Thursday, 8 October 2015

Christmas at Cranberry Cottage by Talli Roland

Home is where the heart is . . .

With a whirlwind lifestyle travelling the world, the one thing Jess Millward relies on is Christmas with her gran in cosy Cranberry Cottage. When her grandmother reveals the house is directly in the path of a new high-speed railway, Jess is determined to fight.

Can Jess save the cottage from demolition, or will she have no home to come to this Christmas?

 Cranberry Cottage is where everyone given the chance would spend their Christmas. Tess wants to do that too but according to her gran it will probably be her last. Tess is a photographer, a job which takes her here there and everywhere and because of that she has not spent as much time with the gran who brought her up as she should. As she fights to save Cranberry Cottage from demolition is she doing it to make up for her absences or because she think her gran is getting bad advice. Enter Tom who is the one persuading her gran to sell the cottage but could he also be a future love interest?

I can't say anymore because this is a short story, but Talli has managed to cram a lot of information into it. I now want to know more about Tess and Tom and the village where they live. I'm left wondering if this is an introduction to these characters for a future novel, after all it would be a shame to give us a taster and then leave it like that.
A lovely Christmas short story, short enough to read between wrapping gifts and drinking wine and eating chocolate.

Christmas at Cranberry Cottage can be downloaded here for kindle

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