#BlogBlitz: Christmas at Black Cherry Retreat by Angela Britnell @AngelaBritnell @rararesources @ChocLituk

Thrilled today to be taking part in the Blog Blitz for Christmas at Black Cherry Retreat. My thanks to the author and the publisher for the review copy and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me to take part. You can get your copy:
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What if you had nowhere to call home for Christmas? 
When Fee Winter books a winter break at the remote Black Cherry Retreat in the small town of Pine Ridge, Tennessee, it’s with the idea that the peace and quiet will help her recuperate from her hectic life as a photographer.

But what she didn’t bank on was meeting Tom Chambers and his huge, interfering yet lovable family. With them, could Fee finally experience the warmth and support that’s been missing from her own life – and maybe even find a place to call home in time for Christmas?

My Thoughts:

I must be frank and say that this book was a little outside my comfort zone. I very rarely read seasonal reads but I must say that this was a perfect read for this time of year and it was actually really lovely to change lanes a little. 

Set in Pine Ridge Tennessee. Fee is in need of recuperation from the hectic life she has. When she arrives, rest is what she needs. So when Tom Chambers arrives on the scene I am not sure that is what she had in mind. Fee and Tom are like chalk and cheese but they do say that opposites attract and there seems to be a loneliness that pulls them together. 

I rattled through this read pretty quickly. I found it enjoyable and entertaining. I adored the Tennessee setting that was plausible and made the whole story come to life. 

I enjoyed the directions towards the crime genre this book was taking, it gave it an edge and therefore didn't make it the twee Christmas read it could have been. It wasn't all tinsels and baubles as I expected which was actually a lovely revelation. 

A wonderful contemporary festive read that was absorbing and not too taxing on my brain. 

About the Author:

Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee. A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she's visited or lived on her extensive travels. After more than three decades of marriage to her American husband she's a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after. Over the last twelve years she’s been multi-published and sold over 25 novels. She also writes short stories for women’s magazines. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being part of this wonderful blog tour and for the kind review - I'm not a big fan of overly Christmassy books either!