Winter at Cedarwood Lodge – Rebecca Raisin ★★★★★

Blurb; After years of dreaming, Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen and turning it into the perfect destination for celebrations, weddings and extravagant birthday parties. The huge property used to be a bustling holiday camp, now Clio wants to bring it back to its halcyon days – which will be a lot of hard work!

Returning back to the small town of her youth she’s glad to have one of her best friends still around to lean on, Micah who is just as solid as he used to be. But with her own secrets pushing her to run from her glamorous life in New York, she’ll have to tread carefully, especially when the far-too-handsome-for-his-own-good contractor, Kai, shows up on her doorstep…

Sure she’s here in Evergreen to change her life, but there is no way she’s falling in love!

My Review; This Christmas you will want to curl up and fall in love with Cedarwood Lodge. This is a brilliant story! Previously published as three seperate books called Celebrations & Confetti, Brides & Bouquets, Midnight & Mistletoe with a bonus section at the end and re-edited.

I cannot fault one thing with this story, it is amazing. It is the perfect Christmas, chick-lit and romance story for Christmas 2017. Winter at Cedarwood Lodge has everything romance, secrets, parties, weddings, babies, friends, families, food and snow. What more could you possibly want or need all packed into one great story? 

Rebecca is a favourite author of mine and has never let me down and I doubt she ever will. I have awarded another brilliant 5 stars for this story and would highly recommend this story to you all to devour this Christmas. Winter at Cederwood Lodge is perfect. It contains the most heartwarming of stories, characters and the cutest little setting which will make you want to stay there youself. Very impressed. I fell in love with the whole book and every aspect. I will not forget this story in a hurry. A well written story. 

Winter at Cedarwood Lodge will be released on December the 1st. So pre-order now. You will not regret it. Enjoy. 

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The Little Church By The Sea – Liz Taylorson ★★★★★

Blurb; Isolated and unwelcome in the picturesque seaside village of Rawscar, Reverend Cass Fordyce has lost her faith and her home. Christmas is coming, and she isn’t looking forward to it. Then she meets attractive local man Hal – twice divorced and with a reputation as a ladies’ man he’s everything that a celibate vicar like Cass should avoid… especially as Hal is hiding secrets of his own, including his past with the mysterious Anna.

Can Cass ever find her way in Rawscar? What secret does Hal have to hide? And is there ever such a thing as a truly fresh start?

My Review; What a lovely story. Its was perfect for me. It has a little bit of everything, christmas, romance, cute little village and religion but not too heavily to put the reader off. I enjoyed reading this story. It was easy to read, fast paced and contains short chapters.

When I started this book I didn’t want to put it down I just kept reading chapter after chapter. Yes, I was hooked. I fell in love with the characters, the cute little village and adored the hint of Christmas within too. A one of a kind story that is brilliant, I was sad it had to end. I awarded a well deserved five stars and I would highly recommend this story to you all. I also love the cover. A lovely story. 

The Little Church By The Sea will be released on the 23rd of November so pre-order now. You will not be disappointed and have a brilliant story to read just in time for christmas. Enjoy. 

Clover Moon – Jacqueline Wilson ★★★★★

Blurb: Clover Moon’s imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realizes that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears of a place she could run to, but where will she find the courage – and the chance – to break free? And could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home?

My Review: I know! I know! Some of my followers will be like why is she reviewing this? Well, growing up I was always a massive fan of Jacqueline’s work and it is thanks to Jacqueline that I found my love of reading. I must also admit she is still one of my guilty pleasures.

Clover Moon is brilliant. It would appeal to older mature children and readers. This book is set in the victorian times and does include the subjects of death, poverty and even beatings. Clover Moon is written well and easy to read but does contain quiet long chapters for a children’s book, it is a long story but one I loved. There were characters I loved and characters I hated but I must say what a brilliant storyline and especially a nice ending, making the perfect children’s story. Children reading this story will also be learning about victorian times which is also a bonus. 

I think Clover Moon would make a brilliant film. I awarded a well deserved five stars and would highly recommend this story to you all (yes, even those older children like me. Don’t be ashamed). Reading Clover Moon took me back to my younger years and I enjoyed reading every chapter of this, it has brought a big smile back to this face.