Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 193
Date of Publication: December 4, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
Love is in the air and the festive season is just around the corner at the seaside town of Muddleford.
Nellie is happily settled in her gorgeous clifftop home. Her favourite evenings are those spent at her beach hut, cozying up under a blanket with her fiancé. There’s nothing quite like spending time together under the twinkly stars - complete with a delicious hot chocolate and her dog Norman sprawled on their feet.
But she can’t help feeling that there’s still something missing.
When Nellie meets Esme, a mysterious visitor to Muddleford, the pair of them come up with a plan to raise money for the local animal shelter, leading to the grand finale - a Christmas Ball.
But Esme’s keeping a secret about Nellie’s past that promises to throw her whole world upside down.
Will this be Nellie’s perfect Christmas for the first time in forever? Or will it turn into her worst nightmare – one that she’ll never forget?
Sometimes you have to go back to go forward.
A gorgeous festive read to curl up by the fireside with, for fans of Heidi Swain, Jessica Redland and Beth Moran.
In Kim Nash’s previous book, Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove, Nellie and Jack found their way to one another, a with a promising future facing them. Now engaged, aside from getting married, there is something else Nellie really wants in life. Meanwhile, she is busy planning on the yearly Christmas Ball, but also working to raise money for the local animal shelter.
She has help with her ideas after a young woman named Esme shows up in Muddleford but Nellie soon realizes that there’s just something about Esme that is not clear. As the story develops, Esme does indeed have a secret, and this secret will have a direct impact on Nellie‘s past and her life in general.
Esme is not the only one new in town. Nellie’s dearest friend Shivani is also visiting and she can’t help but to drool over the town’s gorgeous young vicar, Kenny. Between Shivani’s joyful and humorous nature, and Esme’s secret, Kim Nash has crafted a truly delightful and enjoyable read for this Christmas season. Other members of the town also add delightful flavor to this wonderful story.
What a well-balanced story. This was written so well that I felt as I were visiting old friends. This book has some warm and touching moments and I love how Esme’s secret was revealed. For a quick read, I highly recommend this book.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kim Nash is an author of uplifting, funny, heartwarming, feel-good, romantic fiction.
She lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is Head of Publicity for Bookouture and is a book blogger at www.kimthebookworm.co.uk
Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association's Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can't quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.
When she's not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She's also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.
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Amazing Grace was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019. Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim's second novel and was published in September 2019. Sunshine and Second Chances is Kim's third novel and will be published on June 4th 2020.
You can read Kim's Blog here: www.kimthebookworm.co.uk