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I find myself still reading up a storm as the holidays grow closer and closer. It's not so much reaching a "read books" goal, as I already surpassed what I said I'd read this year and then some, but more so the enjoyment of the read AND the chance to bring that title to the forefront for you. Yep. That's my cup of tea, and today's title is no exception.
On tour now with Rachel's Random Resources, it's a Fiction title that's ready to whisk you away for an English countryside holiday...whether you like it or not! Ready, set, let's get between the pages of today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...
A Not So Quiet Christmas
About the book...
A solo getaway at an English country cottage is a pleasant way to spend the holiday—but it takes two to really make things merry . . .
Antonia prefers a quiet Christmas. She’s happy to spend it on her own, watching Hallmark holiday movies in her pyjamas, eating what she wants, when she wants.
Antonia’s friend Jules, on the other hand, loves a big Christmas celebration and plans on travelling to the Yorkshire Dales for a festive break. But when Jules breaks her leg, she persuades Antonia to make the trip on her behalf. Arriving at the little cottage, Antonia meets the handsome property agent Oliver. But she can’t escape the weird locals—or avoid embarrassing situations like mistaking a cow for a burglar.
As Christmas approaches, the attraction between Oliver and Antonia grows. She could choose to return to the bustling city and spend it alone. Or she could choose love and have a not so quiet Christmas . . .
It reminded me a bit of the movie The Holiday, but in all the right ways. I loved Antonia for her dedication to her friend, her ability to make things better for others even if only in her small way, and her frankness of self. It's not often a character is simply themselves, and while maybe embassassed at times, still mostly accepting of themselves, and comfortable enough to present that truth to the world. I appreciated how much Jules gave of herself as well. She may have been someone we got to know from afar, or at least at a distance from Antonia in the physical sense, but her heart was there one hundred percent. Oliver was one of many notable figures of the town, helpful and with a heart of gold, he was definitely harboring a tender for our gal Antonia, and while neither seemed eager to act on it first, it doesn't make it any less sweet when the moment finally comes. Then there's Oliver's granddad, the new mother and son in town, the brother's who couldn't be more different yet the same at heart...and so many others you'll feel blessed to make the acquaintance of.
So this holiday season, get in touch with your inner Christmas spirit and prepare for a holiday louder in decibels than in the past, but heartwarming just the same. You'll fall in love with the town (so quaint!), where everyone knows your name (definitely before you know theirs!), and the latest embarrassing situation you have gotten yourself into (gotta love the cow burglar!), perhaps before you're even out of it (hanging from a rockface, 'nuff said!)! Whether you're a holiday homebody or a party thrower extraordinaire, you'll find your comfort zone in their holiday celebrations. Who knows? You may get a few ideas for your next get together! Who says life can't imitate art?
About the author...
Suzie Tullett is an author of contemporary humorous fiction and romantic comedy. She has a Masters Degree in Television & Radio Scriptwriting and worked as a scriptwriter before becoming a full-time novelist. When she's not busy creating her own literary masterpieces, she usually has her head in someone else's.
Suzie lives in a little cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland, along with her husband and two Greek rescue dogs.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. Be sure to check out the rest of tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!