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  1. Hi Sorry re my ignorance, however I have read both Holliday cottage by the sea and The cottage on sunshine beach. I loved them both and wanted to know if the book about Leo and Isla is out or coming out?
    Many thanks

  2. Hi Holly
    It’s nearly 3am and I had to stay up snuggled and cosy in my bed and finish Christmas at Lilac Cottage! It’s the first of your novels that I have read and how I have enjoyed this, well I just can’t begin to tell you! I’ve loved it, been hooked on it, I have chuckled particularly with a LOL at the ‘porn’ scene and I fell in love with Penny, Henry and Daisy! I loved living Penny’s romance through your book! This book is just brilliantly funny, charming and definitely attractive ha ha just like Gorgeous Henry! Can’t wait to read another of your books x

  3. I have just finished reading Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage. I loved it and cannot believe I haven’t found you before. Can’t wait to read more.

      1. Hello, if you look at my list of books on the website, there are liadsto choose from, maybe start with The Summer of Chasing Dreams or The Little Village of Happiness or Sunrise over Sapphire Bay

  4. I have read every one of your books. All of them more than once(some too many times to count). I have laughed, cried and fell in love with all the characters.You have an amazing talent for writing books you just can’t put down. So thank you. And when can we expect the next amazing story? I really can’t wait.

    1. Aww thank you for this lovely message. So pleased you’re enjoying my stories. I have a new book called The Summer of Chasing Dreams which is out in March, but you can order a copy now

  5. I have read 8 of your books in around 8 weeks. I can not put them down. I get so engrossed in them, I have to keep reading. The characters are so adorable and you can really submerge yourself into the stories. Great books, thoroughly recommend them. Holly you are amazing.

  6. Hi Holly, I’ve recently discovered your books and cannot put them down! I love, love, love them and they’re just my ideal type of book – romantic, funny and just a real feel good read! I’ve nearly read them all now but I can’t seem to buy tied up with love in paperback anywhere! Is it only available in ebook now? Sarah xx

  7. Hello Holly,

    I just wanted to let you know that your book ‘The Summer of Chasing Dreams’ has rounded my Easter holiday off perfectly. I could barely put it down. I’ve enjoyed reading it so much that i fear i will be hammering Amazon when i get back home. I look forward to reading another one of your books very soon.

    Best wishes and many thanks


  8. Hi Holly, I’ve just finished reading “Summer at Rose Island”. I absolutely loved it. I couldn’t put it down and didn’t want it to end. I fell in love with both Darcy and Riley whilst they were falling in love with each other. I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times,its such a feel good story and left me with a warm glow. Its only the second of your books I have read, but I have already ordered more and cant wait to read them to. Brilliant thank you

  9. I just ‘found’ you and bought a few of your books for my Kobo. I finished reading Spring at Blueberry Bay last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Kind of guessed how it would end but the way you got us there was both sad in part and hilariously funny. I actually ‘laughed out loud’ a few times and am looking forward to the next on my list which I think is Summer at Buttercup Beach. These are just the kind of books I enjoy reading so…Thank You Holly

      1. Summer at Buttercup Beach is finished now…more ‘laugh out loud’ moments and the storyline was quite believable. Goodness, don’t we humans make things more complicated than they need to be haha. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I started Christmas at Mistletoe Cove straight after it as keen to see what Eden and Dougie get up to.

  10. Holly,
    I just finished The Summer of Chasing Dreams…let me just say that it was one of the most entertaining and joyful books that I have read. What great characters! I do hope that you will continue their story….does Thor publish his children’s books? Does Eva illustrate them? What other adventures await and do they they raise Blossom (it has to be Blossom) to be an adventure seeker…what is Blossom’s story…. so many questions…Thank you!

