A Perfect Cornish Christmas by Phillipa Ashley @PhillipaAshley @AvonBooksUK #BookReview

A Perfect Cornish Christmas by Phillipa Ashley

Christmas in Cornwall is just around the corner…

But after last Christmas revealed a shocking family secret, Scarlett’s hardly feeling merry and bright. All she wants this Christmas is to know who her real father is.

So Scarlett heads to the little Cornish town of Porthmellow, where she believes the truth of her birth is hidden. She just didn’t bargain on being drawn into the Christmas festival preparations – or meeting Jude Penberth, whose charm threatens to complicate life further.

Everything will come to a head at Porthmellow’s Christmas Festival … But can Scarlett have the perfect Christmas this year, or are there more surprises on the way?

Curl up with this gorgeous novel and savour the world of Porthmellow Harbour.


Firstly I adore the cover, it screams winter and Christmas time. This is the second book in the Portmellow series. When Scarlet and Ellie give their Mum and Dad a present on Christmas Day, everyone’s world is turned upside down. Will they ever be the same again.

I really enjoyed getting to know Portmellow. I am a fan of books that work around a village and we get a sneak peek at all the villagers. Phillipa Ashley has the right balance of just teasing us with memorable characters, that maybe will appear in the follow-up books as the main character.

I liked the sisters Ellie and Scarlet, they were relatable and nice people. I cared about what happened to them. The storylines that Phillipa Ashley created were interesting and refreshing. Although the cover of the book may scream Christmas the book really only has an essence of the holiday and could be read at any time of year.

Exciting times ahead for this fictional cast of characters in Portmellow. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Thank you to Avon Books for my gifted copy. All my opinions are my own.

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