Friday, 11 December 2015

Blog Tour | Review: The Accidental Guest (Once Upon A Winter, Book 1) by Tilly Tennant

Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Accidental Guest which is the first part of a four piece novella by Tilly Tennant from her new series - Once Upon A Winter.
Below you will find not only the gorgeous cover for this, but the blurb, my review and a give-away.
I would like to thank Tilly and Brook Cottage Books for the review copy.


From the author of the much-loved, best-selling Mishaps in Millrise, a brand new four-novella-part series, Once Upon a Winter - come and fall in love this Christmas!
Soulmates don’t just fall from the sky… do they?
Hannah Meadows doesn’t believe in fate or destiny, or any of the other things people reach for when they lose control of their lives. That is, until a man arrives on her doorstep on Christmas Day begging for help. Hannah’s not the sort of woman to turn her back on someone in need, but this isn’t what compels her to aid the handsome stranger, nor is it his intense dark eyes, or the inexplicable feelings she quickly develops for him.
Something magical is coming her way, something that will turn her life completely upside down. Hannah Meadows may not believe in fate or destiny, but they seem to have other ideas…

I haven't read any of Tilly's work before now, I think I came onto the blogging scene part way through her last series, Mishaps In Millrise, but have seen lots of good things about her, so when the chance came to join in with the blog tour hosted by Brook Cottage Books, I jumped at the chance.

Being a novella this was a quick read, in fact I finished it in just over an hour, but that didn't mean that the story lacked in anyway - it was full of exciting and lively characters, mystery and wonder on the plot, and an idyllic setting which just so happens to be covered in gorgeous white, fluffy snow!

We are quickly introduced to Hannah on Christmas morning who has her sister and niece, Gina and Jess, to stay. The three characters together just bounced off each other and I quickly got a soft spot for them. Their Christmas day doesn't quite got to plan when a mysterious man knocks on the front door, frozen and nursing a head injury, and not knowing who he is, how he got there or any other details!
As he is carted off via ambulance, Hannah can't help wondering about him so decides, much to Gina's dismay, to go to the hopsital on Boxing day and see if he he has his memory back. Being snowed in they are offered a lift by the hunky farmer in his tractor which seems to cheer Gina right up!

I really enjoyed the start to this story and can't wait to see what happens in the next part!

About The Author

Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing, graduating in 2009 with first class honours. She wrote her first novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. It was followed by Mishaps and Mistletoe and The Man Who Can't Be Moved. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at

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