The Rhythm of the Tide- Ruth Saberton

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I love Polwenna Bay. I feel as though I am amongst friends whilst I am reading. It is set in my favourite place- Cornwall. I can jut imagine the tide crashing on the shore whilst everyone goes along their way and making their way up the steep hill to see family and friends.
Alice and Jonny’s wedding is growing closer and they ask family and friends for help. Zak is back with his grandma after a troubled time in the music industry and is wanting to hide away and heal his wounds. Tess is also harbouring a troubled past. Can they work together to ensure the magic comes together for the wedding?
I loved the warm family relationships where everyone is looking out for each other, the romance of the wedding and between other characters and the whole village community pulling together to ensure that Alice and Jonny enjoy the day of their dreams amongst good friends.
The carnival plans sound fun , if a little stressful and really makes you imagine that you live in Polwenna and have been roped in to help organise a bake sale for the carnival.
I can’t wait to return to Polwenna.

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Mistletoe and Mystery- Daisy James

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I loved the return to the Paradise Cookery school which was set in Claudia’s home in the Cotswolds. They are holding a Christmas cookery course which sounds wonderful fun. I’d love to have stayed in the house alongside the other ‘students’ having a lovely build up to the festive season in the snow.

This book was full of friendships and romance and was such a lovely read. There is an air of mystery surrounding Claudia’s home. I loved meeting her husband and his delightfully chaotic approach to life- but displaying his heart of gold.I am really hoping that we might get to return again! The cover is so inviting that I hope lots of people are drawn to buy it and enjoy a lovely festive read.

Return to the Little Cottage on the Hill- Emma Davies

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I absolutely love this series. It’s a whole community of friends running a wonderful complex where they are opening beautiful holiday lets and want a community for crafts people. I love the whole friendship and romance themes running through and the feeling that we could sit down and chat to everyone or walk through the grounds and see all the gardens.

There is a blacksmith competition going on and I’d love to watch that going on. I can’t wait to see if we return to Joy’s acre again!

One Thousand Stars and You- IsabelleBroom

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Alice has a boyfriend who wants to settle down with her- but she decides to go away to celebrate her 30th birthday with her best friends. They travel to Sri Lanka , which is so beautifully described that you feel that you holidayed with them. You experience the friends they meet, the food and drink they try and the wonderful sightseeing expeditions they go on.
They want an authentic travelling holiday and we follow the trauma two of the characters have been through, romance and flirting alongside wonderful friendships that are tested but remain strong.
The last book I read by Isabelle Broom had me booking a trip to Prague next month and now I really want to travel to Sri Lanka! She has such a wonderful, warm writing style that draws you in and captures you until you have finished the story.

Dreaming of Christmas- T A Williams

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This was such a beautifully written Christmas book. It had the perfect setting in a luxury ski resort with falling snow! A group of old University friends who shared a house, have been invited to spend Christmas together in a really posh hotel with no expense spared. Who could resist such an invitation. His trademark labrador character makes a lovely appearance.
Zoe split with her long term boyfriend the previous Christmas Eve and the past year has been tough. She will find it difficult to see him, but is determined to move on. Their host, the geek of the original house has become a very wealthy man and he has planed the most perfect Christmas break for them all. He has trips organised, a personal floor of the hotel with dedicated staff attending to their every needs and days spent ski-ing or relaxing.
You really wish that you could jump into the pages of the book to enjoy this extra special holiday amongst friends. As with any large group of people. there are a few niggles and worries between them. You do wonder whether Zoe will fall back in love with her old boyfriend, or whether her interests might be diverted in another direction.
I enjoyed every page of this book and could have curled up with a lovely mug of hot chocolate and a travel brochure, to book myself a trip to this resort.

Confetti and Confusion- Daisy James

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This is the second book in the Paradise Cookery school series and it really felt like visiting old friends. Millie was called in to help when one of the owners had an accident and was unable to get the school up and running. In the second book Millie is helping out with a hen party doing a delicious sounding chocolate experience.
It’s a really heartwarming book, with wonderful sunny pages making you wish that you could escape to join them.
This book has everything – chocolate, romance, a wedding, catastrophes, and the most picturesque setting. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

The Little Unicorn Gift Shop- Kellie Hailes

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I loved this book.It was so warm and cosy , filled with great friendships, a romance trying to blossom and wonderful unicorns everywhere! You could feel Poppy’s enthusiasm in making her shop a success.
Poppy and Ben were childhood friends and she comes back from travelling the world and plans share shop premises with Ben. He’s opening a lovely tea shop with delicious flavours and she is taking over the other side of the shop with everything Unicorn, including onesies!
It was lovely to see how Ben tries to win Poppy’s love as she is very wary of letting anyone love her due to a troubled childhood.
I coud just imgaine walking into the tea shop and having to buy something from the gift shop before leaving.