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Do you believe in fate? Livvie Weatherill does…
This time last year, if anyone had told Livvie Weatherill she’d have fallen in love and would be making plans for her Christmas wedding to Zander Gillespie, she would have laughed in their face. If they’d gone on to say they’d be planning to have their wedding at the imposing Danskelfe Castle, she’d have laughed even louder!
But it would seem fate had plans for her…
Since moving to the pretty moorland village of Lytell Stangdale Livvie is happier than she’s ever been. She’s living with Zander and she’s working at her dream job as a wedding dress designer at Romantique with her friends, Kitty and Violet. It’s fair to say, she’s enjoying immersing herself in village life, from romantic walks in the countryside, to meeting friends at the quaint Sunne Inne. And she can’t think of anything better than rounding off the day cosying up with Zander.
Life is sweet.
Her blossoming friendship with Freda Easton, the endearing but reclusive elderly lady who lives down the lane, has taken everyone by surprise. But Freda has a secret and, in a turn of events no one could predict, she finds herself grateful for Livvie’s fierce loyalty, cementing their friendship further.
Just when things seem to be running smoothly, a face from the past arrives on the doorstep casting a shadow over Livvie’s wedding plans. Adding to the drama, an icy blast of Arctic air brings heavy snowfall to the village, covering the moors in a thick blanket of snow.
Is their love strong enough to withstand the challenges thrown at them? Will they get their magical Christmas wedding?
Join Livvie and Zander – and all the usual characters – for a sparkling Christmas full of love and laughter in Lytell Stangdale.
I thoroughly enjoyed my last visit to Lytell Stangdale in A Chrsitmas Kiss so I couldn’t wait to return and catch up with the inhabitants a year later.
Returning to Lytell Stangdale was like being welcomed back into the heart of a well-loved community. The small village and the quirky but comforting characters are like a huge fluffy blanket, enveloping the reader and bringing them into the fold.
It’s been a year since Livvie and Zander found love with each other and things are still going strong. A wedding is in the works and it promises to be stunning. But why is Zander acting out of character? Will the wedding go ahead or is Livvie about to get her heart broken again?
This novel is all about relationships and what better backdrop for that than Christmas and wedding preparation. First there’s the romantic relation ship between Livvie and Zander and the tension Zander’s new behaviour is causing. Then there’s different friendships. First of all, Livvie makes friend with Freda, an older and reclusive lady with a mysterious background. Then in the run up to the wedding we see Livvie’s friends really come through to support her and send her one the way to married life.
This is such a cosy and heart-warming festive novel to brighten the dullest of days. Grab yourself a hot beverage and take a trip to Lytell Stangdale.
Author Bio – Eliza J. Scott
Eliza is proud to be a member of the RNA. She lives in a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden, fighting a losing battle against the weeds.
When she’s not reading or gardening, Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.
Her biggest weakness is ginger biscuits dunked in tea.
Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming romance stories with relatable female characters. She enjoys exploring the dynamics of female friendship, with a key feature of her books being how women pull together and support one another when things get tough.
Eliza’s novels will always have happy endings.
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