Welcome to my Twelve Books for Christmas blog. Over these first twelve days of December I'll be introducing you to twelve romance books to warm your heart and make you feel all Christmassy. :) They'll all make wonderful presents for a friend, or you could even treat yourself.
My Christmas book for today is a heartwarming romance by the talented Helen J Rolfe, Christmas at the Little Knitting Box. I adore the cover. This is the latest of Helen's Christmas stories, her previous one is titled In A Manhattan Minute.
Christmas is coming and New York is in full swing for the snowy season. But at The Little Knitting Box in the West Village, things are about to change …
The Little Knitting Box has been in Cleo’s family for nearly four decades, and since she arrived fresh off the plane from the Cotswolds four years ago, Cleo has been doing a stellar job of running the store. But instead of an early Christmas card in the mail this year, she gets a letter that tips her world on its axis.
Dylan has had a tumultuous few years. His marriage broke down, his mother passed away and he’s been trying to pick up the pieces as a stay-at-home dad. All he wants this Christmas is to give his kids the home and stability they need. But when he meets Cleo at a party one night, he begins to see it’s not always so easy to move on and pick up the pieces, especially when his ex seems determined to win him back.
When the snow starts to fall in New York City, both Cleo and Dylan realise life is rarely so black and white and both of them have choices to make. Will Dylan follow his heart or his head? And will Cleo ever allow herself to be a part of another family when her own fell apart at the seams?
Full of snow, love and the true meaning of Christmas, this novel will have you hooked until the final page.
Helen's other Christmas book
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but when the temperature dips, can Manhattan work its magic?
Jack exists in a world that has seen its fair share of tragedy, but also success and the wealth that comes with it. One snowy night, he crosses paths with Evie, a homeless girl, and it changes everything.
Three years on, Evie’s life is very different. She’s the assistant to a prestigious wedding gown designer, she’s settled in Manhattan, has her own apartment and friendships she holds dear. But the past is lurking in the background, threatening to spoil everything, and it’s catching up with her.
Kent has kept a family secret for two decades, a secret he never wanted to share with his son, Jack. And even though she doesn’t realise it yet, his life is inextricably tangled with Nicole’s, the woman who was his housekeeper for thirteen years and the woman who helped Evie turn her life around.
It’s Christmas and a time for forgiveness, love and Happy Ever Afters. And when the snow starts to fall, the truth could finally bring everyone the gift of happiness they’re looking for. Grab a hot chocolate, turn on the twinkly lights and snuggle up with this unputdownable heart-warming novel.
Helen J Rolfe writes contemporary women's fiction with an emphasis on relationships and love. She enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and characters who face challenges and fight to overcome them. Helen enjoys creating strong female lead characters and although her stories often deal with serious issues, they always have a happy ending.
I asked Helen to tell us a bit about her family's festive traditions
Do you have any favourite family Christmas traditions? If so, what are they?
We always watch a Christmas movie together as a family on Christmas Eve. It’s my favourite night of the season, because all the excitement is still to come!
When do you open your Christmas presents?
We always open stockings and Santa presents in the morning and then family presents after the big lunch when all the clearing up is done. It’s great…two lots of presents!
If you could invite any author living or dead to share your Christmas lunch, who would it be?
Nora Roberts… I think she’s an amazing writer and her books are all so different. I’d love to know how she manages her time and how she plots a book, starts a book and takes it through to the end.
What book would you like to find in your Christmas stocking?
Anything with a Christmas theme!
What is the most unusual Christmas present you’ve ever had/given?
I’m giving someone a boot scraper this year! It’s by far the heaviest present I’ve bought in a long while…thankfully I won’t be posting it!
Thanks for dropping by, Helen.
Bring a little sunshine into your life!
Sassy, feel good romance by Karen King. Just right to cosy up with on cold winter nights. Published by Accent Press