Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop
‘A pure delight…fabulous, fun and unforgettable’ – Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe

Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop Details

TitleChristmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 5th, 2017
PublisherHarperImpulse
Rating
GenreHoliday, Christmas, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Contemporary Romance

Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop Review

  • Rachel Gilbey
    January 1, 1970
    Arguably this could be renamed Four Weddings and a memorable Christmas Day, as that is probably the best way I can sum up the story. Holly is only in Cornwall for December to have a quiet month, and escape Christmas this year, after last years Christmas Day didn't go to plan. Not only that she is not overly keen on weddings but has agreed to be a photographer at one just before Christmas. However things never go according to plan, and Holly, who is a food photographer normally ends up having to Arguably this could be renamed Four Weddings and a memorable Christmas Day, as that is probably the best way I can sum up the story. Holly is only in Cornwall for December to have a quiet month, and escape Christmas this year, after last years Christmas Day didn't go to plan. Not only that she is not overly keen on weddings but has agreed to be a photographer at one just before Christmas. However things never go according to plan, and Holly, who is a food photographer normally ends up having to agree to work multiple weddings over December. They are all incredibly different and mainly she is doing it as a favour to her friends in The Little Wedding Shop. Fans of the series will be delighted to know that Jess, Sera, Poppy, Immie, Lily are all back, and we are of course kept fully up to date with all their latest news. Holly is good friends with them all and it was fantastic to be back in this setting. If you are new to the series it can probably be read as a standalone, as its a new main focal character. Rory, is the local brewer and regular at weddings. He is currently looking after his niece and nephew, although he's never really had much to do with kids. Holly also seems to be trying to avoid him at first, due to childhood teasing. However as the story progresses I found I was falling for Rory completely, and just loved seeing some of his more tender gestures. There is plenty of Christmas, snow, and romance in this book , and its a fabulous addition to this series. I felt as though I was at the Wedding Shop and all of the weddings. There are so many fantastic moments, that I can only hint that large numbers of them seem to involve Rory or Bart! Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop is another fantastic book in this excellent series and I can't wait to see what Jane Linfoot writes next. Thank you to Harper Impulse and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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  • Joanne Robertson
    January 1, 1970
    I have really enjoyed this series so far and the latest addition is another gloriously enchanting visit to the girls at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea. And if you have missed them then don’t worry as we get to catch up with Poppy, Jess, Sera, Immie etc to see what has happened in their lives since we last met them. But here the emphasis is on Holly, a local who has been working away in London but has returned to help out over the busy Christmas period in the shop. Holly is a food photographe I have really enjoyed this series so far and the latest addition is another gloriously enchanting visit to the girls at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea. And if you have missed them then don’t worry as we get to catch up with Poppy, Jess, Sera, Immie etc to see what has happened in their lives since we last met them. But here the emphasis is on Holly, a local who has been working away in London but has returned to help out over the busy Christmas period in the shop. Holly is a food photographer by trade but she is there to cover a wedding. Due to unforeseen circumstances though she ends up booked for more weddings than she had expected but that’s the least of her problems when she meets up again with childhood crush Rory!It was like being back amongst friends when I started to read Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop. Although part of a series each book can be read as a standalone. All the characters are such a wonderful group, everyone with their own personality and story but all the little pieces of the jigsaw come together perfectly as Holly realises that what she is looking for is maybe a lot closer to home than she thought. I loved the way the romance between Holly and Rory developed gradually and realistically once they started to open up to each other. There were some unexpectedly poignant moments when Rory revealed what had occurred to him in the past which I found utterly heartbreaking and his relationship with his niece and nephew also brought a few tears to my eyes as well.Jane Linfoot write beautifully detailed books full of sumptuous cakes and fierce friendships. They delight and stimulate the senses so that you can almost smell the Christmas trees and taste those mince pie muffins. This is the perfect book to cuddle up with when the temperature starts to drop, just hope that you get snowed in as you won’t want to let this one go!
