Snowflakes Over Holly Cove #BookReview #BlogTour #GIVEAWAY #LucyColeman #Aria

Written by Lucy Coleman




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As the snowflakes start to fall, Holly Cove welcomes a new tenant to the beautiful old cottage on the beach…

For lifestyle magazine journalist Tia Armstrong, relationships, as well as Christmas, have lost all their magic. Yet Tia is up against a Christmas deadline for her latest article ‘Love is, actually, all around…’

So, Tia heads to Holly Cove where the restorative sea air and rugged stranger, Nic, slowly but surely start mending her broken heart.

Tia didn’t expect a white Christmas, and she certainly never dared dream that all her Christmas wishes might just come true…

Set in Caswell Bay on the stunningly beautiful Gower Coast, the cottage nestles amid the limestone cliffs and the woodlands, where the emotions run as turbulently as the wind-swept sea.

As cosy as a marshmallow-topped mug of cocoa, fall in love with a heart-warming festive story from the bestselling author of The French Adventure.




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Warm and Wonderful!   5 stars


A sublime Christmas story in a gorgeous setting – warm and wonderful!

Tia Armstrong is a journalist for a lifestyle magazine and, with a pressing deadline for her latest assignment for the festive editions, she has the opportunity to spend five weeks in a rural setting to allow her to achieve what she needs to. Arriving at her destination, she finds herself in a beautifully renovated cottage with a sea view – can this place calm her troubled soul?

This is a book with a firm story line and plenty going on; as Tia settles in her temporary home she begins to meet several locals and finds that, for the most part, it’s a small and friendly community. The descriptions of the scenery are very visual, leaving the reader with a clear picture of the area. The setting of the Gower Coast is beautifully described and comes across as totally picturesque. It’s not an area I’m familiar with at all, but it sounds like a stunning location to live – even if only in the short term!

The characters are skilfully created from all walks of life and are, without exception, completely believable.  This is a cleverly woven story with a good mix of people and it certainly kept me hooked to the very last page. If you’re looking for the glow of Christmas without the traditional elements, you will find it in this thoroughly enjoyable read. A special mention has to go to the fabulous cover – it’s just perfect. Heartily recommended read from an author who has been put on my ‘must not miss’ list!

My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for not only providing my copy, but also inviting me to take part in this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: Christmas, rom-com
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3996 KB
  • Print Length: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Aria
  • Publication Date: 18 September 2018
  • Purchase Links: Amazon UK
  •                                 Amazon US




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Meet the Author




From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.


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4 thoughts on “Snowflakes Over Holly Cove #BookReview #BlogTour #GIVEAWAY #LucyColeman #Aria

  1. Aww … the first review on the launch tour and it’s 8am on a Monday morning … what a fabulous treat to read your beautiful review, Grace! Thank you SO much – this warmed my heart and I’m totally thrilled you enjoyed visiting Holly Cove. Mega hug! xxx

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  2. I’m fighting the temptation to trim up, Grace but other half says ‘it’s too early’ lol! But I’ve just finished writing next Christmas’s novel for Aria so I’m in full-on, let’s get Christmas started mode ha! ha! x

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