A Cost Christmas in Cornwall

Jane Linfoot

Contemporary Romance
A December to remember… Christmas in a Cornish castle? Sign Ivy Starforth up! Hired to kit out the holiday rental as the world’s most Instagramable festive dreamland, there’s only one thing standing in the way of her hefty paycheque – the lord of the manor. Bill Markham could give Scrooge a run for his money but Ivy is firmly #TeamChristmas…even if her handsome host seems to be doing everything he can to sabotage her staging. Maybe she shouldn’t have stumbled in on him starkers in the hot tub? As the temperature outside cools, things inside the castle heat up. It’s been a long time since Ivy allowed herself to give in to temptation…surely one little kiss under the mistletoe won’t hurt?

Welcome back everyone, after a weirdly confusing book on Monday we’re back into the Christmas romance genre! Who can say no to Christmas in a magical castle?

In a way I felt like rather than following two character’s as they discover their love and find their way to each other, we learn several life lessons about recognising our needs, loving ourselves, not judging our lives based on what we see of others and letting love in all its forms into our lives. The whole family is involved in the development of this story and the realisation, acceptance and love of each other.

Ivy and Will/Bill are the focus of the story. However, I don’t think their story would be as great, dramatic or real without the rest of the family involved. With Bill coming to terms with a loss he thought he couldn’t control, Ivy trying to come to terms with her guilt and learn to love and accept herself again, Fliss hoping her marriage isn’t ending while trying to stay sane with two young kids, Libby running the show and leading the “perfect” life and Miranda looking like she’s about to get married again there’s a lot going on. What’s Christmas without all that drama though?

The way they come together to support, guide and give a stern talking to each other as and when needed is great. For a Christmas romance I was truly surprised at how many life lessons were packed into one book. I honestly think all teenage girls and young women need to read this to learn these lessons. I’m sure guys could get benefit from it as well.

However, I also feel that there are some uniquely female issues that are displayed and worked through that guys can only empathise with. Although, that might be a good thing to give guys a perspective of what the women in their lives are going through and how they can support them during these difficult times.

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review, on Monday I’ll be reviewing Zapata by Harper McDavid. Continue to read further down to find out about the author and any extra giveaways available.

Author Bio

Jane Linfoot is a best-selling author, who lives in a cottage on a Derbyshire hillside with her family and their pets. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a supermarket.

Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea and wrote her first book by accident. While she loves to write feel good books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines.

Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.

Her recent stand alone novels are all set in and around the (imaginary) seaside village of St Aidan in Cornwall. They are: Ivy’s Cornish Christmas, Edie’s Browne’s Cottage by the Sea, The Little Cornish Kitchen. Her four book Little Wedding Shop series are standalone stories, also set in St Aidan. They are: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, Summer at the Little Wedding Shop and Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop. They are all published by the Harper Impulse and One More Chapter imprints of Harper Collins.

Check out her socials below including her Pinterest.


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10 Replies to “A Cosy Christmas in Cornwall – Jane Linfoot”

  1. Thank you so much for reading A Cosy Christmas in Cornwall and for writing such an in-depth, thoughtful and insightful review for this very special release day blog post. I love the things you picked p on and the points you made, thank you for sharing these with your followers. I so appreciate you taking part in the tour, thanks for spreading the word so wonderfully, big love, Jane xx

    1. I really liked reading it and I really did mean what I said about what people can learn from it. With social media influencers portraying a “perfect” life it’s great to be reminded that things aren’t always what they seem and to focus on your own life and what makes you happy rather than trying to achieve what others appear to have.

  2. Happy to hear that you enjoyed this novel! I believe romance novels have a tendency to be a bit superficial bit it seems like this romance novel have more to say and really like the idea of life lessons. <3

    1. You’d be surprised at how many have deeper meanings in them. Although, unless you’re in the right frame of mind, or are thinking about them you’ll probably miss them. I will agree that initially most of the romances I read were for fun and didn’t feel like they had a meaning past a basic romance. Yet so many of the ones I’ve read in the past 18 months have been loaded with meaning. Either that or I’ve matured enough to see, understand and share these insights with others.

    1. I know that feeling! I’m going to be trying to make a dent in mine next yr. I’ve given up on this yr getting through much of it

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