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  • Bev
    January 1, 1970
    Having read other books in this series I hoped I was in for a treat when I started this one and true to form I loved this frothy, fun story. It’s always good to re encounter characters you’ve grown to know in earlier books and I very much enjoyed reacquainting myself with this great bunch of female friends. I especially enjoyed the photographic slant as I am a keen amateur photographer and I may have even picked up a few tips - bonus! If you’re looking for a festive, romantic read with cupcakes Having read other books in this series I hoped I was in for a treat when I started this one and true to form I loved this frothy, fun story. It’s always good to re encounter characters you’ve grown to know in earlier books and I very much enjoyed reacquainting myself with this great bunch of female friends. I especially enjoyed the photographic slant as I am a keen amateur photographer and I may have even picked up a few tips - bonus! If you’re looking for a festive, romantic read with cupcakes and humour sprinkled liberally throughout then I would definitely curl up with a hot chocolate and indulge yourself by reading this story.
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  • Nicola Clough
    January 1, 1970
    So wonderful to go back to this series of books I've loved the others and certainly wasn't let down at all. It's full of fun and romance and a real laugh out loud book full of Christmas and lovely to hear more from the shop. Christmas has come to the lovely shop in Cornwall and nothing beats a Christmas wedding. Holly comes to Cornwall wanting to forget Christmas and she helps her friend out by taking photos at weddings but can she be happy and move forward especially when her ex boyfriend turns So wonderful to go back to this series of books I've loved the others and certainly wasn't let down at all. It's full of fun and romance and a real laugh out loud book full of Christmas and lovely to hear more from the shop. Christmas has come to the lovely shop in Cornwall and nothing beats a Christmas wedding. Holly comes to Cornwall wanting to forget Christmas and she helps her friend out by taking photos at weddings but can she be happy and move forward especially when her ex boyfriend turns up can she forgive him and be with him or has she moved forward further and realised her life isn't with him. An enjoyable read and full of romance and cupcakes to well worth reading.
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  • Gaele
    January 1, 1970
    Do you have a favorite author or series – one that you know will transport you away from everything and hold you there until the last page? Jane Linfoot is that for me, particularly with the clever, quirky, openhearted friends that help every bride to create the wedding of her dreams. The gang is back: Poppy is now heavily pregnant, Immie is desperately trying to get there, Jess is off on a vacation and hoping for an engagement ring, and we’ve just met Holly, returning to St. Aiden’s for her Chr Do you have a favorite author or series – one that you know will transport you away from everything and hold you there until the last page? Jane Linfoot is that for me, particularly with the clever, quirky, openhearted friends that help every bride to create the wedding of her dreams. The gang is back: Poppy is now heavily pregnant, Immie is desperately trying to get there, Jess is off on a vacation and hoping for an engagement ring, and we’ve just met Holly, returning to St. Aiden’s for her Christmas retreat. Her best friend from childhood, Poppy,has offered her the little garret flat above Brides by the Sea for her stay: a stay that includes a surf-themed wedding on the beach that she is photographing for her friends. But Holly is hoping that she can hide away for most of the holiday with dvds and books: wedding photography is all new to her, and she’s never been one to try something new. Ever. Met by Santa and his elf, pulled along in an over decorated wagon pulled by Nutella the pony, her first moments in her return are reminding her of all the reasons she left. Everyone knows you, your business and the memories of her sister are far too present – especially at the time of year she loves. Or loved. See, Holly has always been the sister in the shadow, content to follow along behind her more outgoing and exuberant sibling Freya, until cancer claimed her. Still not really finished grieving, Holly’s love of Christmas (she has a storage unit in London chock full of decorations for the season) her confidence and heart were battered again – when she ran from a proposal to her long-term boyfriend just a year ago. And then, as if Holly didn’t think it could get worse, there is Rory, her teen crush and boy who seemed to have it all in a casual, graceful way – unlike her angsty, follower style. Rory is staying at Rose Hill and caring for his niece and nephew while his sister, their mother is in hospital. He’s not made any adjustments to his own marketing his brewery first, drag others along lifestyle, and the idea of young Grace and the infant Teddie have him flummoxed. He’s not bad with them, he’s just not engaged. And when you add this blast from the past to Holly’s time in Cornwall to the fact that Jess has set her up as an assistant to Jules the photographer so she’ll learn how to shoot the upcoming wedding, things start to turn. Staring with Jules’ getting sick and bailing on several booked weddings and