A Cotswold Christmas

A Cotswold Christmas

by Kate Hewitt

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BN ID: 2940156815241
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 10/17/2016
Series: Willoughby Close series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,689
File size: 334 KB

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A Cotswold Christmas 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick fun read
Anonymous 5 months ago
Anonymous 10 months ago
Heartwarming! Something to read while you relax and enjoy the holidays. I recommend this book.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Very cute would love today know if these characters are in a full series maybe it's just me and my fantasies but I thought it heartwarming and nice sort of like the life I wish I had
Anonymous 11 months ago
Cute cozy with heart.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Enjoyed reading this book. Typos were distracting though.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Anna is an American, she has come to the Cotswolds to spend Christmas alone in a bed and breakfast, only to find that there has been a flood and her room is uninhabitable - on 22 December! Her hapless landlady offers alternate accommodation staying at some cottages which are being renovated by her cousin Colin. Of course Colin turns out to be a gorgeous strapping man, just the antidote to all the bad things that have happened to Anna over the last three months. I guess this is just what you expect from the cover and title, a sweet holiday romance set in an idyllic country village with interfering family, midnight mass at the local church, long walks with dogs etc. It was okay, pleasant but didn't light me on fire.
PrincessFiona More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet little story that is actually an introduction to a series set in the small village of Wychwood-on-Lea in the Cotswold. I was a little tricked because the others in the series are all variations on Willoughby Close so I didn't realize this was the first in the series until I went looking. Our heroine is an American, Anna Vere, escaping to a B&B in far off England to escape Christmas after a year where all her dreams were dashed. Only the B& B has been flooded and there is no room at the inn. So to speak. Colin Heath comes to the rescue with somewhere to stay, an empty cottage in a building project he's working on. Colin is around the same age as Anna, in the mid-thirties and there is an instant connection between the two of them. Thrown together, Anna meets Colin's family and when she has to move out of the cottage, she gets to experience life close up and personal with Colin. A very sweet story with two likeable people and broader cast of characters in the village.
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
A Sweet Holiday Read! Anna has been through the emotional wringer. The last thing she wants to do is spend Christmas with her parents watching her every move with sympathy. She instead chooses to leave New York and go somewhere no one knows her. She arrives in England and drives to the Cotswolds only to find that the B&B room she reserved was completely flooded. The owner, a nice old lady, comes up with a solution and calls her nephew. Colin is renovating the stables of a nearby manor into individual residences that are due to be filled in after the New Year. There is no furniture, so Colin loans her his camping kit and brings her food. They start a friendship and find mutual attraction. Between knowing she is there for a short time, and the emotional secret she has, Anna fights the attraction and any thought of feelings for Colin. As they get closer to Christmas, both realize that they don't want to forget Christmas and work to decorate and celebrate. This was a sweet novella and a fitting start to a new series by Kate Hewitt. Her characters were developed and the story, while there was a bit of quick attraction, she didn't have them make their life changing decisions with only their two weeks together. I really enjoy how Hewitt examines and explores her characters and their feelings. She makes you feel that these people could be your friends and you could plan a trip to visit the village she describes. I look forward to the next stories in this new series.
Renae_D More than 1 year ago
This story is heartwarming and Anna's quest for reflection is thrown into a much unanticipated adventure with a few misunderstand and a happy ending. Received a ARC for an honest and fair review
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
"A Cotswold Christmas" by Kate Hewitt is book number one in the "Willoughby Close" series. This is Anna Vere and Colin Heath's story. Anna decides to get away and goes to Cotswold for Christmas. She wants to be by herself and recover from her broken engagement and other devastating things in her life. When Anna first arrives in Cotswold her plans get turned upside down. Colin and Anna paths cross and end up spending time together. There is an attraction between them but Anna lives in New York and Colin lives in England so making this work will be very difficult. They both also have emotional issues that they have not comes to terms with. Will they be able to overcome all the obstacles in their way? This is a really sweet and emotional quick read. Even though it was a quick read I felt like I was able to get to know the characters. FYI, includes mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
CArcidiacono More than 1 year ago
Anna leaves NY and painful memories to celebrate Christmas alone in England. She doesn't expect to find that she has no place to stay when she finally arrives. Thanks to a good samaritan named Colin, Anna has a place to stay for her two week vacation. This short story has some good moments in it but not enough. It felt rushed in places and too detailed in others. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
caitlinallycesmum More than 1 year ago
This is the first book that I have read by Kate and I will be adding her to my TBR author list now. A Cotswold Christmas (Willoughby Close series Book 1) is about Anna an American who has come over to England to escape a family Christmas, were her parents would be fretting over her because she has just found out something terrible and then lost her fiance because he was not supportive. So Anna arrives hoping to stay in a quaint little Bed & Breakfast to find out on arrival that there has been a flood and she can not stay there. The owner of the B&B phones her nephew and in strolls Anna's knight in shining armour Colin who takes her to a cottage that he is doing up. Colin does not think that Anna will stay as he thinks she is too posh to rough it as the cottages are not furnished yet but she surprises him and likes it there. Anna gets found out to be staying in one of the cottages at Willoughby Close by the nephew of the owner and he demands that she leaves - so Anna's Knight in Shining Armour steps up once again and offers her to stay in his guest bedroom, even though he would like her in his room. Anna is attracted to Colin but tries to stop her feelings and Colin thinks that Anna is too good for him so its great how they happen to fall into a relationship even though they think its just for the holidays. This is a lovely feel good romance, the writing style is warm and comforting and you are willing these two great characters to get together even though there are hiccups along the way because of Colin's family. I recommend this if you want a feel good HEA,
