Secret Santa – Scarlett Bailey.


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Back of the Book :

A self-confessed Christmas Queen, Sue Montaigne prides herself on organising the annual nativity pageant in her small Cornish village of Poldore.

But this year, what with having to deal with the repairs on Castle House after it was wrecked by a terrible storm, training a new – and frankly flighty – Virgin Mary and managing a Joseph who is allergic to sheep, she is distinctly lacking a little bit of ‘me’ time.

And then there are the auditions for the new Santa. But nothing prepares her for the beautiful man who turns up, a twinkle in his eye and a promise to make her Christmas dreams come true ….


What I think :

We’re back in Poldore with Sue and the gang for this brilliant Christmas short.

Sue’s having trouble juggling everything she needs to do for the yearly Christmas Pageant. She needs to find a new Santa, as the old one decides to have this year off. (well he is 83 ! )  As well as that she has family problems at home too ..

Its lovely being back in Poldore, with everybody, Tamsyn and her gorgeous vicar husband, Jed,  Alex the harbour mistress and her hubby Ruan ( and not forgetting their two lovely dogs skipper and buoy)  And also a few new characters too, This time we meet Poldore’s very own movie star, Blake Fletcher (swoon ! ) Wouldn’t we all love a Blake to come and sweep us off our feet, and the most wonderful, Nick, who comes to the Santa auditions, could he really be the man himself … ?

I really loved this gorgeous short, It makes you feel very Christmassy and festive. I really like the way that Scarlett writes with humour and adds a bit of seriousness too, and also the way that she describes the scenery so vividly. The Cornwall / Devon area is my most favourite place in the world, at any time of the year and I really felt like I standing on a cold Cornish beach whilst I was reading this.

I really love scarlett/Rowan’s books and I always wait in anticipation for the next one, this one is up there with the best.

I give this lovely, lovely Christmas book 10/10.

Published on 06 November 2014 by EBury Publishing.

Thank you to NetGalley and  Ebury Publishing for the digital copy to read and review.




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