Holly needing to step up – with her assistant (and professional wedding guest) Rory. Never a fast-paced story, these gently unfold as people share their stories, find comfort and challenge in the supportive friendships that have pushed Holly further than she ever expected. With Rory’s clear memories of Freya, a person that few discuss with her because they worry it will make her sad, Holly and Rory come to find a working relationship, not always comfortable but manageable, as they work on weddings. It doesn’t hurt that Holly knows every word to Let it Go from Frozen, and recognizes Grace’s Olaf, those moments allow Rory to let go and enjoy the kids, even when he’s panicked about his sister’s illness. From the recognition of their friendship, through Holly’s success as a wedding photographer, talking a bride off the path ‘away’ to capturing photos that the couples adore, and even earning Jules’ respect, she’s growing in ways unexpected. And with the return of her ex on Christmas Day, with the proposal that she thought she needed and wanted and a ring to die for: all of the changes that she’s experienced come to the forefront and decisions need to be made. Descriptions of food (Oh My Goodness the Cupcakes!) and wedding venues, photos, friends and laughs, with Jess’s bossy and know everything moments taking a back seat to her own nerves about a possible engagement, to Immie’s no-nonsense approach to life and swearing (frog farts) and them all trying to wrangle Poppy into resting, the friendships add a level of comfort and emotion that make you want to be in their group. With needlepointing firefighters, plenty of laughs, and a true homecoming for Holly where open arms and endless baked goods are on offer, it’s wonderful to head back to Brides by the Sea, again. Perhaps there’s more to come – I don’t want to let these people go, not yet. I received an eArc copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. Review first appeared at I am, Indeed
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  • Adele
    January 1, 1970
    Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop is the fourth book in The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea series. Each book can be enjoyed as a standalone but to fully appreciate the back history I would whole heartedly recommend reading all books in the series. The books in the series are:•The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea•Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop•Summer at the Little Wedding Shop•Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding ShopI have been totally captivated and swept away by this contem Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop is the fourth book in The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea series. Each book can be enjoyed as a standalone but to fully appreciate the back history I would whole heartedly recommend reading all books in the series. The books in the series are:•The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea•Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop•Summer at the Little Wedding Shop•Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding ShopI have been totally captivated and swept away by this contemporary romcom series by author Jane Linfoot. The setting of a book series around a wedding shop located on the Cornish coast with it’s rugged and stunning vista ever changing with the seasons is so idyllic. Readers are treated each time they open up any of the books in this series to a cast of warm hearted characters with female leads you want to be best friends with and I’m sure as each book is published the male leads get more adorable.This story focuses on Holly who is returning to her hometown for the festive period to take photos for her friend’s wedding, which so happens to be taking place on the very beach besides the wedding shop. Since fleeing from her surprise proposal almost a year ago Holly has been determined to avoid Christmas at all costs to help her get over her break-up from Luc. However, as she promised to help at her friend’s wedding she has no choice and feels that she can just about manage with one wedding at Christmas. However, St Aidan and The Wedding Shop are gearing up for a festive period filled with fun, love and lots of weddings. The Wedding Shop’s regular photographer Jules has unfortunately had to pull out of taking the photos for the forthcoming Christmas weddings. Emergency reinforcements are needed and the Wedding Shop team look to Holly to help out. Holly’s self-esteem since the break-up is very low however, she has the help of local beer and wine merchant Rory on hand to help. Rory also so happens to be her nemesis. They connected when they were at school, very often Rory would tease Holly but secretly she enjoyed his companionship.Both Holly and Rory have suffered heartache as a child. However, Rory was very clever to hide his true emotions and he came across as the village rebel. When you first read about Rory you can’t help but fall for his cheeky charm but when you see his true persona emerge there is a little vulnerability about him. The introduction of two of the cutest characters, Gracie and Teddie, also help bring out more layers in Rory’s characters. There are definitely some gorgeous ahhh moments.Can two people with a shared mutual affinity of a loss still so sorely felt help each other to find the strength in themselves to tackle their fears?Another beautiful, charming romance from Jane Linfoot.
