives By Miranda Dickinson

Blurb: Heartbroken Cerrie Austin is doing her best to hold it together in the run up to Christmas. Not easy when her cheating ex works in the same school and everyone’s eyes are on her. The last thing she needs is a new teacher meddling in her beloved nativity play, even if he is charming, handsome and a talented musician. The Christmas performance is her pride and joy, and she won’t be undermined.
Seren McArthur has recently returned to her Cornish hometown and is enjoying being close to her family and her oldest friends again. St Ives is at its most magical at Christmas, with fairy lights and tinsel in every shop window, tempting locals and holidaymakers alike as they pick up gifts. But an exciting opportunity is just around the corner: will she stay or will she go?
Meanwhile, the St Ives Christmas celebrations are in crisis: plans for a giant lantern parade through the starlit streets have ground to a halt. As the snow starts to fall, can Cerrie, Seren and their friends Kieran and Aggie rally around in time to save the big day?
Christmas in St Ives is a charming novella that introduces you to the characters from Miranda Dickinson’s upcoming novel, Somewhere Beyond the Sea. Available for preorder now!

Review: #TeamSparkly member – super proud to start with that line. When Miranda asked if any bloggers, reviewers etc wanted to be a part of something special I was instantly thinking hell yes. I never forget how excited I was when she revealed the cover for Christmas in St Ives. I’m still in awe of how beautiful and perfectly festive it is.

As you can see it’s quite clearly Christmas at the seaside. The red and white and the lighthouse, with the gorgeous snowflakes.

I’m so annoyed that it’s taken me so long to review this. I feel like I have let myself and Miranda down by this – especially as I was one of the early team. SORRY!

I read most of this short in my first sitting but awful headaches and crazy work days ruined me. In some ways I have loved having these characters by my side for a little longer. When Miranda said this novella would feature the characters from her next novel Somewhere Beyond the Sea, I was excited and now I literally cannot wait for June.

This was the perfect start to the Christmas festivities. Download it, snuggle down with a peppermint mocha and embrace the sparkliest novella I have ever read.

Cerrie is a character that I instantly loved and her friends are all great too. Christmas is all about the kids and the fact that Cerrie is the teacher – who organises and puts on the Christmas production. It makes you think of all the smaller things that make the festive season great.

I have already admitted to Miranda via Twitter that she has given me another book boyfriend in Kieran – he’s a sweet soul and his emotions get the better of him at times. Saying that each and every one of the friends had me from the off.

I loved how each character had chapters each and we obviously got both versions of certain situations. This novella has emotional real life scenarios, Christmas treats, good friends and a hint of love. What more can you want from a Christmas read.

Miranda has a beautiful way with words, she always manages to make me escape into a world I long for. Christmas in St Ives is a beautiful tale that will give you hope during the festive season.

Miranda creates magic and this novella had me captivated from start to finish. I can’t wait to be reunited with these gorgeous characters in June when I will buddy read once again with Cat.

My gorgeous copy which includes my Twitter handle name and that was my first Christmas choccie of the season….

If you have read this beauty feel free to chat with me some more???

I loved all of these characters and the story had me. Such emotional family and friend moments. I am such a sap I know.

If there’s another gorgeous novella I have missed feel free to let me know. Miranda has a treat that I’m sure to want to share later so check back this evening. I believe it’s Kieran based 😳😜.