Monday, 26 September 2016

Review and Blog Tour - Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin

This year spend a wonderful Christmas on Juniper Island, where love can melt even the iciest of hearts…

Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life travelling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that’s how she likes it. For long ago Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away.

So when Piper’s next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again.

But Piper isn’t the only one who has been frozen in time by heartbreak. Gabe hasn’t forgotten the golden-eyed girl who disappeared from his world without a trace.

Now fate has reunited them on Juniper island, can the magic of Christmas heal old wounds? And can this enchanting town be the one place Piper can finally call home?

Curl up with this gorgeously romantic tale and let the glistening snow and the roaring fires of Stardust Lake Hotel get you in the festive spirit this Christmas.

Christmas Under a Starlit Sky out soon.

I would like to thank Bookouture for approving me to read this book on NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Piper or Pip lives a glamorous life of staying in different hotels at the drop of a hat but her life isn't as perfect as it seems and she is hiding from her past.

When she arrives on the magical Juniper Island to review a hotel she previously stayed in when she was a child her past, her present and her future collide in the shape of Gabe her ex-best friend.

Piper is an easily likeable main character and reading her back story can understand why the did what she did and the mistakes she made.

Gabe is hot and I'm glad to say he is one of Holly's hottest heroes, especially when he is talking to his daughter, even making me cry in part of the story but I won't give away where you will need to read it to find the bit I am talking about.

The magical Juniper Island sounds so perfect and I certainly would love to visit somewhere like this.  It truly is a magical place and Holly's descriptions are fantastic especially of the Northern Lights which makes me want to see them even more now that I have read this book.  It's a perfect Christmas read.

Holly Martin

Holly lives in sunny Bedfordshire in a house with round windows. She studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of her colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when she knew she had to escape. She quit her job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, she emerged wide eyed and terrified that she now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. She taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave her a lot of time to plan out her stories and she now writes full time, doing what she loves.

Holly has been writing for 6 years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014.

Follow her on Twitter @hollymartin00

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