THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Congratulations to my winner, Debbie Cooban.
Thank you to everyone who entered here and over on Facebook, your answers made me smile.
Invitation to a Cornish Christmas is out today in digital and print in the US, Canada and the UK.
This marks my fourth collaboration with Bronwyn Scott, and is also our second Christmas-themed duet. Set in Cornwall (major spoiler alert!), we created the fictional fishing port of Porth Karrek and set it on the south coast, a few miles from Penzance, round about where Marazion is located in the real Cornwall. You can read more about the setting and some of the beautiful Cornish landscape we used in my blog here.
As you will know if you’re a regular reader, I love to use settings that I’ve visited in person, and I have such amazing happy memories of childhood family holidays in Cornwall that I was delighted when Bronwyn suggested that we use it for our Christmas book. You can read more about my childhood memories on the blog here.
There are two linked stories in this book, both set in Porth Karrek, using the same set of characters, and pretty much running concurrently. Here is the official blurb from the back of the book:
Captain Treeve Penhaligon must return to Cornwall when he inherits his family’s grand estate. But could his meeting with Emily Faulkner on the wild beaches be even more life-changing? Find out in Marguerite Kaye’s The Captain’s Christmas Proposal. Then discover what happens when Treeve invites composer Cador Kitto to complete the celebrations, and Cade clashes with local girl Rosenwyn Treleven, in Unwrapping His Festive Temptation by Bronwyn Scott.
I’ve never visited Cornwall during the festive season . One of my favourite tasks while working with Bronwyn on this book was jointly coming up with seasonal traditions and celebrations to include – some traditional, some simply made up. There’s lots of snow, as you would expect from any self-respecting Christmas tale. There’s also a very large sprinking of seasonal magic, and of course there’s romance. You can read an excerpt and find “to buy” links over on the book page here.
And in keeping with the Christmas theme, I have presents to hand out. I have a selection of prizes for one lucky winner:
- A signed copy of Invitation to a Cornish Christmas
- Signed copies of books by Annie Burrows and Carol Townend
- A lined notebook with a magnetic cover
- Some miscellaneous goodies from Mills&Boon including a fan and a make-up bag.
You can enter the giveway either here or over on my Facebook page. All you have to do is tell me, if you could spend the perfect Christmas anywhere in the world (real or imaginary) where would it be?
I will draw one winner from either here or Facebook on Friday 4th October. Good luck!