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Christmas at Lilac Cottage

Christmas at Lilac Cottage

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2000s: Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…

  • ISBN: B013I80HAS
  • Genre: Romance

What you need to know before your trail

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?

Travel Guide

Polperro, Cornwal, England

Polperro, Cornwal, England


The author explains about her fictional setting –

“White Cliff Bay is a completely made up place but I did visit Polperro in Cornwall while I was writing Summer at Rose Island and it had a lot of similarities to how I imagined White Cliff Bay would be”

White Cliff Bay

“Her love for the sea had been with her as far back as she could remember, but it was here in White Cliff Bay on many childhood holidays staying with her aunt that her love had blossomed. Swimming in the sea every day, she spent her evenings reading every non-fiction book about the water and its wildlife she could get her hands on. Her aunt had taken her scuba diving when she was twelve, opening up a whole other world she had never known before. The sea was in her blood. Coming back here felt like coming home.”

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Christmas at Lilac Cottage

Destination : Cornwall, Polperro  Author/Guide: Holly Martin  Departure Time: 2000s

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