Saturday, 15 October 2016

Blog Tour | A Cotswold Christmas by Kate Hewitt

Hello, fellow bookworms! I'm so happy to be a part of Kate Hewitt's A COTSWOLD CHRISTMAS. It was a complete delight and seemed perfect for festive season reading. I really liked it. Scroll down to read my review... 

A Cotswold Christmas by Kate Hewitt
Genre: Women's Fiction
Publication Date: October 17th, 2016
Publishers: Tule Publishing
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Welcome to Wychwood-on-Lea… a not-too-quaint village where frosty evenings, welcoming fires, and second chances will make this a Christmas you’ll never forget.
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 neighbour 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.
I've been reading Christmas books, back to back, for past two weeks. A COTSWOLD CHRISTMAS was one among them, and I'm happy to let you know that it's also one of my top festive reads so far, in this year. It was immensely warm, gentle and extremely delightful.

Kate Hewitt's A COTSWOLD CHRISTMAS is the first book in Willoughby Close series. It is the story of Anna, who has come to Cotswold for Christmas holidays and Colin, who works as a carpenter at the Willoughby Cottage. Even though both of them had their own plan for Christmas, the magic of the season brings them together and starts to weave a new beginning for them.

The quaint descriptions, with which this book is well seasoned with, recreate an old-fashioned Christmas effect for reader's enjoyment; which I honestly found so attractive and pleasing. In fact, I was highly captivated by the entire story. The cosiness this book offers is appreciatable; which sort of influenced my whole reading and liking of the story.

The characters are friendly, pleasant and easily likeable. I was expecting this to be a normal love story, so the sentimental part laced into it was completely unexpected. Even so, I couldn't emotionally connect with any of the characters. I would have enjoyed it much if I had a chance to know them deeply and in detail. Also, there were a few incidents that I thought were unreasonable. And the trope was a cliche and thus, the ending predictable.

However, I have to admit that I actually enjoyed the book and is looking forward to the next book in the series. I would happily read any book by Katie Hewitt, to tell the truth. This quick, fast-paced, heartwarming book is a good choice for festive reading. Tuck into it right now, fellow bookworms!

Meet the Author- KATE HEWITT

Kate is the USA Today bestselling author of over 40 books of women's fiction and romance. She is the author of the Hartley-by-the-Sea series, set in England's Lake District and published by Penguin. She is also, under the name Katharine Swartz, the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell. Other series include the Emigrants Trilogy, the Amherst Island Trilogy, and the Falling For The Freemans series.

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 north-west coast of England, she now resides in the English Cotswolds with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.

Happy Reading!
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