Review: Christmas At Lilac Cottage By Holly Martin

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
White Cliff Bay Series Book #1
File Size: 1165 KB
Print Length: 297 pages
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: September 25, 2015
Language: English
Christmas at Lilac Cottage
Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…

Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking sculptures. Yet her personal life seems frozen.

When Henry and daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage to rent the annex, Penny is determined to make them feel welcome. But while Daisy is friendly, Henry seems guarded.

As Penny gets to know Henry, she realises there is more to him than meets the eye. And the connection between them is too strong to ignore…

While the spirit of the season sprinkles its magic over the seaside town and preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas eve ball are in full swing, can Penny melt the ice and allow love in her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she’s been dreaming of?

My Thoughts:

Holly Martin's romance novel, Christmas At Lilac Cottage, combines British wit and humor with romance and holiday goodness to create an enchanting love story sprinkled many laugh aloud moments. Set within the small coastal village of White Cliff Bay where everyone knows each other and gossip runs rampant,  Penny Meadows suddenly finds herself falling in love with her new neighbor and tenant, Henry, giving a whole new meaning to "love thy neighbor."  But is this new found attraction simply physical yearning or is it quite possible these two endearing characters are falling in love?  Holly Martin's writing is absolutely wonderful!  Filled with so much humor and tender emotions, I found myself laughing aloud on several occasions and at other times I was reaching for the box of tissues.  With endearing characters and a very well-developed story line with unexpected twists and turns, I found it quite impossible to put this aside (I practically read this in one sitting!) This was my first encounter with Holly Martin and I just simply can't praise her enough.  She is certainly a very gifted and talented story teller that I look forward to reading more from in the very near future. Christmas At Lilac Cottage is sure to warm your heart this Holiday season! FIVE stars!

Christmas At Lilac Cottage is now available in both Kindle and Paperback formats.  However, the e-book is currently on sale for $2.99 (regularly priced at $11.99) For my UK followers, this is also available  in both formats from Amazon UK. The Kindle format is priced at £1.99 .  A wonderful bargain and one that I highly recommend this Holiday Season!

Disclaimer: In accordance with current FTC Guidelines, please let it be known this book was received through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.


  1. I've ordered this book, but I'm waiting for winter to come so I can snuggle down under a blanket with a hot chocolate and the dog to read. A lovely review & I'm eagerly waiting to get stuck in.

  2. Added it to my GR list! Loved your review.


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