A Christmas Wish on a Carousel by Lottie Cardew – Blog Tour

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Lottie Cardew for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.


Snuggle up under your favourite blanket and escape to the beautiful village of Pebblestow this winter, for one of the most heartwarming stories of the season…

When Cara Mia Shaw makes a desperate wish one night, while riding on a carousel at a Christmas market, little does she know her small, but safe world is about to spin off its axis.

Befriending a fascinating returnee to the village, an elderly woman called Perdita with a jaunty pink beret and the wisdom of a life well lived, might set Cara on a different, albeit harder, course, if she’s brave enough to listen. Art was always her passion, after all, even if fate seemed to have other ideas.

And then there’s the new man in her life, who her friends think is perfect for her because they set her up with decent, reliable Greg in the first place. Cara’s been hurt enough times to know the difference between a good man and a feckless one. Until Wilfred comes along – moody, sarcastic, and scattered – just to complicate matters and meddle with Cara’s resolve, to the horror of almost everyone around her. But is either man ultimately meant for her, anyway? And will she self-sabotage as usual, or gamble everything this time, including her heart?

It might take the highs and lows of friendship, the risk of a forbidden romance, and a Pomeranian called Loki – not to mention some much-needed Christmas magic – before Cara finally realises the wish she made that night on the carousel might just be about to come true.

My Thoughts

I’m a complete slave to beautiful covers and discovering new authors and this gorgeous, festive story completely lived up to my expectations and beyond.

As an adult I often spend time thinking about things that the magic seems to have faded or that no longer hold their charm and that’s exactly what happens to Cara whilst she is wondering around the Christmas market.  Sitting on an old carousel she makes a wish – but wishes don’t come true …do they?

I was smitten by Cara and the community/village almost immediately and I just wanted to completely escape uninterrupted into her story.  I loved not being able to tell which love interest she would choose.  She’s such a sweet and thoughtful character and I just wanted her to take a leap of faith and invest in herself.  I wanted happiness for her.

The town is charming and I loved the festive feel the Christmas market gave me.  The inhabitants really brought the whole setting and story to life and added a lot of comedy value too.  Add in a little touch of magic and this whole book is a delightful, heart-warming experience. 

This is a beautiful Christmas romance with a wonderful sense of community and some mixed emotions along the way.  I cannot wait to read more by Lottie Cardew.     

Purchase Link – https://bit.ly/AChristmasWishOnACarousel

Author Bio – Lottie Cardew

Lottie Cardew was born during the Great Lockdown of early 2021, and writes uplifting, heartstring-tugging romcoms with no mention of anything remotely resembling a pandemic.

She lives in North Wales, subdues the other members of Novelistas Ink if they misbehave – including the popular authors Trisha Ashley and Sophie Claire – ­­­­and is a huge advocate of diversity and OwnVoices in fiction. Lottie has previously written as Valerie-Anne Baglietto, and is diagnosed autistic with suspected ADHD. Her home is currently overrun by husband, not-very-small children, and a ball of fluff masquerading as a Pomeranian, so Lottie often takes refuge at her pop-up desk in the bedroom.

Lottie guarantees her books will have a HEA ending, and some might possibly have a tiny hint of magic, too. They will always be warm, emotional, and witty (she hopes), and transport her readers to lovely places because everyone needs somewhere safe to escape to at times.

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