Synopsis: Libby Joseph is famous for her romantic Christmas stories. Every December, readers devour her books of falling in love against the magical backdrop of the Christmas season. If only Libby believed in the magic herself…
Struggling to finish her current novel, Libby turns to her best friend and neighbour George Donaldson to cheer her up. But George also needs a bit of support himself. Nervous about getting back into the dating saddle after splitting from his wife, he and Libby strike a deal. She will teach George how to win over the ladies, and Libby will in turn be inspired to inject her novel with a good dose of romance.
As Libby and George explore the beautiful White Cliff Bay on a series of romantic Christmas-themed dates, Libby finds herself having more fun than she’s had in ages and…discovers feelings that she never knew she had for George.
But is it too late? Will George win someone else’s heart or can Libby act like the heroine in one of her stories and reach for her own love under the mistletoe this Christmas?
Kat’s Rating: 5/5
Kat’s Review: Now I know people may think I am just gushing about every book that Holly martin has released recently…but there’s a reason or that. Her books are REALLY good. This is the third book of hers that I have read and the second that featuring people living in the White Cliff Bay area. I read a LOT of Crime and Thrillers, so when I choose a ‘romance’ type book I don’t want moments of suspense….I want magical romance, and with these books that’s what you get in spades. I love the funny books, I love the middle of the road romance/drama books but my guilty pleasure is the romance and flowers and fairy tale kind of books….enter Holly Martin.
Libby Joseph lives in Silver Cover not far from White Cliff Bay. Her neighbour George is the campest guy she knows, and she adores him. They are fast friends that are there for each other no matter what. I instantly liked both Libby and George, and the descriptions that are painted of George and his camp ways just made me like him even more. Libby is an author that has almost closed herself off from the real world and she never spends too long in one place.
The best thing about this book is that although it features people that we briefly met in the last White Cliff book, it’s also set at the same time. So now I have read the first book, you are building as picture of the town in those few days. In addition to Libby and George we get to see a lot more of Amy and Seb (Amy is a friend of Libby’s and Seb runs the local pub). Amy was hilarious and brought some really funny moments to the book which had me laughing out loud.
I finished tis little beauty in under a day and am literally falling on love with this fictional place and the people that live there. With the miserable weather and dark night approaching, a Holly Martin book will certainly make you feel better than a Lemsip! A highly enjoyable book and one that I would recommend to everyone for a real ‘feel good’ type of book.