A Very Country Christmas
A short Christmas story of three courses.
Love is in the air in Tippermere as Lottie dreams of a white Christmas with no trimmings – other than her hot and hunky eventer, Rory. But things are never quite that simple on the Tipping House Estate.
Festive fervour takes over and it isn’t all seasonal peace and goodwill as expectations rise and it soon escalates from cosy dinner...more
Set in the village of Tippermere, the story starts by introducing the characters - both human and animal. It seems they’ve appeared in another novel but not having read that I don’t think spoilt my enjoyment of this in anyway. It has three main sections, divided by events occurring on particular days, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The author is supe ...more
Where the book actually LOST me were the actual descriptions. And it went downhill from there.
Great feeling to be back in Tippermere, together with all the characters that I grow so fond of - and I don't only mean human characters, oh no! Zara Stoneley is the best specialist in creating brilliant animal characters, and I so missed all the dogs and horses as well! The author delivered a humorous rom - com in the country again, but I haven't expected anything different, and so we're back in Tippermere, the heart and soul of the horsey world of English countryside, that will never change - ...more
Lottie Brinkley can’t wait to spend Christmas with her fiancée, Rory Steel. She already has dreams of a white Christmas, just the two of them in front of the telly with enough Christmas food for days, the house to themselves, and hopefully that one special Christmas present Lottie has secretly been wishing for… But when the merry and kind-hearted spirit of Christmas unexpectedly hits Lottie, she ...more
At first all the characters seem to bombard you with their names but Zara has kindly put a lis ...more
The title didn't sound like something I'd want to read, but I chose to ignore that, too. I'm so glad I read it! This novella is like a hidden gem, and even though this is the first book in the series that I've read, I didn't feel like I was missing out on a ...more
Tippermere has love in the air. Charlotte “Lottie” Brinkley is in line to inherit the Tipping House Estate where she lives with Rory Steel.
Lottie really wants a quiet Christmas with just Rory and her and has hope that perhaps this Christmas might be special with Rory giving her an engagement ring even though he already proposed. She has a special Santa costume already set to woo Rory.
But the things at the Tipping House Estat ...more
Lottie is intending to have a cozy Christmas for two with Rory this year, until the season of goodwill over takes her, and she ends up with a crowded house. Highlights include anything to do with the turkey (named Terrence), and the exploits of the slightly disgraced huntmaster.
As always at ...more
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‘A Very Country Christmas’ is a lovely festive romp in Tippermere. Escape to the complex and often humorous lives of the horsey set in Cheshire and share the best and worst of the Christmas holidays.
Packed with comic dialogue and imagery, this story, like the others in the series, is easy to read and visualise. Will Lottie and Rory’s rocky romance survive, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Bo ...more
This book is set a few months after the end of the second book. Lottie and Rory are happily living in the little love nest on Tipping House Estate.
Some how Lottie inadvertently invites 8 other people to their cozy Christmas Dinner for two. Rory doesn't seem to mind to much, he loves a good party. ...more
Although a short read, this novella is filled to the brim of laughter and love. Not to ment ...more
At times I found it to be a little slow paced; however, I enjoyed the storyline and the characters. What should have been a quick read took longer than expected though. I did see the ending coming a mile away, but it was one of those cheese Christmas reads that I was in the mood for.
Born in a small village in the UK, she wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. After many (many) years, and many different jobs, her dream of writing a bestseller came true.
She writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a li ...more