November 7, 2019
Fans of Milly Johnson and Phillipa Ashley, the Cosy Kettle café is waiting for you to find a comfy spot by the fire and snuggle up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Amidst the twinkling lights and falling snowflakes, Becca has a wish to make this Christmas…
Running from heartbreak, twenty-five-year-old Becca has moved to the cosy village of Honeyford. Living with her best friend Zac in a little stone cottage, and serving mince pies and steaming gingerbread lattes at the Cosy Kettle, is the perfect escape from her past.
But starting over isn’t always plain sailing, and Becca’s shyness is holding her back from making her mark on the café. To make matters worse, her crush on blond-haired, blue-eyed local heartthrob Logan gets stronger by the day – but he can barely remember her name. So as the snow starts to fall in Honeyford, Becca has one big Christmas wish: to completely reinvent herself. Becca dreams of bringing the Cosy Kettle success and finding romance with Logan under the mistletoe.
As she gets a makeover, cosies up to Logan over mulled wine and plans the most festive celebration the café has ever seen, Becca wonders why she waited so long to step out of her comfort zone… Zac, on the other hand, thought she was perfect before – always caring for others – and he misses the quirky girl with the bright blue hair.
When Logan turns out to not be all he seems, Becca is left wondering if he’s really the one for her. With her party plans also going awry, can Becca save her beloved Cosy Kettle in time for Christmas? And has the key to her happiness been in front of her all along?
My biggest disappointment with A Christmas Wish and a Cranberry Kiss at the Cosy Kettle by Liz Eeles was discovering at the end that this would be the last book in the Cosy Kettle series. I’ve enjoyed this series immensely.
A Christmas Wish and a Cranberry Kiss at the Cosy Kettle is the story of Becca whom we met in book one, New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle. At that point in time, she was shy, troubled, and constantly verging on a breakdown. Now, as she is manager of the Cosy Kettle, she has changed. Making even greater changes to herself is on her list of things to do before Christmas. That and get a date with Logan, the hunky gym rat who is friends with her housemate, Zac.
While most of the action and outcome is fairly predictable, that did not take away from the charm of this novel. It was wonderful to see Becca come into her own, make her changes, and then pick and choose amongst those changes so that she could still be her own person.
Like the previous two novels, the same secondary characters are on hand to provide eccentricity as well as insights. These are human eccentrics, not just cardboard cutouts to provide village color.
This is probably the best Christmas romance I’ve read this season. While it can be read as a standalone, I’d recommend you read the other two books as well because they are equally as charming and well written. If you need a respite from the soulless world around us, these might help.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
see below for Amazon links to all three books in the series.
For my reviews of the other two books click on the links below:
4 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies