A heart-warming Christmas read, perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson, Trisha Ashley and Jenny Oliver and one for dog-lovers everywhere.

Walkies in a Winter Wonderland…

Catherine ‘Cat’ Palmer realizes that bringing an adorable puppy into work is a bad idea when it gets her the sack. Deciding it’s the perfect opportunity to launch her dog-walking business, Cat enlists the help of flatmates Polly and Joe. After all Primrose Terrace, the street where they live, is full of home-alone hounds.

Getting to know the owners and their precious pooches isn’t all plain sailing, but soon Cat is making friends, particularly with sexy Mark and his Collie, Chips. With her talent for misadventure, Cat’s new life starts to show some cracks, and when one of the street’s loveable schnauzers gets ill, it looks like this Christmas could be turning into a dog’s dinner. But Cat has never given up on anything in her life – and this is one Christmas that’s definitely worth saving…

A Christmas Tail was first published as a four-part serial set in Primrose Terrace.

I couldn’t wait to read this after following Cressida on twitter since I started book blogging and am thrilled with the success she is having .


This book is beautiful inside and out with lots of Christmas sparkle .

I loved every page ,the only downside is I couldn’t get to read it in one go ….life is busy including having my own wagging tail to look after lol  . This book has everything to make a perfect romance and this is brilliant debut . When I did get time to reads it I was spending glorious hours in the bath with it and fell in love with the characters especially Joe ….swoon !!

This will leave you with a fuzzy feeling and feeling festive .

I cant wait to read more from Cressida in the future and wish her every success and happiness on her author journey 🙂






Skylar Tempest has never understood Alec Hunter’s appeal. So what if he’s a world-renowned historian? He’s also cynical, aloof and determined to think the worst of her. So when a twist of fate finds her spending the lead-up to Christmas with Alec and his family, she’s not expecting the season to be either merry or bright.

Alec has learned the hard way not to trust beautiful women―and Skylar is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. But as he watches her throw herself into his family’s festive chaos, Alec realises there is far more to this blonde bombshell than meets the eye.

With Christmas around the corner, Alec and Skylar return to Puffin Island, a tentative bond forged between them. Neither intends to fall in love but as the nights become darker, and the fire between them grows hotter, could this be the chance for Alec and Skylar to find their own happy ending?

Fall in love with the all new Puffin Island series from Sarah Morgan, the bestselling author who brought you Sleigh Bells in the Snow:

Firstly thank you to Cara at Mira books for sending me a copy to review .

This is the first of Sarahs books I have read but I have heard lots of great things about her work via twitter and other book bloggers .

This book exceeded my expectations so much and quite frankly surprised me . I was expecting a nice sweet romantic festive read ….which it is but hello ….. STEAMY and SEXY .

Alec is gorgeous and I was left swooning and open moputhed at many parts In the book .

He becomes skylars unlikely hero and their friendship is one to be greatly envied especially when thigs get intimate .

You can feel the tension and sexual chemisty very early on .

I loved the storyline and the charactars ,the location and the Christmas sparkle that is injected into the pages from Skylars love of this celebration .

It was great to watch Skylar’s self belief and courage grow especially when it came to her unthoughtful parents .

Perfect Christmas book and will make even the coldest of hearts warm 🙂

I look forward to reading more from this author .