I’m delighted to be joining the Blog Tour for Christmas at Wynter House, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.
Times are changing for Neva Grey. Her flatmate and best friend, Jo, is engaged to her boyfriend and Neva can’t afford to buy her out of the flat they’ve shared for the last ten years. So the flat has been sold and their lives are following different paths.
After Christmas, which she’s spending with her parents, her sister and her family, Neva plans to start her own business. Her parents have booked a cottage at the idyllic sounding village of Wintersleap, run by the Wynter brothers, Adam and Rafe. Neva’s unscheduled ‘meetings’ with Adam and then Rafe Wynter are the first of many mishaps.
Instead of the relaxed Christmas they were all looking forward to in picturesque surroundings, the relentless rain is causing problems for the village, including power cuts. The river is fast becoming dangerously high, threatening to burst its banks. Rafe and Adam do their best to make sure everyone is safe, then to cap it all, an unexpected blizzard means the village is cut off from the outside world. With no way of getting home and the river inching ever closer to the cottages, it seems the only safe place to spend Christmas is Wynter House.
It seemed Rafe has already decided everyone would be coming to Wynter House, long before Adam suggested it. So why had Rafe looked so displeased? Was it because he wanted to be the one to say it? That seemed unlikely. Or was it because although he knew there was little choice, it was an invitation he would rather not have had to make.
Jo is having her own problems as the phone conversations between her and Neva highlight. There’s a great sense of affection and friendship between them which is lovely. It’ll be interesting to see how thing work out in the long term for them both.
Christmas At Wynter House has a host of delightful, well drawn and diverse characters, including the Neva’s eight year old niece, Sasha, who is obsessed by vampires, ghosts and ghouls, and has talked her parents into adopting a mischievous rescue Alaskan Malamute named Tempest. Neva is a character that grows on you. She has a tendency to forget to engage her brain before she opens her mouth, which causes her embarrassment on more than one occasion…but with two gorgeous brothers on the scene who could blame her.
There’s lots going on, including village gossips speculating on the fate of Rafe’s ex-wife and why he’s being so secretive, determined to keep everyone away from the dangerously old barn, which actually doesn’t look that old or dangerous. A fun and festive read.
About the Book
Neva Grey is looking forward to spending a quiet Christmas with her family in the cosy cottage they’ve rented in the picture-postcard village of Wyntersleap. Nestled between rolling hills and a gently burbling river, it’s going to be idyllic.
Except it’s not. Torrential rain causes the river to burst its banks and the quaint little village isn’t quite so cosy with water lapping at the doors. Add to that a power cut and a sudden blizzard and Christmas is looking bleak … until gorgeous Adam Wynter invites them all to Wynter House.
Although not everyone is happy to share the ancestral home. Adam’s elder brother, Rafe is less than pleased. Their grandmother, Olivia extends a grudging welcome. And for Carruthers, the oddly arrogant butler, unexpected guests are a Christmas surprise he could do without. Especially one as troublesome as Neva’s eight-year-old niece.
But something’s not quite right at Wynter House. What is Rafe intent on hiding behind the locked doors of the old barn? And what really happened to his first wife? It’s a good thing Neva has a sense of humour. She’s going to need it this Christmas at Wynter House.
This is book one in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series
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