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The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime

(Luna Bay #3)

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This Christmas pantomime is about to be the talk of the town!

Luna Bay’s festive preparations are well under way and the much anticipated annual pantomime is to be, once again, the highlight of the season. Too bad that the village’s very own actress and darling of Broadway, Alice Woods, isn’t feeling in the mood for Christmas.

Until the pantomime comes under threat and a gri
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Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published November 10th 2016 by Carina
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Joanne Robertson
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I’ve been loving the books in the Luna Bay series but have to say that this one is my favourite so far! I’m a sucker for Christmas romances at the best of times but throw in a Hollywood hunk and I’m weak at the knees! I’ve loved the girls who have been in the series so far but when I spotted Alice, sitting quietly and rather sadly at The Breakfast Club set within the Sunflower Cottage, I have been waiting to find out her story. You can read this as a standalone novel if you fancy a little Christ ...more
Whispering Stories
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After the tragic death of her boyfriend Jamie, three years ago, Actress Alice Ross left the bright lights of Broadway, and headed home to Luna Bay.

Since arriving back home Alice has tried to keep herself to herself. She doesn’t like attention. Still in the mourning period she just wants to be left alone, preferring her own company to others.

After giving into her mum who wants her to start living again, Alice agrees to help out with the Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime (in a behind the scenes rol
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Rebecca
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Originally reviewed on Becca's Books.

Since reading The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club by Lynsey James, I absolutely could not wait to get started on The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime. Whether you think November is too early or not to get cracking on those festive reads, this will certainly turn your cheeks rosy with joy and warm you from the inside and out. It's funny, romantic, and positively brimming over with fabulously crafted characters and a hearty helping of emotion too.

In The Silve
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Grass monster
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So far I have loved The Luna Bay series, and book 3 did not disappoint. It was extra exciting as it is a Christmas read. Although it can be read as a standalone, its always much nicer to read in order to capture the true charactors.
In this next installment, The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomine, we meet Alice Woods. Alice had a very successful career on Broadway and when the love of her life, Jamie dies she gives up acting and returns home to Luna Bay. Still grieving for her lost love, Alice has
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Alison
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is book three in the Luna Bay series, I loved The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club and still have The Broken Hearts Book Club sitting waiting to be read! This time we explore the life of Alice, she was the quiet shy one who sat in the corner of the breakfast club not wanting to engage with anyone. Now we find out why.

It’s the run up to Christmas, not a season she enjoys and is in fact dreading but she finds herself playing an elf at the local department store grotto. Grumpy Santa, failing s
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Rachel Gilbey
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
What an enchanting and heart warming story to lead you up to the Christmas period this year. I am loving the Luna Bay series of books, and this one definitely kept me interested in the story, and had me smiling quite a lot.

If you read The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club, you will already be slightly familiar with the character of Alice Woods. If you haven't don't worry this is a fully standalone book, although there are plenty of familiar faces to be seen too.

Alice moved back to Luna Bay a fe
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Simona
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

The Silver Bells Christmas Christmas Pantomime is book three of Lynsey’s Luna Bay series. I really liked diving into this series and it was fab to go back to Luna Bay and discover new as well as old things.

The story follows Alice Woods, former Broadway actress. She come back Luna Bay years ago, but cut herself away from everyone, she doesn’t like Christmas and struggles with anything connected to acting and performing. When she is
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Claire
This review originally appeared on BrizzleLass Books.

This is our third trip to Luna Bay, as with the other books this can be read as a standalone but threre are a few small aspects of the story which do continue if you have read the earlier books.

We first meet Alice, our star of this book, in The Sunflower Breakfast Club, she briefly appears as a breakfast club member, lonely and isolated and we are left wondering what happened to her and why she doesn’t engage with others from Luna Bay.

Lynsey J
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Charlotte
Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Wonderfully Bookish.

I was really in the mood for a happy, lighthearted festive novel, and that’s exactly what I got! It was so nice to revisit Luna Bay, the warm and homely location of the previous book in the series. (You can read my review of that here!) The village, a rural hideout in Yorkshire, seems like the perfect setting for a lovely festive story.

The story focuses on Alice, who we briefly met in the previous book. We knew she was quiet, introverted, and tended to hi
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Mary Byrnes
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun story

I enjoyed the three books in this series very much. They were all light and easy reading.I wish there were more of them because I love Luna Bay.
Agi
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, 2016-releases

One thing is certain. Till now I've only read Lynsey James's debut novel and I had some problems with it. However, "The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime" is Lynsey`s fourth book and I can absolutely, totally ascertain that it is much, much better than her debut, both in writing style, characters descriptions, storytelling and general feel. I was a little sceptical of requesting this author's book after the first novel that I've read but now I actually regret not doing it!

