Escape to the breathtaking Cornish Coast this winter, where the ocean sparkles in the moonlight and romance crackles like an open fire. This gorgeous new love story by Holly Martin, bestselling author of Sunlight Over Crystal Sands, is the perfect treat to warm your heart this Christmas.
Artist Zoey Flynn hadn’t planned to spend her favourite holiday on the shores of Jewel Island, but when her fiancé breaks off their engagement before their Christmas Eve wedding, this Cornish paradise is just the distraction she needs.
With a cosy cottage to call home for a month and a stall at the island’s famous Christmas market to sell her paintings, Zoey quickly puts her heartbreak behind her. Love is the last thing on her mind.
That is until the handsome Kit Lewis crosses her path…
Their connection is instant, but Zoey has a secret. And the deeper she and Kit fall for one another, the harder it is to hide. Kit knows Zoey is holding something back and if she won’t tell him the truth she could lose him forever.
Is keeping a promise from the past worth sacrificing a future with the man she loves? Or might Kit be the one person she can trust?
Love, laughter and long-hidden secrets are waiting for you on stunning Jewel Island. For fans of Jill Mansell, Sarah Morgan and Sue Moorcroft, this is the perfect tale to curl up with this Christmas.
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Author: Holly Martin
Series: Jewel Island #5
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 239
Date of Publication: October 6, 2021
My Rating: 4 Stars
A distraction is exactly what Zoey Flynn needs. Her Christmas Eve wedding was called of by her fiancé. She makes plans to spend a month in a gorgeous cottage and even has the opportunity to sell some of her paintings at a Christmas market. Kit Lewis entering the scene is not something she expected. Their first meeting was rather humorous, and the buzz of attraction is instantaneous.
Their feelings soon grow and Zoey realizes that what is happening between her and Kit is a losing battle. Despite this, she plans on only being there for a month and cannot imagine things going any further. There is another reason that causes Zoey to hold back. Actually, she has a secret, a secret that if she could ever tell Kit, would destroy any chance of a happy future the two could have.
This Jewel Island series is one of my favorites. The location is idyllic, the characters are warm and engaging, and each story is sweet and fun. The fact that this is a holiday story is the icing on the cake.
Many thanks to Holly Martin for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I live in a little white cottage overlooking the sea. I studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by an even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of my colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when I knew I had to escape. I quit my job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, I emerged wide eyed and terrified that I now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. I taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave me a lot of time to plan out my stories and I now write full time, doing what I love.
I have been writing for 6 years. I was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance 2012. My short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology in 2013. I won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with my novel The Guestbook. I was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014.