Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin Review

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Blurb

Curl up with this gorgeously romantic tale and let the glistening snow and the roaring fires of Stardust Lake Hotel get you in the festive spirit this Christmas.

Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life travelling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that’s how she likes it. For long ago Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away.

So when Piper’s next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again.

But Piper isn’t the only one who has been frozen in time by heartbreak. Gabe hasn’t forgotten the golden-eyed girl who disappeared from his world without a trace.

Now fate has reunited them on Juniper island, can the magic of Christmas heal old wounds? And can this enchanting town be the one place Piper can finally call home?

Review

Holly Martin’s unique brand of festive charm is just as evident in this book as it was in her previous ones, Snowflakes on Silver Cove and Christmas at Lilac Cottage. Piper was so lovely and down-to-earth, plus who wouldn’t want to travel the world reviewing hotels?! It was both amusing and moving in equal measure to see her reunited with Gabe again after their painful break-up. You could tell from the off that they were meant to be together and Holly does a brilliant job of building up their relationship throughout the book.

Juniper Island was such a gorgeous setting. Everything from the igloos to the naughty Shetland ponies made me wish I could hop on a plane and go there. I’d love to book in at the Stardust Lake Hotel and check out the Northern Lights. In each one of Holly’s books, I’ve adored the settings, but I think this one may be my absolute favourite.

If you’re looking for a gorgeous festive romance to kick off your Christmas TBR pile, this one is the perfect book to start with!

Author Bio

I studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of my colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years service was the moment when I knew I had to escape. I quit my job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, I emerged wide eyed and terrified that I now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. I taught for four years before History Off The Page came to my school to do a Tudor day. I now drive round the country in my little white van, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next.
I love to write. The characters do exactly what I want them to do, most of the time. Sometimes they do seem to go off and do their own thing without my permission. It is complete escapism into a world where I have full control.I’ve been writing for four years now, every spare second I have, I’m scribbling ideas in a notebook or typing a scene on my laptop. I have written three romantic fiction books. Changing Casanova and The Chainsaw Masquerade were recently shortlisted for the Festival of Romance New Talent Award. My short story, One Hundred Proposals, won the Belinda Jones Travel Club short story competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology.
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