Christmas on Lily Pond Lane

Snow is falling in Little Pondale, lights are twinkling and the smell of pine trees and roasting chestnuts fills the air …
But Mia Ward is in a bit of a jam. She’d planned to rent out Corner Cottage for Christmas but thanks to best friend, Ella Swann, it’s double-booked. Now Mia’s got to let one ‘party’ down, or find another cottage – fast.

Best friends and single mums, Cathy Cole and Christy Franks want their kids to have an old-fashioned Christmas. Ice-skating, carol singing, making decorations, and tobogganing are on their list of festive fun and Little Pondale is the perfect place. Especially as it has no mobile phone reception. That will make it harder for Cathy to be found.

City banker, Leo Hardman is wondering if renting a cottage for Christmas as an anniversary surprise for his parents, was such a good idea. Little Pondale may be where his parents met, but his mum doesn’t seem pleased to be back, and his brother, Hal isn’t happy that the village is so tiny and only has one pub.

Meanwhile, Jenny Lake is settling in at her cousin’s bakery, having left her (broken) heart in Florence, but Christmas was never her favourite time of year. And Reverend Glen Fox has taken over at St Michael and All Angels. He’s glad it’s a temporary post because village life is not for him.

But luckily, for locals and visitors alike, there’s a sleigh-load of Christmas magic heading for Lily Pond Lane; enough to put a sparkle in everyone’s festive season. Although Christmas may not go quite as each of them has planned.

Published: September 2018
A terrific read, start from book 1
"This might be a stand alone book but I can think of no reason for not reading the whole series of Lily Pond Lane books. They are great. I found myself pulled into each of the characters storylines. They are likeable and very believable. The storyline is entertaining and you will find yourself laughing as well as crying at times. Enjoy x"
I love Lily Pond Lane
"What a fabulous series of books. The characters are relatable and I read one straight after the rest as I didn’t want to leave my new friends behind."
Lily Pond Lane
"Emily Harvale fantastic writer. Brilliant stories makes you feel you want to live in a village like that. Well done"