Anna Vere has escaped to the Cotswolds for Christmas to try to heal from her broken engagement and, far worse, her broken dreams. When her reserved room at a bed & breakfast is flooded, she takes up the offer of camping out in Willoughby Close, the converted stables of the nearby manor house… and is taken under the wing of sexy local carpenter Colin Heath.
What starts out as merely helping a neighbor in need turns into far more as Colin and Anna share a surprisingly intense and emotional connection, weaving their own Christmas magic as they spend the holiday together. But Anna has a secret she’s scared to reveal, something that could destroy the fragile bond they’ve just created, and Colin knows she’s only in England for a short time. Can these two sudden soul mates risk their hearts for a love that has yet to be tried and tested?
Get swept away by this poignant and heartwarming story, set in beautiful Wychwood-on-Lea, in the English Cotswolds. And look forward to four more books set in Willoughby Close, where everyday miracles and happily-ever-afters are guaranteed.
The cover has that lovely festive feel to it and seeing it made me want to read this book even more. So what did I think...
Anna is having a tough time and has arrived in the Cotswolds for some peace and to escape from reality for a while. After an unfortunate start to her holiday will her Christmas turn out to be a happy one after all?
I thoughtAnna was pretty resiliant and likeable from the start and I enjoyed her interactions with Colin. Kate Hewitt wrote it in a natural way that even though this book is a novella things didn't feel overly rushed. So I still got to know the characters fairly well. My attention was kept throughout the book with this lovely comforting story!
The setting for the book was lovely and it would be great to read more about the characters from Wychwood-on-Lea. Which is perfect because this book is the prequel to The Willoughby Close Series.
A Cotswold Christmas is a sweet story that left me with a smile!
Four stars from me!
Thank you to Neverland Blog Tours and Kate Hewitt for my copy, this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
She likes to read romance, mystery, the occasional straight historical and angsty women's fiction; she particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.
Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in the English Cotswolds with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.