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  • Shona Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom
    January 1, 1970
    The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea has definitely become one of my favourite series to slip in to. I love the long term cast of characters, and I love the new additions with each book. Holly definitely resonated with me more than some of the other female leads, perhaps it was the fact that we both lost an older sister when we were younger, though the circumstances of those loses were different. Clearly many years have gone on and Holly has found a way to cope with her loss and move on with her l The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea has definitely become one of my favourite series to slip in to. I love the long term cast of characters, and I love the new additions with each book. Holly definitely resonated with me more than some of the other female leads, perhaps it was the fact that we both lost an older sister when we were younger, though the circumstances of those loses were different. Clearly many years have gone on and Holly has found a way to cope with her loss and move on with her life, but there will always be moments where her thoughts will naturally gravitate to her sister and whether they be happy or sad moments they will come when you least expect it. Linfoot has done an amazing job at finding the perfect balance between showing us these moments without bogging the story down in Holly's sad memories. Whilst the story isnt about Holly and the loss of her sister, for me it provided an extra depth of character to Holly and even offered up a little insight as to why she is the way she is.Rory... I can totally see why Holly had a huge crush on him as a teenager, can even understand why he invokes such strong reactions as an adult. But as the book progresses and we get to know him we see a slightly different side to the Rory Holly remembers. And I'm not embarrassed to admit I might be a teensy bit in love with him myself.This is another fantastic instalment in a fantastic series. One that I will enjoy reading again and again in the years to come.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    I am a huge fan of this series so I was delighted when I seen this book and even better its set at Christmas.This time we are introduced to new character Holly. (I don't want to spoil it and say to much about her as its nice to meet a new character.) But you will love her! Previous characters also feature hugely in this book! Its just lovely catching up with them and picking off where we left off at the last book.Holly catches the eye of local Rory, there is clearly a spark between them, he is a I am a huge fan of this series so I was delighted when I seen this book and even better its set at Christmas.This time we are introduced to new character Holly. (I don't want to spoil it and say to much about her as its nice to meet a new character.) But you will love her! Previous characters also feature hugely in this book! Its just lovely catching up with them and picking off where we left off at the last book.Holly catches the eye of local Rory, there is clearly a spark between them, he is always there by her side but it seems like he likes her a lot but she doesn't seem to notice his feelings for her. Then her Ex turns up and you are left wondering who she is going to end up with. This is a really warm and cosy read, perfect to curl up with this winter season. I enjoyed every single page! It has got me so excited for christmas! Pure Perfection!
