Today I’m getting festive on the blog tour for The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas by Cressida McLaughlin.
The perfect Christmas read from the number one bestselling author of The Canal Boat Cafe.
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?
This is as gorgeous as a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winters day!
So, for many of us Christmas is not going quite to plan and we’re reluctantly staying home and not seeing our loved ones. It’s at times like these that you need a little light and sparkle. A good book always delivers and The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas has just the sparkle you might need. It was a delightful read. I adore Cornwall (and cream teas), so add a little romance, spooky goings on and a little Christmas magic and you have an absolutely winning combination.
Hannah is our leading lady and is very likeable (as are all the characters within this scrumptious story). She is visiting Porthgolow on business but it’s not long before a distant memory begins to unfurl There is mystery, a little romance and ghostly happenings all swept up in a glorious Cornish setting and I adored every moment. Perfect escapism this Christmas to lift the spirits. Quite simply a warm hug of a book.
Thank you so much to Anne Cater for inviting me to take part in this blog tour and to the lovely people at Harper Collins for sending me a real, actual physical book. I really enjoyed taking part and reading this sparkly gem of a novel.
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.