Katie Ginger lives by the sea in the south-east of England, and apart from holidays to very hot places where you can sit by a pool and drink cocktails as big as your head, she wouldn’t really want to be anywhere else. The Perfect Christmas Gift is Katie’s eighth novel. She was shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year award for her first novel The Little Theatre on the Seafront. When she’s not writing, Katie spends her time with her husband and two kids, and their dogs: Wotsit, the King Charles spaniel, and Skips, the three-legged Romanian rescue dog. (And yes, they are both named after crisps!) For more about Katie, you can visit her website: www.keginger.com, find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/KatieGAuthor, follow her on Twitter: @KatieGAuthor or sign up to her newsletter here: http://bit.ly/3gbqMS0
From betrayal and a broken heart, to heart-warming blossoming romance (with jingling bells on), Katie Ginger’s The Perfect Christmas Gift might just be the perfect self-gift for fans of light-hearted rom-coms. To take the lyrics of the Neighbours theme tune to the next level, this feel-good festive story reveals that neighbours can become a whole lot more than just “good friends”. Primary school teacher Bella is a huge fan of the festive season - “the excitement of the end-of-term play, posting Christmas cards into the little post box made out of cardboard in the corner of the classroom, making decorations during wet play.” Beyond the school gates, Bella adores the festive ambience of her rural Kent village, and can’t believe her good fortune to have a home in such an idyllic spot, with a devoted boyfriend at her side: “How did she get so lucky?” she muses. As the saying goes, pride (even a small dose) often comes before a fall, and Bella is in for a pretty big fall when said devoted boyfriend announces he’s leaving her for another woman. As a result, broken-hearted Bella throws herself into village life, coming up with the idea of a community Christmas giving tree, with cute single dad Nick on hand to help. While the path of Bella and Nick’s budding romance doesn’t exactly run smooth, fans of feel-good fiction are in for a readable (and sometimes rocky) ride that’s big on romance and festive fizz.
'A gorgeous, romantic book, that will whisk you away to sunnier happier times... pop a smile on your face as you sink into a lovely romance' NetGalley reviewer Amelia loves her life in Paris. But with the surprise inheritance of her childhood home, she has no choice but to return to the small village of Meadowbank to restore her great-aunt's old farmhouse. However returning to Meadowbank means she has to confront her past, including old flame Adam - the one person she regrets leaving behind. When Amelia discovers a locket hidden in the farmhouse, containing the picture of a mysterious World War Two soldier, she starts to uncover the secrets of her great-aunt's past. With Adam on hand to help restore the farmhouse, she's shocked by his generosity after so many years apart. As her feelings for her first love reignite, Amelia is suddenly confused as to where she truly belongs. Can Amelia finally find where her heart truly calls home? Escape to the countryside with a heart-warming new novel from the author of Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage. Fans of Rachael Lucas and Cathy Bramley will fall in love with Katie Ginger! Everyone LOVES The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse 'So warm hearted and beautifully written with such a perfect ending. A really heart-warming summer read.' Phillipa Ashley 'A perfect escape into the country... Beautiful, warm and a smile didn't leave my lips... Would definitely recommend' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars 'A story of secrets, forgiveness, community and love, it had me gripped from the beginning' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars 'A really lovely book to lose yourself in, perfect for a winter's evening or a beach read... Loved it!!' Julie Houston 'A warm, uplifting story of discovering where you truly belong...' Jessica Redland 'A perfect country escape... and an ending that made my heart sing - this one is extra special' Jane Linfoot