  11. Hi Holly,
    I have never left a review for an author before but I felt really compelled to write one for you. I have only read two of your books so far and I am TOTALLY hooked. The first one, Christmas at Lilac Cottage, gave me sleepless nights….I could NOT put it down and then wanted to wake early to read more! I loved the characters involved and laughed out loud when Penny came up with the porn to hide the truth from Daisy. Such a memorably funny moment. Loved the story from start to finish (although I felt sad when I came to the end page)
    When I started reading ‘Summer at Rose Island’ I was instantly hooked and LOVED the fact that there were mentions of characters from Christmas at Lilac Cottage as it felt like their stories were carrying on. I fell in love with the yummy Riley, Darcey and the people of the village too. One of the funniest moments for me was the crisp butty scene. I LOVED this story too to bits and when it came to the end I found that I couldn’t quite leave it so chose not to and re-read it again!
    I CAN’T wait to read the next one
    Thanks Holly for writing such beautiful, funny, inspiring and TRULY lovable books!

    1. Thank you so much, I’m thrilled you’ve loved the White Cliff Bay series. There is another book in that series called Snowflakes on Silver Cove, its actually set in the same week as Christmas at Lilac Cottage so you’ll see the same key events but told from a different couple’s point of view. You might also like the Hope Island series, starting with Spring at Blueberry Bay

  12. Ooh thank you so much for the recommendations, I will definitely take a read of those. I meant to write the ‘people of the town’ in my previous message instead of village. My excitement of expressing my love for your books took over.

  13. Hi, I have read a few of your books and just wondered if any need to be read in a particular order. I really don’t like to get them mixed up as it may give ‘spoiler alerts’!! Thanks for some really lovely laugh out loud and lovely smile moments. Great feel good books. Just love them.

  14. Hello Holly, I’ve just finished ‘ The Little Village of Happiness ‘ . I loved it and want to pack up and move there!!
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Amanda x

  15. Hi Holly,
    I’ve just finished reading ‘The Holiday Cottage by the Sea’ and have loved it 😃 It made me laugh and smile. Love the characters, the fiestyness of the girls and everyone needs an Aidan in their lives 😍 Thank you xx

  16. I just finished reading Spring at Blueberry Bay! Couldn’t stop reading it. Even told a couple fellow readers about it. Do you think Bella and Issac will get a follow up? Thanks for the great read ! Can’t wait to start another book!

  17. Hi Holly I’ve just finished reading the gift of happiness and absolutely loved it will there be another one in the village of happiness. I’ve read all your books and love them all you get to know all the characters. Thank you so much

  18. Hi Holly! My name is Poppy McCann and I am 14 years old. I absolutely love romance books and I think your style of writing is amazing. I’ve already read Christmas at mistletoe cove and I couldn’t help but get coming home to maple cottage. Your books bring me so much laughter and joy, I could read them all day everyday ! I stopped reading reading books when I was around 11 years old but when I discovered Christmas at mistletoe cove this time last year, I fell in love with reading again. I will definitely be purchasing more of your books as soon as I’m done with coming home to maple cottage !

  19. Hi Holly, I just finished reading Christmas at Lilac Cottage, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Like one of your other readers, I lay in bed reading it until the wee small hours. It’s the first of your books that I’ve read and I was thrilled to see that you have written many more – Looks like I’m fixed for 2020 – thanks for the heartwarming pleasure to come 😉 Vivienne x

  20. Hi, I have just found your books and have just finished Summer at Rose Island, can you please tell me where I can find Riley the gorgeous cowboy, as I would like one. I love all the books I have read so far and cannot wait for more. Thank you

  21. Hi Holly! I just finished reading Summer At Buttercup Beach, and I loved it sooo much! Freya and Rome are the cutest! This book was a real rollercoaster that made me cry from sadness and laughter hahaha. Please do write a sequel to this book, following Freya and Rome’s life with each other!!

    Thank you xxx

    1. Hi Ashley, so pleased you enjoyed it. There are three books in the hope island series, Spring at Blueberry Bay which is Bella and Isaac’s story, Buttercup Beach and Christmas at Mistletoe Cove which is Eden and Dougie’s story but you will see all the other characters in each other’s story.

  22. I just wanted to say how much I love your books. I read your christmas under cranberry sky and a town called Christmas. I have just read the sandcastle bay series- I fell in love with all of the characters I have never read any other books that have made me laugh out loud and cry at the sad parts. I am just starting on the hope island series and I cant wait to read more of your books. Thank you for providing great entertainment and I hope there’s many more books to come!

