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  • Location: Cornwall (fictional St Trenyan)

Christmas at the Cornish Café

Christmas at the Cornish Café

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2000s: Second in the Penwith Trilogy

  • ISBN: 978-0008262235
  • Genre: Romance

What you need to know before your trail

Christmas will be slightly less turbulent than summer, won’t it? Demi certainly hopes so.

She and Cal are keeping their fledgling relationship under wraps for now. But then Kit Bannen, a hunky, blond – and somewhat mysterious – writer arrives at Kilhallon Resort, and not everyone is charmed. Cal is sure that Kit is hiding something. But is he the only one guarding a secret?

Demi is busy baking festive treats for the newly opened Demelza’s cafe, but when Cal’s ex Isla arrives to shoot scenes for her new drama, Demi can’t help but worry that things aren’t quite over between them. Kit flirts with both women, fuelling Cal’s suspicions that Kit has hidden motives for staying on at Kilhallon. Then Cal has to go to London, leaving Demi and Kit to decorate the cafe for Christmas . . . all by themselves.

A storm is brewing in more ways than one. As surprises unfold and truths are uncovered, can Demi and Cal finally open up to each other about their feelings?

Travel Guide

St Trenyan or St Ives?

The stunning background of the Cornish coast is the setting for the third installment in the Cornish trilogy story about new beginnings and new opportunities.  St Trenyan is apparently in West Cornwall, and largely inspired by St Ives. So whilst the setting might be fictional, you can have great fun trying to find the traces of St Trenyan all around you!

There’s some lovely places here such as Sheila’s Beach Hut,  and Hayleigh’s Pasty shack. St Trenyan is already postcard blue and it’s a village where the masts of the boats bob up and down in the harbour.


The series of novels is known as the Penwith series of novels and the real Penwith is the peninsula known as Land’s End Peninsula.  Tin and copper have been mined in the area since pre-Roman times and the landscape is dotted with ruined mine buildings. The principal towns in Penwith are Penzance, the “capital” and St Ives, one of the county’s most popular seaside resorts.

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Christmas at the Cornish Café

Author/Guide Phillipa Ashley  Destination: Cornwall (fictional St Trenyan) Departure Time: 2000s

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