Read: December 2016
A Christmas short story from bestselling author Lucy Diamond, revisiting her Beach Café characters.
After a hectic summer running her beach café in Cornwall, Evie Flynn is looking forward to her first Christmas with new boyfriend Ed – she’s determined that it’s going to be the most perfectly romantic one ever. Cosy nights in front of the fire, spicy mulled wine, mince pies . . . what’s not to love? But the peace is shattered when Ed’s ex suddenly gets in touch again, and then some unexpected guests arrive: Ed’s surly brother Jake and Evie’s heartbroken best friend Amber. Add in the stress of trying to finish her very own recipe book, snow blizzards and family dramas and Evie’s Christmas starts to look as if it’ll be a total turkey. Will any of her festive wishes come true . . . or is this Christmas just a recipe for disaster?
An absolute Christmas cracker from Lucy Diamond, bestselling author of The Beach Café and Me And Mr Jones. This novella is the perfect present for anyone who loves women’s fiction, heartwarming stories and the festive season!
I just read The Beach Cafe maybe three weeks ago and I loved it so much that I bought all the little novellas that accompanied it! Two of those novellas are Christmas-themed and I was so happy I decided to read one of them this month. It was the perfect holiday story to read!
One of my favourite things about the Cornwall we’re presented with, where Evie’s Beach Cafe resides, is the community coming together. I loved that about the story in the first book and we get more of that camaraderie in this story, too, which is only fitting with it being about Christmas, a time where people should come together and help one another. Not only that, but with such a short story, we get new characters, dilemmas, and some romance!
It was so much fun visiting the Beach Cafe again, especially at the holidays, and I’m excited to do it again with the next Christmas-themed book! And I have to say, while I love and prefer having Christmas at home, here in Alberta, where there’s snow and cold (yes, I really do love it!), there’s something to be said about a beach Christmas – how beautiful would that be?
Definitely read The Beach Cafe first if you’re looking to dive into this holiday read!