Rae reads... Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin
About the book:
This year spend a wonderful Christmas on Juniper Island, where love can melt even the iciest of hearts…
Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life travelling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that’s how she likes it. For long ago Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away.
So when Piper’s next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again.
But Piper isn’t the only one who has been frozen in time by heartbreak. Gabe hasn’t forgotten the golden-eyed girl who disappeared from his world without a trace.
Now fate has reunited them on Juniper island, can the magic of Christmas heal old wounds?
And can this enchanting town be the one place Piper can finally call home?
I thought that Juniper Island sounded gorgeous and Holly Martin made the place come alive with her writing. Pip is an interesting character and instantly likeable. Her back story is pretty sad and I think this made me easily connect with her character.
Gabe is a great love interest and I thought their first meeting at the Stardust Lake Hotel was written perfectly. It set things up brilliantly and I wondered if they could ever move on from the past.
A special mention has to go to Wren I thought she was such a perfect additon to the story. The relationship she has with her dad is lovely.
I became immersed in this book right from the start. At times it was hard to put down, I could have happily read it in one go. The book moved at a lovely pace with no slow parts. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all about Juniper Island and the people that live there. The chemistry between Pip and Gabe is sizzling but so very romantic!
I can't wait to read the next book in the A Town Called Christmas series and see what happens to Neve.
Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky is a perfect escape this festive season!
Five stars from me!
Five stars from me!
Thank you to Bookouture & Netgalley for my copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.