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Publisher Description

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.

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? 

Read what everyone is saying about Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky:

‘I couldn’t get enough … This story is MAGICAL … I wish I could spend my next Christmas on Juniper Island … It’s the perfect story to get into the festive mood and it’s one you cannot put down.’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams

‘I absolutely LOVED this book. Holly Martin just completely wows you with her beautiful writing, wonderful characters and great story.’ Renita D’Silva

‘So difficult for me to put it down… This story is absolutely beautiful.’ Me, Cupcakes and Tea

‘Having just finished and been astounded by Christmas Under A Cranberry Sky, I think I am fairly safe in declaring Holly Martin a queen of the Christmas book, so with that in mind I am delighted that there is a second book in this series out soon.’ Rachel’s Random Reads

Christmas romance at its absolute best…’ Lozza’s Book Corner

‘I have yet to read a book by Holly Martin that I haven’t loved, and this one is no different.’ Clara’s Books and Lit

‘I cherished every single page of this book… Holly whisks you away to this magical place that had me craving all things Christmas.’ Star Crossed Reviews

‘You can always count on Holly Martin for a cozy romantic escape.’ Happily Ever After Novel Thoughts

September 22
StoryFire Ltd

Customer Reviews

JenTer13 ,

Holly Martin, queen of wonderful Christmas stories, does it again!

Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky is the first book in author Holly Martin's A Town Called Christmas Series. Piper Montgomery has been traveling the world as a "mystery guest" for the past ten years. While the pay is low, all of her expenses are covered. She travels, sampling hotels and resorts around the world, and reviews the places she visits for The Tree of Life magazine.

Her final stop for the year is the Stardust Lake Hotel on tiny Juniper island, the fictional northernmost Shetland Island. Once that commitment is fulfilled, Piper is taking a six month sabbatical to figure out what to do with her life from that point on. Anxious to complete the task, Piper arrives a bit earlier than expected and is greeted by the owner of the newly opening resort. To her shock and dismay, the owner is her one time best friend and boyfriend, Gabe Whitaker. Torn apart by tragedy, lies, and misunderstandings twelve years earlier, Piper had seemingly been on the run since the day her world fell apart.

The chemistry is palpable, but trust on both sides is hard to come by. Can they reestablish their relationship and will Gabe ever be able to entrust his young daughter to Piper's care? And what about his close knit family, will they support their budding relationship? With the flurry of activity as they complete the preparations for the grand opening and the anticipated media members, including the mysteries Mr. Black, whose reviews have made for five star reports or resulted in hotel closings, emotions run high for all.

A lovely story about good people who have been through tough times and come back full circle. Are there really second chances, and will there be a second chance for Piper? Join these people in a beautiful winter wonderland under the northern lights for an inspiring holiday story. I very much enjoyed and recommend this book.

bh313@hotmail ,


This is a fantastic read and has me ready for the magic of the holiday season. As a reviewer of hotels, Piper "Pip" Chesterfield is use to travel to glamorous locals and staying at some of the best and worst hotels around. When her next assignment takes her to Juniper Island and the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel she expects and hopes for a quiet uneventful stay. What she never expected was to come face to face with Gabe Whitaker. Her first love and the man that broke her heart. Twelve years have passed but the pain still feels like it happened yesterday. Gabe is just as shocked by her arrival. Pip was the one woman he had given his heart to and she threw it in his face by disappearing without a word. He's wondered all these years why she left and now is his chance to get answers. Can the truth and the magic of the island help heal the relationship between these two? It's a fun journey and one you shouldn't miss! I highly recommend this one.

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