Christmas at Lilac Cottage – Holly Martin

Christmas at lilac cottage

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

My opinion

I’ve read ‘Fairytale beginnings‘ by Holly Martin a couple of months ago and I totally loved it. I’m a sucker of the feelgood stories and Holly Martin has a way of writing that makes you want to cozy up and just go and live within the book.

And then I read ‘Christmas at Lilac Cottage’ and fell in love with her writing even more. Even though it was a Christmas story and I read it in September. I grabbed myself a hot chocolate and pretended it was December.

From the first page on you’ll hope that Henry and Penny will get together, and that they’ll be the perfect little family Penny wants. I fell in love with the characters, the little village and of course I just wanted to move into Penny’s cottage. Hell, I even wished it was snowing, even though I don’t really like snow.


If you love easy going and cute stories that will make you want to curl up on the sofa, ‘Christmas at Lilac Cottage’ is perfect for you. Get it now, read it a couple of weeks before Christmas (or even just right before Christmas) and escape the stress from real life. You’ll sit there reading the book with a smile on your face, trust me.


Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin
Published by Bookouture
Genres: Chicklit
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781910751459

You can buy the book at Book Depository.

I received this book in exchange for a review. If you want to read more about this, read my disclaimer.

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