The glittering new uplifting Christmas read from bestselling author Cressida McLaughlin.
Ollie Spencer has started a new life in the idyllic Cornish seaside town of Port Karadow. Throwing herself into her job at the town’s bookshop, A New Chapter, is one way to make friends. The shop is glitzing up for its grand opening and Ollie hopes her inspired ideas will give the shop the edge it needs to dazzle the town.
But far from being the Christmas fairy the place needs, Ollie is fast becoming its Christmas pudding. With the bookshop’s future at stake, Ollie turns to twinkly-eyed café owner Max for help. Can he help Ollie to turn the page, and put the sparkle back into her Cornish dream?
Praise for the Cornish Cream Tea series:
‘Gorgeous!’ Phillipa Ashley
‘Perfect’ Cathy Bramley
‘Warm-hearted fun with a sprinkle of love’ Holly Martin
Praise for Cressida McLaughlin:
‘One of our favourite women’s fiction stars’ – Heat
‘A warm and wonderful read’ – Woman’s Own
‘The perfect summer treat; as sweet as a cream scone and just as moreish’ – Cathy Bramley
‘Gorgeously romantic’ – Rachael Lucas
‘Cressida's characters are wonderful. So warm and relatable… A delicious summer treat!’ – Sarah Morgan
‘Evocative and gorgeous’ – Phillipa Ashley
‘Warm and wonderful… bursting with characters you’ll adore’ – Miranda Dickinson
‘So many perfect romantic moments that made me melt.’ – Jules Wake
‘You’ll want to cancel plans and stay in’ – Pernille Hughes
‘Sizzingly romantic and utterly compelling’ – Alex Brown
‘I just LOVED this story. All the characters are wonderful’ – Isabelle Broom
‘Real heart and soul’ – Sarra Manning
‘I absolutely love Cressida’s warm-hearted, romantic stories – they’re the perfect escape’ – Rachael Lucas
‘A wonderful ray of reading sunshine’ – Heidi Swain
‘A little slice of a Cornish cream tea but without the calories’ – Bella Osborne
‘Perfectly pitched between funny, sexy, tender and downright heartbreaking’ – Jane Casey
'A lovely warm gem’ – Alex Brown
‘McLaughlin writes so warmly and vividly, the rest of the world melts away!’ – Kirsty Greenwood
‘Beautiful, heartwarming. Drew me in and I didn’t want to leave!’ – Zara Stoneley
‘As hot & steamy as a freshly made hot chocolate, and as sweet & comforting as the whipped cream & sprinkles that go on top’ – Helen Fields
About the author
Cressy was born in South East London surrounded by books and with a cat named after Lawrence of Arabia. She studied English at the University of East Anglia and now lives in Norwich with her husband David.
When she isn’t writing, Cressy spends her spare time reading, returning to London or exploring the beautiful Norfolk coastline.