The Gift of Happiness: Holly Martin

Today is my turn on the blog tour for this absolutely gorgeous book.


The beautiful new story from the bestselling author of Christmas at Lilac Cottage. The magic of Christmas has arrived in the little village of Happiness,where snow falls and love is in the air.

This December Ruby Marlowe is relocating her little Christmas shop and everything she owns to the pretty seaside village of Happiness. With her best friend Willow already living there, and a heartbreaking past she’d rather forget, Ruby jumped at the offer of a cosy cottage and a fresh start on the Cornish coast. But she wasn’t the only one… 

The last person Ruby expects to find in Happiness is her summer fling, the very gorgeous Jacob Harrington. He’s the only man who has come close to unlocking her heart, and therefore the one man she knew she could never see again. But now he’s here in the same village, and the chemistry between them is more electric than ever.

Falling in love again is something Ruby has vowed never to do. But Jacob is determined to change her mind.

As the village sparkles with Christmas lights and the snow begins to fall, can Jacob convince Ruby that love is worth the risk? And will Ruby accept the gift of happiness that Jacob is offering her before it’s too late?

My Review:

I absolutely adore Holly’s books, they are just the perfect escape after a busy day. There’s literally nothing better than curling up and getting lost in one of Hollys books.

It was absolutely wonderful to visit the Village of Happiness, I still want to live there. It is just a complete and utter joy to go and revisit all the characters that we came to love in book one.

Ruby decides to move to the village to have a fresh start, planning to open up a Christmas shop. She is immediately thrown into planning Christmas and it seems that the characters we adore from book one are determined that her and Jacob are destined to be together.

This is a book that has made me laugh and cry. The little village fills my heart with warmth and I completely adore the characters Holly has created.

I finished this book in just one sitting, it is so fantastic I just couldn’t put it down. Holly has pulled me into the story from the very beginning. There is absolutely nothing I dislike about this book.

This is another book which has been extremely easy to rate, I adore Holly’s books and this is definitely worthy of more than five stars. I absolutely love it and highly recommend this book.

Author Bio:

Holly Martin was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014.

A huge thank you to Holly for the advanced copy of this book and the opportunity to participate in such a fantastic blog tour.

You can also check out my reviews on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Once again, Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Please leave a comment or get in touch if you have any recommendations.

I’d love to hear them.

Lots of love

Little Miss Book Lover xoxo

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