It’s almost Christmas at the Pencradoc estate in Cornwall which means that, as usual, tea room owner Sorcha Davies is baking up a festive storm.
And this year Sorcha is hoping her mince pies will be going down a treat at ‘The Spirit of Christmas Past’ exhibition being organized at the house by a new local antique dealer, Locryn Dyer.
But as Locryn and Sorcha spend more time together, they begin to uncover a very special story of Christmas past that played out at Pencradoc more than a century before, involving a certain ‘Lady’ Holly Sawyer, a festive dinner party, and a magical secret encounter with a handsome author …
Titles in the Cornish Secrets series include – #1 A Secret Rose – #2 Lily’s Secret – #2.5 Holly’s Christmas Secret –
Title: Holly’s Christmas Secret
Series: Cornish Secrets #2.5
Author: Kirsty Ferry
Genre: Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Time-Slip
Published: October 6, 2020
Publisher: Choc Lit/Ruby Fiction
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Holly’s Christmas Secret is sure to get you in an early holiday mood, I mean that cover (which I adore) just screams that the holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to get caught up in all the Christmas/Holiday romances once again.
It’s time for another trip to Pencradoc – and if you’ve read the earlier books, then you already know what happens when we visit that timeless estate. If not, then you’re in for a beautiful experience filled with surprises and wonder. This time around we’re meeting a new resident, antique dealer, Locryn Dyer who is organizing a Christmas exhibition at Pencradoc. And our favorite tea room owner, Sorcha, is hoping that her fabulous mince pies will win everyone’s delight. But… Sorcha and Locryn will have more than Christmas present to experience as they not only put together Sorcha’s catering for the exhibition but find a bit of magical love in the air as well.
Oh, I had such a good time back in this world with Holly’s Christmas Secret. We’ll get to meet up with old book friends, meet some new folks, and discover a few secrets as well. Romance is in the air, as well as Christmas memories. Because some readers may not have discovered Pencradoc just yet, I’m going to be careful in the details I give here. If you have not read A Secret Rose or Lily’s Secret just yet then I would highly recommend them to you. No, you do not have to have read them to enjoy this Christmas novella – but they are really good stories that will give you more exciting tales from the Pencradoc estate.
Holly’s Christmas Secret got me even more in the mood for all the Christmas Romances to come, to have something to look forward to in a year that’s not been at all usual, and supplied a glimpse of old friends, a new couple to love, and the laughter, smiles, and enjoyment I’ve come to expect from this author. If you are in the need for a bit of Christmas cheer… then start with this story, you’ll fall in love and completely enjoy yourself in this world.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, ChocLit/Ruby Fiction. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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