Also today I’m on the blog tour for Christmas Carols and a Cornish Cream Tea by the wonderful Cressida McLaughlin, a brilliant, heartwarming and cosy festive tale……
about the book
Title: Christmas Carols and a Cornish Cream Tea
Author: Cressida McLaughlin
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance
Estimated page count: 372
Formats available: Paperback, Audiobook and eBook
Publisher: HarperCollins (25 Nov. 2021)
Tour organised by: Random Things Tours
All Meredith Verren has ever wanted is to escape the holiday season without having to wear a Christmas jumper. Her new job at the cosy gift shop in a picturesque Cornish tourist spot is making it impossible for her to maintain her scrooge-like manner.
With their seasonal hampers on everyone’s wish list, Meredith must paste on a smile and fake some holiday cheer. Then she meets handsome new arrival, Finn, who wishes it could be Christmas every day and wants her to feel the same way too.
Can she embrace the holly and the ivy before the decorations are packed away for another year?
I absolutely adored this – it’s absolutely wonderful with plenty to keep you on your toes, emotional moments, funny moments and moments that will make you smile.
I’ve not read any of the series so far, and this made no difference as this can be read as a standalone. The characters will truly capture your heart – Meredith is wonderful, Finn is gorgeous and cheeky and Anisha is an absolutely gem.
The plot is captivating, warm and full of Christmas (despite the fact that Meredith is constantly trying to avoid it!). The setting is wonderful – we all know I love a book set in Cornwall and this is no exception. It will make you want to go there, even in the freezing winter! I loved watching the community come together and watching Meredith slowly thawing will warm your heart.
As expected from someone as wonderful as Cressy, this is a fantastic novel that you will totally fall in love with. If you want something that will feel cosy and christmassy, feel your heart with warmth and get you in the festive mood, this is for you. Highly recommended by me.
about the author
Cressy was born in South East London surrounded by books and with a cat named after Lawrence of Arabia. She studied English at the University of East Anglia and now lives in Norwich with her husband David. When she isn’t writing, Cressy spends her spare time reading, returning to London or exploring the beautiful Norfolk coastline.
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Thanks to Anne for inviting me on to the tour, and to Cressida and Harper Collins for my copy of the book. All views and opinions are my own.
Have a wonderful day lovelies