Thursday 14 December 2017

Christmas Read ~ Christmas at Conwenna Cove by Darcie Boleyn

Canelo ebook
9 October 2017
My thanks to the publishers for my review copy of this book

When Grace​ ​Phillips​ travels to Conwenna Cove to help her parents move there 30 years after their honeymoon in the village, she sees why they fell in love with the place. The festive decorations, carols in the air and constant supply of delicious mince pies certainly make it hard to leave. As Grace meets local vet​ ​Oli​ ​Davenport​ she initially finds him rude, but learning more about his passion for animals and how much he cares for his two kids helps Grace to see a softer side to Oli.

It’s been three years since Oli lost his wife to cancer. Though he loves eleven-year-old Amy and five-year-old Tom​ more than anything it’s hard to be mum and dad, as well as hold down a busy job. He has no interest in romance until he crosses paths with beautiful and kind-hearted Grace. The sparks fly but both Oli and Grace are holding onto fear about letting someone into their heart.

What did I think about it...

If a book could be made of spun sugar and then sprinkled with gold and silver stardust then Christmas at Conwenna Cove would be one such book. Beautifully written and presented, this is a story that will so completely tug away at your heartstrings that you will want to carry the book from room to room, just so that you can sneak a read at any free moment.

I defy anyone not to fall under the spell of Conwenna Cove. It's a picture box perfect Cornish seaside village, with wonderful people, seemingly amazing cafes that serve delicious cakes, and thrown into the mix are two damaged and sad people who, by chance, fate has decided to sprinkle with a little happiness. I fell in love with Oli and Grace from the start, they're such lovely people that you can't help but warm towards them. That both of their lives have been blighted by sadness only makes the story all the more poignant to read, and as we start to share in their lives, we begin to invest in them emotionally as characters and hope that life is about to be a little kinder to them. Whether it is, or not...well, this is one of those stories you need to read for yourself.

This is such a lovely Christmas story to curl up with and so on a cold, wintery afternoon I snuggled in my super size blanket, comforted myself with a hot chocolate topped with gooey marshmallows, and let my imagination take flight to Conwenna Cove to spend time with this group of delightful characters.

You can read an extract from the book by clicking here

Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.

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This festive romance is currently on sale at just 99p on Amazon UK - go on, treat yourself, it's Christmas !!

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