Snow is falling, fires are crackling merrily, and Lockton tradition has everyone hanging a promise they’re determined to keep this Christmas on the tree in the village square…
Meg Scott has promised to make a success of her first solo Christmas. She runs a year-round Christmas shop in the little Scottish village, and is a fan of all things mulled, sparkly and festive. So when her warring family shows up on her doorstep, ready to spread discord and tension, Meg is determined not to let them ruin her favourite time of the year.
Meanwhile, Christmas-hating Tom Riley-Clark has been called to the Highlands to help his old friend at The Apple Cross Inn. He’s ready to work hard and has no time for mince pies, tinsel or hanging a promise on the tree: the thought of every day being Christmas is his worst nightmare, and you wouldn’t catch him dead buying a bauble. So everyone is surprised when Christmas-loving Meg and grinch Tom start to get cozy under the mistletoe.
But Tom has a big secret about his past, and in a small town like Lockton it’s hard to keep anything hidden for long. Will everything fall apart when Meg discovers who he really is? The pair are about to learn the hard way that some promises are impossible to keep…
It’s time to curl up for an enchanting festive romance about learning to trust yourself, taking chances and not being afraid to fall in love. Perfect for fans of Nicola May, Debbie Macomber and Milly Johnson.
About the author
Donna Ashcroft was born in London, England and grew up in Buckinghamshire. She went to university in Lancashire and, among other things, worked as a copywriter, buyer, waitress, secretary and marketing manager.
Donna was shortlisted for the RNA Debut Romantic Novel of the Year in 2019, has had ten books published with Bookouture and is working on her next which is due out in spring 2023.
Donna loves a happy ending and is never happier than when she’s escaping into a romance novel or movie. When she’s not reading or writing she’ll probably be found hoovering … or negotiating with her kids about who is doing the washing up.
You can find Donna on Twitter @Donnashc or visit her at http://www.donna-writes.co.uk
It’s Christmas! Seriously this book oozes Christmas from the get go and it doesn’t slow down. I loved it. It was fun, festive and heart warming – just what a person needs in the run up to Christmas.
The relationships had me gripped. With Meg and Tom, the tension kept me glued. Then Meg’s family brought bags of drama with them. Who doesn’t love a bit of drama?
The setting couldn’t have been more perfect. Who doesn’t want snow and lots of it, with surrounding mountains and a little town where everyone knows everyone?
If you want to step into the festive season, this fab read will definitely get you in the mood. There’s romance and humour, and it comes in abundance so you can keep those pages turning!
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