Tuesday, 29 October 2019

New Release Spotlight and Review: Christmas at Wynter House by Emily Harvale

Christmas at Wynter House by Emily Harvale

After a frosty welcome, things soon heat up at Wynter House.

Neva Grey is looking forward to spending a quiet Christmas with her family in the cosy cottage they’ve rented in the picture-postcard village of Wyntersleap. Nestled between rolling hills and a gently burbling river, it’s going to be idyllic.

Except it’s not. Torrential rain causes the river to burst its banks and the quaint little village isn’t quite so cosy with water lapping at the doors. Add to that a power cut and a sudden blizzard and Christmas is looking bleak ... until gorgeous Adam Wynter invites them all to Wynter House.

Although not everyone is happy to share the ancestral home. Adam’s elder brother, Rafe is less than pleased. Their grandmother, Olivia extends a grudging welcome. And for Carruthers, the oddly arrogant butler, unexpected guests are a Christmas surprise he could do without. Especially one as troublesome as Neva’s eight-year-old niece.

But something’s not quite right at Wynter House. What is Rafe intent on hiding behind the locked doors of the old barn? And what really happened to his first wife? It’s a good thing Neva has a sense of humour. She’s going to need it this Christmas at Wynter House.

This is book one in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series.

A chaotic Christmas including sexy brothers, an eight-year-old obsessed with zombies and a fluffy puppy which looks like a wolf cub … What could possibly go wrong? 

It's the end of an era for Neva Grey as she and her best friend Jo sell their joint-owned home as life takes them in new directions. Therefore, she's happily looking forward to a low-key festive family retreat in the pretty village of Wyntersleap and opportunity to make decisions for her future in a peaceful part of the world. However, the mini-break turns out to be far more eventful than she could ever imagine possible. 

Action packed, there isn't a dull moment as the expected quiet family Christmas quickly turns into a drama-fest! Set against an idyllic Wynter House backdrop, with a cast of easy identifiable down-to-earth and quirky characters, it's a narrative full of laughter and humorous mishaps. However, this is more than a Christmassy catalogue of disasters, as there's a mystery and plenty of gossip surrounding the happenings in the old barn, and not forgetting a little romance is present too. 

"She could hardly tell him she had just been daydreaming about marrying his brother, could she?" 

So, who is Neva's romantic hero?.. I'm not telling and you'll just have to read this book to find out. 

The author has written a fast and furious page-turner which will delight her fans. This is the first instalment in the Wyntersleap series and can be read as standalone. Also, look out for cross-over characters in the author's Merriment Bay series too. 

***review copy received courtesy of Crescent Gate Publishing via Rachel's Random Resources***
Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn't always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers' group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at www.emilyharvale.com.

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies - and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.

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