Also today I’m so thrilled to be on the blog tour for A Christmas Wish on a Carousel by Lottie Cardew, this wonderful and magical story completely stole my heart……

about the book

Title: A Christmas Wish on a Carousel
Author: Lottie Cardew
Genre: Women’s Fiction / Romantic Comedy
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Estimated page count: 298
Formats available: eBook
Publisher: Cloverdilli House Press (4 Oct. 2021)
Tour organised by: Rachel’s Random Resources

Snuggle up under your favourite blanket and escape to the beautiful village of Pebblestow this winter, for one of the most heartwarming stories of the season…

When Cara Mia Shaw makes a desperate wish one night, while riding on a carousel at a Christmas market, little does she know her small, but safe world is about to spin off its axis.

Befriending a fascinating returnee to the village, an elderly woman called Perdita with a jaunty pink beret and the wisdom of a life well lived, might set Cara on a different, albeit harder, course, if she’s brave enough to listen. Art was always her passion, after all, even if fate seemed to have other ideas.

And then there’s the new man in her life, who her friends think is perfect for her because they set her up with decent, reliable Greg in the first place. Cara’s been hurt enough times to know the difference between a good man and a feckless one. Until Wilfred comes along – moody, sarcastic, and scattered – just to complicate matters and meddle with Cara’s resolve, to the horror of almost everyone around her. But is either man ultimately meant for her, anyway? And will she self-sabotage as usual, or gamble everything this time, including her heart?

It might take the highs and lows of friendship, the risk of a forbidden romance, and a Pomeranian called Loki – not to mention some much-needed Christmas magic – before Cara finally realises the wish she made that night on the carousel might just be about to come true.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my thoughts

Cara is at the Christmas Market one night with her friends and finds herself drawn to the carousel.  After the guy running it persuades her to have a go, she makes a wish that she doesn’t expect to come true in a million years…..

Her love life is fine, her friends have just set her up with Greg – a nice and reliable guy but there’s no instant attraction.  And then Wilf comes along, a moody, handsome but forbidden guy, with all the things that she shouldn’t be feeling.  But luckily for her she’s recently befriended a quirky and wonderful old lady called Perdita, whose just returned to Pebblestow.  She imparts lots of wonderful knowledge on Cara, but she has to make her own decisions.  Will either man be the one for her? And will there be just a touch of Christmas magic?

I absolutely adored this and the ending for me completely sealed my 5 star review.  I couldn’t stop myself from grinning and may have had a tear or two!  You will find yourself fully invested in the characters.  Cara is a sweetheart who has had a rough time, and actually at one point I was really angry with her friends for being so mean!!  Greg is nice and a gentleman, but….well, I’ll let you decide for yourselves.  Wilf, drove me nuts at times but I couldn’t help but love him.  But my absolute favourite was obviously Perdita.  She is a fantastic, quirky, wise, and wonderful character.  I literally loved everything about her and kind of wish she’s appear in my life too!

The story and setting will get you right in the festive mood.  Snow globes, Christmas markets, chilly walks, twinkly lights, mince pies, parties, Christmas shopping and more – you will be wishing for December without a doubt!  This really is the perfect story to curl up with under your blanket, with your candles and hot chocolate (or wine!) and completely lose yourself.

So if you’re looking for a festive, heartwarming, wonderful story which will make you laugh and give you the perfect dose of Christmas magic then you have to check this out.  Highly recommended by me!

about the author

Lottie Cardew was born during the Great Lockdown of early 2021, and writes uplifting, heartstring-tugging romcoms with no mention of anything remotely resembling a pandemic.

She lives in North Wales, subdues the other members of Novelistas Ink if they misbehave – including the popular authors Trisha Ashley and Sophie Claire – ­­­­and is a huge advocate of diversity and OwnVoices in fiction. Lottie has previously written as Valerie-Anne Baglietto, and is diagnosed autistic with suspected ADHD. Her home is currently overrun by husband, not-very-small children, and a ball of fluff masquerading as a Pomeranian, so Lottie often takes refuge at her pop-up desk in the bedroom.

Lottie guarantees her books will have a HEA ending, and some might possibly have a tiny hint of magic, too. They will always be warm, emotional, and witty (she hopes), and transport her readers to lovely places because everyone needs somewhere safe to escape to at times.

Where to find Lottie online: Twitter | @MsLottieCardew ~ Instagram | @bossynovelista ~ Newsletter sign up ~ Website ~ Facebook

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Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on not the tour and to Lottie and the publisher for my copy of the book. All views and opinions are my own.

Have a brilliant day lovelies

Chelle x

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