Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market

Author: Heidi Swain

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471147274

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Christmas has arrived in the town of Wynbridge and it promises mince pies, mistletoe and a whole host of seasonal joy. Ruby has finished with university and is heading home for the holidays to save up for her trip around the world in January. Against her father’s wishes, she takes on a stall at the local market, and sets about making it the best Christmas market stall ever. There’ll be bunting and mistletoe and maybe even a bit of mulled wine. But with a new retail park just opened on their doorstep, the market is under threat. So together with all the other stallholders, Ruby devises a plan to make sure that Wynbridge is the first port of call for everyone’s Christmas shopping needs. The only thing standing in her way is Ruby’s ex, Steve. It’s pretty hard to concentrate on saving the world when he works on the stall opposite, especially when she realises that her feelings for him are still there… This Christmas make time for some winter sparkle – and see who might be under the mistletoe this year…
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Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair

Author: Heidi Swain

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471164861

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3675

The new Christmas bestseller from the author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market! When Anna takes on the role of companion to the owner of Wynthorpe Hall, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, she has no idea that her life is set to change beyond all recognition. A confirmed ‘bah humbug’ when it comes to Christmas, Anna is amazed to find herself quickly immersed in the eccentric household, and when youngest son Jamie unexpectedly arrives home it soon becomes obvious that her personal feelings are going all out to compromise her professional persona. Jamie, struggling to come to terms with life back in the Fens, makes a pact with Anna – she has to teach him to fall back in love with Wynthorpe Hall, while he helps her fall back in love with Christmas. But will it all prove too much for Anna, or can the family of Wynthorpe Hall warm her heart once and for all...? Join Anna for a festive journey that is festooned with sleigh rides and silver bells and help her discover her happy ever after. Praise for Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market: ‘This charming and delightful novel is a total gem’ Heat, 5 stars ‘Swain’s delicious story is a true festive treat… tasty food, a sprinkling of intrigue and a large helping of romance!’ Lancashire Evening Post ‘Sparkling and romantic’ My Weekly
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Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage

Author: Heidi Swain

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471147304

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1091

From the bestelling author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market and The Cherry Tree Café comes a glorious summer treat of glamping, vintage tearooms and love ... When Lottie Foster’s grandmother’s best friend Gwen dies, she leaves Lottie her lovely home, Cuckoo Cottage. Lottie loves the cottage but Matt, a charming local builder, points out that beneath its charm it is falling apart. Luckily he is always on hand to help with the problems that somehow seem to keep cropping up. But is he just a bit too good to be true? Certainly Will, Lottie’s closest neighbour, seems to think so. Lottie plans to set up her own business renovating vintage caravans. She hasn’t told anyone about the project she has cooked up with Jemma from The Cherry Tree Café to repurpose Gwen’s old caravan and turn it into a gorgeous tearoom. But before she can finally enjoy living with her legacy she must uncover who she can trust, and who to avoid. And with two men vying for her attention, will she also find love? 'A sweet and lovely story. I guarantee you will fall in love with Heidi’s wonderful world' Milly Johnson 'A big, fat, cosy hug of a read... it will leave you with a warm glow!' Mandy Baggot, author of Those Summer Nights 'A perfect summer read... It made me want to pack up my cupcakes in my red spotty hanky and go and live in the book' Jane Linfoot, author of The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea 'A story that captures your heart - engaging characters, a gorgeous setting and chickens! A winning formula' Christie Barlow, author of Evie's Year of Taking Chances
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Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square

