Firstly, my apologies for publishing my review so late in the day (I’m not very organised this week), but I am absolutely over the moon to be joining in with Tilly Tennant’s blog blitz for A Cosy Candlelit Christmas 🙂 🙂 🙂 

A Cosy Candlelit Christmas blog blitz

My review…..

I love Tilly Tennant’s writing and A Cosy Candlelit Christmas has been an absolute pleasure to read.

Isla is 29 years old and hasn’t seen her Father in 24 years. She is very close to her mother who brought her up alone. They have never had much, but have always had each other and been happy. As they prepare for another family Christmas Isla receives notification of her Grandmother’s death, on her fathers side, and it seems she has been gifted something in her will. The gift however comes with conditions. If Isla wishes to know more she will have to travel to the Alps to meet with her Father. After some consideration she decides to go. She has no idea how much this decision will change her life completely.

I have to say, I wasn’t sure if I liked Isla or not at first. Her feelings towards her father are very understandable, as is her fear of upsetting her mother. Isla did certainly grow on me though and I really, really wanted her story to have a happy ending. As far as I’m concerned it’s never too late to make amends.

The setting sounds absolutely beautiful. There is no way you’d get me skiing, but I could totally see myself taking in the views of the mountains with a hot chocolate or brandy (or maybe hot chocolate with brandy in it!) to sip! And the Church scene on Christmas Eve sounds amazing. I love our Church at Christmas so I can imagine how beautiful it must be somewhere like that.

I absolutely loved Sebastian! He is such a sweet character.

Dahlia is a fabulous character too. I couldn’t help but love her and her hotel sounds like the ideal place to stay.

This is such a lovely romance which demanded my attention from beginning to end. I’m living proof you can fall in love in less than a week as me and my Husband did, and we’ve been together for 18 years (married for 15) so I can totally relate. It’s a lovely, heart-warming read and a perfect festive romance, but I think you could enjoy it at any time of the year really.

Beautifully written, as always. I highly recommend.

Many thanks, as always, to Bookouture for my kindle copy via Netgalley.

A Cosy Candlelit Christmas cover


All singleton Isla wants for Christmas is to be left in peace, but a surprise trip to the Alps means there’s a chance for romance in every snowflake that falls…

It’s the week before Christmas and Isla McCoy has just received an unexpected gift: a letter announcing she is due a life-changing inheritance, but only if she’s willing to make amends with the father who abandoned her. 

She has absolutely no intention of forgiving him, but who could resist an all-expenses-paid trip to the French resort of St Martin-de-Belleville? 

There she meets smooth-talking Justin and nerdy glaciologist Sebastian; two very different men, with two very different agendas. Torn between her head and her heart, Isla finds herself utterly lost in a winter wonderland of her own feelings. 

Surrounded by twinkling candles and roaring log-fires, Isla’s resolve finally begins to melt. But will she learn how to reconnect, not only with a whole new family, but with herself and her heart?

A gorgeously heart-warming festive read to help spark a little romance in those long winter nights. Perfect for fans of Jane Linfoot, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan.

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Author Bio:

Tilly Tennant

Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her tenth Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at

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