The Accidental Guest
Hannah Meadows doesn’t believe in fate or destiny, or any of the other things people reach for when they lose control of their lives. That is, until a man arrives on her doorstep on Christmas Day begging for help. Hannah’s not the sort of woman to turn her back on someone in need, but this isn’t what compels her to aid the ...more
This was a pleasant little story perfect for a coffee break while you're Christmas shopping. It was quite charming and heart-warming, and although I enjoyed it, I was a little disappointed towards the end because it seemed to end so quickly and with a cliff-hanger.
As much as I've recently grown to love serials, this first part passed a little too quickly for me. I think that I'd like reading this much more as a complete work rather ...more
Along with the rest of her family, Hannah ushers the stranger in and tries to help him remember who he is, but it's no good, and maybe worse, Hannah ...more
First of all, the cover looks beautiful and I can imagine the scenery looking like that in the story.
The Accidental Guest is a beautiful intro of 'Tom' and Hannahs story that will hopefully continue in next book.
The story starts with Hannah, her sister Gina and Gina's daughter Jess making dinner on Christmas day. As per usual for them they are goofing around and having fun that is, until a man arrives on their ...more
First THANK YOU to the author for saying up front in the synopsis that this is a cliff hanger. I was prepared and not screaming because it ended, but boy did she leave me hanging. This is the first book I have read by author Tilley Tennant. I will read her work again. She grabs the reader’s attention by providing vivid scenes using descriptive words that have you smelling the cooking as if you were sitting at the table with Gina and Hannah.
It is not a complete story by any means, but it is so well written that it is satisfying and enjoyable.
The book opens with three females from one family, two sisters and one daughter of an age where she feels more adult than her mother and aunt. Both adult sisters have had bad experiences with men and find themselves unattached this holiday season. With a storm raging outside, they look forward to a day of good food, ...more
It took me a while to get into the book. The sister and daughter kept, I guess, stealing the show and they kept throwing me off when I'd finally get invested.
Tom, he was a peculiar fellow. Obviously, we didn't know anything about him, but he was an odd duck. I'm sure the next book will be a heck of a ...more
He has obviously got a head injury and has completely lost his memory, as he had no id at all and not even a phone, they decide to name him Tom.
Hannah immediately feels a connection to him but what will happen when the ambulance takes him away how will she ever see him again ...more
‘The Accidental Guest’ is a short novella that sounded like a lovely and absolutely CHARMING Christmas story just from reading the blurb. It captures the warmth and spirit of Christmas and the strong family bond we often share with our families during this time of year. It also had that special miracle that we often associate with Christmas that made the novel just that little bit...more
Hannah is a single lady who isn't really looking for another relationship after her last one ended after he cheated on her, but when her, her sister Gina and niece Jess are enjoying Christmas day with each other, they have an unexpected man turn up at Hannah's house with no memory, no ID, nothing. As soon as Hannah realise's just how cute this man is, she finds it hard to forget him.
I found this story line to be quite intriguing, I haven't ever read anything quite like this before. I am not ...more
Soulmates don’t just fall from the sky… do they? Hannah Meadows doesn’t believe in fate or destiny, or any of the other things people reach for when they lose control of their lives. That is, until a man arrives on her doorstep on Christmas Day begging for help. Hannah’s not the sort of woman to turn her back on someone in need, but this isn’t what compels her to aid the handsome stranger, nor is it the intense dark eyes, or the...more
Hannah Meadows is looking forward to celebrating a quiet and fun family Christmas with her sister Gina and niece Jess this year. However, an unexpected knock on the front door changes all of this, especially when Hannah finds a handsome stranger with amnesia on her doorstep. The man has lost his memory after obtaining some kind of injury and can't remember who he is, where he comes from or what happened. Hannah can't help ...more
The stranger " Tom" ...more
Being a novella this was a quick read, in fact I finished it in just over an hour, but that didn't mean that the story lacked in anyway - it was full of exciting and lively characters, mystery and wonder on ...more
A new series starting by Tilly Tennant, that just sounds like paradise. Andi t really is. The blurb sounded great and I really loved this story.
Hannah Meadows lives in this big house outside of Millrise. For Christmas her sister Gina and niece Jess are there to visit. The three ladies are getting the food ready, when the doorbell rings. In front oft hem stands a handsome stranger, who has hurt his head and who seems to ...more
It starts off as a typical Christmas Day in Hannah’s household, she is cooking a traditional turkey lunch for her sister Gina & niece Jess .. until there is a knock ...more
I enjoyed this book. The pace was good and the ...more
It took me a while to figure it out the characters and what they did, it was filled with descriptions and wasted moments, I mean, for eighty pages you'd expect the story to flow easily, and I'm a big fan of novellas, they're amazing, as long as you can picture who is who, why, and how.
The end was supposed to be a cliffhanger, but I don't see myself reading on to find out what ...more
I loved the characters, especially the easy rapport between the sisters. I look forward to book 2!
*Thank you to the ...more
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.