It’s Day 4 of my Twelve Books for Christmas blog, where I introduce you to twelve romance books to warm your heart and make you feel all Christmassy. 🙂 They’ll all make wonderful presents for a friend, or you could even treat yourself. Today’s festive treat is A Cornish Christmas at Pear Tree Farm by Angela Britnell. Isn’t the cover gorgous? Let’s find out a bit more about the book then talk to Angela about what Christmas means for her.
Pairing up at Pear Tree Farm in time for Christmas …
Pear Tree Farm in Cornwall, owned by the kind-hearted Nessa Vivian, is known for taking in lost souls, and ex-soldier Crispin Davies is certainly one of those. But the once sleepy caravan park is now a thriving business, and far from the peace and quiet Crispin was craving, he soon finds himself roped into helping out with a short-notice Christmas festival, organised by Nessa’s force-of-nature sister, Lowena.
But despite Crispin’s initial reluctance, his involvement in the festival serves to throw him together with Ashley Spencer, an American woman and fellow lost soul, who works at the nearby Tregereth House. Could Lowena’s ambitious scheme result in a more hopeful Christmas and New Year for them both – with a few surprises along the way?
Want to find out more? You can get a copy of the book here: mybook.to/christmasatpeartree
Your book sounds gorgeous, Angela. Can you tell us when Christmas begins for you? When do you put up your Christmas tree? Do you go mad with the decorations or do you just put up a tree?
Although I’ve already started to buy a few presents earlier my Christmas preparations being in earnest after Thanksgiving which is always on the 4th Thursday in November. My husband’s birthday is on the 15th of December and when he was a child his mother never put up their Christmas tree or decorations until after that date. When we first got married I kept to that for a while but as our three sons arrived and life got busier he was forced to accept that the decorations would go up whenever we had the time, no matter if it was earlier than the 15th! It’s usually early December when I start to get the decorations out now. We’ve collected many special ornaments over the years and I love the memories they evoke when I unpack them again. I wouldn’t say I go mad with decorations and certainly don’t attempt to rival my Cornish cousins who decorate every room of their beautiful old house.
We always get the decorations out early December too. What is your earliest Christmas memory?
Waking up on Christmas morning and finding my filled stocking at the end of the bed – I have to confess that later on it was a pillowcase because I was a spoiled only child!
I still love a Christmas stocking to open! What is your favourite Christmas tradition?
I’ve decided to choose Christmas crackers as that is one tradition that I’ve passed onto our three sons who now don’t consider it Christmas dinner without them!
Which author, dead or alive, would you like to invite for Christmas dinner?
I’m trying to think who would fit in well if we had the whole family here so I’ll pick Roald Dahl – imagine what wonderful stories would be told around the table.
I think he would be a fun guest! And if you could travel anywhere you want in the world where would you like to spend Christmas day?
I’m going to cheat and combine my answer to this one with the next question, what would make a perfect Christmas for you! I would like to travel to Cornwall to spend Christmas Day with my 93-year-old mother and be able to bring along the whole family – sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren
That sound perfect!
Remember, if you fancy reading Angela’s book you can buy a copy here: mybook.to/christmasatpeartree
Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee to visit family and friends, drink tea and eat far too many Cornish pasties!
A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. Thanks to over three decades of marriage to her wonderful American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Her first novel ‘Truth and Consequence’ was published in 2006 and she’s now had 35 novels published internationally and multiple short stories in women’s magazines.
Thanks so much for dropping by to talk to us today, Angela. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Karen King – Writing about the light and dark of relationships.
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