Title: A Cornish Christmas
Author: Lily Graham
Release Date: : September 30th 2016
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Christmas
Nestled in the Cornish village of Cloudsea, sits Sea Cottage – the perfect place for some Christmas magic …
At last Ivy is looking forward to Christmas. She and her husband Stuart have moved to their perfect little cottage by the sea – a haven alongside the rugged cliffs that look out to the Atlantic Ocean. She’s pregnant with their much-longed for first baby and for the first time, since the death of her beloved mother, Ivy feels like things are going to be alright.
But there is trouble ahead. It soon emerges that Stuart has been keeping secrets from Ivy, and suddenly she misses her mum more than ever.
When Ivy stumbles across a letter from her mother hidden in an old writing desk, secrets from the past come hurtling into the present. But could her mother’s words help Ivy in her time of need? Ivy is about to discover that the future is full of unexpected surprises and Christmas at Sea Cottage promises to be one to remember.
Ivy and Stuart recently moved to a village called Cloudsea. It’s a new chapter in their life as they have a new home and they are finally expecting a child. They have reached the point, where the life is rather relaxing and enjoyable, the only thing that’s bothering is Ivy’s mother-in-law, who doesn’t seem to think much of her work, about the fact that they moved and wants to send Ivy to a doctor’s appointment, because she doesn’t know about the baby yet. Ivy is still sad and misses her mom, especially during this time of the year. When she brought the desk, which belonged to her mom and finds a mysterious postcard, something magical happens. What does it all mean for them?
I was expecting a Christmassy story, but it didn’t really have to do with it a lot. The magical element was interesting, but to me it seemed to appear and disappear too unexpectedly and without a real conclusion. It did have a big impact to the story, but I wish Ivy could have had a different connection in a way they interacted, because the guardian angel part would have suited to the story anyway. It was an interesting story, but for some reason I didn’t connect with the characters as well as I would have wanted. The last part of the book was the saddest, but also the part that kept me turning the pages the fastest. All in all, it was a nice story about hope, faith and love.