Snowflakes over Holly Cove by Lucy Coleman – Book Review

Snowflakes over Holly Cove by Lucy Coleman – Book Review

Snowflakes over Holly Cove by Lucy Coleman

Snowflakes over Holly Cove

Author – Lucy Coleman
Publisher – Aria
Pages – 426
Released – 18th September 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1788541558
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book
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As the snowflakes start to fall, Holly Cove welcomes a new tenant to the beautiful old cottage on the beach…

For lifestyle magazine journalist Tia Armstrong, relationships, as well as Christmas, have lost all their magic. Yet Tia is up against a Christmas deadline for her latest article ‘Love is, actually, all around…’

So, Tia heads to Holly Cove where the restorative sea air and rugged stranger, Nic, slowly but surely start mending her broken heart.

Tia didn’t expect a white Christmas, and she certainly never dared dream that all her Christmas wishes might just come true…

Set in Caswell Bay on the stunningly beautiful Gower Coast, the cottage nestles amid the limestone cliffs and the woodlands, where the emotions run as turbulently as the wind-swept sea.

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Journalist Tia Armstrong has recently lost her mum. After taking time away from work she returns but still doesn’t feel ready to face the world. Her boss thinks that a small working holiday may be in order and sends her off to Holly Cove in South Wales, a small seaside town. The place is gorgeous, especially when a cleaner turns up telling Tia she is there to help her relax and that also she was surprised to see her at the cottage as the owner doesn’t normally rent it out.

Tia’s working holiday is to interview couples about how they keep their romance alive. She doesn’t particularly feel ready for meeting new people but knows that she can’t wallow forever.

This is the first book I have read by Lucy Coleman/Linn B Halton and I’m sure not going to make this the last. The book is just wonderful from the beginning – New York my favourite place in the world – to the very last page.

Throughout I had a lot of empathy for Tia. I remember only too well what it was like when my dad died, not long after Christmas 2016, as well as the falling out of the family afterward, just like Tia’s brother.

The character development was just perfect and whilst the plot unfolded slowly, I believe this is a book that needed to be devoured rather than read quickly.

I love books set at Christmas and can’t get enough of them, they really are heartwarming and this is no different. I completely lost myself whilst submerged in the story, the whole way through I was fully engaged and I didn’t want it to end.

This is a must read and one of the best books of 2018.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

Lucy Coleman

From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.
Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

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28 Responses

  1. Oh my gosh, Stacey – what a wonderful thing to say! I’m thrilled you enjoyed Tia’s story – it’s very dear to my own heart. So sorry to hear of your loss – what ensues is a strain on everyone in the family as we all have different ways of coping, or not … So a virtual hug from me and thank you so much! x

  2. Lixa says:

    I love how detail is your blog. Can’t wait to see more 🙂

  3. I just love Christmas reads and all their beautiful covers. Thanks for the great giveaway chance.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Great read! I usually don’t read stories like this, but I’ll give it a chance.

  5. Great review! Looks like something I might really enjoy. I’ll have to add it to my holiday tbr list.

  6. Adding to my Christmas read list for December!

  7. DJ Sakata says:

    Glad to see your excellent review – I have this one on my cloud, I’m moving it up in my calendar now!

  8. Eline says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I will definitely check it out!

  9. Love, Sawyer says:

    I love Christmas books! I can’t wait to get started on mine, this sounds like such a sweet story.

  10. Ah a Christmas book! Great review, this sounds really good!

  11. Robin Taylor says:

    Most assuredly, a heartwarming story that I’d like to read.

  12. I’m so glad that you liked the review and thanks for the virtual hug. Unfortunately in my family more and more fell out afterwards and now half the family doesn’t speak to the other half. Never realised how much my dad kept the family together. Families eh!

  13. I love Christmas books, not so much the actual event or the weather in the UK at this time of year.

  14. I know so early but they are all out early this year I feel.

  15. Great, I hope you enjoy it.

  16. Thank you. I hope you enjoy it.

  17. Wonderful, I hope you enjoy it,

  18. Yay, I’m sure you will love it.

  19. Yay, I’m sure you will love it.

  20. It really is. Christmas books are great.

  21. VIDYA TIRU says:

    love the cover; and always love christmas reads.. thank you for the giveaway

  22. Heidi says:

    This sounds so adorable! I love Christmas stories!

  23. Thanks for you words. Fingers crossed for the giveaway for you.

  24. It really is a lovely book.

  25. Great review, I absolutely love a really good Christmas books and this one looks and sounds like a wonderful heartwarming book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar..