|It is with great delight that I am on the blog tour today for Christmas under a Cranberry Sky by the lovely Holly Martin.|
I did not expect to be reading a Christmas book so early this year, but it hasn't half got me in the mood for the festive season.
Firstly the cover for Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky is so Christmassy- think of me saying that like Agnes from Despicable Me when she gets the fluffy unicorn. Just what you would hope to expect from a Christmas book cover.
On to the story. Piper Chesterfield leads the glamorous (sometimes) life of travelling the world and getting to stay in hotels of all destinations. Piper has no where to call home and works alone, but that's the way she likes it. Piper has kept her heart under lock and key for all this time too and that's where she expects it to say. Piper's last assignment before she decides she is going to take some time off is at Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season. What she doesn't expect to see though is the man that broke her heart twelve years ago...
This book is just pure escapism. So many times I completely forgot my surroundings, I was that engrossed. Juniper island just sounds like the perfect Christmas place and I really wish I could go there! Holly has managed to create a really warm and comforting read. Her descriptions encapsulate that Christmas vibe and make you feel as if you are right there with her characters.
Holly has once again created characters that you can't help but fall in love with. Piper in particular even despite her sometimes rash and frustrating decisions. There was just this sense of community amongst all the characters that I really loved and just made the story and Juniper island seem like the perfect place.
Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky makes for some perfect Christmas reading. This is a book to get all cosy on the sofa with and have you excited for the festive season.