Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin (A Town Called Christmas Book 1)



Curl up with this gorgeously romantic tale and let the glistening snow and the roaring fires of Stardust Lake Hotel get you in the festive spirit this Christmas.

Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life travelling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that’s how she likes it. For long ago Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away.

So when Piper’s next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again.

But Piper isn’t the only one who has been frozen in time by heartbreak. Gabe hasn’t forgotten the golden-eyed girl who disappeared from his world without a trace.

Now fate has reunited them on Juniper Island, can the magic of Christmas heal old wounds? And can this enchanting town be the one place Piper can finally call home?

My Thoughts – 5*

Such a lovely, heartwarming book. It made my heart melt! A perfect romance to curl up with.

This story has all you want and need in a modern romantic novel. A picture-perfect setting, a man and a woman.

It actually started off quite tragically, and the events that immediately followed paved the way for the next 12 years.

Piper has been reviewing hotels all around the world. A glamourous life maybe, but she has never put down any roots. She has a review of a new resort/hotel to complete before she takes a well-earned break from it all. She lands on Juniper Island and comes across a familiar face.

Gabe has transformed the old hotel on Juniper Island to a fab winter-themed resort. Due to open before Christmas, he has guests and journalists due to arrive.

I imagined I was there. Those wooden cabins and glass igloos had me checking real life holiday websites, and adding seeing the Northern Lights to my bucket list.

The story follows Pip and Gabe, the old feelings returning. They are quite wary of their feelings but you can’t help chemistry, and you could feel the gorgeous sparks between them.

Gabe’s daughter, Wren, was a starring character. Such wisdom for one so young. We get to know Gabe’s brother and sister, Luke and Neve. Stories from the locals intertwine and it makes really good reading.

I love the way the author paints the picture in my head. It was wonderful. The snowy landscape was gorgeous, from clifftop views to the pretty festively decorated village.

I just can’t wait to revisit in the next book.

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy.

Publication date 22nd September 2016

Buy here Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky


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