Christmas of New Beginnings by Kirsty Ferry – 12 Audiobooks of Christmas Blog Tour

A huge thanks to the author Kirsty Ferry and Danielle @_DanielleLouis_ for organising this tour and @a_hogston and Isis Audio for an audio copy of this novel in exchange for an unbiased review.

Synopsis

Not all festive wishes come true right away – sometimes it takes five Christmases …
Folk singer Cerys Davies left Wales for the South Downs village of Padcock at Christmas, desperate for a new beginning. And she ends up having plenty of those: opening a new craft shop-tea room, helping set up the village’s first festive craft fair, and, of course, falling desperately in love with Lovely Sam, the owner of the local pub. It’s just too bad he’s firmly in the clutches of Awful Belinda …
Perhaps Cerys has to learn that some new beginnings take a while to … well, begin! But with a bit of patience, some mild espionage, a generous sprinkling of festive magic and a flock of pub-crashing sheep, could her fifth Christmas in Padcock lead to her best new beginning yet?

Christmas of New Beginnings: A heart warming and uplifting Christmas romance eBook : Ferry, Kirsty: Amazon.co.uk: Books

My Thoughts

I adored listening to this Christmas novella. Christmas of New Beginnings is packed full of giggles, gorgeous characters, festive fun, romance and sheep in a pub!  It’s only short but it has everything you need from a festive read/listen.

Christmas just oozes from every pore of this novella from baking, crafts, singing and snow.  It’s like a warm Christmas hug guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  Padcock sounds like the perfect place to spend Christmas.

5 years ago, Cerys moved to Padfoot for a new start but although things didn’t quite go as planned, Cerys found a home and a community.  The narrative moves between the present and the past 5 Christmases and tells us a story of how Cerys ended up in Padcock, and how each Christmas has gone each whilst introducing a variety of quirky and amusing characters, including Lovely Sam who is indeed very lovely!

I also loved the narration.  Emily Wilden’s accent is divine and added real character to Cerys’s voice.  It was so pleasant to just relax and listen to. 

I love the whole small community feel of this story as much as I love the romantic plot and I am really hoping this is the lead into a new series featuring the inhabitants of Padcock. 

Author Bio – Kirsty Ferry

Kirsty is from the North East of England and won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009. She has had articles and short stories published in various magazines, newspapers and anthologies and was also a judge in the Paws ‘n’ Claws ‘Wild and Free’ Children’s Story competition in 2011 and in 2013. ‘The Memory of Snow’, her first novel, was commended in the Northern Writer’s Awards, shortlisted to the top five of Wyvern’s novel competition in 2011 and longlisted in the Red Telephone Novel Competition in 2012. You can find out more about Kirsty and her work at www.rosethornpress.co.uk

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