A Cosy Christmas in Cornwall by Jane Linfoot
Today I am thrilled to join the blog tour for A Cosy Christmas in Cornwall by Jane Linfoot.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, the publisher and author for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
There is a super giveaway to win a Jane Linfoot novel and some delicious chocolates at the end of the post!
A December to remember…
Christmas in a Cornish castle? Sign Ivy Starforth up! Hired to kit out the holiday rental as the world’s most Instagramable festive dreamland, there’s only one thing standing in the way of her hefty paycheque – the lord of the manor.
Bill Markham could give Scrooge a run for his money but Ivy is firmly #TeamChristmas…even if her handsome host seems to be doing everything he can to sabotage her staging. Maybe she shouldn’t have stumbled in on him starkers in the hot tub?
As the temperature outside cools, things inside the castle heat up. It’s been a long time since Ivy allowed herself to give in to temptation…surely one little kiss under the mistletoe won’t hurt?
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When Ivy and dog Merwyn arrive in Cornwall to make festive preparations for a friend’s lavish family Christmas, she gets more than she has bargained for.
Number One, Cockle Shell Castle turns out to be small, sparsely furnished and completely uninviting.
Number Two, there is a naked man sitting in the hot tub!
Not only that, Bill slash Will looks surprisingly familiar and certainly nothing like the elderly caretaker she was expecting.
Ivy is trying to overcome a terrible year, yet she is feisty, funny and caring enough to ensure that her friends and their families have the best Christmas ever. When the job of making the castle ‘Instagrammable’ looks hopeless she digs deep and pulls out some truly inspirational ideas.
There are many characters but each one is so individual and quirky, it’s never confusing. As well as main characters, Ivy and Bill, there is a gang of silver surfers, eco-warriors, sex-crazed pensioners and loads of petulant children! With everyone so different will Ivy be able to deliver a Christmas to suit everyone?
You can always rely on Jane Linfoot’s novels to bring warmth, humour and a little heartache and this was no exception. There is laugh out loud moments and other times when I shed a few tears, However, on the whole, it is truly ‘feel good’ and a perfect Christmas read.
About The Author
Author Bio – Jane Linfoot is a best selling author, who lives in a cottage on a Derbyshire hillside with her family and their pets. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a supermarket.
Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea and wrote her first book by accident. While she loves to write feel good books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines.
Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.
Her recent stand alone novels are all set in and around the (imaginary) seaside village of St Aidan in Cornwall. They are: Ivy’s Cornish Christmas, Edie’s Browne’s Cottage by the Sea, The Little Cornish Kitchen. Her four book Little Wedding Shop series are standalone stories, also set in St Aidan. They are: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, Summer at the Little Wedding Shop and Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop. They are all published by the Harper Impulse and One More Chapter imprints of Harper Collins.
Thank you so much for reading A Cosy Christmas in Cornwall and for this lovely review. I’m thrilled you enjoyed spending Christmas with Ivy, I love the things you picked up on to mention from the story. Thank you so much for taking part in the tour and for spreading the word to all your followers, and huge hugs for making my publication day so special, big love, Jane xx
Thank you too Jane, I’m a big fan of all your books. Always a perfect mix of humour and heartache. I’ve loved every one!