Book Review: A Perfect Cornish Christmas by Phillipa Ashley

Christmas in Cornwall is just around the corner…

But after last Christmas revealed a shocking family secret, Scarlett’s hardly feeling merry and bright. All she wants this Christmas is to know who her real father is.

So Scarlett heads to the little Cornish town of Porthmellow, where she believes the truth of her birth is hidden. She just didn’t bargain on being drawn into the Christmas festival preparations – or meeting Jude Penberth, whose charm threatens to complicate life further.

Everything will come to a head at Porthmellow’s Christmas Festival … But can Scarlett have the perfect Christmas this year, or are there more surprises on the way?

Firstly, Phillipa has created the type of village that I think we’d all love to live in…or maybe that’s just this reviewer?

In our second visit to the Cornish village of Porthmellow, we are treated to the ime after Scarlett’s worst Christmas ever, and how her sister Ellie and her deal with the fall-out. This is so much a family story, though with more twists and turns than a snake!

Ms Ashley is an author I’ve followed since the release of her first novel, Decent Exposure, and have loved her Cornish series of novels. This one does not disappoint and shall henceforth become a Christmas staple with this reader, for the simple reason that it brings something different to the Christmas genre. Any story that can make me laugh out loud whilst I’m wiping a tear from my eye has to be a good thing, eh!

Now, if you wish to read more on the story, please go elsewhere, but this book is a must for both Ms. Ashley’s fans and fans of good stories everywhere.

Thank you very much to Avon and Netgalley for the ARC, most appreciated.

*****

A Perfect Cornish Christmas by Phillipa Ashley is due to be released by Avon on 31st October. Click to view on Amazon

 

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Mick Arnold
Mick will be chatting about his experience as a male author in the romantic genre. Mick is a forty-something member of the Romantic Novelists Association, New Writers Scheme. He lives in Northamptonshire and is the proud keeper of a cat bent on world domination.When he’s not trying to write books, Mick has a deep-seated love of reading that he’s brought from his teens to the current day with no signs of waning. He’s also mad on the music of the Beach Boys and enjoys the theatre and humouring his Manchester United supporting wife. Mick can be followed on Twitter: @mick859

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