The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas
By Cressing McLaughlin
What it’s about?
Hannah Swan is looking forward to Christmas for the first time in years. Her new job as an eco-consultant is taking her – and her geeky colleague, Noah – to the beautiful Cornish village of Porthgolow for the first time.
They’re are helping the Crystal Waters Hotel to ramp up its green credentials, though after a bumpy journey, Hannah can’t shake off the feeling that Porthgolow is strangely familiar. Never able to resist a mystery, her interest is piqued when the hotel’s staff and customers report odd noises and sightings, believing the hotel to be haunted.
When bad weather cuts off Porthgolow, Hannah and Noah are looking at a Cornish Christmas. It gives them plenty of time to work out what is really going on, but will their yuletide escape send shivers up their spines? Or will it be as warm and toasty as a glass of mulled wine?
What I think:
Who doesn’t love a Christmas romance.
This is a lovely, easy read that is perfect for long Winter nights.
Hannah is such a lovely character. Warm and friendly, she makes friends easily and her enthusiasm for Christmas and Cornwall is infectious.
Everyone in the book is so welcoming that she has made form friends with an array of locals by the end of her visit.
This book has a little bit of everything – romance and Christmas spirit, cream teas and ghost hunts.
Hannah is also trying to find out why she has a photograph of her family on holiday in the same Cornish village and why her mother repeatedly denies ever being there.
I really enjoyed this book – it’s full of festive fun and good cheer. The perfect antidote to Tier 4 lockdown.
About the author:
Cressy was born in South East London surrounded by books and with a cat named after Lawrence of Arabia. She studied English at the University of East Anglia and now lives in Norwich with her husband David. When she isn’t writing, Cressy spends her spare time reading, returning to London or exploring the beautiful Norfolk coastline.
Thank you to Harper Collins for gifting me a copy of the book and to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours for inviting me to be a part of this charming blog tour. Check out the other stops.