Wednesday, 3 October 2018

The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances - Blog Tour

Snow is beginning to fall around the cosy Castle Teashop, with its toasty log fire, scrumptious mince pies and delicious hot chocolates. Romance is in the air and Lily King is hoping some winter magic will help to make her dreams come true…

Twenty-five-year-old Lily King is wondering when her life is going to start. She adores working at the much-loved Castle Teashop, surrounded by familiar faces and delicious cakes. But she’s stuck in a rut. She’s just been dumped by her boyfriend and her dream job seems to be slipping throIugh her fingers.

When her best friend Emily Campbell needs urgent help to organise her enchanting Christmas wedding, Lily realises it’s finally her moment to shine and reach for the opportunities she’s been wishing for. Can she pull off the biggest celebration Castle Cove has ever seen or will something - or someone - make things more complicated than she imagined?


Rebellious and handsome photographer Josh Havellin-Scott has always felt like an outsider, especially next to his perfect older brother, who is about to get married. At the last minute, Josh finds himself roped into plans for the Big Day, the very last thing he wants to do, until he is meets creative and quirky Lily King…

When Lily and Josh are thrown together, it’s clear they couldn’t be more different. But they begin to realise that opposites can attract – and sometimes when you’re not looking for love, it comes and finds you when you least expect it. With some festive magic, will they manage to work together and save the day?

And could they discover a winter romance of their very own along the way?

An utterly scrumptious festive romance about the importance of being true to yourself, following your dreams and opening your heart to second chances. Perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Milly Johnson and Debbie Macomber.


The Little Christmas Teashop Of Second Chances is available to buy now here

Author Bio
Donna Ashcroft was born in London and grew up in Buckinghamshire. She went to university in Lancashire and, among other things, worked as a copywriter, buyer, waitress, secretary and marketing manager. 

Donna wrote novels for over ten years before being published. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and was a joint winner of the Katie Fforde Bursary in 2017.
Donna loves a happy ending and is never happier than when she's escaping into a romance novel or movie. When she's not reading or writing she'll probably be found hoovering … or negotiating with her teenagers about who is doing the washing up.


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My Review

I read this in a day I couldn't put it down. Having never read any of this authors work before I didn't know what to expect, I was not disappointed! Although it is a Christmas book it's not overly Christmassy. I loved the whole feel of it and the authors style of writing really made me not want to put it down.
I loved the relationship between Lily and Josh and how it grew and changed through the story. They are given the job of helping to plan Josh's brother and Lily's friend's wedding. Clearly from the start their opinions are very different about what makes a nice wedding day. They go through a couple of bumps  (sometimes literally) and each have there own issues, but I liked the way the progression in their relationship was written. Josh was by far my favourite character, I found him to be witty, fun and entertaining.
An all round charming story and I would definitely recommend this book and will be reading more of Donna Ashcroft's work.
Thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this lovely book. Find out what other's thought of this novel by following the blog tour.


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  1. This book sounds absolutely delightful, and perfect for the run up to Christmas. Excellent review!
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