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  • Karen Whittard
    January 1, 1970
    I really love The little wedding shop by the sea books, and this one is a fabulous edition to the series. Fans of chicklit and romance books will absolutely adore this fabulous series. It is full of romance, friendship, love, weddings and the Christmas spirit. It is so lovely to catch up with old friends and find out what they are doing now. I really do love this series and there is nothing more romantic then a Christmas wedding. I loved this book from the very start to the romantic finale. Simp I really love The little wedding shop by the sea books, and this one is a fabulous edition to the series. Fans of chicklit and romance books will absolutely adore this fabulous series. It is full of romance, friendship, love, weddings and the Christmas spirit. It is so lovely to catch up with old friends and find out what they are doing now. I really do love this series and there is nothing more romantic then a Christmas wedding. I loved this book from the very start to the romantic finale. Simply wonderful.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    First of all I can't believe that we are on the fourth book in The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea series. I have had so much fun reading this entire series, a whole lot of warmth and love along with wonderful characters are packed into these books. I would say that although this is the fourth book it can still be read as a standalone. However I can't recommend this series enough and it really is well worth starting with book one.The beginning of this book was so much fun especially the way Holly First of all I can't believe that we are on the fourth book in The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea series. I have had so much fun reading this entire series, a whole lot of warmth and love along with wonderful characters are packed into these books. I would say that although this is the fourth book it can still be read as a standalone. However I can't recommend this series enough and it really is well worth starting with book one.The beginning of this book was so much fun especially the way Holly arrives, it was brilliant. Holly is such a likeable character but also has a painful past that definitely pulled at my heart strings. Then you have Rory who has such a cheeky personality along with some hidden depths that made me love him even more. Holly and Rory's sparring throughout this book had me constantly smiling especially the many nicknames that Rory makes up for Holly. There is a lovely playful friendship that just made this story even more entertaining. As ever it was lovely to catch up with everyone from the previous books and I really do love this group of friends along with the wonderful Brides by the Sea. It really is like visiting friends that's how real the characters feel. When Holly is thrown in at the deep end I loved the mix of different weddings that played out along with the different range of characters from the likeable to the pretty annoying! The way they all pull together to make the weddings a success is so lovely to see. This story moves at a lovely pace and I couldn't wait to see how everything would turn out but also sad that it would also end. Jane Linfoot has a wonderfully warm and witty writing style that truly engages the reader making you really care about the characters that she has created. Also I have to mention please keep on reading after the story has ended for some delicious recipes in the back of the book. If you spent time drooling over the gorgeous descriptions of Poppy's creations in this story these really will be perfect for you to recreate. Along with some lovely festive drinks, I think I will definitely have to try them especially the Christmosas!What can I say other than Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop really is a heartwarming story. A true Christmas delight that will leave you with a real glow of warmth! With thanks to Harper Impulse & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
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  • Suze Lavender
    January 1, 1970
    Holly needs a holiday, which is why she gladly accepts to stay in the flat above Brides by the Sea for a few weeks. She doesn't want to celebrate Christmas because of a traumatic experience the previous year and thinks she's going to spend a lot of time on her own. However, Brides by the Sea is a busy place and Holly is soon needed to help out with the work. She's a food photographer, but has promised to take photographs at a wedding for once. However, that wedding isn't the only one she's going Holly needs a holiday, which is why she gladly accepts to stay in the flat above Brides by the Sea for a few weeks. She doesn't want to celebrate Christmas because of a traumatic experience the previous year and thinks she's going to spend a lot of time on her own. However, Brides by the Sea is a busy place and Holly is soon needed to help out with the work. She's a food photographer, but has promised to take photographs at a wedding for once. However, that wedding isn't the only one she's going to do, fate has other plans. Will she be able to pull this off even though it scares her?While being back in her old hometown Holly regularly runs into her teenage crush Rory. He still manages to make her feel flustered and that is something she doesn't want, at all. When Holly has to step in to save the day Rory is by her side to support her. Will Holly be able to deal with everything that comes her way? Is she really destined to spend Christmas alone or will being part of the Brides by the Sea team surprise her in the most unexpected ways?Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop is a wonderful festive read. I love reading about weddings and Jane Linfoot writes about several very special ones that all have that brilliant feelgood factor a good wedding should have. It was fun to be part of them through the lens of Holly's camera. It gives the story a fabulous perspective. Holly is super sweet, but also incredibly shy. She's a beautiful person inside and out, but she tries to hide from others. With the help of caring friends she slowly comes out of her shell and that was amazing to witness. Jane Linfoot writes about this process in a heartwarming natural way filled with compassion and humor.Jane Linfoot skillfully makes her settings come to life by writing about them in a lovely detailed way. I could easily picture every location she writes about. She also understands that all brides are different and that each wedding is unique and that is definitely something that makes her wedding stories stand out. Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop has it all, romance, entertainment, charm, cheerfulness, friendship, small miracles, Christmas magic and lots of warmth. I absolutely loved this fantastic book.
