A Cornish Christmas by Lily Graham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Those of you that know me, know I'm not a fan of christmas and call me the Grinch, After hearing good things about this book. I just had to give it a whirl.....So this is where the Grinch went fluffy one Sunday afternoon. And what a Magical Sunday afternoon it turned out to be, curled up on the sofa with a cuppa. Being whisked into this enchanting story. I hear this is a new title and was originally called The Postcard. which I think is more fitting to the story because this book isn't actually that Christmassy.....phew says the Grinch!
But its got to be said A Cornish Christmas is a simply beautiful, stunning story.....in fact it is perfect.
Set in a beautiful village of Cornwall Ivy is pregnant with her first baby and is looking forward to christmas with her husband for the first time, since the death of her beloved mother she feels things are going to be OK. But there is trouble ahead. It soon emerges that Stuart has been keeping secrets from Ivy, and suddenly she misses her mum more than ever.
Having moved her mother's old writing desk into there new cottage Ivy finds a postcard from her mother secrets from the past come hurtling into the present.Ivy is about to discover that the future is full of unexpected surprises and Christmas at Sea Cottage promises to be one to remember. You need to read this yourself to find out what happens. Has I don't want to give any spoilers away. I can honestly say that you certainly wont regret it!!
First of all I love the fact that this book is set in Cornwall....my favorite place. Then the fact that I lost my mom two years ago so I can totally relate to this story. The grief and the emotion and hope that is portrait-ed in this story is truly magnificent. You might one to get your tissues ready for this one........ Tear Jerker alert peeps! It isn't very often I find myself an emotional wreck while reading but this story certainly pulled on my hear strings.
This is the first book that I have read by Lily Graham and I loved it that much, The Summer Escape has just landed on my pile.
I highly recommend this giving it 5 Magical stars. I'd like to say a massive thank you to Kim Nash for recommending this book and to Netgalley and Bookouture for an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review.
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