Author: Heidi Swain

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471164888

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9795

~*~ ‘Pour out the Pimm’s, pull out the deckchair and lose yourself in this lovely, sweet, summery story!’ MILLY JOHNSON ~*~ The heart-warming new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author, perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Milly Johnson and Cathy Bramley Kate is on the run from her almost-divorced husband who is determined to have her back, and she has found the perfect place to hide... a little cottage on Nightingale Square in Norwich, far away from her old life in London. But the residents of Nightingale Square don't take no for an answer, and Kate soon finds herself pulled into a friendship with Lisa, her bossy but lovely new neighbour. Within a matter of days Kate is landed with the job of campaigning the council to turn the green into a community garden, meanwhile all the residents of Nightingale Square are horrified to discover that the Victorian mansion house on the other side of the square has been bought by developers. But when all hope is lost, the arrival of a handsome stranger is sure to turn things around! Heidi Swain is the perfect summer read - you'll want to find your own green space, stretch out in the sun and dive into life at Nightingale Square. ‘Wise, warm and wonderful – a real summertreat!’ heat magazine 'A fabulous feel good read – a ray of reading sunshine!’ LAURA KEMP, author of A Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness 'This book had it all for me! A beautiful setting, likeable characters and a wonderful plot. I was captivated from the first chapter. A charming book you will not want to put down!' NetGalley Reviewer ‘I loved Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square. I always want to be best mates with the characters in Heidi’s books and this was no exception. A lovely summer read for fans of women’s fiction’ Bookworm Alice 'Absolutely delightful. There were so many twists and yet, it never went over the top, that's what I loved about it. I would absolutely recommend it to those who want to spend time with a lovely book in the summer. Get your cosiest spot and your choice of drink and read this book!' NetGalley Reviewer 'Worth far more than five stars - it's an amazing book, so well written and I just couldn't put it down. Has amazing characters and wonderful settling and plot to the story with many twists and turns' NetGalley Reviewer 'I’d love to live in Nightingale Square and be part of the community garden.I want to be friends with the characters. A lovely read for a spring/ summer evening' NetGalley Reviewer ~*~ What everyone is saying about Heidi Swain's other novels ~*~ ‘Sparkling and romantic’ My Weekly 'Sprinkled with Christmas sparkle' Trisha Ashley, author of The LIttle Teashop of Lost and Found 'A big, fat, cosy hug of a read... it will leave you with a warm glow!' Mandy Baggot, author of Those Summer Nights 'A story that captures your heart - engaging characters, a gorgeous setting and chickens! A winning formula' Chrissie Barlow, author of Evie's Year of Taking Chances
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The Hygge Holiday

The warmest, funniest, cosiest romantic comedy of 2017

Author: Rosie Blake

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0751569739

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The perfect recipe for hygge this autumn: make a hot chocolate, draw the curtains, snuggle under a blanket and read your way to happiness! It's autumn in Yulethorpe and everyone is gloomy. It's cold, drizzly and the skies are permagrey. The last shop on the high street - an adorable little toy shop - has just shut its doors. Everything is going wrong for Yulethorpe this autumn. Until Clara Kristensen arrives. Clara is on holiday but she can see the potential in the pretty town, so she rolls up her sleeves and sets to work. Things are looking up until Joe comes to Yulethorpe to find out exactly what is going on with his mother's shop. Joe is Very Busy and Important in the City and very sure that Clara is up to no good. Surely no one would work this hard just for the fun of it? Can a man who answers emails at 3 a. m. learn to appreciate the slower, happier, hygge things in life - naps, candles, good friends and maybe even falling in love? Rosie Blake is Brilliantly fun - Heat Just brilliant - Fabulous magazine Hilarious - Hello **** Reviewers love The Hygge Holiday 'The most gorgeous read' - Sun 'What a wonderful book! Rosie Blake's best novel yet - I had such a gorgeous time reading this story that I couldn't put it down. It was genuinely funny, warm-hearted, and full of unforgettable characters. A pure heartwarming pleasure of a read.' - bestselling author Kirsty Greenwood Light the scented candles and hunker down on the sofa with a hot choc... this funny, warm hug of a book is the ideal companion. - Fabulous magazine 'The Hygge Holiday is hilarious, cosy, heart-warming, fulfilling; pretty much everything you would want from a book... An absolutely phenomenal tale from the incredibly talented Rosie Blake... Be prepared to devour The Hygge Holiday in one sitting. Be prepared to love this book, because yes, it truly is THAT fabulous. Five stars for sure.' - The Writing Garnet 'I loved it' - Heidi Swain, author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market
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Summer at Skylark Farm

