Christmas on Lily Pond Lane by Emily Harvale

It’s great to be back in Little Pondale for the blog tour for this wonderful book festive book. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the blog tour.


Snow is falling in Little Pondale, lights are twinkling and the smell of pine trees and roasting chestnuts fills the air …
But Mia Ward is in a bit of a jam. She’d planned to rent out Corner Cottage for Christmas but thanks to best friend, Ella Swann, it’s double-booked. Now Mia’s got to let one ‘party’ down, or find another cottage – fast.
Best friends and single mums, Cathy Cole and Christy Franks want their kids to have an old-fashioned Christmas. Ice-skating, carol singing, making decorations, and tobogganing are on their list of festive fun and Little Pondale is the perfect place. Especially as it has no mobile phone reception. That will make it harder for Cathy to be found.
City banker, Leo Hardman is wondering if renting a cottage for Christmas as an anniversary surprise for his parents, was such a good idea. Little Pondale may be where his parents met, but his mum doesn’t seem pleased to be back, and his brother, Hal isn’t happy that the village is so tiny and only has one pub.
Meanwhile, Jenny Lake is settling in at her cousin’s bakery, having left her (broken) heart in Florence, but Christmas was never her favourite time of year. And Reverend Glen Fox has taken over at St Michael and All Angels. He’s glad it’s a temporary post because village life is not for him.
But luckily, for locals and visitors alike, there’s a sleigh-load of Christmas magic heading for Lily Pond Lane; enough to put a sparkle in everyone’s festive season. Although Christmas may not go quite as each of them has planned.


What a lovely festive book! Little Pondale is, of course, the perfect setting for Christmas, this cute little village is even more wonderful with a blanket of snow. Mia, the main character, is the perfect person to spread Christmas joy too, she’s so bubbly and enthusiastic about everything, but particularly Christmas.

The opening scene is our favourite characters putting up lots of “tasteful” Christmas decorations on their cottage. It really gets you in a festive mood.

It’s great to be back with all the wonderful characters in Little Pondale, but we also meet some new ones too. Justin has gone to LA and his sister Jenny has come to run the bakery in his place. We get to know her story as the plot unfolds.

We also meet Cathy and her friend Christy, and their children, and Leo and his family, all of whom have come to Little Pondale for Christmas. There’s a new vicar too, Glen.

This book is a delight, the story flows so well, the characters are wonderful, and the festive spirit just radiates from every page. If you haven’t read any of this series before it’s fine as a standalone book, but why not treat yourself to the whole series, it really is a joy to read.


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Author Bio:
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.

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