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  • Location: Cornwall, Scilly Isles

Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles

Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Gull Island…where the secrets of the season could be crackers or broken dreams…

  • ISBN: 978-0008259792
  • Genre: Romance

What you need to know before your trail

For Maisie Samson, this Christmas is going to be different. After years working in a busy Cornish pub, she’s moved back to quiet Gull Island where she grew up, to help her parents run the family inn.

But even though she can’t wait for the festive season to arrive, Maisie cannot shake the memories of what happened to her last Christmas – the day she lost everything. She keeps herself busy, setting up the tree and hanging mistletoe ready for her first proper family Christmas in years.

Until a new arrival to the island walks into her bar and changes everything. Australian backpacker Patrick is looking for a job for the low season. When Maisie takes him on, she doesn’t expect him to last the week, but to her surprise Patrick is the perfect fit. Charming and handsome, could Maisie allow herself to hope that she and Patrick could be more than just colleagues?

As Christmas approaches, Maisie finds herself dreading the spring, when Patrick is due to leave. With the help of a little Christmas magic, can Maisie get the happily ever after she always dreamed of?

Travel Guide

The Phillipa Ashley guide to the Scilly Isles

Scilly is an archipelago of five tiny inhabited islands and hundreds of rocky islets, situated in the Atlantic 28 miles south west of Land’s End. The whole place is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only 2,200 people live there.

As a wordsmith, the intriguing names of the islands were enough to give the place mythical status in my eyes. In fact, some people have speculated that St Mary’s, St Martin’s, St Agnes, Tresco and Bryher were once part of the lost land of Lyonesse that features in the Arthurian legends. On a clear day, you can actually see them from the cliffs around Land’s End.

Scilly is unique and small community and I wouldn’t want anyone to think I had used real people or business in my books which is why The Little Cornish Isles are a blend of fantasy and reality.

As I’ve said in the Author Note to the new series:

I’ll leave it to you, the reader, to decide where Scilly ends and the Little Cornish Isles begin.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles

Destination:  Cornwall, Scilly Isles  Author/Guide: Phillipa Ashley Departure Time: 2000s

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