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Merry Mistletoe

(Tales From Appleyard #1)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  774 ratings  ·  58 reviews
From the best-selling author of Letting in Light, a deliciously romantic Christmas novella...

Sherbourne Mistletoe has been prized and sold at the annual Mistletoe Fair for over a hundred years; but could this year possibly be the last? With her father’s sudden death and debts mounting up it looks as though Freya’s only hope for the future is to sell her beloved family
Kindle Edition, 92 pages
Published October 20th 2015 by Amazon Digital Services LLC (first published October 15th 2015)
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Claire Robinson
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
4 - ”Magical stuff, mistletoe.” Stars!

Merry Mistletoe is the first work of Emma Davies that I have read, and in respect of the story-line and its Christmassy-ness it ticked all of my required boxes, and in great style.

I think there is always something charming about taking a simple storyline, and giving a little Christmas magic. If the writing is up to snuff, it then morphs from simple into something very special. Freya and Sam have known each other since childhood, and as the book progresses,
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first of my festive reads this year and I couldn’t have picked a nicer one - both in terms of story and also the cover, which I think is gorgeous and so appropriate.

According to my Kindle, this book would take about 1.5 hours to read. For a short(ish) story, it was perfectly paced and didn’t feel rushed at all.

Freya has had a difficult year. This will be the first Christmas without her beloved father and money is tight, so tight in fact that she has to contemplate selling her much
Rose English
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 33 of my Goodreads challenge

This is the second reading of this wonderful book, I love the writing of this author and reading this again was just as good as the first time, if not better.

First Review
I write this with a little trail of sentimental tears, slowly drying upon my smiling face. What a wonderful little story.

I could well relate to Freya's excitement over visiting Worcester for a spot of seasonal shopping. I'm like a kid in a toy shop too at Christmas. I loved the warm wonderful
Katie Ann
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
A lovely story line, I can't wait to starts the next book x
Katrina Hart
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Marry Mistletoe (Kindle Single) Author Emma Davies.

I brought Marry Mistletoe after reading the blurb and thinking this is the perfect short read for a cold winter ish night/ evening because I couldn’t wait until actual night to start reading this book. I have to say I fell in love with this story and the characters especially Amos the man who goes where the wind takes him too. He really felt like a special wise with a heart of gold kind of character.

The story itself is about Freya who lives in a
Frances Andrews
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved every page of this book x it was Christmas wrapped up with the excitement of unwrapping x truly a sweet light Christmas read x I look forward to more Emma xxxx
Cora Tea Party Princess
I received a copy of this for free via NetGalley for review purposes.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it - so pleased I found this author!

Quick easy, feel-good reads - perfect.
Oct 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015

"Merry Mistletoe" is my first book by Ms Emma Davies, and again I'm very happy to discover her for me. I didn't hesitate to hit the "request" button, the blurb sounded so inviting and I truly loved the cover. And even though this is a novella, not a full - length novel, I could immediately feel the warmth and feelings shining from the pages. Writing style is one of the biggest highlights of this story, I think, it's exceptionally lovely, tender and it just envelopes you with its warmth.

It is a
Karen Mace
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, netgalley
I received a copy of this via NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review

Can never resist a gorgeous christmas cover so this is what drew me immediately to this novella - and my theory of good cover = good story has worked its' magic again!

if you're looking for a lovely christmas novella that will warm you on a cold winters night then this is the book for you! Immediately felt empathy with the main character, Freya Sherbourne, who is trying to continue the family business of growing
Rachel Gilbey
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Merry Mistletoe was a sweet story, that really brings home the value of friendship and goodwill at Christmas.

Freya is dreading losing Appleyard Farm and the Sherbourne orchards, having had it in the family for over a hundred years, but when her dad did, he left a lot of debts, so Freya can't see any way out but to sell. But first she needs to do the last harvest and sell off the produce at the Mistletoe Fair.

