Blog Tour 28th October 2018
Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for Tilly Tennant’s new release, The Christmas Wish. I’m delighted to be part of it. Thanks to Noelle Holten at Bookouture for inviting me to take part.
Check out my fellow bloggers on today’s stop, and all the other reviews on the hashtag #TheChristmasWish
My Review – 5 stars
A truly gorgeous Lapland delight.
It was so sad when Matilda, Esme’s grandma died. She’d been spending some time with her in the Peak District after splitting with her boyfriend Warren. In the days running up to her death they’d been having such fun, baking, shopping, chatting. In fact on a shopping trip for Christmas gifts Matilda had bought a trip to Lapland for the two of them, Esme didn’t find out about this until after Matilda had died.
Esme braves it and decides to go on the trip alone. There is a Facebook group for people going on the trip and she sees that a few solo travellers are also going. Four of them meet at the airport and friendships are formed before they’ve even left England. The author’s characterisation is fab, I feel like I know and care for these people, apart from Warren!
I loved the trips out that the group went on, the snowmobiles and chasing the Northern Lights were such fun.
Tilly Tennant’s description of the beautiful Lapland resort made me feel like I was there. Beautifully written, another place this author has made me want to visit.
Even though it was set in December, it wasn’t overly Christmassy and you could read it any time of the year and enjoy it.
I thoroughly recommend this book, in fact all the books by Tilly Tennant are just so lovely. With both happy moments and sad moments it’s the perfect heart-warming story.
All my reviews are quite short and concise as I’m here to show off the book rather than my own writing ability.
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy in which I give my honest opinion.
Publication date 22nd October 2018
Get your copy here from Amazon.co.uk 🇬🇧 The Christmas Wish
About the book
Lose yourself in this beautiful romantic comedy set in a land of sleigh rides, sparkling starry skies and gingerbread cottages. Perfect for fans of Karen Swan, Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell.
Christmas is coming but it doesn’t feel that way for Esme Greenwood. Recently jilted by her cheating fiancee Warren, she’s had enough of London life and escapes to Thimble Cottage in the Peak District, home of her beloved grandmother Matilda.
While Esme mourns for the wedding she’ll never have, Matilda puts her granddaughter back together again with comforting words and generous helpings of fruitcake and together, they plan the trip of a lifetime, to Lapland to see the northern lights, somewhere Matilda has always dreamt of going.
But tragedy strikes and when Matilda dies, Esme screws up the courage to go on the trip on her own to honour her beloved grandmother’s wishes. At the airport she meets a motley crew of characters including Zach, a handsome, brooding, out-of- work actor and together they set off for an adventure.
Beneath the indigo skies of Lapland, Esme and Zach grow closer. But when Esme is bombarded by messages from Warren promising he’s changed and she discovers that Zach is hiding something very significant – will her head be turned? And when a trip to the northern lights reveals the full extent of Zach’s own secret past, is there any hope that Esme will get the happy ending that her grandmother wished for her?
Meet the Author
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.
Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her tenth Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at www.tillytennant.com
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