‘If you only treat yourself to one festive read this year, it has to be this one’ Goodreads Reviewer
When Juliet Hill unwittingly discovers a most-definitely-not-hers-rhinestone-studded lace thong in her high-flying lawyer boyfriend’s apartment, this usually feisty chef is suddenly single and facing a very blue Christmas – with only a ready meal for one to keep her company!
So when she’s personally requested to cater for the family at Thornton Hall three days before Christmas, it’s not long before Juliet’s standing at the (back) door of the Earl of Gloucester’s impossibly grand ancestral pile.
The halls are decked, the guests are titled, those below the stairs are delightfully catty, and all-American Juliet sets to work cooking up a glorious British Christmas with all the trimmings.
But other flames are burning besides those on the stove… Sparks fly with Edward, the gorgeous ex-soldier turned resident chef, and are those sidelong looks Juliet’s getting from her boss, the American tycoon Jasper Roth?
As the snow starts to fall on the idyllic Cotswolds countryside, so does the veneer of genteel high society and there are more than a few ancient skeletons rattling out of the Hall’s numerous dark cupboards!
CHRISTMAS AT THORNTON HALL is a country house rom com for the modern age, a must-read for fans of the scandals and drama of Downton Abbey and the charm and wit of Helen Fielding.
“Christmas at Thornton Hall should DEFINITELY be your Christmas read of 2013.” – Erin Lawless, author of The Best Thing I Never Had
“Christmas at Thornton Hall is a lovely, funny and sexy modern "upstairs, downstairs" story. Prepare yourself for a Christmas like you've never seen before.” – M’s Bookshelf
“If you only treat yourself to one festive read this year, it has to be this one.” – Goodreads Reviewer
About the author
Lynn Marie Hulsman is the bestselling author of three romantic comedies, who also writes cookbooks. She enjoys Nora Ephron movies, pop psychology, terriers, and napping. She is not a fan of people walking three abreast on New York City sidewalks or spiders of any ilk. She does not believe in white chocolate.
Once a stand-up comic, and now a PTA mom and corporate ideation agent, she spends a lot of energy keeping her wise-cracks to herself.
Find out more about Lynn Marie by following her on Twitter and Facebook, and by visiting her website. She's on Pinterest, but accepts defeat in the face of true crafty types.
Don't be shy about reaching out to say hi – as a Black Belt Procrastinator, she welcomes the distraction.
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If you love Bridget Jones, The Shopaholic Series, books with a happy ending, Christmas, and food, then this is your book. American chef Juliet Hill plans to cook one last meal in a Downton-Abbey-style English stately home before she quits the business and the UK to go home to America and go back to school. Enter dark and powerful Jasper Roth, the son-in-law of the mansion's Lord and Edward, the sexy head chef that she works under. The romance will keep you guessing while the wild cast of characters, including two flamboyant butlers, have you laughing out loud. Warning: Don't read this if you're hungry. The descriptions of food will make you want frequent snacks.