Get ready to meet Britain’s Worst Innkeeper…..
I am delighted to be joining in with Lilly Bartlett’s (AKA Michele Gorman) Christmas at the Falling-Down Guesthouse blog tour and to be sharing my day with the lovely Kaisha at The Writing Garnet. 🙂
Many thanks to Michele Gorman for the opportunity.
Check out the fabulous book bloggers taking part…..
Christmas At The Falling-Down Guesthouse is such a lovely read! It’s my first Christmas book this year, so far, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you fancy a feel good Christmas romance which is really sweet and quite amusing at times, then this is the perfect read for you.
Lottie is a software developer who lives in London with her wiser than her years 7 year old daughter, Mable, who is the most adorable character. I absolutely loved her!
When Lottie’s Aunt is involved in an accident she rushes to Wales to her bedside and vows to keep her Guesthouse going over Christmas as she has an important reviewer and his family due to stay. Little does she know what she is letting herself in for.
Lottie’s efforts are often quite hilarious. As are Danny’s cooking skills. Danny is a taxi driver who Lottie persuades to help run the guesthouse with her (for a sizeable fee). He claimed to be a good cook, but he was obviously stretching the truth to say the least! The relationship they develop throughout their challenging Christmas is heart-warming though and I love a happy ending.
A beautifully written romantic comedy. I highly recommend!
Many thanks to Michele Gorman (AKA Lilly Bartlett) for my ARC and for inviting me to join in with her blog tour.
How beautiful is this cover!
“A deliciously festive novella with the perfect happy ending”
Put your feet up and tuck into the mince pies, because you won’t have to lift a finger to enjoy this Christmas at the Falling-Down Guesthouse!
Too bad the same can’t be said for single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie. When her beloved Aunt Kate ends up in hospital just before Christmas, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter rush to rural Wales to take over her B&B. A picky hotel reviewer and his mad family are coming to stay, and without the rating only he can give them, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood.
But Lottie can barely run her own life, let alone a hotel. How will she manage to turn the falling-down guesthouse into the luxurious wonderland the reviewer expects? And could the mysterious taxi driver, Danny, who agrees to help her, turn out to be the real gift this season?
As the snow sparkles on the trees and hot chocolate steams in your hand, snuggle into the delicious magic of Christmas at the Falling-Down Guesthouse.
THIS IS A NOVELLA OF 100 PAGES IN PRINT, AND WAS FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE RELUCTANT ELF BY MICHELE GORMAN
What everyone’s saying about Christmas at the Falling-Down Guesthouse and the author
“A precious little gem – packed with laughs, emotions, up and downs and love.” 5* Alba in Bookland
“So engaging and witty” Sophie Kinsella
“Gave me the warm and fuzzies. Definitely, one for you to put by for your Christmas reading.” BrizzleLass Books
“Well-written and an easy read” Daily Mail
“Lottie was an absolute dream of a character.” 5* Crooks on Books
“Full of fun…I loved it” Cathy Bramley
“Completely recommended as a feel-good read.” 5* Shaz’s Book Boudoir
“A funny, feel-good romcom… the perfect read to curl up with” FABULOUS magazine
“The storyline instantly pulls you in but the characters and the festive feel make this story a magical CHRISTMAS read that will brighten those gloomy winter days.” 5* For Love of a Good Book
“Fun, flirtatious and fresh” Alex Brown
“From the beginning I loved the story, the setting, and the characters, who made me laugh out loud. It has a wonderful light-hearted charm.” 5* Jaffa Reads Too
“Fresh, funny and brilliant” Heat Magazine
“What a gorgeous, sweet novella. It’s put me in a lovely mood and made me feel a little festive.” 5* Krafti Reader
“Warm, witty, and wonderful – the perfect rom com” Debbie Johnson
“This was a lovely novella, the characters are likeable, and once I started reading, I had to keep going to the end, perfect for a Sunday afternoon on the sofa.” 5* author Amanda Prowse
“An engaging read that makes you smile with each page turned.” My Weekly
“Wonderfully funny and festive, left me with a huge smile of satisfaction on my face.” Jen Med’s Book Reviews
“A fun, sassy writer who always makes me smile.” Carole Matthews
“This was such a cute romantic comedy for Christmas! A quick, entertaining and heart-warming read.” Chick Lit Chickadees
“[An] entertaining read.” S Mag, Sunday Express