I’m delighted to be joining the Publication Day Push for Helen J Rolfe’s novel, A Winter Wedding at Mistletoe Gate Farm, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.
A Wedding At Mistletoe Gate Farm focusses on Tilly, the owner of Tilly’s Bits’n’Pieces, a shop she inherited from her grandmother via her father. He wasn’t too pleased that Tilly had opted to forgo university in favour of the shop but Tilly had found her calling. She loved the shop, and loved stocking it with individual and eclectic items. So much so, she was running out of space.
Heritage Cove was recovering from storm damage to many of the buildings and particularly the barn that was to be a Christmas wedding venue.
Tilly’s heart sank. ‘What does this mean for the wedding?’
‘Barney knows he has to tell Melissa and Harvey today that the wedding can’t be held in the barn. They’re going to have to find another venue. Barney is so upset he won’t be able to give them the wedding they deserve — you know how he is about those two.’
Tilly is unsure at first when a relative she didn’t know she had turns up in the cove, but eventually she’s won over despite Benjamin’s reservations. Benjamin is a chef at the local pub, as well as helping his parents out at Mistletoe Gate Farm. Everyone is aware he and Tilly have feelings for each other but they can’t seem to get their act together.
Although this is Tilly’s story in the main, it was fun to catch up with the other residents of Heritage Cove. There’s a lot going on and the festive season isn’t without its problems for some people but there’s always a sense of community and friendship to even out the bumps.
It’s almost Christmas in Heritage Cove – the village tree is all lit-up, the bakery is full of festive treats, the tea rooms and waffle shack are welcoming locals inside out of the cold, and for some of the residents of the Cove, snow might not be the only thing they’re wishing for this year…
Tilly is overjoyed when an estranged relative comes to Heritage Cove wanting to make amends. But as she lets him in to her life and Tilly’s Bits ‘n’ Pieces – the shop she owns and loves – her friends aren’t so sure whether everything is quite as it seems.
Benjamin’s parents run Mistletoe Gate Farm, selling Christmas trees, wreaths and mistletoe. Benjamin has always thought his family was as firmly rooted in the ground as the rows of Norway Spruce and Fraser Firs. But when he finds a letter that rocks his world he realises he may not be able to do anything to prevent the changes coming their way.
Benjamin and Tilly have been falling for one another since the summer but will family complications put an abrupt stop to what is looking like a burgeoning romance?
With festive cheer weaving its way through the Cove as two local favourites plan their wedding, there’s more than one relationship that could receive a little Christmas magic…