Welcome to Wychwood-on-Lea… a not-too-quaint village where frosty evenings, welcoming fires, and second chances will make this a Christmas you’ll never forget.
Anna Vere has escaped to the Cotswolds for Christmas to try to heal from her broken engagement and, far worse, her broken dreams. When her reserved room at a bed & breakfast is flooded, she takes up the offer of camping out in Willoughby Close, the converted stables of the nearby manor house… and is taken under the wing of sexy local carpenter Colin Heath.
What starts out as merely helping a neighbor in need turns into far more as Colin and Anna share a surprisingly intense and emotional connection, weaving their own Christmas magic as they spend the holiday together. But Anna has a secret she’s scared to reveal, something that could destroy the fragile bond they’ve just created, and Colin knows she’s only in England for a short time. Can these two sudden soul mates risk their hearts for a love that has yet to be tried and tested?
Get swept away by this poignant and heartwarming story, set in beautiful Wychwood-on-Lea, in the English Cotswolds. And look forward to four more books set in Willoughby Close, where everyday miracles and happily-ever-afters are guaranteed.
This is the first novel in the Willoughby Close series. I say novel but it is more of a novella and didn’t take me long to read it at all. More so because I didn’t put it down until I’d finished it as I was so wrapped up in Anna and Colin’s story.
Where better to set a story at Christmas than the Cotswolds? I had the most wonderful visions running through my head of Willoughby Manor, the homes to let in Willloughby Close as well as Colin’s quaint little cottage. It was so idyllic and I was more than happy for the author to transport me there.
I loved getting to know the two main characters better as well as see them grow closer. We all know that the course of true love never goes smoothly and I was trying to guess what issues could possibly raise their head to cause these two issues.
A Cotswold Christmas is a wonderful and heartwarming read that I didn’t want to end. I’m really hoping that both characters pop up in other books in the series so the readers can keep up to date with them. A lovely romance novel set at the festive time of year. What’s not to enjoy?
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