  23. Just after reading ‘The Little Village of Happiness’. Read it in 2 afternokns couldn’t put it down.. loved Andrew and Willow.. looking forward to ‘The Gift of Happiness’..

  24. Just read “A Home on Bramble Hill” in less than 12 hours! Simply could not put it down, absolutely fantastic. I was completely hooked, another incredible novel, cannot wait to start the next one and fall in love with the characters all over again.

  25. Can you please please please write a sequel to the gift of happiness I want to know what happens next!!!!

    1. Hi Elanor, so pleased you you enjoyed the Happiness books. I’m afraid that one is the last book in the series. But I have a new series starting this year, the first been Sunrise over Sapphire Bay xx

  26. Hi Holly. I was given a copy of The Holiday Cottage by the Sea and started reading it yesterday…..finishing it today. I couldn’t put it down. I’ve fallen for Sandcastle Bay and the characters and have had to order the other two in the series. Your style of writing is so engaging, making me laugh and cry but being totally relatable. Can’t wait to read the next ones.

  27. Have just finished reading one hundred proposals and loved it.
    Only book that I haven’t read is Tied Up With Love but can’t seem to get paperback version anywhere.
    Will have to keep looking.
    Looking forward to your next book.

  28. I have not read any of your books before and I have just read Summer at Rose Island. I lost myself in the book, which I have not done for long time. The characters are great and it was such a lovely story that I could not put it down, I was also up until 3am to finish it! I have just ordered Christmas at Lilac Cottage and Snowfakes on Silver Cove, which I understand are the first two books in this series and I don’t care if they take place around Christmas, I am still going to read them during the Summer! Thank you, you have a new fan.

  29. I have just finished Summer at Rose Island and could not put it down, what a gorgeous love story! Our road has created a book swap shelf during the pandemic and I found it there and have just ordered the other 2 books in the White Cliff Bay series. I was wondering if you had plans to write another story set in White Cliff Bay? Thank you for such a lovely story that warmed my heart, will definitely be working my way through your other series too.

    1. So pleased you enjoyed Summer at Rose Island. Just so you know, Christmas at Lilac Cottage and Snowflakes at Silver Cove are set six months before Rose Island. It shouldn’t spoil the enjoyment of the series though as both books follow different couples and can be read as standalone stories. I have lots of other series you might enjoy. Have a look on my website for a list of all my books.

  30. Hi Holly, I have recently discovered your books and think they are FAB! Just a quick question – what order should you books be read? I read the Happiness series and then read Sunrise over Sapphire Bay – I noticed that a few characters appeared in Jewel Island, but your book list shows Sapphire Bay first in the list! I don’t want to miss any other cross-over characters as I was very excited when I recognised them and realised what came next in their lives!

    1. Hi Sarah, I’m so pleased you enjoyed my books. If you look at the List of Books page on my website, the books at the top of the list are the most recent stories, the Happiness series was published last year, the Sandcastle Bay series the year before, etc. There are a few tiny cameos across different series but not that many that you would have to read them in order as they take place in different places. However, if you don’t want to miss the cameos, start with White Cliff Bay series and work your way up the list, there are also a few standalone stories you might enjoy too

  31. I have just finished reading my first one your novels ‘Christmas at Lilac Cottage’. I finished this in 2 days as I couldn’t put it down. So looking forward to reading the rest of your novels. I’m not normally a book lover but just couldn’t put this one down.

