Blurb: Libby Joseph is famous for her romantic Christmas stories. Every December, readers devour her books of falling in love against the magical backdrop of the Christmas season. If only Libby believed in the magic herself…
Struggling to finish her current novel, Libby turns to her best friend and neighbour George Donaldson to cheer her up. But George also needs a bit of support himself. Nervous about getting back into the dating saddle after splitting from his wife, he and Libby strike a deal. She will teach George how to win over the ladies, and Libby will in turn be inspired to inject her novel with a good dose of romance.
As Libby and George explore the beautiful White Cliff Bay on a series of romantic Christmas-themed dates, Libby finds herself having more fun than she’s had in ages and…discovers feelings that she never knew she had for George.
But is it too late? Will George win someone else’s heart or can Libby act like the heroine in one of her stories and reach for her own love under the mistletoe this Christmas?
Snuggle up with a piece of Christmas cake and mulled wine, and spend the festive season at White Cliff Bay. You won’t want to leave! Christmas at Lilac Cottage also out now.
First of all I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Review: Snowflakes on Silver Cove is the second book in the White Cliff Bay Series (the first one, Christmas at Lilac Cottage was released in October). But it can be read perfectly as a stand alone, given that both books happen at the same time and have completely independent stories to each other. There are links though between the two. For example, some events are mentioned in both stories so you get to read about them from different points of view or some character make appereances in both. I found this to be a real fun idea as I really enjoyed picking up the shared details!
Plus, White Cliff Bay makes for a beautiful and christmassy setting. I loved being back in this coastal village. They certainly know how to enjoy Christmas. Especially George, our main lead in this story. To say his decorations were over the top would be an understatement. I am so looking forward to Christmas after reading these two stories!
But back to the story per se. The book centers in George and Lily, who are really good friends (much to George's dispair who would love to be something more) but Lily never setles in a place for more than 6 months and her time in White Cliff Bay is almost up. But she cannot leave poor George all by himself so she tries to help him gain his self-esteem back and some practice in dating, going in dates with him. Their dates are certainly unique and make for some really cute (and hilarious) situations.
But their story is not the only one going on. At the same time there's a subplot about the pub owner's, Seb, who after grieving his wife for 5 years is starting to fall in love again with one of his stuff. I am a bit in two minds about this story. It had potential but it was not as developed as George and Lily's one so I didn't care that much for them. I would have liked to read a bit more about them and the people around them.
That said, I did enjoy the book a lot. Holly certainly delivers a fun and cute story that makes you feel all warm and christmassy. But it might not be my favourite of hers. I connected more with Christmas af Lilac Cottage, for example. But as a whole, they make a truly fantastic pack to curl up with for the holidays.