Today I’m taking part in the final day of the blog tour for Christmas in Little Penhaven. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of the book to review.
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 …
My Review: If you want a Christmassy book with a difference then this is definitely worth checking out. We meet Hal when he has decided to make a big change in his life and travels to Cornwall to spend some time with his cousin while he decides what to do next. While there he meets Jane who is single and clearly therefore must be in need of being matched up with someone, at least according to her friends that is, and things develop from there.
Hal is the sort of person that I wouldn’t really give two minutes to if I bumped into him, but actually once you get to know him he’s not how he first appears. Jane initially seems nice if a little stuck in her ways and it’s nice to see both of them change as they get to know each other and as the story progresses. Obviously, as it is Christmas, there are interfering but well-meaning relatives (as is common in many families) but in this case happily their interference is limited.
I really enjoyed this book, it’s definitely something that will get you in the Christmas spirit and as it has a few, not too many, side stories connected to both characters, the balance of reality and romance is just right. If you want something warm and cosy to read, then this should be on your list. My only quibble with the story is that I felt for me it ended too soon, I wanted to know what happened next so I can only hope that there will be another book set in Little Penhaven and that Jane and Hal will be mentioned in it in some form so my questions can be answered.
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 http://www.angelabritnellromance.com or follow her on , and on Instagram as