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Summary

Hannah Swan is looking forward to Christmas for the first time in years. Her new job as an eco-consultant is taking her - and her geeky colleague, Noah - to the beautiful Cornish village of Porthgolow for the first time.

They’re are helping the Crystal Waters Hotel to ramp up its green credentials, though after a bumpy journey, Hannah can’t shake off the feeling that Porthgolow is strangely familiar. Never able to resist a mystery, her interest is piqued when the hotel’s staff and customers report odd noises and sightings, believing the hotel to be haunted.

When bad weather cuts off Porthgolow, Hannah and Noah are looking at a Cornish Christmas. It gives them plenty of time to work out what is really going on, but will their yuletide escape send shivers up their spines? Or will it be as warm and toasty as a glass of mulled wine?

©2020 Cressida McLaughlin (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Oh, I just loved this story. All the characters are wonderful." (Isabelle Broom)

"With a heroine that you root for this is a sweet read with real heart and soul." (Sarra Manning, author of The House of Secrets)

"McLaughlin writes so warmly and vividly, the rest of the world melts away.... I love that feeling!" (Kirsty Greenwood)

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Pretty sure that I am not the target audience...

Although I am a 55 year old male, who usually enjoys detective novels and Non fiction. I have found this series a really nice escape from the current horrible state the world is in. Really good use of language and uplifting entwined stories. I hope it will continue.

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Sweet and Enjoyable if not predictable.

I have listened to this feel good series and though not thought provoking, it has been very enjoyable when you need a light hearted feel-good listen.

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great

listening to this in the spring was a little weird butnits such a great story I couldn't help but listen

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Loved every minute of this Audible story .....

Beautifully written, and found myself planning my day around my ‘listening times’. Lovely storyline - thank you Cressida for writing such a captivating story, & thank you also must go to Bea Holland for reading it in such a way that it all came to life!!

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Excellent series

Cornish based story. Believable characters. Weaves the story together well. Look forward to the next book.

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Enjoyable light read.

I have enjoyed all of the books in this series so far and this one did not disappoint. The characters are engaging, the narrator has a lively voice and differentiates the characters well. If only real life was as lovely and kind as it is in this cornish town!

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The Cornish cream tea bus

Loved this glorious and magical trilogy. We are in a dark place at the moment and as soon as I pick up the books it takes me into another bright and happy world. I do hope there will be a follow-up I need to know what happens to Hannah‘s mum and Hugh and Charlie and Daniel’s wedding :-)I cannot begin to tell you how I

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A fitting end to the trilogy

I may have enjoyed this book more than the first two!
The story, narration and narrative were all spot-on and fizzingly Christmassy and festive.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this story and on the whole the entire book series has been a delight.

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Christmas love

Yes predictable but so lovely and a great escapism of 2020. Loved it. Can be read independently first two but they will help. And are very enjoyable. I do hope the next book is a wedding birth and engagement novel. Think I could write it just lived this trio

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Lovely Christmas story

This narrator was great and it was a wonderfully light love story and adventurous storyline