Freya's only offer on the farm come from rival brothers the Hendersons, who she would
Suze Lavender
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Appleyard Farm is Freya's home. She loves working there and her high quality mistletoe is famous. She sells it at fairs and she always gets really good prices for it. Unfortunately she can't keep the farm going any longer. She doesn't have the money to continue and needs to sell her beloved home. There is a potential buyer and accepting his offer would mean financial freedom, but is she really happy with it?

Freya's relationship is quite impossible, Gareth doesn't want to help out on the farm and
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a charming little book that will get you into the Christmas spirit. It tells the story of Freya, a woman who has recently lost her beloved father and now has to sell the home that she loves because she cannot run the farm on her own. Along comes a kind traveler, Amos, who comes to lend a helping hand and direct Freya to a possibility of love with someone that she had given up hope on long ago.

This is a short book, an easy Christmas read that really brings out the spirit of the season,
Yvonne Morgan
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: festive-magic
My first festive read this year and it was lovely.. brilliant storyline believable characters that you warmed to.
From the title and cover to the end this little book was a festive gem.....Totally Recommend
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A delightful Christmassy read following the trials and tribulations of Holly, her mistletoe farm and her love life. My only gripe is that on my kindle edition spacing between some words was non existant and other words all merged into one - grrrr.
Ankur Sharma
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindleunlimited
Kind of an oddball book for me to read. Picked it up since it was a small one. Real crisp writing and brilliant mushy story.
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful little book
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perfect short story for this time of year.
Emma Crowley
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Within the first few pages of this wonderful novella from Emma Davies I knew I was in for a real treat. There was such a nice feeling of warmth and comradeship coming through despite the tough times our main protagonist Freya was about to endure. I'll admit what first attracted me to this story was the title and cover, the door on the cover was inviting you in to discover what lay within the pages of the novella and Merry Mistletoe was such a cheerful, catchy title. The further I read the more ...more
Shelley Williams
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A lovely story

I like Emma Davies books and this one didn't disappoint me. It was a lovely Christmas story and I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

I read this book on kindle.
Sarah Baines
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A charming read

This is the first book by Emma Davies I've read, but it won't be the last. Merry Mistletoe is an utterly charming book and I look forward to reading the rest of the Tales from Appleyard series.
Dona J. Haggerty
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet love story!

Merry Mistletoe is such a sweet love story!
I enjoyed reading this book from the beginning
to the end. I just love Emma Davies' books!
Rose Davies
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fun read

This is back nice little Christmas read . I enjoyed getting to know Freya and falling in love with her orchard too!
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: davies-emma
The beginning of another delightful series by Emma Davies, the first of four books.
Pam McCallister
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book
Alex Walker
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great short novel - really enjoyed this. Thought I would try something different for the Christmas holiday and this short romantic book ticked all the boxes.
Monique E. Lacroix
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute story

I enjoyed reading this sweet Christmas story. Nice and easy with a happy ending and short enough for a lazy afternoon.
Rose Maniscalco
Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute little Christmas story about believing in love and life and true Christmas miracles.

Great start to a series and I look forward to the next read
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I so enjoyed Letting In Light, Emma Davies' first (and best selling) novel, when I read it earlier this year that I was really looking forward to reading her new novella Merry Mistletoe. I like novellas at Christmas, I'm a bit of a fan of Emma's writing after that first encounter - and this really was a thoroughly lovely read. It's always interesting to see how an author's skills translate to a short story or novella: this one's just 92 pages long, and I have to say that this author's skills ...more
Elizabeth  (Thoughts From an Evil Overlord)
What a wonderful novella! Emma Davies’ Merry Mistletoe has romance, conflict, and a little bit of magical Christmas spirit in the character of itinerant worker Amos, who arrives at Appleyard Farm just as Freya needs help with the harvest and packing up her belongings to move. Romance is provided quietly in the presence of childhood friend Sam who has returned to Freya’s daily life just when she needs a friend.

Freya is a very real woman who has made mistakes in love and a little in business,
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Emma Davies once applied for her dream job in the following manner;

'I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.' Well she's now a forty something mother of three, and is working on the rest.

By day she's a finance manager and looks at numbers a lot of the time, but by night she gets to use actual words and practices putting them together into sentences.

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