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Christmas at Lilac Cottage Audiobook

Christmas at Lilac Cottage: White Cliff Bay, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

Penny Meadows loves her home - a cozy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking sculptures. Yet her personal life seems frozen.

When Henry and daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage to rent the annex, Penny is determined to make them feel welcome. But while Daisy is friendly, Henry seems guarded.

As Penny gets to know Henry, she realizes there is more to him than meets the eye. And the connection between them is too strong to ignore.

While the spirit of the season sprinkles its magic over the seaside town and preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas Eve ball are in full swing, can Penny melt the ice and allow love into her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she's been dreaming of?

Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won't want to put this deliciously heartwarming novel down.

©2015 Holly Martin (P)2016 Bookouture

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    Paul 01/12/2016
    Paul 01/12/2016

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    "Christmas at Lilac Cottage"
    What would have made Christmas at Lilac Cottage better?

    A better narrator and less unnecessary use of the word 'clearly' . Clearly, clearly, clearly eventually I would groan whenever the word came up.


    If you’ve listened to books by Holly Martin before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first (and last) Holly Martin.


    What didn’t you like about Emma Newman’s performance?

    I thought the narration was really uninspiring and actually I got so tired of the word clearly and the tedious reading I changed book before the story finished.


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    sj essex 25/11/2016
    sj essex 25/11/2016 Member Since 2013

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    "Awful narration"

    The narrator was so awful it put me off finishing the book. This could have been a nice light chick lit but it felt juvenile because of the narrator.

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    Alma Guernsey, United Kingdom 23/11/2016
    Alma Guernsey, United Kingdom 23/11/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Lovely Christmas Read"

    Its lovely, story, narrator, I would recommend to anyone, so heartwarming. Brilliant to listen to.

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    Mrs 20/11/2016
    Mrs 20/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story"

    What a well written book. It was read really really well. I laughed out loud. More books please Holly and can we have Emma read them please.

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    LJ 19/11/2016
    LJ 19/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Awful narration ruins a passable story"

    Didn't get to finish as the narration was annoying, the accents were terrible and were not consistent to the characters.
    Story predictable .

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  • Laurie Anderson
    03/12/16
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    "Laugh until you cry"

    At first, I didn't think much of the story with the scene when they met. Then, spilling all the sordid bits of their life story within hours of meeting. It is as much a story of a nice, gossipy small town that pulls together when it needs to. there were a couple of howlingly funny scenes where I laughed until I nearly cried: penny explaining the sex noises from her room to 16 year old Daisy, trying to have sex in the car, and the crime report for the town. Penny also did a great job in telling Daisy why not to rush into sex, but also providing her with condoms.

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  • Kathleen Casey
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    30/11/16
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    "Sweet but Too Many Angst"

    Sweet story, showing much promise but falling short overall because of too many teenaged angst for an adult woman. Fast Christmas read/listen, with a slightly insecure female and a grouchy single father of a 16 year old female. I like that the female is an artist, an ice carver and the male is a wood carver and furniture designer. At times I wanted to hurry through the contrived parts and other times I enjoyed the story. It's a happy ending and ultimately a sweet story but I won't read it again. About half of this story I listened to on Audible and once the narrator relaxed into the story I loved her narration.

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  • Fran Friel
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    27/11/16
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    "Delightful!"
    Where does Christmas at Lilac Cottage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not my normal fare, but I got a good deal so I had a listen. What a delightful and well-crafted story. I loved every minute of it. And I am on to the next book in the series. Heartwarming. Kind. Great characters. Kept me happy from start to finish (a difficult feat)!


    What other book might you compare Christmas at Lilac Cottage to and why?

    Well, not a book, but a movie. Jude Law and Cameron Diaz -- HOLIDAY.


    Have you listened to any of Emma Newman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't, but she was really marvelous. Narration can destroy a great book, but Emma made this one even better.


    Any additional comments?

    Predictable story, but it's soft Romance and we love a happy ending, right? :)

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