Sunday 26 November 2017

Carole's Sunday Review: A very country Christmas

Author: Zara Stoneley
Title: A Very Country Christmas (Tippermere #2.5)
Genre: Historical Romance and Short Story
Pages: ebook
Published: October 2015
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon freebie)

A short Christmas story of three courses.
Love is in the air in Tippermere as Lottie dreams of a white Christmas with no trimmings – other than her hot and hunky eventer, Rory. But things are never quite that simple on the Tipping House Estate.
Festive fervour takes over and it isn’t all seasonal peace and goodwill as expectations rise and it soon escalates from cosy dinner for two, to all the trimmings for ten!

With missing turkeys, loose horses, troublesome terriers and randy huntsmen, Lottie is hard pushed to find time for a kiss under the mistletoe, let alone find the opportunity to woo Rory with her sexy Santa costume.

But there is only one thing Lottie really wants for Christmas, and only one man can deliver it…

Here I go again reading a book in the middle of a series. At least this one was pretty decent as a standalone, so I don't feel I missed a whole bunch. There were some references and back story I could tell I was missing, but the story still did well without it. 

This story follows Lottie and her family. I liked her and her beau Rory a lot. I was rooting for him to give her the one thing she really wants!

The story was fun a few slow parts that seemed to drag on and on. I had to skim a couple of times for my sanity. After a while I did get used to the occasional lull in the story, it seemed to be a part of the author's writing style. 

Honestly? This made me in the mood for Xmas. LOL It was very Christmas-y, but done in a good way where it wasn't obnoxious. I may put up my tree a little sooner than I normally do this year ;) So yes...this is a good way to start your Xmas reading for sure. 

There were some lulls, but I enjoyed the story and the characters a lot, so I found it was worth the read. It helped that this was a freebie lol! I loved that this was a quick read even with the lulls here and there. 

If you need a good, quick Xmas book this is the one for you. Fun characters and a fun story to get you in the holiday mood. I'll stamp this with...mmmmmmm....3 stars.


  1. I've still not got a Christmassy read though I do enjoy the reviews!

  2. The characters can really make a difference in how much you enjoy a story. Glad you liked it!!

  3. I like when it puts you in a holiday mood :)

  4. I haven't read any Christmas type reads yet this year but I may still get to one.

  5. Lulls are tough for me this time of year so I'll probably skip this.

  6. I've been getting in the mood to read Christmas books. I try not to read books in the middle of a series, but it's not working out that way.

  7. I like quick Christmas reads so I'll keep the title in mind!

  8. Even if laggy, glad it got you in the mood. :)

  9. The lulls would make me hesitate but you really can't beat Free Christmas Book! Glad you mostly enjoyed it.

  10. sometimes it's nice to have a sweet cristmas story like that

  11. Freebies are great but I wouldn't care for the slower parts. Glad it put you in the holiday mood.



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