Friday, October 06, 2023



Ellie and her family have lived in the picturesque Welsh village for two years.  She moved there from America to run the inn that belonged to her husband's family.  The Inn is in financial trouble and will probably have to close after Christmas.  The thought of the Inn closing is heartbreaking for the whole family.  Ellie decides to do everything she possibly can to save the Inn.  She decides to celebrate Christmas like never before.  It’s all hands on deck, with her mother-in-law, Gwen in the kitchen baking pies.  Her sister-in-law Sarah decorating all the rooms and Ellie’s husband Matthew turns the outdoor gardens into a winter wonderland.  But will all their efforts be enough to save the Inn or will this be their last Christmas there?

Christmas at the Inn on Bluebell Lane by author Kate Hewitt, was a wonderful escape back to Bluebell Lane.  I absolutely loved how the entire family worked together for the Inn and how it brought them closer to each other.  I could feel the snowflakes on my eyelashes as I walked through the winter wonderland.  Hewitt describes all the sights, sounds and feels of Christmas so beautifully, that you actually feel like you are sitting in the cozy Inn.  This festive story is an absolute must read this holiday season.  Wow, just wow, there is so much to love about this story.  This heart-warming book would make a great Christmas gift for yourself, family and friends.  I loved everything about this book and I highly recommend it.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Kate Hewitt
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: October 6, 2023
Pages: 355 
Buy on Amazon 

As the snow begins to fall and the lights twinkle, Ellie realizes Christmas has finally come to the Inn on Bluebell Lane. But as she watches the guests arrive, she hopes this won’t be her family’s last winter in this magical place…

It’s been two years since 
Ellie and her family left their lives in America behind and moved to a small Welsh village to run her husband’s family inn. Having fought to save it from disrepair, Ellie is shocked when her sister-in-law, Sarah, breaks the news that the inn is facing financial trouble and might have to close after Christmas, a thought that breaks all their hearts.

Turning to her mother-in-law, Ellie sees tears sparkling in 
Gwen’s eyes. But then Ellie has an idea: a celebratory Christmas week for guests and locals with all the festive trimmings — an unforgettable experience, and her family’s last chance to save the inn.

With Christmas drawing closer, the family are busier than ever. Gwen bakes enough mince pies to feed the whole country, while Ellie adds mistletoe to every room, and her husband 
Matthew turns the garden into a winter wonderland.

But there are troubles ahead no one could expect. And as Bluebell Lane twinkles against the frost, Ellie marvels that the inn has never looked prettier. 
But will it be enough to save this beautiful place her family has grown to love?


Kate Hewitt is the bestselling author of many novels of women’s fiction, including the Hartley-by-the-Sea series set in the Lake District, the Willoughby Close a series set in the Cotswolds, and Tales From Goswell written as Katharine Swartz. Her novel A Mother’s Goodbye has been called ‘unputdownable’ and ‘the most emotional book I have ever read’ by readers. Her latest novel, Not My Daughter, is out now, and No Time to Say Goodbye is available for preorder.

She lives in a small market town in Wales with her husband and five young(ish) children, along with their two Golden Retrievers. Join her newsletter for monthly updates and giveaways on her website, or be part of her Facebook groups Kate’s Reads.

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