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Sunday, 1 December 2019

#BlogTour Christmas in Little Penhaven by Angela Britnell #BookReview @rararesources





Delighted to be one of the fabulous bloggers taking part in the Blog Tour for CHRISTMAS IN LITTLE PENHAVEN by ANGELA BRITNELL.  My thanks to the author and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for putting the tour together and letting me be part of it all to share my review!  And hopefully get you all in the festive mood nice and early!


Christmas in Little Penhaven

Have yourself a little Cornish Christmas …

Wannabe author Jane Solomon is expecting an uneventful Christmas in her Cornish village of Little Penhaven.

But then super fit American gym owner Hal Muir comes to town, and suddenly the holiday season looks set to be far more interesting. Hal is keen on embracing every British tradition on offer, from mince pies to Christmas pub quizzes – and perhaps some festive romance too …

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville,
Tennessee to visit family and friends, drink tea and eat far too many Cornish pasties!
A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are
usually set in the many places she's visited or lived on her extensive travels. Thanks to over three
decades of marriage to her wonderful American husband she's a huge fan of transatlantic romance
and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after.

She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Romance Writers of America and the
Music City Romance Writers.

If you'd like to find out more of what Angela gets up to (Advance warning: this may include
references to wine, chocolate, Poldark and the hunky Aidan Turner) check out
www.twitter.com/angelabritnell and on Instagram as Angela Golley Britnell.


MY REVIEW


Little Penhaven became one of my new favourite locations in the first in the series - One Summer in Little Penhaven - so it's been an absolute delight to be able to visit there again and catch up with some of the characters.  You don't need to have read the first book though to fall in love with the  storyline and characters in this book and I may have another book boyfriend crush thanks to being introduced to Hal in this story!!

This story follows Jane, who is a wannabee author, and she's expecting another quiet Christmas with very little going on!  She's got a lovely group of friends who are always there for her, but she's kind of got into a bit of 'safe' rut and it's been ages since she's connected with anybody romantically and even her writing seems to have suffered as she's still not finished her novel.

Hal is new to town as he's Sam's cousin and needed to get away from life in America.  You know he's hiding something about the reason he needed an escape so it's intriguing to see that storyline develop and shows a really different side to him as he always appears so confident.  He's up for a proper english Christmas so is happy to join in with the activities and finds himself spending more time with Jane as they both share darker pasts that they're struggling to break free from.

What I love about these stories is just how relatable they are, and how you feel part of the community just reading about the goings on and the problems facing the villagers.  There's a lovely side story featuring Jane and her brother and shows how the importance of a male role model can make such a difference if energies are directed in a positive manner!

As they both begin to open up, it's clear to see that they're so good for one another and you just hope that their pasts aren't going to stop them from being happy and achieving their dreams.  A wonderfully uplifting and heartwarming story!

★★★★★




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