Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage written and self-published by Rosie Green is available NOW in ebook format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.
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When Jess Thornton’s dad was lost at sea, the family coped in different ways, alone in their grief. Now, her mum seems to be going off the rails and her sister, Isla, who moved to France, is now back and determined to get their old family home on the market. But the last thing Jess wants this Christmas is for renovations to start on the house. It’s sure to stir up all sorts of memories she’s desperate to avoid. And to make things worse, Isla appears to have hired the most obnoxious builder in the world to do the work. Jess could ignore the fact that women seem to be putty in his hands. But what she finds harder to ignore is the frisson she gets every time she squeezes past him in the mess that is now their beloved old home! Can the family finally start talking and find a way to move on from the past this Christmas?
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Rosie Green’s latest novel: Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage.
This is the first standalone novel I’ve read by Rosie Green and it has the same captivation as her novellas. From the first page I was welcomed into a family coming to terms with a loss that seems never ending but sadly life has to go on and Jess with her sister, Isla and mother Patricia were coping in their own ways.
When Jess finds out her sister Isla has arranged renovations to be undertaken on their old family home she is distraught for all the memories being demolished by a builder who seems to have no idea in the sentiments he’s destroying. Jess is annoyed with Isla but when she turns up unexpected from her home and business in Paris alarm bells start ringing in Jess’ head. Why has Isla started renovating the house? Why has she returned home? What is Isla hiding?
Jess is also concerned with the recent decline in her mother’s health and is worried that the not knowing what has happened to her father is eating away at them all.
Trying to find a light at the end of the dark tunnel they are all in Jess decides to revisit a craft she enjoyed doing with her father. The whole process of creating something beautiful appears to bring Jess closer to her father’s memories and she starts to feel a certain thankfulness for the moments she shared with her father. However, working in the studio at the old family home brings her into the close working environment with Seb the builder. Jess soon realises her first impressions of Seb were not a true reflection of his character and there is more to Seb than meets the eye and a chemistry soon fizzles between them.
Snowflakes Over Moondance Cottage is everything you want in a festive read. I was charmed and invested by the story and felt the emotions expressed with the loss the girls have faced. Moondance Cottage sounded so idyllic and I could totally understand Jess’ anguish with the building work. The storyline was real and relatable, it will pull at your heart strings and leave you with a satisfied glow of warmth, love and above all else hope.
Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little.
Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.
Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.
Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.
Watch out for ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, which will be published Christmas 2019.
Rosie is also writing a full-length, standalone book for Christmas 2019, entitled ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’.
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