Today is the last day of the blog tour and my turn to share my thoughts on this wonderful Christmas romance. Thank you so much to Aria Fiction for my space on the tour and for the gifted digital copy of the book – the gorgeous front cover just says it all!
The blurb …
Rosie Anderson was hoping to whisk her young son Danny away for a lovely Christmas with family, far from the hustle and bustle of her life in London. But then her boss at the head office – aka Susan the Sacker – suddenly assigns her to go in incognito and save a tiny inn in Cornwall from being closed permanently. Rosie doesn’t know why The Old Bell Inn is performing so badly but it’s on her to sort it out!
Hours in the car later, Rosie arrives at the inn to find she’s been double booked – there are no rooms left. And she isn’t there for more than a minute before she’s butting heads with the manager, Irishman Mitchell Fitzpatrick. He seems to dislike her on sight, so it’s confusing that he seems to get on so well with Danny… But if he’s as terrible as his reputation, Rosie will have to be the one to fire him.
This really isn’t the Christmas Rosie was dreaming of. But maybe, just maybe, it could be a whole lot more …
A sweet and uplifting Christmas romance, No Room at the Little Cornish Inn is perfect for fans of Philippa Ashley, Holly Martin and Jenny Hale.
My thoughts …
I’m so glad that my blog tour date was in December because it meant that I got to read this lovely festive book, with a view of my christmas tree and with a cup of tea and a mince pie in hand (I won’t touch a mince pie until December! 🙂
As you will read in the blurb single mum Rosie who works at Johnson Hotels head office in London is being forced to work over Christmas, by her frightful boss, which means that she has to take her eight-year-old son Danny to stay at The Old Bell Inn in Cornwall as a kind of ‘mystery shopper’ to try to find out why the Inn is failing and report back. She really doesn’t want to spend Christmas working and doesn’t like the thought of snooping on the employees, but if she refuses the assignment, she risks losing her job.
Rosie is soon charmed by the Inn and it’s employees, which isn’t hard when one of them is a handsome Irish man who is fantastic with her son. Instead of reporting the Inn’s failures back to Head Office, she decides that she will try to help them turn things around. As Danny spends his days at the beach or with the horses in the stables, they both start to fall in love with Cornwall and Rosie has some big decisions to make.
I loved the setting of the story, Cornwall is beautiful and the Inn sounded so quaint and cosy I could imagine how gorgeous it would be over Christmas. I also liked the way Rosie was portrayed as a strong working mum trying to do her best for Danny. I enjoyed all the different aspects of the storyline, from the inner workings of the hotel, the different relationships and the will they/won’t they romance, so there was plenty to keep me hooked.
This was a really lovely, well written story with plenty of romance, suspense and loveable characters within a wonderfully festive background and I would highly recommend adding this one to your Christmas reading pile.
About the author …
Nancy Barone Wythe grew up in Canada, but at the age of 12 her family moved to Italy. Catapulted into a world where her only contact with the English language was her old Judy Blume books, Nancy became an avid reader and a die-hard romantic. Nancy stayed in Italy and, despite being surrounded by handsome Italian men, she married an even more handsome Brit. They now live in Sicily where she teaches English. Nancy is a member of the RWA and a keen supporter of the Women’s Fiction Festival at Matera where she meets up once a year with writing friends from all over the globe.
No Room at The Little Cornish Inn is published by Aria Fiction and is available now. Here are the purchase links:
Follow Aria Fiction:
Catch up on the tour …
Thanks for reading!