Christmas at Sandcastle Cottage

Christmas at Sandcastle Cottage➞ [Epub] ❥ Christmas at Sandcastle Cottage By Christina Jones ➨ – Bluevapours.co.uk A heartwarming seasonal short story by bestselling author, Christina Jones As with so many things in Kitty Appleby s life, falling in love with Sandcastle Cottage, on a bitterly cold day was a monumen A heartwarming seasonal short story by bestselling author, Christina Jones As with so many things in Kitty Appleby s life, falling in love with Sandcastle Cottage, on a bitterly cold day was a monumental mistake She hadn t even needed to rent a cottage, or move to the seaside village of Firefly Common Kitty had Christmas at PDF/EPUB ² a home and a boyfriend and a job and a life in lively noisy bustling Reading Or so she thought But three weeks before Christmas, with the snow forecast to be thundering in from Siberia, Kitty suddenly had none of these things Sandcastle Cottage was her only salvation And as Kitty and her increasing band of waifs and strays moved dejectedly into the house in Firefly Common, she simply hoped someone had remembered to cancel Christmas.

I ve written all my life, but only became a published novelist in Before that, I wrote short stories and newspaper articles for pin money while doing a series of naff jobs In fact I ve had twenty seven jobs and been sacked from nineteen of them for writing when I should have been Christmas at PDF/EPUB ² working I ve been, among other things, a shop assistant, waitress, cleaner, secretary, factory worker, market researcher, nanny, bookseller, night club dancer, civil servant, blood donor attendant, fruit picker and barmaid I m now, apparently, a Real WriterWriting for a living is wonderful a dream come true and I now manage to combine writing novels, short stories and articles with not doing the housework, not doing the gardening, not cooking much, but at least attempting to look after my husband the Toyboy Trucker and my daughter and our rescued cats I was born in Oxford and have lived in Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Northumberland, London and Jersey I blame my parents both for my itchy feet and my romantic soul My Dad was a circus clown Poor Billy, Prince of Laughter Makers and my Mum who trained as a teacher, came from an army family, and had lived in six countries before she was They met and fell in love while the circus was off the road and my Dad was working as Santa Claus in a department store My Mum, at home for Christmas, was the fairy in his grotto I was entranced by the way they met, that they were from such different backgrounds, and that their love for one another managed to survive every obstacle and objection thrown in its path Every book I ve written has their story at its core I grew up in a Berkshire village, in a tight, happy, secure and very working class community My childhood was idyllically happy, and my friends from those days are still my best friends now My novels reflect this community spirit, and all have small groups of people crossing class, age and gender who are friends and work together through the roller coaster ride of life Also, because the women I grew up with were, by necessity, tough and go getting with a sense of humour, my heroines are gutsy and strong Real women in real situations And the fact that the backgrounds to my books mirror my own past experiences is no coincidence, eitherMy parents were great storytellers and avid readers, and taught me to read long before I started school, so I started writing my own stories at about five years old without thinking it in the least odd Writing was an obsession, a friend, a way of life I had my first short story published at , still blissfully unaware this was unusual However, having a novel published was my life s ambition and one that took another thirty writing years to achieve Having won a couple of awards for my short stories, I joined the Romantic Novelists Association in , and was lucky enough to be voted runner up for the New Writers Scheme Award at my second attempt in Dancing in the Moonlight was published by My Weekly Story Library, and as it didn t have an ISBN wasn t classed as a novel I was, of course, ecstatic at this literary elevation and it was at the RNA Awards Lunch that I was approached by an agent who suggested I should try writing full length commercial fiction Going the Distance was the result, and amazingly it was sold to a publisher straight away and then, equally amazingly, chosen for the WH Smith Fresh Talent Promotion and I haven t touch wood and fingers and all other extremities crossed looked back since Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 60 pages
  • Christmas at Sandcastle Cottage
  • Christina Jones
  • English
  • 22 February 2017

10 thoughts on “Christmas at Sandcastle Cottage

  1. Nicola Clough says:

    First book I have read by this author will not be the last was simply fantastic read and such a shame it was only a short read as so brilliant So many great characters and the plot is great and really gets you in the Christmas spirit and so well written it s worththan five stars Kitty goes to a funeral in the village of firefly common of one of her ex teachers and she meets up with hers friends from school days to go Only problem is she has had to get rid of her car as she can t afford First book I have read by this author will not be the last was simply fantastic read and such a shame it was only a short read as so brilliant So many great characters and the plot is great and really gets you in the Christmas spirit and so well written it s worththan five stars Kitty goes to a funeral in the village of firefly common of one of her ex teachers and she meets up with hers friends from school days to go Only problem is she has had to get rid of her car as she can t afford it so goes on the train and after the funeral she has time to kill before getting her train back and she ends up looking at a cottage called sandcastle cottage and she falls in love straight away Problem is she has a job and a boyfriend back in Reading so she heads back home trying to forget about the cottage but can she and when things start to chance will she cancel Christmas after it all or will she move to the wonderful cottage and be happy with the people she loves Highly recommend this book so good

  2. Annie says:

    A Wonderful but too Short Seasonal StoryI have to confess as so far I ve not been feeling very seasonal yet this year , normally I have everything worked out , Cards written and ready to post plus the same for packages heading off overseas But alas due to various reasons including some health issues other than a couple of lists I ve done very little , however th his lovely story with its mix of characters several of whom I can closely relate too drew me in and have now actually made me feel li A Wonderful but too Short Seasonal StoryI have to confess as so far I ve not been feeling very seasonal yet this year , normally I have everything worked out , Cards written and ready to post plus the same for packages heading off overseas But alas due to various reasons including some health issues other than a couple of lists I ve done very little , however th his lovely story with its mix of characters several of whom I can closely relate too drew me in and have now actually made me feel like I will be festive this Yule Tide , and celebrate simply with a few family members I wished by the end the story hasn t been so short , I want to knowso I hope Christina Jones will carry on with the lives of these engaging characters who are in Sandcastle Cottage

  3. janice best says:

    Another perfect readThis is a lovely read perfect for curling up with on the setter and a cuppa The only thing wrong was it wasn t long enough I want to know what became of everyone Hopefully we will in another book.

  4. Roberta says:

    A lovely introduction to a group of characters that we will be seeingof soon I m looking forward to the next book in the series.

  5. Avalon says:

    Another page turner from one of my favourite authors Characters spring to life and there is smatterings of humor throughout A good read from start to finish Short and lovely

  6. Anitajt says:

    Just brilliant can t wait for book 2

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