After a cruel twist of fate sends her hurtling into a black hole of despair, Carrie is absolutely dreading the festive season – especially with sister, Krystle, being even more demanding of her time and energy than usual. But then friend Maddy offers Carrie a lifeline: the chance to get away from it all in a holiday cottage in the gorgeous little village of Silverbells. Deciding that a few weeks of tranquillity – reading, baking and going for long walks in the countryside – might just restore her mood, Carrie is quick to take up the offer. But on arriving, it very soon becomes clear that this break is going to be anything but peaceful!
An unwelcome houseguest proves unsettling enough – especially one who whistles loudly first thing in the morning and is far too cheerful for his own good – but finding herself drawn into the spooky mystery of her missing neighbour means there really isn’t much time for personal reflection. And then love comes knocking, and Carrie is forced to decide exactly where her heart lies.
Will this festive season be the disaster Carrie predicted? Or will Santa be good to her and deliver her heart’s desire? One thing’s for sure – this will be a Christmas Carrie will never, ever forget…
I could so relate to Carrie when we first meet her in this story. Her love life looks like its on the up finally but she sadly comes crashing back down to earth. I wanted to reach out and hug her as I felt deflated for her.
After the year we are having, I have to admit that the last thing I feel like being is festive but boy, has this book made me fully in the spirit. I was so absorbed in the winter setting as there is just something so magical about that time of year. It helps that there looks like romance may just be on the cards for Carrie after all.
I fell in love with the little village of Silverbells, even though there are some less likable characters and some strange goings on in the cottage next door to where Carrie is staying. It gives the story a bit of mystery though and how everything comes together, well it would make the coldest heart melt.
A Kiss in the Snow is a totally standalone novella in the Little Duck Pond Cafe series. This was the perfect pick me up read as I was grinning from ear to ear after finishing this truly delightful book. Rosie Green is a wonderful author whose characters always feel like family/friends by the end. Her books are both heart warming and uplifting and no surprise she is one of my favourite authors in this genre. Would give a hundred stars and more if I could to this absolute gem.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for a readers copy of this book and for inviting me to be part of the blog tour. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love. Rosie’s Little Duck Pond Cafe series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. Each book can be read as a stand-alone story. The latest, ‘Lucy’s Great Escape’, is out now. Watch out for further tales of the Little Duck Pond Cafe, including the delicious ‘Log Fires & Toffee Apple Cake’, which will be published in autumn 2020.
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