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After a frosty welcome, things soon heat up at Wynter House.
Neva Grey is looking forward to spending a quiet Christmas with her family in the cosy cottage they’ve rented in the picture-postcard village of Wyntersleap. Nestled between rolling hills and a gently burbling river, it’s going to be idyllic.
Except it’s not. Torrential rain causes the river to burst its banks and the quaint little village isn’t quite so cosy with water lapping at the doors. Add to that a power cut and a sudden blizzard and Christmas is looking bleak … until gorgeous Adam Wynter invites them all to Wynter House.
Although not everyone is happy to share the ancestral home. Adam’s elder brother, Rafe is less than pleased. Their grandmother, Olivia extends a grudging welcome. And for Carruthers, the oddly arrogant butler, unexpected guests are a Christmas surprise he could do without. Especially one as troublesome as Neva’s eight-year-old niece.
But something’s not quite right at Wynter House. What is Rafe intent on hiding behind the locked doors of the old barn? And what really happened to his first wife? It’s a good thing Neva has a sense of humour. She’s going to need it this Christmas at Wynter House.
This is book one in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series.
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This is my first encounter with Emily Harvale and it certainly won’t be the last. Join me and let Christmas at Wynter House whisk you off on an escape to a winter wonderland.
The setting of Wyntersleap is the perfect Chrstmassy getaway. The village and surroundings are just perfectly described in the novel and even the horrendous weather conditions fail to dampen it’s spirit and beauty.
This novel is packed full of entertaining and varied characters including the Wynter family and Neva’s family and friends. Each character has a unique personality and provides a different aspect of the plot. My favourites have to be Sasha the 8 year old niece obsessed with the dead and un-dead, Rafe the sullen but deep Wynter brother and Jo who is Neva’s best friend and struggling with her own future in-laws over Christmas.
The variety of characters add so much depth to the plot and make it so much more than a simple romance. It’s about Neva’s new beginnings, a mystery, family gatherings and Christmas spirit. It brings together all these elements in an often humorous and gentle way and it accumulates in the most heartwarming and charming story – perfect for this time of year.
Author Bio – Emily Harvale
Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at http://www.emilyharvale.com.
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.
Social Media Links – https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter