Christmas at Wynter House #BookReview #BlogTour #CrescentGatePublishing #RachelsRandomResources

Written by Emily Harvale


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Christmas at Wynter House


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After a frosty welcome, things soon heat up at Wynter House.

Neva Grey is looking forward to spending a quiet Christmas with her family in the cosy cottage they’ve rented in the picture-postcard village of Wyntersleap. Nestled between rolling hills and a gently burbling river, it’s going to be idyllic.

Except it’s not. Torrential rain causes the river to burst its banks and the quaint little village isn’t quite so cosy with water lapping at the doors. Add to that a power cut and a sudden blizzard and Christmas is looking bleak … until gorgeous Adam Wynter invites them all to Wynter House.

Although not everyone is happy to share the ancestral home. Adam’s elder brother, Rafe is less than pleased. Their grandmother, Olivia extends a grudging welcome. And for Carruthers, the oddly arrogant butler, unexpected guests are a Christmas surprise he could do without. Especially one as troublesome as Neva’s eight-year-old niece.

But something’s not quite right at Wynter House. What is Rafe intent on hiding behind the locked doors of the old barn? And what really happened to his first wife?

It’s a good thing Neva has a sense of humour. She’s going to need it this Christmas at Wynter House.

This is book one in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series.


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A Superb Read!    Stars 5


I always enjoy Emily Harvale’s books; I get the feeling that, as this series crosses over with another, these novels are going to be something special!

Neva is looking forward to spending Christmas with her family; this year her parents have rented a cottage in a picturesque village where both their daughters along with son-in-law and granddaughter will join them for the festive season. Just as they settle in, things begin to go awry when the rain doesn’t stop and the nearby river begins to flood the area. With their way home impassable, the owners of the cottage take all the villagers to stay at their stately home – which is a world away from what the Grey family are used to. Renting someone a cottage and living under the same roof are two entirely different scenarios, and it’s not all plain sailing . . .

I adored everything about this one – it has so much going for it! A whole host of wonderful characters, each with their own foibles make for a very interesting and entertaining tale. Knowing that there are more to follow (coming here – watch this space) increased my enjoyment immensely. I do love a fab series! With a delicious hint of romance to come and terrific family dynamics, the icing on the cake is the exploits of Sasha, Neva’s niece who is a trial to her parents – to say the least! Old beyond her years, Sasha has a unique outlook on life which kept me giggling and laughing all the way through. A truly superb read, and I cannot tell you how much I’m looking forward to more about Wyntersleap and Merriment Bay! I have no hesitation at all in recommending this one, and happily award it all five sparkly stars!

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this novel, and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my place in this Blog Tour; all opinions are completely my own.


Tags: Christmas, rom-com
  • Format: ebook, paperback
  • Size: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Crescent Gate
  • Publication Date: 25 September 2019
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Author Bio


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Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always to to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out above the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether is typing on it, or not.


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8. Giveaway


Christmas at Wynter House Blog tour giveaway


Giveaway to Win Christmas at Wynter House themed cushion (size 18 x 18 inches) a Wrendale Designs Christmas shopping pad and a Yankee Candle tealight holder and Winter Glow tealight (Open INT)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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