"The Silver Bells Chris
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Daniella
Thank you to Netgalley, Carina UK and Neverland Blog Tours for providing a copy in exchange for review.

I swear it was only 5 minutes ago that it was my turn on the Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club blog tour, and now Lynsey’s back with yet another book, The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime. Seriously Lynsey, tell me your book writing secrets… I’ve barely written one in the time it has taken you to write 4! *wails miserably* The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime is the third book in the Luna Bay se
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Karen Whittard
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am a massive fan of Luna Bay and a massive fan of Lynsey James. So a massive big thank you to NetGalley, publisher HQ Digital and author Lynsey James for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review.

I loved the Sunflower cottage breakfast club. Which is the first book in the Luna Bay series so if you haven't read it please check it out. I promise you'll love it. That being said this book can also be read as a stand alone book because although you won't know what has happened before.
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Joanne
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime is the third book in Lynsey James’ Luna Bay series and is yet again a brilliant read. I was really pleased to find out that my hunch about who this book would be based around was right and that Alice Woods, who pops up briefly in The Sunflower Cottage breakfast Club is the main character in this new book.
Alice Woods used to be Broadway superstar until three years ago her world came crashing down and she was left heartbroken and alone in New York. Vowing never
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Julie
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lynsey James takes us back to Luna Bay with her enchanting and enjoyable new novel, The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime!

Alice Woods’s life was once absolutely perfect: she had a gorgeous fiance, her acting career was flourishing and she was the darling of Broadway. Alice felt that she was truly living the dream, until a cruel twist of fate claimed the love of her life and left her bereft, vulnerable and absolutely devastated. Unable to even contemplate spending the rest of her life without her
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Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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With panto season wrapping to a close in most theatres in the country now, its the time i shared my thoughts on The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime. Having briefly visited Luna Bay before it was nice to visit in the midst of christmas, its a shame some people were not feeling the festive spirit. Alice Woods does not have the special place in her heart for christmas not anymore, not when it holds such special memories. So more than happy to work as a chris
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Rachel
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit I haven't read the first book in the series which tells Lucy and Jake's story although I am hoping to get around to reading it soon. However I have read The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club and I really enjoyed my visit to Luna Bay. During the book you are introduced to Alice and I wanted to find out more about her character and her back story. So when I saw that The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime was Alice's story I couldn't wait to read it! Even though this isn't the first bo ...more
Sonya Alford
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book.

The story is set in Luna Bay, a small village in Yorkshire. It’s getting close to Christmas and the annual pantomime is about to be the talk of the town. It could really do with some help. Unfortunate then that Alice Woods who used to be on Broadway isn’t feeling Christmassy.

When the pantomime comes under threat Alice is forced to push her personal pain aside and step in. With some help from her recently new found friends and a very gorgeous Hollywood A-list celebr
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Jessica
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an electronic copy of this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I've been following this series since book one and loved all three books in the series. This was a delightful continuation of the Luna Bay series. I love this location. It's the perfect setting for these sweet, cozy, chic-lit reads. I especially loved that this book had a Christmas theme to it. I adored the main character and her potential love interest. I would recommend this book to all!
Petra Quelch
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This Sunday it's my stop on The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime. I have read all Lynsey's previous books, and I can honestly say they never fail to put a smile on my face! Lynsey has a huge talent with words, and her description of the fictional place of Luna Bay are tantalising and vibrant.

In this third instalment in Luna Bay series, we are introduced to yet another interesting character Alice Woods. The opening chapter of this book gives a pretty good idea about Alice's life and her intense d
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Marianne
The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime is a lovely seasonal romance, just right for when you fancy a quick read to get you in the mood for Christmas. This is the third in the Luna Bay series but it can be read as a standalone, as I did. It has all the ingredients you'd expect- cozy settings and wintry nights but there is more to the book than that. There is the humour to be found in the characters, especially in the cast and director of the pantomime itself. Then there is Alice as she tries to com ...more
Denise Morse
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Do not be put off by the fact that this is in a series. You do not need to have read any previous books to be able to read and fully understand everything going on. That being said, this will make you want to read the rest of the series and anything else to follow.

The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime is a lovely holiday story about a women who has come home after a devastating life event and how she is able to reclaim the life she deserves. The emotions and heartbreak are so real. The story is
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Paige
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the story of Alice who after 3 years was still grieving the loss of her beloved Jamie. She then meets actor Ethan Fox and her life begins to change. It was a lovely sweet story of moving on which touched my heart. I look forward to reading more from this author.

I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for my honest opinion.
Gemma
I liked this book a great deal, but for me it missed a little something that pushed it to really good. I think it had something to do with the instant attraction, but I will save my thoughts for my full review
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Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write ...more

Other books in the series

Luna Bay (3 books)
  • The Broken Hearts Book Club
  • The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club (Luna Bay, Book 2)