After a frosty welcome, things soon heat up at Wynter House.
Neva Grey is looking forward to spending a quiet Christmas with her family in the cosy cottage they’ve rented in the picture-postcard village of Wyntersleap. Nestled between rolling hills and a gently burbling river, it’s going to be idyllic.
Except it’s not. Torrential rain causes the river to burst its banks and the quaint little village isn’t quite so cosy with water lapping at the doors. Add to that a power cut and a sudden blizzard and Christmas is looking bleak … until gorgeous Adam Wynter invites them all to Wynter House.
Although not everyone is happy to share the ancestral home. Adam’s elder brother, Rafe is less than pleased. Their grandmother, Olivia extends a grudging welcome. And for Carruthers, the oddly arrogant butler, unexpected guests are a Christmas surprise he could do without. Especially one as troublesome as Neva’s eight-year-old niece.
But something’s not quite right at Wynter House. What is Rafe intent on hiding behind the locked doors of the old barn? And what really happened to his first wife? It’s a good thing Neva has a sense of humour. She’s going to need it this Christmas at Wynter House.
This is book one in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series.
I love Emily’s books and what’s better is that she has written one in perfect time for Christmas. If this doesn’t get you in a festive, romantic mood then I don’t know what else will.
I could really feel the cold and crisp winter air throughout as well as visualise Wynter House in it’s splendour. The author writes of the most idyllic settings and even though the weather is against the occupant’s of the village, it still doesn’t spoil the community spirit.
The Wynter family and staff are a varied bunch of characters of which, I found myself being drawn to them the more I got to know them. Neva I loved but her niece more than a few times steals the spotlight throughout the story which certainly put a smile on my face.
There is plenty going on throughout the novel that covers friendship, relationships, romance, family, community, there is no way that you couldn’t be anything other than hooked.
Christmas At Wynter House is a fun and charming read that entertained and left me feeling all warm and cosy inside. Perfect reading for this time of year that will have you pop on the fire and snuggle up on the sofa while you lose yourself into the story. A highly engaging read and can’t wait for more in the series.
My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for an advanced reader’s copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at http://www.emilyharvale.com.
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.
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