Thursday, 3 December 2020

A Christmas Novel Spotlight and Review: A Christmas Wedding at the Castle By Eliza J. Scott

A Christmas Wedding At The Castle (Life on the Moors Book 5) by Eliza J. Scott

Do you believe in fate? Livvie Weatherill does…

This time last year, if anyone had told Livvie Weatherill she’d have fallen in love and would be making plans for her Christmas wedding to Zander Gillespie, she would have laughed in their face. If they’d gone on to say they’d be planning to have their wedding at the imposing Danskelfe Castle, she’d have laughed even louder!

But it would seem fate had plans for her…

Since moving to the pretty moorland village of Lytell Stangdale Livvie is happier than she’s ever been. She’s living with Zander and she’s working at her dream job as a wedding dress designer at Romantique with her friends, Kitty and Violet. It’s fair to say, she’s enjoying immersing herself in village life, from romantic walks in the countryside, to meeting friends at the quaint Sunne Inne. And she can’t think of anything better than rounding off the day cosying up with Zander.

Life is sweet.

Her blossoming friendship with Freda Easton, the endearing but reclusive elderly lady who lives down the lane, has taken everyone by surprise. But Freda has a secret and, in a turn of events no one could predict, she finds herself grateful for Livvie’s fierce loyalty, cementing their friendship further.

Just when things seem to be running smoothly, a face from the past arrives on the doorstep casting a shadow over Livvie’s wedding plans. Adding to the drama, an icy blast of Arctic air brings heavy snowfall to the village, covering the moors in a thick blanket of snow.

Is their love strong enough to withstand the challenges thrown at them? Will they get their magical Christmas wedding?

Join Livvie and Zander – and all the usual characters – for a sparkling Christmas full of love and laughter in Lytell Stangdale.

A Wedding and Christmas are a perfect combination! It's even better when we go to Lytell Stangdale to celebrate. If you're not familiar with this little corner of Yorkshire don't despair as this novel is standalone. However, if you're interested in how Livvie and Zander met, read where it all began in "A Christmas Kiss". 

Much has happened since Livvie and Zander met a year ago and now they are getting married. The pending marriage brings alive the joys of the preparations and some unfortunate snags along the way. Emotions are high, as disappointments and secrets are exposed. Additionally, someone from the past tries to spoil everything.

I admit it; Zander Gillespie is my favourite character in The Life on the Moors series. He's adorable, but flawed as he and Livvie prepare for their wedding. What happens?… you'll just have to read and discover, as his past comes back to haunt him, causing tensions. 

Action-packed, there's plenty going on within the Yorkshire Moors community as familiar faces appear to aid the preparations. Thanks to Zander's faithful Labrador, Alf, his four-legged companion manages to steal many scenes creating humour too. The effect is a cosy, nostalgic reunion with friends within the tightknit community.

Overall, fans will heartily enjoy returning to many recognisable landmarks as another couple find a happily ever after against a stunning Yorkshire backdrop. 

***arc generously received courtesy of the publisher via Rachel's Random Resources***

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Eliza is proud to be a member of the RNA. She lives in a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden, fighting a losing battle against the weeds.

When she's not reading or gardening, Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Her biggest weakness is ginger biscuits dunked in tea.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming romance stories with relatable female characters. She enjoys exploring the dynamics of female friendship, with a key feature of her books being how women pull together and support one another when things get tough.

Eliza's novels will always have happy endings.

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