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Mistletoe and moonshine: a Christmas match made in heaven?
Moonshine Hollow’s famous ‘Lightning Flash’ might be an acquired taste, although the same could be said for moonshine distillery owner Cole Landon, what with his workaholic habits and ‘Scrooge’ tendencies when it comes to all things Christmassy.
But when Jenna Pendean from Cornwall pays a visit to Cole’s family-run distillery in Tennessee during the holiday season, will Cole’s cynicism about the existence of Christmas miracles be put to the test?
You can never go wrong with an Angela Britnell novel and this one certainly melts the chill and will warm the coldest of souls.
Cole Landon has been a workaholic and a bit of a Grinch since returning from the city to run the family business. Despite being surrounded by family and friends, Cole withdraws from the festive season and keeps up a little wall to shield himself. Jenna has travelled all the way to Tennessee from Cornwall to get to the bottom of a family secret and claim what belongs to them. What she doesn’t bargain on is falling in love. Will their secrets ruin things or can Jenna and Cole find love at Christmas?
The setting is just perfect for Christmas. We join Tennessee around Thanksgiving so we get to experience the build up to Christmas in the town where Cole lives. It’s so festive and I love the idea of little speciality shops to buy gifts from. Angela paints a wonderful picture of life in a smallish town where everyone knows each other well.
Cole has a large family so at least one of them pop into the picture everywhere they go. I adored the whole family vibe and how much they welcomed Jenna into the fold, giving her a huge dilemma to solve. Jenna is more spirited and although determined to discover the truth, she has a kind heart and a huge conscience. From their initial meet there is a spark between them and I loved being part of their journey.
This is a one sitting novel and is a cosy Christmas read guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Author Bio – Angela Britnell
Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee to visit family and friends, drink tea and eat far too many Cornish pasties!
A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. Thanks to over three decades of marriage to her wonderful American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers. Her first novel ‘Truth and Consequence’ was published in 2006 and she’s now had over 30 novels published internationally and several short stories in women’s magazines.
If you’d like to find out more of what Angela gets up to (Advance warning: this may include references to wine, dark chocolate, Poldark and the hunky Aidan Turner) check out www.angelabritnellromance.com or follow her on www.facebook.com/angelabritnell , www.twitter.com/angelabritnell and on Instagram as Angela Golley Britnell.