The perfect summer escape to the country

Author: Heidi Swain

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471150097

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4730

Escape the cold winter nights with Sunday Times Top Five bestseller Heidi Swain's Summer at Skylark Farm! Amber is a city girl at heart. So when her boyfriend Jake suggests they move to the countryside to help out at his family farm, she doesn't quite know how to react. But work has been hectic and she needs a break so she decides to grasp the opportunity and make the best of it. Dreaming of organic orchards, paddling in streams and frolicking in fields, Amber packs up her things and moves to Skylark Farm. But life is not quite how she imagined - it's cold and dirty and the farm buildings are dilapidated and crumbling. But Amber is determined to make the best of it and throws herself into farm life. But can she really fit in here? And can she and Jake stay together when they are so different? A story of love in the countryside from the Sunday Times bestselling author of the The Cherry Tree Café and Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair. ~*~ What your favourite authors are saying about Heidi Swain ~*~ 'A delightful, charming read - perfect for summer!' Milly Johnson, author of The Queen of Wishful Thinking 'A real cracker of a read' Penny Parkes, author of Practice Makes Perfect 'Fans of Carole Matthews will enjoy this heartfelt novel' Katie Oliver 'Sprinkled with Christmas sparkle' Trisha Ashley, author of The Little Teashop of Lost and Found 'A heart-warming sweet treat of a read' Mandy Baggot, author of Those Summer Nights
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The Cherry Tree Cafe

Cupcakes, crafting and love - the perfect summer read for fans of Bake Off

Author: Heidi Swain

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471149951

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4186

Cupcakes, crafting and love at The Cherry Tree Cafe... Perfect feel-good summer reading for fans of Great British Bake-Off Lizzie Dixon's life feels as though it's fallen apart. Instead of the marriage proposal she was hoping for from her boyfriend, she is unceremoniously dumped, and her job is about to go the same way. So, there's only one option: to go back home to the village she grew up in and to try to start again. Her best friend Jemma is delighted Lizzie has come back home as she has just bought a little cafe and Lizzie's sewing skills are just what she needs to help get it ready for the grand opening. With a new venture and a new home, things are looking much brighter for Lizzie. But can she get over her broken heart, and will an old flame reignite a love from long ago...? For everyone who loves settling down to watch Great British Bake-Off, the Great British Sewing Bee, or curling up to read Milly Johnson or Jenny Colgan,The Cherry Tree Cafe is a coffee-break treat. 'A heart-warming sweet treat of a read' Mandy Baggot 'Fans of Jenny Colgan and Carole Matthews will enjoy this heartfelt debut novel from talented new author, Heidi Swain. The Cherry Tree Cafe is that most delicious of things - a warm and gently funny story of reinvention, romance, and second chances that you'll devour in one sitting' Katie Oliver, author of the bestselling 'Marrying Mr Darcy' series 'The Cherry Tree Cafe is every bit as delicious as the cover promises. Drop in for a minute, and the fabulous world of the crafting cafe wraps itself around you, pulling you in right from the first page. Beautifully written, with a heroine I rooted for all the way, and a great supporting cast. Original and assured, and like a cup of Orange Pekoe tea - perfect to enjoy in the afternoon' Jane Linfoot, author of The Vintage Cinema Club
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A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 82

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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.
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Rick Steves' European Christmas with video

