Magic Under The Mistletoe by Lucy Coleman
Today I am thrilled to be joining the blog tour for Magic Under The Mistletoe by Lucy Coleman.
There is a fab giveaway at the bottom of the post in which you can win some pamper goodies and a signed copy of Snowflakes Over Holly Cove, so don’t forget to enter if you’re from the UK.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and copy of the book.
Christmas and romance are in the air…
It’s December 23rd and while everyone else is rushing home for the holidays, workaholic Leesa Oliver is dreading switching on her out-of-office for the festive season. And it seems her equally driven boss, Cary Anderson, isn’t relishing spending Christmas at his family’s country estate either.
So together, they draft an unexpected Christmas contract: They’ll spend half of the holidays with each other’s families, pretending to be a couple. Leesa knows the insufferably good-looking Cary will make her Christmas more bearable, but what happens after the last of the mince pies have been eaten…?
Leesa signed off on a sensible business agreement, but somewhere, amongst the fairy lights and carols something seems to have changed… It seems there might just be some magic under the mistletoe this Christmas!
I’m a big fan of Lucy Coleman and couldn’t wait to get started on Magic Under The Mistletoe. First of all, that cover!…that’s got to be one of my favourites this year.
We first meet Leesa and Cary on a flight back to the UK from Australia where the couple have been working together. A snowstorm means that Leesa is left stranded but Cary offers her a bed for the night at his grandmother’s house. She is overwhelmed to be transported (in an open-top jeep) to a massive house owned by the famous romance writer Cressida Anderson. Leesa can’t believe the opulence of the Christmas decorations, not to mention the warm welcome and glamour of the author herself. However, when the romance obsessed grandmother jumps to conclusions a strange plan starts to formulate. Can Leesa and her boss come up with a contract to make each other’s family Christmas more bearable?
The book is jam-packed full of interesting characters and captivating subplots. I loved the character of Leesa straight from the start and warmed to Cary gradually over time. Obviously, a romance develops and you get to see another side to the career-driven pair.
This is a magical, atmospheric read which will warm the coldest of hearts. Set over a year the plot is fast-moving with secrets and revelations around every corner.
Author Bio –
From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’
Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.
When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.
Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.
Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.
Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors. She writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.