First of all, how absolutely gorgeous is that cover? That is such an idyllic Christmas scene, that I’d just love to go to the chateau! This is Poppy’s first Christmas with her new man Leo, her life having changed dramatically since last Christmas, and she’s spending it with him at his chateau in France. I haven’t read the first book in the French Escape series (Poppy’s Place in the Sun) but there was enough background covered, particularly in the opening chapter through an email to give an idea of what had been happening over that year and introduce the characters.
One thing that seemed really clear was just how much in love and sublimely happy Poppy and Leo were. Or were they? A throwaway remark about marriage has Leo turning as frosty as the weather and Poppy starts to feel rather uneasy and have doubts about their future.
I really enjoyed this short story, particularly the romantic treasure hunt, and there was enough sizzling passion to make that snow melt! An enjoyable, sweet story and I’d certainly read more from this author.
Christmas at the Chateau is published by One More Chapter and is available now as an ebook, free to read on Kindle. (Please check before clicking in case this has changed.) You can get your copy by clicking here: Christmas at the Chateau.
From the back of the book
A Christmas she’ll remember forever…
Poppy is looking forward to spending her first Christmas in France at her boyfriend, Leo’s, Château. And as the snow falls softly around the dramatic castle, Poppy can’t think of anything more magical.
There are new traditions to discover, a cosy Christmas market to explore and best of all, a promise of secret treasure hunt from gorgeous Leo. Only family pressure and uncertainty about her future in France can threaten to cast a shadow over the holiday.
When the treasure hunt takes an unexpected turn Poppy knows for sure this is one Christmas she’ll remember forever.
About the author
Lorraine Wilson writes flirty, feel-good fiction for One More Chapter, a HarperCollins imprint – and is unashamedly fond of happy endings. She loves hearing from readers and feels incredibly grateful to be doing the job she always dreamt of.
She splits her time between the South of France and Cambridgeshire and is usually either writing or reading while being sat on, walked over or barked at by one of her growing band of rescue dogs.