(Ad) Hello and welcome back to the blog. Today I have a festive treat for you with my review for One More Christmas at the Castle by Trisha Ashley. I would like to say a special thank you to Anne from Random Things Tours for all the hard work you do suppling us bloggers with these opportunities.
An uplifting new Christmas novel from the Sunday Times bestseller
Elderly widow Sabine knows this will be her last Christmas in her beloved home, Mitras Castle. Determined to make it just like the ones she remembers from her childhood, she employs Dido Jones of Heavenly Houseparties to help with the big day.
Dido is enchanted by the castle as soon as she steps through the imposing front door. And as Christmas day approaches, her feeling of connection to the old house runs deeper than she first thought. But when the snow begins to fall and Sabine’s family arrive at the house -including Dido’s teenage crush Xan -tensions rise around the castle’s future and long-buried mysteries begin to unravel…
As past secrets come to light, can this still be a magical Christmas to remember?
Heartwarming and throughly enjoyable. That’s exactly what I thought reading this book. I rarely take a peek outside of my usual genres but I am so glad I did with this book. I was drawn in hook, line and sinker and spent nights going to bed way too late because I couldn’t put the book down.
I felt inspired by Trisha’s writing to the point that I got out all the baking ingredients and made some scones and ginger cake while flipping pages of the book.
I adored the characters. Sabine was definitely one of my favourites and seeing her arc progress through to the end was magical in itself.
Dido, Henry and Xan were just an absolute pleasure to read and everything about the setting was just perfect.
Trisha is such a weaver of magic and words that leave you feeling full. I even shed a tear at the end and I NEVER cry at books, or at least it is rare.
Reading One More Christmas At The Castle was a reminder to be grateful for those around you and to learn to let go of the things in your past that have no baring on your future.
All in all this book was like receiving a warm, gentle hug and is the perfect accompaniment to a gorgeous hot chocolate while snuggled under your blanket.
I’ve now filled my Amazon cart with Trisha’s other books, particularly her festive themed delights and I cannot wait to read more from her.
About The Author
TRISHA ASHLEY’s Sunday Times bestselling novels have sold over one million copies in the UK and have twice been shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Romantic Comedy. Every Woman for Herself was nominated by magazine readers as one of the top three romantic novels in the last fifty years. Trisha lives in North Wales.
For more information please visit http://www.Facebook.com/TrishaAshleyBooks or follow Trisha on Twitter @trishaashley.
Thank you for reading.