Author: Rick Steves,Valerie Griffith

Publisher: Rick Steves

ISBN: 1612380530

Category: Travel

Page: 244

View: 7423

From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, Rick Steves' European Christmas with Video gets you a seat at the family feast, up in the loft with the finest choirs, and into the kitchen with grandma and her best-kept holiday secrets. With enchanting photos and more than a dozen recipes, this great gift book captures the spirit of the season perfectly. Rick Steves' European Christmas with Video includes the following video segments: Rick Steves reads the Biblical Christmas Story Bath Bach Choir sings the Twelve Days of Christmas Bath Abbey Choir of Boys and Men Norwegian Girls Choir sings Carol of the Bells Santa Lucia Day in Norway Medieval Music in Burgundy Phonema Faisons Rejouissance Noel traditionnel Christmas Carols in Germany Wilhelm-Loehe School Choir Da pacem Domine Rick Steves interviews the Christkind Concert in Cathedral, Salzburg Silent Night Shepherd Carols in Tuscany Explanation of Nativity Scenes Presepi Manger Scenes Pope John Paul II, Final Christmas Midnight Mass Sacred Music of Monks Merry Christmas Norwegian Girls Choir sings Joy to the World Christmas Eve Around the World
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On Strike for Christmas

A Novel

Author: Sheila Roberts

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429922517

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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At Christmastime, it seems as though a woman's work is never done. Trimming the tree, mailing the cards, schlepping to the mall, the endless wrapping—bah humbug! So this year, Joy and Laura and the rest of their knitting group decide to go on strike. If their husbands and families want a nice holiday—filled with parties, decorations, and presents—well, they'll just have to do it themselves. The boycott soon takes on a life of its own when a reporter picks up the story and more women join in. But as Christmas Day approaches, Joy, Laura, and their husbands confront larger issues in their marriages and discover that a little holiday magic is exactly what they need to come together. Sheila Roberts gives the best gift of all in this funny, heartwarming novel that touches the very core of Christmas spirit.
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Christmas

A Biography

Author: Judith Flanders

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1250118352

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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A critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author explores the Christmas holiday, from the original festival through present day traditions. Christmas has always been a magical time. Or has it? Thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, the Pope was already warning that too many people were spending the day, not in worship, but in partying and eating to excess. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically remembering Christmas in the old days, certain that it had been better then. Other elements of Christmas are much newer – who would have thought gift-wrap is a novelty of the twentieth century? That the first holiday parade was neither at Macy’s, nor even in the USA? Some things, however, never change. The first known gag holiday gift book, The Boghouse Miscellany, was advertised in the 1760s ‘for gay Gallants, and good companions’, while in 1805, the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition exchanged – what else? – presents of underwear and socks. Christmas is all things to all people: a religious festival, a family celebration, a period of eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, bestselling author and acclaimed social historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye on myths, legends and history, deftly moving from the origins of the holiday in the Roman empire, through Christmas trees in central Europe, to what might be the first appearance of Santa Claus – in Switzerland – to draw a picture of the season as it has never been seen before.
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A Taste of Christmas

Author: Alice Holden,Debbie Raleigh,Joy Reed

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9780821772881

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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Three stories of magical Christmas romance between lords and ladies of Regency England include three recipes of Regency culinary delights. Tales include "Lord Nabob's Conversion" by Alice Holden, "The Elusive Bride" by Debbie Raleigh, and "Mince Pie and Mistletoe" by Joy Reed.
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Christmas on State Street

1940S and Beyond

Author: Robert P. Ledermann

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738519722

Category: History

Page: 128

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"This book vividly recreates ... a Christmas holiday trip down State Street. You will visit many of the major shops and stores that existed during the 1940's and beyond, viewing old display windows and getting reacquainted with famous Christmas characters ..."--p. [4] of cover.
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Christmas at Mistletoe Cove

A heartwarming, cosy Christmas romance to fall in love with

Author: Holly Martin

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812851

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 4498

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The Mistletoe Matchmaker

Author: Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Publisher: Hachette Ireland

