Tinsel, fairy lights and mistletoe… Everything you need for a perfect Beachside Christmas.
When Lily Ambrose needs a fresh start, she remembers her happy childhood holidays in the seaside town of Shipley, and decides it’s the perfect place for a cosy Christmas hideaway.
Keen to make new friends, Lily promises to source a celebrity to turn on the Christmas lights. But when reality star Ollie turns up with his cameraman Craig, with plans to make a TV show out of his stay, things quickly go awry.
Ollie is gorgeous but unruly, and soon decides that staging a romance with a normal girl – a girl like Lily – is exactly what he needs to save his fading reputation…
With new neighbours to impress, and Ollie’s over-enthusiastic attentions to fend off, can Lily bring the Christmas cheer back to Shipley – and find herself a real kiss under the mistletoe?
A heart-warming and uplifting read about friendship, romance, and Christmas spirit. Perfect for fans of Phillipa Ashley, Cathy Bramley, and Debbie Johnson.
What I love about this authors books is that the Beachside books are part of a series but are all standalone stories. Each book introduces us to new characters with the odd reappearance from characters in previous novels but as their roles in this one are so low key, it really doesn’t matter if you haven’t had the chance to read the others, but I do highly recommend doing so as they are fabulous books.
I was quite envious of Lily uping sticks and moving to the fabulous little community. Winter is always a magical time and the street that she moves into with all the Christmas lights really stood out in my head.
As soon as Ollie comes on the scene the story turns into quite a comical one. The poor guy gets quite a hard time from being on a reality show and it certainly isn’t long before he wins us readers over.
The Beachside Christmas is a fun and heartwarming read that had me feeling all toasty inside. With another great cast of characters, without a doubt, Karen Clarke has become one of my must read authors and is one I can rely on to cheer me up and chase those bad old blues away.
My thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
The Beachside Christmas is available to purchase from Amazon.
Karen Clarke writes romantic comedy novels. THE BEACHSIDE SWEET SHOP and THE BEACHSIDE FLOWER STALL are out now and THE BEACHSIDE CHRISTMAS will be available in September 2017.
Karen has also written three romcoms with a paranormal twist, all available to download
When she’s not working on her novels, Karen writes short stories for women’s magazines and has had over three hundred published in the UK and abroad. Some of them can be read in her short story collection ‘BEHIND CLOSED DOORS…and other Tales with a Twist’
Karen lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and three grown-up children.
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