A Cosy Countryside Christmas


Ella Welford is 34 years old and works as a teaching assistant at the local village primary school. She lives in a cosy rented cottage with her cat.

Joss Campion is called back to his father’s farm after a family crisis. He hasn’t been back for eighteen years, but he reluctantly agrees to return to Camplin Farm with his gorgeous dog Sid. As he drives towards the farm, he sees Ella, the girl who broke his heart when they were both sixteen.

Will they rekindle the friendship they had all those years ago? Or is life destined for them to continue on their separate paths? After all, Ella has always said she’s never fancied Joss, they were just best friends. And Ella’s friend Portia definitely DOES fancy Joss. So what will happen there? And why has Joss’s brother Rich suddenly disappeared?

The book is told from both Ella’s and Joss’s viewpoints. The story is set in the village of Lytell Stangdale, in the North Yorkshire Moors, in December, so it has a very good festive, snowy setting and is great to read at this time of year.

It’s a little bit too descriptive for my tastes, but overall, it’s a good book and I enjoyed it. I got into the story easily, it’s interesting and you want to know what happens to everyone. The village setting is great, I liked the characters and Eliza J. Scott has a talent for writing really good dialogue.

Published by karenlouisehollis

53, lives in Lincoln, England. Published writer, book blogger and reviewer, mum, grandma, cat owner, vegetarian. Loves reading and sewing. My novel is out - WELCOME TO WHITLOCK CLOSE.

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