Today is my stop on the blog tour for Christmas at Black Cherry Retreat by Angela Britnell.
What if you had nowhere to call home for Christmas?
When Fee Winters books a winter break at the remote Black Cherry Retreat in the small town of Pine Ridge, Tennessee, it’s with the idea that the peace and quiet will help her recuperate from her hectic life as a photographer.
But what she didn’t bank on was meeting Tom Chambers and his huge, interfering yet lovable family. With them, could Fee finally experience the warmth and support that’s been missing from her own life – and maybe even find a place to call home in time for Christmas.
Fee Winters finds herself at the Black Cherry Retreat, where she is seeking quiet time to be alone in order to recuperate from a trauma she experienced whilst working as a photographer in war zones. She does not come from a large, supportive family and therefore relies on herself to fix her own problems.
Tom Chambers is the owner of the Black Cherry Retreat, a man also seeking solace at his quiet retreat. He is equally recovering from trauma in his life, shutting himself off from everyone but his family.
Christmas at Black Cherry Retreat follows both Fee and Tom as they find in each other something that neither realised was missing from their lives. Both are pushed outside of their comfort zones as they begin the slow recovery process, helping each other with a little romance thrown in for good measure!
I really enjoyed Christmas at Black Cherry Retreat, both Fee and Tom are well rounded characters, with interesting back stories. I enjoyed watching them evolve as they both attempt to recover from their individual traumas, helping each other and falling in love along the way.
Rating: 📖 📖 📖 📖
Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee. A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. After more than three decades of marriage to her American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after. Over the last twelve years she’s been multi-published and sold over 25 novels. She also writes short stories for women’s magazines. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.