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A sweet Christmas romance. Anna needed to get away from the holiday's after a broken engagement. She leaves New York and heads to the English countryside of Cotswold. She has booked into a quaint B&B, but upon arrival finds she can not stay there. The owner has offered her to stay else where, when she meets sexy carpenter, Colin to come to her rescue. What starts of as friendship develops into much more. Both with previous hurts can they trust each other to move forward. A short story, with a great introduction into a new series. Loved the descriptive writing of the English countryside. I must say, "that kiss" was the perfect first kiss. I highly recommend this book. I received a copy from netgalley for an honest review.
ScotsLass More than 1 year ago
In A Cotswold Christmas a Willoughby Close prequel by Kate Hewett, Anna Vera travels from New York to the quaint Cotswold village of Wychwood-on Lea. She plans on celebrating Christmas alone in order to heal after a break-up with her fiancé and have time to adjust to her dashed dreams of a family of her own. When she arrives though, her room at the B&B is flooded and there are no other rooms available for the holiday. Anna finds a room in Willoughby Close, homes newly converted from stables and she also finds a sexy carpenter, Collin Heath. At first what starts out as Collin merely helping out a neighbor, quickly develops into a lovely Christmas romance. They find an unexpected chemistry and understanding between each other as though they had known each much longer. Each though, has secrets and problems that could end their relationship. This was a short novella that appears to be the start of a new series. The two main characters are fairly well developed for such a short book, but the other characters are only really introduced. Even short it was an enjoyable book that can be read in a day. As an introduction to a new series, it works. Hopefully I’ll be able to continue with the series to see how the story progresses. I received a ARC from NetGalley and Tule Publishing
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Excellent holiday story with great descriptive writing that painted a beautiful picture of the English countryside during the holiday season. American Anna Vere needed to get away. After a broken engagement a holiday vacation in the Cotswolds, far away from her messed up life seems perfect. It starts out well but when the B&B she is suppose to stay in is flooded, she's stuck looking for somewhere else to stay. She's grateful when a local carpenter, Colin Heath, offers up a manor house in nearby Willoughby Close. Then when that doesn't work out she finds herself staying at the home of the very sexy carpenter. These two have a very intense connection but past hurts make both of them afraid to risk getting attached. As her time to leave comes closer it becomes obvious that their hearts have gotten involved. Will they be brave enough to find a way to make this work?? I highly recommend this one.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
Anna Vere needed to be alone this Christmas so she left New York and headed to England where booked a room at a B&B in the Cotswolds. When Anna arrives at the B&B, she is informed there has been a flood and she wouldn't be able to stay. Being so close to Christmas, there were no vacancies anywhere close by either. But the innkeeper has another idea. Anna could stay with her cousin, Colin Heath, in one of the cottages he was renovating. The next thing Anna knew, she was being kicked out of there too. So Colin offered Anna the guest room in his house. Anna's Christmas getaway was not going as planned. Colin was known by his sisters as someone who always took on projects to but never finished them. His friends accused him of being the dreaded serial monogamist. He doesn't don't do flings. But with Anna staying with him, something in Colin changed. He wanted Anna and he knew she wanted him too. But Anna was only there for a short while and she was still getting over her last relationship. Will the magic of Christmas cast a spell on Anna and Colin and give them the gift they both desperately deserve? From the beautiful cover, to the story, I was glad I read this book. At first it was hard to believe in a relationship that started out so fast when both characters had emotional scars. But the author did a good job bringing Anna and Colin together. So also fit a lot of details into this short book. It is a sweet and inspiring story. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
A tempting Christmas cover and a short novella were enough to prompt me to read this. Anna has had a rotten time in NYC so has decided to leave all her problems behind her and come to England (The Cotswolds) for the festive season to avoid probing questions from family and friends. She figures a well deserved luxury break is just what she needs. Sadly for her those plans go awry immediately when she discovers her intended accommodation has been flooded. Now in her fragile emotional state she could have collapsed into tears but luckily for her the motherly landlady has a solution in mind. Along comes the cousin who just happens to have some empty houses available until the new renters move in during the New Year .. fabulous thinks Anna, until she realises she will be slumming it with a sleeping bag and camp stove! However the cousin comes in the shape of Colin a hard working handy man type, shy, single and indeed kindness itself. He feels sorry for Anna and friendship blooms very quickly as he invites her to stay with him. Bearing in mind this is a short story there is a lot to fit in. Can Anna overcome her medical issues and reveal her secret while they spend a magical Christmas, carols at church, walking the dog, mulled wine, minced pies etc … the downside seems to be spending time with his meddling sisters. This is a quaint view of life, love and Christmas magic .. great for a fantasy escape but life doesn’t have a habit of working out quite as quickly as some of the events in the book. I really did enjoy it though, sweet, endearing comfort reading and look forward to the next in the series. Thanks to the author and Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours for my ARC.