Snowflakes and Secrets in the Scottish Highlands

Donna Ashcroft

Step into Christmas Village in the Scottish Highlands where you’ll find plenty of mulled wine, romance and secrets! And join Merry McKenzie as she stays at her Aunt Ava’s cottage for the winter festivities to try and mend her broken heart…

Thirty-one-year-old Merry has vowed never to have her heart broken again. When her Aunt Ava asks her to house-sit Chestnut Cottage to look after her menagerie of animals, Merry jumps at the opportunity. Perhaps spending Christmas in the snowy Scottish Highlands will be just the escape she needs…

But on her first night in the little cottage everything goes wrong. The lights don’t work. It’s freezing cold. She has to call out the local vet, Theo Ellis-Lee, to help her calm down her aunt’s over-excited pet turkey. Merry realises she’s completely out of her comfort zone and it doesn’t help that Theo is both infuriatingly cheerful and insanely attractive.

It gets worse when Theo begins stopping by the cottage every day to check on the unruly animals. Merry wanted to prove that she doesn’t need a man holding her hand all the way. And Theo wasn’t part of her plans to be home alone for Christmas. Except Merry can’t deny the handsome vet sets her pulse racing…

Merry tries to keep up her Scrooge-like persona, but gradually Theo begins to melt her heart with his cheeky sense of humour and smouldering looks. As the two of them share cosy evenings drinking wine and eating cookies, Merry lets down her guard for the first time in a very long time.

But when Merry discovers Theo has been keeping a secret from her, it makes her wonder if she can really trust him. Can Theo convince Merry to give him a second chance? Or will Merry leave Christmas Village and return home heartbroken?

A gorgeous, winter romance to lose yourself in this Christmas. Perfect for fans of Nicola May, Trisha Ashley and Debbie Macomber – and best accompanied by a hot chocolate!

What readers are saying about Snowflakes and Secrets in the Scottish Highlands:

Wow! What a gorgeous heart-warming Christmas story… I loved… a delightful escape… extra special and carries an added layer of depth… will tug at your heart and give you a big dose of Christmas spirit5 Glittering Stars!Cindy L Spear, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I absolutely loved this book!… I became very quickly hookedonce started I couldn’t put it down, finishing it in less than a day!… Filled with lots of love, family and friends, this was the perfect escapism.’ Stardust Books Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved this bookfull of the Christmas spirit… A beautifully written book… a Christmas winner.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ahhhh here’s the Christmas book that I was looking forward to! I absolutely loved this book… lovely and it’s given me a proper festive buzz – and a desire to find a mince pie or two asap!!! NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heartwarming romanceso much fun… The setting is snowy and perfect for a Christmas book… delightfulthe perfect book to read during the holidays!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

So much fun… gave me all the feel-good, Christmassy vibes and I truly felt like I was in cosy Christmas Village.’ @lukareads_, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Such a great romantic winter readcouldn’t put it down and finished in one sitting… amazing.’@sewing_bookwyrm, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved escaping to the cozy Scottish Highlands… I had tears in my eyes at the end. Such a great read! Highly, highly recommend.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The queen of feel-good fictionthis Yuletide yarn certainly ticks all our boxes. A seasonal romance as warm and welcome as a mug of mulled wine.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Feel good book… a joy to read charming… Idyllic location… Perfect seasonal book to get you in the mood for the festive season.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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