Book Review

‘A Cornish Christmas’ by Lily Graham

acc-lgSTORY: Nestled in the Cornish village of Cloudsea, sits Sea Cottage – the perfect place for some Christmas magic …
At last Ivy is looking forward to Christmas. She and her husband Stuart have moved to their perfect little cottage by the sea – a haven alongside the rugged cliffs that look out to the Atlantic Ocean. She’s pregnant with their much-longed for first baby and for the first time, since the death of her beloved mother, Ivy feels like things are going to be alright.

But there is trouble ahead. It soon emerges that Stuart has been keeping secrets from Ivy, and suddenly she misses her mum more than ever.
When Ivy stumbles across a letter from her mother hidden in an old writing desk, secrets from the past come hurtling into the present. But could her mother’s words help Ivy in her time of need? Ivy is about to discover that the future is full of unexpected surprises and Christmas at Sea Cottage promises to be one to remember.

REVIEW: Ivy and her husband, Stuart, had lived in London for some years before deciding to move to Cornwall. This was Ivy’s home when she was growing up and she has always wanted to return.
After trying for so long, Ivy is finally pregnant. She only wishes her beloved mother could still be alive to be with her. It has been five years since her mother passed away and she misses her so much. She has just recently moved her mother’s writing desk into her own home.

Ivy illustrates the Detective Sergeant Fudge series called The Fudge Files, and her best friend, Catherine, writes the books.

Stuart had given up a very high powered job in London to follow his dream of growing vegetables and using them to make unusual jams. This has turned into a great success for him and the orders are pouring in.

Now that Ivy’s mother’s desk is in her house, Ivy starts feeling her mother closer to her. When notes from her mother start showing up on the desk in the middle of the night, Ivy isn’t sure how but knows these have to be from her mother.

Friends that Ivy has known from her childhood and were friends of her mother’s take her under their wings to provide support and comfort for her.

Stuart’s mother is a very wealthy woman who wants a grandchild so much. However, she does not know how to keep her nose out of their business and her efforts to help them, only irritates them.

This is a nice little feel good story. I’m sure many readers will love it. I enjoyed it, but at at the risk of being a cynic, found it to be a bit too “sweet.”

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher

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