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  • Gemma
    January 1, 1970
    It’s always enjoyable returning to The Little Wedding shop by the Sea. This time it’s Holly’s story, a new character we’re introduced to. Heading, or running away to Cornwall to escape Christmas, after last years one not going to plan with her now ex. Her best friend Poppy has given her her old attic flat at the top of the little Wedding shop, where she plans on pretty much hiding away with her stack of dvds, throughout the Christmas period – apart from helping her friends out by taking pictures It’s always enjoyable returning to The Little Wedding shop by the Sea. This time it’s Holly’s story, a new character we’re introduced to. Heading, or running away to Cornwall to escape Christmas, after last years one not going to plan with her now ex. Her best friend Poppy has given her her old attic flat at the top of the little Wedding shop, where she plans on pretty much hiding away with her stack of dvds, throughout the Christmas period – apart from helping her friends out by taking pictures of their beach wedding. But, St Aiden might just have a few more plans in store for Holly….As with all of this series the author very much includes the past characters into the story, whilst all these books can be enjoyed as a standalone, I recommend reading from the start to know all the past stories/characters and get the most enjoyment from them.Im also a big fan of the little briefings at the start of the chapters , which has followed on through the whole series – stating where the characters are at the time and a couple of words to highlight things coming up.The romance side is always fun and flirty in these books. Holly’s relationship with her teenage crush Rory is a bundle of fun – the sparring and banter between them is very witty. Rory was a character who slowly grew on me, you think he’s a little immature but, then as the book goes on he really gets into your heart. He really helps Holly see the potential she has and pushes her along in a very tender way. Whilst Rory did become a love interest, I was never completely sure which way the book would go between him and Holly’s ex – although I knew what I wanted and got the right outcome.If you want a book on friendships, romance, weddings (wonderfully descriptive and quirky ones) and a little sprinkling of Christmas then I’m sure you’ll enjoy Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop.I’m sad to see this series come to an end but, looking forward to the Start of a new one.I’d like to thank Netgalley and Harper Impulse for providing me with a copy of this book, in exchange for a fair and honest review. 
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  • Kat Robson
    January 1, 1970
    This is my 3rd book by Jane linfoot and there's nothing I don't like about her style or her genre of reading style. I just love it. when I got given a copy for a fair review I was so excited but I didn't need a free copy to get a good review it simply stands alone for a great book. This book stands with a series of other books all of which get the story behind the characters so you can read them all but I haven't and it flows very well as a standalone too. what a fabulous Christmas day it turns This is my 3rd book by Jane linfoot and there's nothing I don't like about her style or her genre of reading style. I just love it. when I got given a copy for a fair review I was so excited but I didn't need a free copy to get a good review it simply stands alone for a great book. This book stands with a series of other books all of which get the story behind the characters so you can read them all but I haven't and it flows very well as a standalone too. what a fabulous Christmas day it turns out to be... holly goes to Cornwall for a single month this year in Decemeber to escape christmas... that doesn't happen!!! after last year's debacle she really wanted and needed a tranquil month of doing nothing. However she is the photographer for a wedding.. how did that happen when she's not overly keen to do anything remotely weddingy. but her friends at the little wedding shop want her so she becomes the food photographer for the single wedding of the month in beautiful cornwall. All the girls have new news and the main character is Holly and she has great friendships with all the girls