  32. Hi Holly, I have left a comment before but I wanted to tell you that I have just read the Sandcastle Bay series and they were brilliant! I loved the characters and that their stories continued all through the books, naughty Aunt Agatha and the puppy training in the second book had me laughing out loud. I could not put them down and read all three books in 5 days! I have read so many of your books now I have lost count. I love your writing, keep up the good work 🙂

  33. Hello Holly… I have just finished reading the cottage on sunshine beach…. What a lush stunning read.. During these strange times of covid lockdown I’ve been working from home… Alone since march 2020 and found reading has helped me through but your book was lovely it put a smile on my face… I couldn’t wait to get to the end and see how melody and Jamie got on.. And u didn’t disappoint. Thank u… I’ve now purchased holiday cottage by the sea and summer at buttercup beach and can’t wait to delve in…

    1. So pleased you enjoyed it and it helped in these weird times. The Holiday Cottage by the Sea is Tori and Aiden’s story, so takes place in the spring before Sunshine Beach and Summer at Buttercup Beach is the 2nd book in the Hope Island series xx

  34. Loved loved loved the 2 happened books, I wish the story woud continue.
    To ready more about Lottie, Poppy, Cal, Andrew, Willow, Ruby and Jacob more about the little village. I fell in love with all of them😍

  35. Hi Holly
    After discovering your books during lockdown I am addicted . I’ve just ordered a couple of the Christmas ones . You bring your characters to life and by the end of the stories I feel like I actually know them . They make me laugh and cry and I’m recommending them to anyone who’ll listen ! X

  36. Hi Holly!
    I have just finished my third book that I have read by you, Christmas at Lilac Cottage, and I just wanted to tell you how amazing it was and how much I loved it. The Characters, the setting, the story line! I loved everything! Such a cute, witty and cosy novel 🙂 Thank you for creating such amazing stories that fill me with so much happiness when I am feeling down.

    Love of love,
    Poppy x

  37. Hi Holly!

    I left a comment before but I’m not sure if you received it. I just wanted to tell you that I finished my third book I’ve read by you today, Christmas at lilac Cottage, and I absolutely loved it! It was amazing! The Characters, the setting, the story line! I loved everything. It’s such a cute and witty novel 🙂 Thank you for creating these amazing stories, they fill me with so much happiness when I am sad 😊

    Lots of love,
    Poppy x

  38. Hallo Holy, hoewel ik feitelijk een thriller fan ben, heb ik genoten van je eerste boek ‘het dorpje Happiness’. Graag zou ik op de hoogte zijn van je volgende boeken. Natuurlijk ga ik reeds het vervolg van Happiness bestellen en hopelijk vind ik ze allemaal vertaald in het Nederlands. Ja, anders ga ik mijn beste school-Engels maar bovenhalen 🥴.
    Succes met je boeken 👍💖🥰
    Liefs Greta

  39. Een oprechte dankjewel voor je hartverwarmende boeken. Net wat we nodig hebben in deze woelige tijd. Liefs vanuit België.

  40. If you want to curl up lose yourself in a wonderfully warm, cosy, sweet, happy story for a few hours then this is the book for you.
    I loved everything about the story and the characters. I had happy tears at the end and can’t wait to read about Aidan & Tori and Leo & Isla.
    Thank you Holly for putting a smile on my face.

  41. Just finished Little Village of Happiness. Thé first book I have read from Holly Martin. What a heartwarming story. Written with love and so easy to read, only hard to stop reading. Have put in An order form a couple more of your books to read when we go to Italy next month. Am a fan

  42. Hi just finished Spring at Blueberry Bay, laughed cried and thoroughly enjoyed it can’t wait for the next one. Thankyou

  43. I have read all of your books and love each one. I thought I would share, I have just finished Sunlight over Crystal Sands and loved it too. Possibly my favourite. Thank you for all you write. Xx

  44. Net het boek Het dorpje happiness gelezen en ik vond het een heerlijk en origineel verhaal. Het leest lekker weg en was echt even ontspannend. Ik werk met een doof meisje en ik vond dat je het best goed hebt beschreven. Het maakte het verhaal ook interessant. Beetje veel details bij de erotische scènes,persoonlijk hoeft dat niet zo. Maar ik popel al om meer boeken van je te gaan lezen! Bedankt voor het leesplezier!

  45. I have just read Blueberry Bay. What a wonderful story to immerse in. I loved the characters and idyllic setting of Hope Island. Keep up the amazing work.

  46. Have just read Blueberry Bay,really loved this book only took me 2 days to read I couldn’t put it down ,Isacc and Belle were such lovely characters, I have to read more of your books now Caroline x

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