Title: A Cosy Candlelit Christmas
Author: Tilly Tennant
Genre: Holiday Romance
All Isla wants for Christmas is to be left in peace, but in the Alps there’s potential for romance in every snowflake that falls…
It’s the week before Christmas and Isla McCoy has just received an unexpected gift: a letter announcing she is due a life-changing inheritance, but only if she’s willing to make peace with the father who abandoned her.
She has absolutely no intention of making amends, but who could resist an all-expenses-paid trip to the French resort of St Martin-de-Belleville?
There she meets smooth-talking Justin and nerdy glaciologist Sebastian; two very different men, with two very different agendas. Torn between her head and her heart, Isla finds herself utterly lost in a winter wonderland of her own feelings.
Surrounded by twinkling candles and roaring log-fires, Isla’s resolve finally begins to melt. But will she learn how to reconnect, not only with a whole new family, but with herself and her heart?
Do you live in a place that’s so cold that it hurts your face? I do and my remedy for the coldness, the goosebumps, the sniffles etc is to curl up with a good romance.
This is a good romance. A really good romance. With really good and bad characters within it. Not badly written characters. Just spoiled brats.
It makes me happy to end the year with a couple of books that I have genuinely enjoyed, and can recommend to those who follow this blog.
Tilly Tennant (whose name I love btw) has hit it out of the park for me with this book. Isla is a strong willed character, and stubborn to boot, but willing to give in if it means getting answers.
Sebastian is just a doll. I fell in love with him immediately. I couldn’t help myself. Give me a slightly bumbling, awkward, smart guy any day over an overly butch macho muscle head. I’d fall all over myself for him. Plus I may have a love of glaciers myself, and English men.
Dahlia is another character I couldn’t help but be enamoured with. She doesn’t have a single mean bone in her body, and her kindness from the get-go utterly charmed me. If such a place, with such a caretaker exists as her business I would not hesitate to go there in a moment.
The setting of this book is nicely written, and I could close my eyes a picture a rather different, more picturesque version of snow than what I’ve had to deal with recently. It’s a reminder that seasons do help create beauty, and that warmth can be found in the people around you.
This is a lovely read I would recommend to anyone.
Received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.