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This was a book of moments. A book which showed me life as it went through the different emotions. And people living that life had to pull themselves together to get back to it.

Lucy had loved Rosemary Cottage from childhood. So when an opportunity turned up to buy it, she snapped it up. But life threw a curveball when she lost her husband to an accident. She soon started to live again after a year. Both Lucy and James’s life were well shown.

My first book by author Ellen Berry, this story worked as a standalone. Warmth and reality made it captivating. There was something honest about the grief shown. Ellen’s writing pulled me in with its depth and portrayal of human nature.

Both Lucy and neighbor James had had a tough life with their ups and downs. Their friendship was well detailed. This was not a romantic book per se, but a story of strength. This was about living life again, finding the joy in relationships even those difficult ones.

The story was heartwarming and made me read it at one go. One of the sweetest Christmas reads.

I received a free ARC from the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Last winter she had a plan.

Lucy fell in love with tumbledown Rosemary Cottage as a child. So thirty years on, when she loses her city job and discovers the cottage is for sale, it feels like fate. She’ll raise her children in Burley Bridge and transform the cottage into a B with her husband.

But a year can change everything . . .

Now Lucy is juggling two children and a B, but on her own. Christmas looks set to be their last on Rosemary Lane – until she meets James, a face from her past and someone who might offer a different kind of future . . .

Should Lucy leave the cottage behind? Or could this winter on Rosemary Lane be the start of something new?

Publication Date: 26th December 2019

Publisher: Avon

6 Responses

  1. A lot of the Christmas books I’ve picked up this year have a similar premise. Husband dies and mom with son find the meaning of Christmas and family. <3 It seems to be a formula that works very well.

  2. When you like a book that doesn’t have a murder, bloodshed, or monsters, I run to Netgalley to request a copy, and have just done so 😉

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