ISBN: 1473663598

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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'The perfect winter heart-warmer' Cathy Kelly It's winter on the Finfarran peninsula and, as Cassie Fitzgerald, fresh from Toronto, is about to discover, there's more to Christmas on the west coast of Ireland than mistletoe and mince pies. Enchanted by the small town where her dad was born, Cassie gets involved in a competition for the best local Winter Fest, and joins local librarian Hanna Casey's writing group in Lissbeg Library. But the more she's drawn into the town's run-up to Christmas, the more questions Cassie encounters. Why does her sweet-tempered grandmother Pat find it so hard to express her feelings? What's going on between Pat and her miserly husband Ger? What happened in the past between the Fitzgeralds and Hanna's redoubtable mother Mary Casey? And what about Shay: handsome, funny, smart and intent on making Cassie's stay as exciting as he can. Is he the one for her? As Christmas Eve approaches, Cassie discovers that love, family and friendship bring the real magic to the festive season - even if the locals of Lissbeg need an outsider to help them see it.
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The Twelve Dates of Christmas

The Complete Novel

Author: Lisa Dickenson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751557307

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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*WINNER OF THE NOVELICIOUS DEBUT OF THE YEAR AWARD* 'A perfect Christmas treat' Miranda Dickinson At thirty, Claudia's life is stale and the romance with long-term boyfriend, Seth, has disappeared. Determined to inject some festive spark back into their love life, Claudia and Seth go on their first date in a very long time. But when the night ends in disaster, Claudia suddenly finds herself facing life - and Christmas - alone. Life alone is exciting, scary and full of soon-forgotten exercise regimes and ill-advised attempts at crafting sexy underwear. It's also filling up with dates, surprisingly. With best friends Penny and Nick at her side, a surplus of festive markets, mulled wine and Christmas tunes, Claudia attempts to face all this change with gusto. One thing's for certain: this year, Christmas is going to be very different . . . This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. Hilarious, uplifting and romantic, it's a story about losing love, finding love, and discovering what's been there all along. Expect Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
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Christmas Days

12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

Author: Jeanette Winterson

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802189741

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? comes an enchanting collection of stories for the holiday season. For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales. For the Twelve Days of Christmas—a time of celebration, sharing, and giving—she offers these twelve plus one: a personal story of her own Christmas memories. These tales give the reader a portal into the spirit of the season, where time slows down and magic starts to happen. From trees with mysterious powers to a tinsel baby that talks, philosophical fairies to flying dogs, a haunted house and a disappearing train, Winterson's innovative stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas. Perfect for reading by the fire with loved ones, or while traveling home for the holidays. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic courtesy of one of our most fearless and accomplished writers.
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The Night Before Christmas

Author: Scarlett Bailey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490505

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2917

All Lydia's ever wanted is a perfect Christmas... So when her oldest friends invite her to spend the holidays with them, it seems like a dream come true. She's been promised log fires, roasted chestnuts, her own weight in mince pies - all in a setting that looks like something out of a Christmas card. But her winter wonderland is ruined when she finds herself snowed in with her current boyfriend, her old flame and a hunky stranger. Well, three (wise) men is traditional at this time of year...
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Just For Christmas

The most heart-warming festive romance of 2018

Author: Scarlett Bailey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448176816

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4438

The perfect festive romance to curl up with this Autumn... Can a Christmas escape mend a broken heart? When Alex Munro learns that the love of her life is getting married to another woman, all she wants to do is get as far away from her hometown as possible. So she moves to a cosy Cornish cottage, which seems to come complete with the world's scruffiest dog. She also finds that the whole village is determined to get her involved in the holiday festivities despite her wanting to be alone. But when she meets handsome neighbour Ruan, Alex realises she doesn't want to spend Christmas by herself after all. Although, after being left heartbroken by his ex-fiancée, Ruan has no intention of letting anyone get close to him again... A fun, festive romantic comedy to curl up with this winter. If you love Jenny Colgan, Josie Silver and Veronica Henry you'll love this heartwarming Christmas read.
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