One twinkling winter’s night, Ruby wakes her sleeping children and escapes for a new life in the countryside. It’s a choice that will change her life beyond all recognition…
Arriving at the cosy little rental cottage as the first snow begins to fall, Ruby doesn’t regret leaving her bully of a husband for a moment, but she does feel guilty about uprooting her kids so close to Christmas. She can only wish that one day soon her son Jem will forgive her.
It’s not long before the family are settled in and drinking hot chocolate by the fire, the flames kept roaring by a neighbouring woodsman called Angus. As big as a tree, but as gentle as a dormouse, all Ruby’s instincts tell her to be wary of letting this gorgeous stranger get too close. Is that the first tingle of festive magic Ruby can feel? Or might it even be hope?
As Christmas day approaches and a blizzard sparks a power cut across the entire village, Ruby must force herself to believe in Christmas miracles again. Was she right to put her trust in Angus? With only flickering candles to guide her through the darkness, will she ever find her way back to the light?
Wrap yourself up in this utterly gorgeous festive romance, perfect for anyone who loves Heidi Swan, Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond – and Christmas!
This is the fourth book in the Little Cottage series but the first one I have read. It reads well as a stand alone but having read and loved this one, I have already purchased the first book in the series and can’t wait to read it.
As always with this sort of genre, the story is set in an idyllic location of which makes me want to scour the property pages for a quaint little cottage of my own. It sounded so perfect as well as all the residents. There isn’t one horrible character, I loved them all. Usually in a small village, everyone knows everyone’s business and you usually get a few busy bodies but with these characters, I wanted to be friends with them all!
I loved the story line to do with Ruby and her children, especially her son Jem. Angus, I absolutely loved. What a fabulous character and I found myself falling ever so slightly in love with him myself. Oh okay, not just slightly, head over heels in fact! The relationship, between him and Jem really warmed my heart and I couldn’t stop myself from having a huge goofy grin on my face.
Christmas At The Little Cottage On The Hill is a wonderfully festive and heart warming read. It had me totally captivated and read it in one afternoon. The perfect read for this time of year. Simply wonderful!
My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time, and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.
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