Introducing the White Cliff Bay series


I have two books out this Christmas in the White Cliff Bay series so let me introduce you to them.

What are they all about? Why are there two books? Are they linked? Are they novellas? Which order do I need to read them in? Are you a machine? How do you boil an egg? All very good questions I’ve been asked over the last few weeks and I hope to answer them here.


Christmas at Lilac Cottage and Snowflakes on Silver Cove are completely separate stories following the loves and lives of two different couples who live on opposites ends of the tiny seaside town of White Cliff Bay. You can read them in any order and as two separate standalone full length books (yes full length not novellas or short stories). The cool thing about these two books is they are set in the same week in the lead up to Christmas as preparations for the Christmas Eve ball get under way. This means that the key events that happen in the town, the ice carving competition, the storm, the snow, the ball are all seen from the different points of view of both couples. You may even spot some of the same characters in both books too. I loved doing this because I know the readers who read both books will get a real kick out of seeing the tiny links between the two stories.

So what are they both about?

tmp_photo_1440600386149Christmas at Lilac Cottage

Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…

Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking sculptures. Yet her personal life seems frozen. 

When Henry and daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage to rent the annex, Penny is determined to make them feel welcome. But while Daisy is friendly, Henry seems guarded. 

As Penny gets to know Henry, she realises there is more to him than meets the eye. And the connection between them is too strong to ignore… 

While the spirit of the season sprinkles its magic over the seaside town and preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas eve ball are in full swing, can Penny melt the ice and allow love in her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she’s been dreaming of? 

Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously heartwarming novel down. 

Spend the perfect Christmas in White Cliff Bay this year. 

‘Christmas is not yet around the corner, but I feel all-things-Christmassy right now, devouring this beautifully-written novel. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, smiling and giggling throughout the story, it’s simply beautiful! It is the first time reading Holly Martin’s works and I have fallen in love with it and her adorable characters.’Lilac Diaries 

‘This was a fun and fabulous book to curl up with under the blanket and with a fire blazing. In a way it make me yearn for those cosy winter nights in…And best of all it made me excited for Christmas!’ Escapades of a Bookworm 

Totally adorable and very entertaining…In short this is more than an entertaining romance.’ Shelly Back Books 

I loved this sweet and gentle holiday love story and the descriptions of the cottage and the village made me feel like I was in White Cliff myself.’ For the Love of Books 

This is out on September 25th but you can pre-order it here

received_10207221838645016Snowflakes on Silver Cove

Come and spend a picture perfect romantic Christmas at White Cliff Bay.
Libby Joseph is famous for her romantic Christmas stories. Every December, readers devour her books of falling in love against the magical backdrop of the Christmas season. If only Libby believed in the magic herself… 

Struggling to finish her current novel, Libby turns to her best friend and neighbour George Donaldson to cheer her up. But George needs a bit of support himself. Nervous about getting back into the dating saddle after splitting from his wife, he and Libby strike a deal. She will teach George how to win over the ladies, and Libby will in turn be inspired to inject her novel with a good dose of romance. 

As Libby and George explore the beautiful White Cliff Bay on a series of romantic Christmas-themed dates, Libby finds herself having more fun than she’s had in ages and…discovers feelings that she never knew she had for George. 

But is it too late? Will George win someone else’s heart or can Libby act like the heroine in one of her stories and reach for her own love under the mistletoe this Christmas? 

Snuggle up with a piece of Christmas cake and mulled wine, and spend the festive season at White Cliff Bay.

This is out October 30th but you can pre-order it here so it pops onto your kindle just a few minutes after midnight.


So what comes next in the White Cliff Bay series? I have another book coming out in the spring. I don’t have the title yet but you will get to meet sweet, exuberant Darcy Davenport and sexy American Riley Eddison. And Riley lives in a lighthouse out in White Cliff Bay!


What about the other questions? Am I a machine? The first two books in the White Cliff Bay series will be my third and fourth book published this year with my fifth book, the next installment in my Sentinel Series, out just before Christmas. This is the first year that I’ve written full time without having to write around a job with ridiculously long hours and I am loving every second of it, which makes writing so much easier. So yes, I am a machine, a smiley, sparkly, ridiculously happy machine doing something that I absolutely love. 

How do you boil an egg? I think you better ask Delia that one.

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