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  • Location: Dorset “Castle Cove”

The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances

The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Christmas in Castle Cove sounds idyllic!

  • ISBN: B07GDMP3V6
  • Genre: Humour, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

Twenty-five-year-old Lily King is wondering when her life is going to start. She adores working at the much-loved Castle Teashop, surrounded by familiar faces and delicious cakes. But she’s stuck in a rut. She’s just been dumped by her boyfriend and her dream job seems to be slipping through her fingers.

When her best friend Emily Campbell needs urgent help to organise her enchanting Christmas wedding, Lily realises it’s finally her moment to shine and reach for the opportunities she’s been wishing for. Can she pull off the biggest celebration Castle Cove has ever seen or will something – or someone – make things more complicated than she imagined?

Rebellious and handsome photographer Josh Havellin-Scott has always felt like an outsider, especially next to his perfect older brother, who is about to get married. At the last minute, Josh finds himself roped into plans for the Big Day, the very last thing he wants to do, until he is meets creative and quirky Lily King…

When Lily and Josh are thrown together, it’s clear they couldn’t be more different. But they begin to realise that opposites can attract – and sometimes when you’re not looking for love, it comes and finds you when you least expect it. With some festive magic, will they manage to work together and save the day?

Travel Guide

"Castle Cove" (c) Google

“Castle Cove” (c) Google


The seaside village of Castle Cove is fictional but there’s a lovely place in real life called Lulworth Cove worth a visit. The nearest castle though is Corfe Castle which isn’t near a seaside town. Still a little imagination never hurt anyone!

There’s a little bit of the cafe in this story but the real focus is on the town and the setting in general. This is a place where Alice comes to recover and grief after her mother passes away. She’d promised her mum that she would compete in a triathlon with her so now she’s determined to fulfill that wish  to honour her memory.

If only she could overcome her fear of the sea! This is where she meets the rather lovely Jay – a volunteer as a lifeboat rescuer. But he too harbours a painful secret….

Castle Cove really is a haven of comfort and new beginnings! And it’s got some lovely places mentioned within – The Little Treasures Antique Shop, The Picture Perfect art gallery and Castle Cove Vets….

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances

Destination : Dorset “Castle Cove”  Author/Guide: Donna Ashcroft  Departure Time: 2000s

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