St Aidan: a cosy Cornish village where friendships are made for life and it’s always cocktail hour somewhere…
The perfect cosy read for fans of Phillipa Ashley, Trisha Ashley and Holly Martin!
A December to remember…
Christmas in a Cornish castle? Sign Ivy Starforth up! Hired to kit out the holiday rental as the world’s most Instagramable festive dreamland, there’s only one thing standing in the way of her hefty paycheque – the lord of the manor.
Bill Markham could give Scrooge a run for his money but Ivy is firmly #TeamChristmas… even if her handsome host seems to be doing everything he can to sabotage her staging. Maybe she shouldn’t have stumbled in on him starkers in the hot tub?
As the temperature outside cools, things inside the castle heat up. It’s been a long time since Ivy allowed herself to give in to temptation… surely one little kiss under the mistletoe won’t hurt?
Readers are LOVING A Cosy Christmas in Cornwall
‘This is one book you won’t be able to put down, I definitely couldn’t’ Meena, 5* Netgalley reviewer
‘An absolute charm of a book from the brilliant Jane Linfoot. It’s a gorgeous, festive treat that will have you feel all warm and fuzzy for days after the end’ Jenn, 5* Netgalley reviewer
‘The fabulous Jane Linfoot is back with an irresistible, uplifting and feel-good romantic comedy you will want to devour like a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine this holiday season’ Julie, 5* Amazon reviewer
‘Oh, I love, love, loved this book, I didn’t want it to end!’ Kirsten, 5* Netgalley reviewer
‘I’m sold on any character who, when you first meet them, is talking to their dog’ Kate, 5* Netgalley reviewer
‘You know the saying… Christmas hasn't started until you've seen the castle's resident hunk naked in a hot tub’ Kerry, 5* Netgalley reviewer
‘Linfoot is known to make wonders with words and she has done it again’ Finitha, 5* Netgalley reviewer
‘Was unable to put this book down’ Mary, 5* Amazon reviewer
Praise for Jane Linfoot
‘Sparkling, laugh-out-loud, romantic’ Phillipa Ashley, bestselling author of Summer at the Cornish Café
‘The perfect holiday read to warm your heart’ #1 bestselling author Tracy Bloom
'Just like the perfect wedding cake, Cupcakes and Confetti is beautifully crafted and wrapped in romance' Heidi Swain
‘Funny and big-hearted, I was enchanted by Lily and her friends’ Sunday Times-bestselling author Michele Gorman
‘A pure delight…fabulous, fun and unforgettable’ Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of Christmas at the Comfort Food Café
About the author
Jane Linfoot writes fun, flirty fiction with feisty heroines and a bit of an edge. She lives in a mountain kingdom in Derbyshire, where her family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos. Happily, they’re in walking distance of a supermarket. Jane loves hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, and most things French. When not on Facebook and without an excuse for shopping, she can be found walking or gardening.
What an absolute hoot!
I’m sold on any character who, when you first meet them is talking to their dog. Merwyn is the perfect companion who empathises with Ivy at the same time prepared to offer an eyeroll when needed.
Some of the subplots of infidelity, redundancy, a horde of children *shivers* and the demands of social media would normally be hard hitters in a romance book, but the humour of Jane Linfoot’s storytelling makes them a lighter read.
Bill/Will or Will/Bill is a perfect grouch with a hidden past that Ivy uncovers, but from the start it’s easy to see he has a soft centre, Merwyn can vouch for that.
With the arrival of various family and friends, the quirks of an old castle bring them together and enjoy the holidays without their phones in front of their faces, take time to look out for each other and discover that they aren’t as superficial as they might seem.
As always my thanks to #Netgalley and publisher #OneMoreChapter for giving me the opportunity to read #ACosyChristmasInCornwall.