Thursday 22 September 2016

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

Guest Review by Julie Williams

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...........

The season of goodwill will soon be upon us, so here is the first review of the season! Thank you to my good friend Julie Williams for reviewing Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin.

Guest Review by Julie Williams

I just love Holly’s Christmas books and couldn’t wait to get stuck into this one so when I was approved on Net Galley I got straight into it. Of course I was not disappointed, Holly you are a firm Christmas author favourite.

After being left in a box in an orchard, more tragedy struck as Piper's adopted Mum died when she was only 7 years old. Then her adopted Dad hit the bottle and spiralled into depression leaving Piper to fend for herself. Fortunately her childhood best friend Gabe Whittaker and his family show her how family life should be like. As the years pass Gabe & Pip, as he affectionately calls her, grow closer and become boyfriend and girlfriend. Then a dreadful accident changes everything.

Fast forward to twelve years later and Piper who has been a travel reviewer for the Tree Of Life magazine, decides that after one more assignment she will take a sabbatical, as living out of a suitcase for 10 years is losing its appeal. She arrives in style on Juniper Island, a place she has fond childhood memories of with the Whittaker’s and discovers that the owner of the gorgeous Stardust Lake Hotel is none other than Gabe. After a frosty reunion, as both need answers to what led to Pips sudden departure all those years ago, they both know that the spark is still there. Should they fight it? With such a romantic setting it will be difficult. Falling in love again seems inevitable but both have so much to lose, Gabe has his adorable daughter Wren and Pip is terrified of being abandoned yet again.

Christmas Under A Cranberry Sky is a heart-warming story with believable and loveable characters. Juniper Island with its perfect location and Northern Lights is simply idyllic; please book me on the next available flight!

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