Ooh, I do love Christmas! And if I could, I’d happily read every single Christmas romance published – but that’s sadly so impossible. I love the look of The Best Little Christmas Shop by Maxine Morrey, published on 3rd November by HQ Digital – and I’ve been reading some great reviews. Here’s the story:
Come home for Christmas to the Best Little Christmas Shop – the snowiest, cosiest place you can be!
Home for the holidays…
Icing gingerbread men, arranging handmade toys and making up countless Christmas wreaths in her family’s cosy little Christmas shop isn’t usually globe-trotter Lexi’s idea of fun. But it’s all that’s keeping her mind off romance. And, with a broken engagement under her belt, she’s planning to stay well clear of that for the foreseeable future…until gorgeous single dad Cal Martin walks through the door!
Christmas takes on a whole new meaning as Lexi begins to see it through Cal’s adorable five-year-old son’s eyes. But, finding herself getting dangerously close to the mistletoe with Cal, Lexi knows she needs to back off. She’s sworn off love, and little George needs a stability she can’t provide. One day she’ll decide whether to settle down again – just not yet.
But the best little Christmas shop in this sleepy, snow-covered village has another surprise in store…
Maxine Morrey loves Christmas too – I’m delighted to welcome her to Being Anne to tell us about her favourite things to do at Christmas…
There are certain things about the festive season that I always look forward to doing. It’s not that they’re traditions exactly – that would involve far too much planning and regularity – but there’s definitely some things that bring a smile if they can get squeezed in! Here are my top three!
1. Seeing the Christmas lights in London
I love going up to Town almost anytime – London is definitely my city – but at Christmas it’s extra special and I love to visit the Christmas departments in the big stores and go over to Covent Garden to discover what their theme is this year.
2. Buying the Christmas edition of the Radio Times
Show me a person in Britain for whom this is not part of the season! It’s the closest thing to tradition that I tend to get. I don’t buy it at any other time of the year but Christmas? Well, that’s almost compulsory. And, of course, a highlighter must also be available for the ensuing scour for potential viewing.
3. Visiting a Christmas Market
I’d really love to go to one of the big German Christmas markets but, as yet, haven’t managed it and have only got to a few around England, such as Bath, and Winchester. I’ve been told that Manchester has really good ones – they’re quite a way from me but it might be fun to make a little trip out of it and visit!
Whatever you do this season – Enjoy!
Thanks Maxine – and Merry Christmas! And my thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to join the tour, and for all her support.
Fancy a Christmassy giveaway (UK only)? You could win a signed copy of The Christmas Project, The Best Little Christmas Shop notebook. a box of mini gingerbread men and a chocolate teddy bear. Here’s the rafflecopter for entry:
About the author
Maxine Morrey has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten. Coming in first, she won a handful of book tokens – perfect for a bookworm!
As years went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, as well as a book on Brighton for a Local History publisher. However, novels are what she loves writing the most. After self publishing her first novel when a contract fell through, thanks to the recession, she continued to look for opportunities. In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition with her romantic comedy, Winter’s Fairytale.
Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words loves to read, sew, and listen to podcasts. As she also likes cake she can also be found either walking or doing something vaguely physical at the gym.
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