Review: Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin

by 10/01/2016 2 comments
I felt as though I needed a lighter read, so this novel came to me at exactly the right time, even if it's not yet the season to be jolly. I have to admit, I really like the cover on this novel and I've seen many similar styled covers that I find just as attractive. There's more to a book than it's cover of course, but it is what pulls me in and I am glad to say the inside was just as sweet as the outside.

Series: A Town Called Christmas, #1 
My Rating: ❀'s
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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I found this novel sweet and charming. It made me want to go away on vacation to a winter resort complete with ice palaces and igloos and a little Christmas town village with shops that sell delicious sweets and hand made items. Seriously, I adored the setting and wish that I could transport myself into the pages of this novel for just that reason. Holly Martin did a superb job creating a perfect winter wonderland setting that I could envision with no trouble at all. It made me crave hot chocolate and snowy days.

I liked that too, that this was a second chance romance. Gabe and Pip were sweethearts in the past, and devastating circumstances tore them apart. It's made them both afraid to trust, and I found that the lack of trust they had in each other in this novel was what they really had to contend with. At times, they seemed hot and cold in their relationship, but it was always clear that they were a fantastic fit and trying to get past the trust issues and hurt from the past. I had to commend them for that, even though the hot and cold drove me a bit batty at times throughout the novel. I loved how Pip laid it all out for Gabe at the end when she thought their second chance was in ruins; I think they both needed for one of them to be completely honest and I loved how Pip went about it, and how Gabe responded. These two deserved their happily ever after.

A sweet romance set in a fairy land type setting, it was a novel that reminds you of the magic of Christmas.

I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Happy Reading,

Jewels E


I'm a thirty something girl who loves to read, write and dream. Because I'm so addicted to the written word in all its forms, I created this blog to share the books that devastate me with you.


Unknown said...

I LOVED this book! It was so good! Also, I kind of fell in love with Gabe - definitely a good book boyfriend! I have read the second one - have you? x

Jewels E said...

Yep, I sure have! I wonder if she'll continue the series closer to Christmas. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. No one has commented in years O.O and I love engaging with my audience.