Christmas in the Scottish Highlands

Donna Ashcroft

Welcome to the gorgeous little Scottish village of Christmas, where snow is falling, presents are being wrapped and the locals are writing their festive wish lists. Will this finally be the year that Belle’s dreams come true?

Thirty-year-old Belle Albany is feeling lonely this Christmas. Another whole year has passed and her life is… exactly the same as it was last December. She longs for true love and a little bit of winter magic – but she’s almost given up on finding it in the sleepy Scottish community where she lives…

When Belle crashes into elderly Edina on her cherry red bicycle, it’s not the meet-cute she’d been hoping for. But she immediately recognises the lost look in Edina’s watery-blue eyes and resolves to organise a Christmas to remember for them both – brimming with mince pies, mulled wine and lots of sparkle. Although Belle hadn’t counted on Edina’s home being a crumbling Scottish castle and she certainly hadn’t been expecting Edina’s handsome long-lost grandson Jack Hamilton-Kirk to turn up on the doorstep in the middle of a snow storm…

Jack is arrogant, rude and bossy and Belle is convinced he’s about to ruin the seasonal cheer she has worked hard to create. He’s basically the Grinch in human form, so why does her heart race every time they’re in the same room? They disagree on almost everything, from menu choices to music, and yet she starts to glimpse a softer side hidden behind Jack’s clipped words and brooding countenance.

As they hunt down costumes for the annual nativity show and save a donkey from a snowy disaster, Belle can’t ignore their growing attraction. But will a secret from Jack’s past come between them? Or will this finally be the year Belle falls in love?

This gorgeous, festive read is like a warm hug in a book! The perfect cosy romance to snuggle up with this Christmas. Fans of Nicola May, Trisha Ashley and Debbie Macomber will love this wonderfully uplifting novel.

Readers love Christmas in the Scottish Highlands!

I loved this book!a wonderful readabsolutely perfectit made me laugh, cry and even blush in partsa fabulous light hearted and heart-warming read, which will get you well and truly in the Christmas spirit by the end of the book! Fab, fab, fab!! Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely loved everything about thisI enjoyed this story so much, I couldn’t wait to get to the end… This rapid page turn is a must read, I loved it!… fantastic, heart-warming and exciting… a great festive holiday story… a wonderful must read. Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

An absolutely stunning read!!! A perfectly gorgeous book!!! The vivid descriptions left me feeling the fresh air of Scotland and feeling the warmth of the firemake yourself a hot chocolate and clear your schedule ready to get lost in this unputdownable heartwarmer. Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Such a cute Christmas story!I was obsessed from beginning to end (read it in every single spare second I had)… I would 100% recommend for those who like a good romance in a Christmassy scenario.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This Christmas story is just sooo cute – like OMG someone please make this into a movie. I couldn’t get enough of itIt’s just so cute and just the perfect Christmas book escape that everyone needs… So much holiday cheer as well!’ Hammockandread, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely brillianta feel-good, heart-warming read5 stars from me.’ THE Book Club on FB, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A perfect Christmas escape. Grab yourself a hot drink and a blanket and snuggle down with this book for a few hours. You won’t regret it! Star Crossed Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Charming, delightful, heartwarming!wonderfulSnuggle up with this book during the holidays you’ll be glad you did! Sue’s Reading Neighborhood, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐… perfectI didn’t want to put down… a beautiful setting… This one’s going into my stack of Christmas books to be re-read each year. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a fun book to get them in the holiday spirit! I just loved it. @mauibeachreads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Such a cute book!made my heart ache in a good waymade me laugh and made me cryincredible… it made me feel like I was the one living in a Scottish village in Christmas time.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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