I would like to wish Helen a Happy First Birthday for “Christmas at The Little Knitting Box”. I am delighted to be part of the blog blitz celebrations for this. Many thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot.
*****Book News Alert*****
Helen has the the next book available on Amazon UK & US for pre-order, release date is 12th December, not long to wait for “Snowflakes and Mistletoe at the Inglenook Inn”. You will find details of this next book at the end of this post.
Christmas is coming and New York is in full swing for the snowy season. But at The Little Knitting Box in the West Village, things are about to change …
The Little Knitting Box has been in Cleo’s family for nearly four decades, and since she arrived fresh off the plane from the Cotswolds four years ago, Cleo has been doing a stellar job of running the store. But instead of an early Christmas card in the mail this year, she gets a letter that tips her world on its axis.
Dylan has had a tumultuous few years. His marriage broke down, his mother passed away and he’s been trying to pick up the pieces as a stay-at-home dad. All he wants this Christmas is to give his kids the home and stability they need. But when he meets Cleo at a party one night, he begins to see it’s not always so easy to move on and pick up the pieces, especially when his ex seems determined to win him back.
When the snow starts to fall in New York City, both Cleo and Dylan realise life is rarely so black and white and both of them have choices to make. Will Dylan follow his heart or his head? And will Cleo ever allow herself to be a part of another family when her own fell apart at the seams?
Full of snow, love and the true meaning of Christmas, this novel will have you hooked until the final page.
This is a beautiful, cosy, snugly, wintry read. Meet Cleo, she ran to New York 4 years ago from England, leaving behind a failed marriage. Now divorced she has taken over The Little Knitting Box, a family run business that Cleo fits into perfectly. She has found her safe haven amongst the ribbons, buttons, threads and wool that makes up this haberdashery shop.
Now meet Dylan, ex husband, ex lawyer and father of two. Things were going well until his ex-wife Prue starts spending more time with the children. She has made a mistake, wants to try again, be part of the family. Dylan thinks she has something up her sleeve.
But things for these two people are about to change. Unforeseen developments are on the horizon that will make both Cleo and Dylan re-think their individual futures.
This is a story that has pulled on the city of New York, a city that does Christmas, and does it well. Helen has managed to bring the sights, sounds, smells and atmosphere onto the pages and into my head. She has invoked the warm cosy Christmas feeling into her pages and has wrapped it around a story very adeptly. The Knitting Box descriptions are a delight, I could see the colours, shapes and feel the textures. The plot hooked me from the first few paragraphs and kept me turning the pages. Among the plots that are told in this story, there is one that I really liked. Second chances, should people be given a second chance ? This I really liked as there were may different aspects, scenarios and situations that involved this theme. A constant will they, won’t they plot, with some unexpected twists and developments.
This is a book that I fell in love with, it is out of my usual reading genres, but I am so glad I gave this book a chance. I wanted a read that was Christmas themed, with a bit of romance and had a good story line. This ticked all of those requirements and added quite a lot more. A look at life, love, relationships and past personal problems that have an impact on life.
I would highly recommend this beautifully written Christmas book. A great read that is perfect for snuggling up under a blanket or beside an open fire with a constant supply of hot chocolate. Ideal for readers of romance, women’s fiction and general fiction.
About the Author:
Helen J Rolfe writes contemporary women’s fiction with an emphasis on relationships and love. She enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and characters who face challenges and fight to overcome them. Helen enjoys creating strong female lead characters and although her stories often deal with serious issues, they always have a happy ending.
Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries around the world. So far, locations have included Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Connecticut, Bath and the Cotswolds.
Born and raised in the UK, Helen graduated from University with a business degree and began working in I.T. This job took her over to Australia and it was there that she studied writing and journalism and began writing for women’s health and fitness magazines. She also volunteered with the PR department of a children’s hospital where she wrote articles and media releases. Helen began writing fiction in 2011 and hasn’t missed the I.T. world one little bit, although the I.T. skills have come in handy of course, especially when it comes to creating and maintaining a website.
After fourteen years of living in Australia, Helen returned to the UK and now lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and their children.
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- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1861.0 KB
- Print Length: 294 pages
- Purchase from Amazon UK
*********Book News – Hot Off The Press**********
I as mentioned earlier in this post, Helen has a new book coming out, “Snowflakes and Mistletoe at the Inglenook Inn” .
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but is it the time to fall in love?
As the flames on the log fire flicker and the snowflakes swirl above the New York streets, maybe this Christmas could be the one that changes everything…
When Darcy returns to Manhattan, she’s put in charge of the Inglenook Inn, a cosy boutique hotel in the heart of Greenwich Village. The Inn needs a boost in bookings if it’s to survive the competition, so Darcy is convinced that hosting Christmas this year is the answer. What she doesn’t expect is to meet a face from the past, which can only spell trouble.
Myles left England behind and took a job in New York. It’s a step forwards in his career, and has the added bonus of being nowhere near his family. He’s also hoping to avoid Christmas, the worst time of the year. But when his company puts him up at the Inglenook Inn and he recognises Darcy, it isn’t long before they clash.
When disaster strikes, can Myles and Darcy put their differences aside to make Christmas at the Inglenook Inn a success?
Publication Date – 12tth December 2017
As if we hadn’t been spoilt enough there is also a great giveaway, enter below for a chance to win a paperback copy and chocolate. Good Luck xx
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