A Cornish Christmas is one of the first holiday books I have picked up this season, and it is very very early! A September 30 release date for a Christmas book means I read it in early August and it seemed weird to do that. The story was certainly not what I expected.
A Cornish Christmas: A Cosy Christmas Romance to Curl Up with by the Fire
Author: Lily Graham
Publisher: Bookouture (September 30, 2016)
As a rule, I do not like supernatural stuff, and I don’t know where to draw the line between holiday magic and supernatural.
Ivy and Stuart are a young couple who have tried to have a child for years. Stuart comes from a wealthy family and is a hot shot executive. Ivy illustrates children’s books. They have opted to move to the Cornish coast to lead a simpler life. Now they are living in Nirvana in a small seaside village, in a house aptly named Sea Cottage. Stuart grows vegetables and makes jams out of turnips and bok choy.
The couple is finally expecting, and trying hard to do everything right. As the holiday season approaches, Ivy misses her late mother. But then she comes across a surprise. This surprise forces her to do certain things, face some decisions she has kept on hold, reconnect with old friends, and so on. Gradually, Ivy feels enveloped in a cocoon of love and well being and she is lulled into thinking that everything is going to be just fine. But then fate strikes a hard blow, and all her beliefs are shattered. What will become of Ivy now? And her child?
A Cornish Christmas turned out to belong to a genre I do not like to read. Considering the unexpected elements, it is hard to comment on the book, more so without revealing spoilers.