Lily, immie, sera and jess. then there's an old school student who she didn't really click with and although she tried to keep him at arms length, it didn't end like that. over time I got to like the new Rory rather than the one we know of months past.. he's looking after his niece and nephew so he's around more than Holly wanted. Romance comes through the snow in this book, it's adorable! I love the books I've read so far in the series and like I've said before you can read as a stand alone as the author concentrates on one or two of the characters in each book using the same group of friends. or just read them All, you will not be dissapointed. If you enjoy books by Carole Matthews milly johnson or Lucy diamond, you will NOT be dissapointed.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    This book was an absolute delight to read. It combines wonderfully warm characters who provide romance and fun. I adore this series, the characters feel like old friends now. I can imagine walking through the shop with the rows of frothy tulle and sparkling tiaras and losing myself in romantic wedding dreams. I want to move into the little attic room with the porthole window and enjoy a break in Cornwall.Holly wants a break away from Christmas memories and agrees to take photos at a surf themed This book was an absolute delight to read. It combines wonderfully warm characters who provide romance and fun. I adore this series, the characters feel like old friends now. I can imagine walking through the shop with the rows of frothy tulle and sparkling tiaras and losing myself in romantic wedding dreams. I want to move into the little attic room with the porthole window and enjoy a break in Cornwall.Holly wants a break away from Christmas memories and agrees to take photos at a surf themed wedding for a couple of friends and stay in the attic room, where she plans to curl up and forget the world.Circumstances find her having to take wedding photos at several of the weddings organised by the Little Wedding Shop. After huge panic attacks and with the help of the gorgeous Rory she does a fantastic job capturing the magical moments for the happy couples and preserving their memories of their special day. I would have loved to have been snapping photos alongside her- especially with the help of Rory!Rory is such a lovely character- romantic, a great uncle and a very thoughtful man. He creeps his way into Holly's heart and they have such a heartwarming friendship. I loved the moments with his niece and nephew and the way things thawed between everyone.I am delighted to see that Jane has a new series coming out- but hope that we might return to the little wedding shop one day, in some way!
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Jane Linfoot never fails to put a smile on my face. (Okay, the occasional sniffle and tear, but she always makes up for it!) This has become one of my favorite series and I hope there are many more installments to come. Few authors can carry off what she does when it comes to bringing new characters into a story without abandoning the ones that readers have already come to know and love. And ooooh how I love the characters associated with St Aidan and Brides by the Sea! Poppy, Sera, Immie, Jess Jane Linfoot never fails to put a smile on my face. (Okay, the occasional sniffle and tear, but she always makes up for it!) This has become one of my favorite series and I hope there are many more installments to come. Few authors can carry off what she does when it comes to bringing new characters into a story without abandoning the ones that readers have already come to know and love. And ooooh how I love the characters associated with St Aidan and Brides by the Sea! Poppy, Sera, Immie, Jess and Lily, all of their significant others, and the oh-so-colorful Jules are all back and as fabulous as ever. This is Holly's story, though, and she definitely fits in beautifully. She grew up there so all of the girls know her. The local wine and brewmaster, Rory, knows her too -- or knew her back in school when she would blush bright red at the least bit of provocation. Their banter is delightful and it's even more delightful when their various vulnerabilities and strengths come in to play. I don't want to give away too much so you'll just have to get it (and the rest of the series) to read for yourself!
