Friday, 13 October 2017

Christmas at the Log Fire Cabin by Catherine Ferguson #BlogTour @_cathferguson @AvonBooksUK #Review

Thank you for joining me today for my stop on the blog tour for Christmas at the Log Fire Cabin by Catherine Ferguson. Before I share my review let's take a look at the description for the book...

Curl up by the fire this Christmas with the eBook bestseller Catherine Ferguson.

When Poppy’s boyfriend Harrison proposes the week before Christmas and gives her twelve days to decide, she doesn’t know what to do. With the festive season in full swing, it’s make or break time for the couple and the clock is ticking…

Meanwhile, Poppy’s best friend Erin is desperate for the pair of them to fulfil their dream of setting up a dinner party catering company – and when an opportunity arises at a luxury log fire cabin, the girls take their chance to impress.

But they hadn’t bargained on the owner of the cabin being quite so attractive – or having quite such a sexy voice. As the twelve days tick on, will Poppy realise that Harrison is the one for her? Or will it be love in the lodge when the new year comes?

Lose yourself this Christmas in the new novel from the brilliant Catherine Ferguson, perfect for cosying up with by the fire.

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I loved the premise of Poppy slowly but surely being taken out of her comfort zone and finding that little bit of independence. I was definitely hoping that she would find the courage to move forward and try something new. She seemed to be happy coasting through life until her boyfriend proposes and she meets everyone at the Log Fire Cabin. The question is what decision will Poppy make regarding her future?
It's safe to say as soon as Poppy began to be more assertive I definitely warmed to her character more. Then when we get more background to her character you can see that she hasn't always had an easy time so I think this goes along way to making her character all the more likeable. Her character goes on a journey and definitely blossoms as a result.

There are a few comical moments within the story especially Poppy and Jed's first meeting I did have to have a little giggle to myself although it was highly embarrassing for Poppy. The setting was lovely and Catherine Ferguson lovingly describes the Log Fire Cabin and the surrounding area. I could just imagine visiting and it really does sound like a perfect place to spend Christmas.

The characters were warm and had a lovely comforting feel, I enjoyed the fact that they all brought something just that little bit different to the story. I actually enjoyed the little bit of conflict that Ruby's character brings as she tries to adjust to her mum's new boyfriend.

The whole story moved at a lovely pace giving the reader chance to get to know the characters, hoping for that happy ending for them. There is a lovely emphasis on family whoever they may be and this group of characters together made a lovely heart warming story come to life.

With thanks to Sabah at Avon & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion

Catherine Ferguson burst onto the writing scene at the age of nine, anonymously penning a weekly magazine for her five-year-old brother (mysteriously titled the ‘Willy’ comic) and fooling him completely by posting it through the letterbox every Thursday.
Catherine’s continuing love of writing saw her study English at Dundee University and spend her twenties writing for various teenage magazines including Jackie and Blue Jeans and meeting pop stars. She worked as Fiction Editor at Patches magazine (little sister to Jackie) before getting serious and becoming a sub-editor on the Dundee Courier & Advertiser. Moving south in her thirties, she set up Surrey Organics, delivering fresh organic produce to people's homes – and this experience provided the inspiration for her first attempt at writing a full-length novel.
Catherine’s first novel HUMBUG AND HEARTSTRINGS is very loosely based on Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL and is a clever, modern tale about the price of friendship, the cost of enmity, and the value of love. She lives with her son in Northumberland.

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