A secret romance was just the start of the story…
Tucked into a crook of the Norfolk coast lies Nelson’s Bar – an idyllic village where time seems to stand still. Maddy Cracey has called this beautiful spot home all her life, as had her husband Adey – until an epic row sent him storming out into a blizzard, with no sign of him since that fateful night.
Six years on, and Maddy’s life in the village has settled into a gentle pattern with her young daughter and Great Aunt Ruthie. However, when handsome stranger Raff turns up with a handful of long-forgotten love letters, their quiet life is upended as family secrets from the past are unearthed.
As Raff and Maddy get to know each other, they grow closer and a love story of their own seems inevitable. But when Maddy receives a mysterious message, she can’t help but wonder whether her own past is as distant as she’d thought it was…
The festive new novel about love, family and the power of words from Sunday Times bestseller Sue Moorcroft, perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Phillipa Ashley.
In the story, Maddy faces the challenges of raising her daughter Lyla while caring for her grand aunt Ruthie, all while trying to keep her life stable despite haunting memories from the past. When Raff, a handsome stranger with a bundle of letters and numerous questions, enters their lives, it sets in motion a series of changes for everyone involved.
Maddy’s resilience and unwavering dedication to her family make her a strong and admirable character. Raff’s sweet and somewhat lost nature endears him to readers, and his gentlemanly demeanor adds a layer of charm to the story.
I’m always amazed when an author can create such engaging characters. Sue Moorcroft skillfully brings these characters together, making them relatable and occasionally frustrating, but ultimately creating a special blend that resonates with readers. The festive atmosphere in the book captures the magic and excitement of the season, adding to the story’s charm and warmth.
“The Christmas Love Letters” is a sweet, touching, and romantic read that draws readers in from the very beginning. It’s a feel-good, festive family drama that leaves you feeling a little sad when it’s over because you don’t want to part ways with these endearing characters.
Kudos to Sue Moorcroft for portraying a character with a visual impairment realistically, adding authenticity to the narrative. It’s a heartwarming holiday story that’s sure to delight readers.
Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author, and her books have been #1 on Kindle UK and Top 100 on Kindle US, Canada and Italy. She writes two books a year for publishing giant HarperCollins and has won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Novel of the Year, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award, a HOLT Medallion and the Katie Fforde Bursary. She’s president of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and past vice-chair.
Her novels, short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses have appeared around the world.
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I received a copy of this from Rachel’s Random Resources and Avon Books UK via NetGalley for a review and participation in the blog tour. Read what others on this tour are writing about The Christmas Love Letters.