Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin

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Title: Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky

Series: A Town Called Christmas #1

Author: Holly Martin

Release Date: September 22nd 2016

Pages: 322

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Christmas

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Rating:four-half-stars

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This year spend a wonderful Christmas on Juniper Island, where love can melt even the iciest of hearts…

Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life travelling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that’s how she likes it. For long ago Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away.

So when Piper’s next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again.

But Piper isn’t the only one who has been frozen in time by heartbreak. Gabe hasn’t forgotten the golden-eyed girl who disappeared from his world without a trace.

Now fate has reunited them on Juniper island, can the magic of Christmas heal old wounds? And can this enchanting town be the one place Piper can finally call home?

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Piper has been reviewing hotels for years and before she takes a break from it, she is spending Christmas at Stardust hotel on Juniper Island, where she is also assigned to work. On the very first day she meets her first boyfriend, whom she hasn’t seen for 12 years. Their meeting is surprising and bittersweet for both of them, because they both broke each other’s heart without knowing it. As Christmas is approaching Pip and Gabe don’t have a lot of time to make things right, but falling in love all over again on this magical island happens faster than they can think of. The sparks are flying, but is it going to last, when Pip’s secret comes out?

It’s the first book in a new series and I  absolutely adored it. The setting was so realistic and perfect for the story, it felt very wintry and Christmassy. All the characters were wonderful as well, starting from the main characters and ending with the people who work there. In the first installment we got to read a bit about Gabe’s sister, but her story continues in the second book, which I’m already excited about. It’s a terrific book to read during the winter/Christmas time.

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