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  • Angela Mellor
    January 1, 1970
    Christmas Promises at the little wedding shop is the fourth book in this series, I have only read one other prior to this one and I'm not sure which was better. This one sees you revisiting the lovely beaches of Cornwall even though its winter and the story centres around Holly (aptly named). Holly has come to the little wedding shop to get away from thinking about last Christmas where she was proposed to by the at first charming sounding Luc. Holly didn't give an answer and ran and now regrets Christmas Promises at the little wedding shop is the fourth book in this series, I have only read one other prior to this one and I'm not sure which was better. This one sees you revisiting the lovely beaches of Cornwall even though its winter and the story centres around Holly (aptly named). Holly has come to the little wedding shop to get away from thinking about last Christmas where she was proposed to by the at first charming sounding Luc. Holly didn't give an answer and ran and now regrets doing that and there is no chance of a reconciliation as Luc is working in America and has been since soon after that fateful day. Coming back to where she grew up it was nice to see her relationship with Rory grow as she works with him as she is dragged into becoming a stand in wedding photographer at short notice.The book is funny and does have some sad moments too which makes this such a good christmassy read and a next step in the series. I liked how you got to catch up with previous characters like Jess, Sera and Poppy in this snowy romantic read.I would like to thank netgalley and HarperCollins publishers LTD for this ARC I received in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Alaine Batty
    January 1, 1970
    **I received this via netgallery in return for an honest review**I loved this book, I really enjoy that even though the story is focusing Holly we are kept up to date on Jess, Sera, Poppy, Immie and Lily. It really makes you feel like you are part of their group and who wouldn't want to be, well maybe me with my waist line....I loved reading about Holly and Rory, and seeing their relationship develop over the book, I don't want to say too much as I love going in to books blind and not expecting **I received this via netgallery in return for an honest review**I loved this book, I really enjoy that even though the story is focusing Holly we are kept up to date on Jess, Sera, Poppy, Immie and Lily. It really makes you feel like you are part of their group and who wouldn't want to be, well maybe me with my waist line....I loved reading about Holly and Rory, and seeing their relationship develop over the book, I don't want to say too much as I love going in to books blind and not expecting anything, I can honestly say this is the best book of the series yet - I cried and loved this book - full on ugly tears at points - it's the perfect winter romance books, just make sure you have chocolate cupcakes and tissues at the ready and a good few days free - I was so involved I was even reading this on my lunch break at work as I just couldn't put it down and will be rereading closer to Christmas to get me in the festive mood.Another Brilliant Jane Linfoot book!!! <3 <3
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  • Gemma Hawthorn
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve read all the books in the wedding shop series, so I was thrilled to receive this one in exchange for a review.This book tells the story of Holly, recently single, moving back to her childhood home for a quiet lonely Christmas. However nobody is ever lonely in St Aiden’s especially when you are reacquainted with Rory - a blast from the past.The book is also filled with beautiful weddings, the magic of children and multiple marriage proposals.I absolutely loved this book and was gutted to rea I’ve read all the books in the wedding shop series, so I was thrilled to receive this one in exchange for a review.This book tells the story of Holly, recently single, moving back to her childhood home for a quiet lonely Christmas. However nobody is ever lonely in St Aiden’s especially when you are reacquainted with Rory - a blast from the past.The book is also filled with beautiful weddings, the magic of children and multiple marriage proposals.I absolutely loved this book and was gutted to reach the end! Thank you for allowing me to read, and please write more!
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  • Simona
    January 1, 1970
    *Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop is the forth book in Jane Linfoot’s The Little Wedding Shop at the Sea series. I really like this series and I was very happy to be back, especially around Christmas time.We are introduced to a new character: Holly. She is surrounded by all these familiar characters and they come together in this story. It was so great to catch up with them and see what they are going through right now. *Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop is the forth book in Jane Linfoot’s The Little Wedding Shop at the Sea series. I really like this series and I was very happy to be back, especially around Christmas time.We are introduced to a new character: Holly. She is surrounded by all these familiar characters and they come together in this story. It was so great to catch up with them and see what they are going through right now. There is plenty of romance and friendship included and the festive atmosphere is unique.Into the mixture comes Rory. And some weddings. Rory and Holly have great chemistry. It was never clear though, who she was going to end up with.This book is flirty, fun and very quirky. I really enjoyed it.
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  • Mel
    January 1, 1970
    So many thing in this story were implausible or didn't make sense to me. Both protagonist were jerks a lot of time, but they also were at times incredibly kind. The ex-boyfriend returning towards the end was very clumsily written IMO, but despite all that this book is very readable
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  • Lesley
    January 1, 1970
    Another author who writes light, frothy, easy to read, feel good novels.Loved it, especially with recurring characters from the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea.
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