'A perfect Christmas package filled with friends, fun and festive sparkle! It wrapped me up and warmed my heart' Jane Linfoot, author of Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea Grab your cosiest jumper and escape to the beautiful Swallowtail Bay! Christmas and romance are in the air and Nell is obsessed! She can't stop watching her favourite Christmas romcoms and dreaming of the day when she meets her own romantic hero, especially as she is hosting the first ever wedding at her small hotel, Holly Lodge. Nell's best friend, Tom, has been in love with her ever since they met. But Nell has never seen him that way, and he's always kept his feelings a secret in case it ruins their friendship. After the opening of the glamorous Langdon Mansion Hotel in the bay, Nell's hotel is struggling for survival and she must fight, with Tom's help, to keep Holly Lodge open. Can the magic of Christmas help two old friends save Holly Lodge and open Nell's eyes to a love that was always there the whole time? Winter Wishes at Swallowtail Bay is the hilarious new romantic comedy from Katie Ginger, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Veronica Henry and Holly Martin! Everyone LOVES Winter Wishes at Swallowtail Bay 'A perfect Christmas package filled with friends, fun and festive sparkle! It wrapped me up and warmed my heart' Jane Linfoot 'Katie Ginger at her best!' Sandy Barker 'I was GLUED to this book' Lucy Mitchell, book blogger 'Absolutely gorgeous... has given me all the feels' NetGalley reviewer ***** 'An absolute festive treat... a 5 star heartwarming story oozing with Christmas and romance' NetGalley reviewer ***** 'I devoured every page' NetGalley reviewer ***** 'This book was full of warmth and charm. I could almost feel the warmth from the log fires and smell the Christmas spices' NetGalley reviewer ***** And everyone LOVES Katie Ginger too! 'Seaside, strawberries and a sexy hero - what's not to love?' Mandy Baggot 'Perfect escapism!' Cressida McLaughlin 'A hilarious romantic comedy that left me with a big smile on my face' Holly Martin 'So beautifully written. It made me want to move house right now and set up by the sea!' Tilly Tennant
'Seaside, strawberries and a sexy hero - what's not to love?' Mandy Baggot, author of My Greek Island Summer Hetty Colman loves her life in the cosy seaside town of Swallowtail Bay, organising children's birthdays, anniversaries and retirement parties. But after her recent break up from long-term boyfriend Ben, she's been searching for something new. So, when Hetty overhears locals wondering how to return the old strawberry festival to its former glory, she jumps at the chance to relaunch it. There are just two problems - she only has four weeks to organise it and absolutely nowhere to host it! When Hetty manages to convince the aloof, yet extremely handsome, John Thornhill to use the grounds of his rundown manor, things start to look up. But as Hetty and John grow closer and Ben tries to win back her affections, can Hetty make the festival and her love life run smoothly at the same time? Fans of Rachael Lucas, Cathy Bramley and Jenny Colgan will fall in love with this hilarious summer read from Katie Ginger! 'Perfect escapism!' Cressida McLaughlin, author of The Cornish Cream Tea Summer 'Simply delicious - summer escapes don't come any more tasty!' Jane Linfoot, author of The Little Cornish Kitchen 'A hilarious romantic comedy that left me with a big smile on my face' Holly Martin, author of Sunrise over Sapphire Bay 'So beautifully written. It made me want to move house right now and set up by the sea!' Tilly Tennant, author of The Waffle House on the Pier 'A delightful and delicious read for hopeful romantics everywhere' Sandy Barker, author of One Summer in Santorini Readers LOVE Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay! 'I wish I could give this book more than five stars, this is definitely my favourite of Katie's books to date.' ***** 'Hetty is a dynamo! I enjoyed having a heroine who knew her goals, set them, and goes after them.' ***** 'An absolute pleasure to read, I loved delving into these pages and was smiling as I reached the end.' *****
'OMG Katie Ginger has done it again!' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars Licking her wounds from her divorce, Stella impulsively buys a gift shop and two holiday lets in glorious Swallowtail Bay, hoping for a fresh start with her King Charles Spaniel Frank. When the neighbours meet her with a warm welcome, Stella knows she's found the new home she was looking for. Even gorgeous but grumpy local Miles can't take the shine off things. But then her ex-husband announces he's getting married again, and someone in the village starts gossiping about Stella... Is Stella's dream over already? Or, with her new friends behind her, can Stella fight back and save her new life - and find the happy ever after she's been waiting for? Fans of Cathy Bramley, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan will fall in love with Swallowtail Bay! Readers LOVE Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay! 'I LOVED this book so much and am gutted to reach the end!!' 5 stars 'My favourite book of Katie's so far!... I would highly recommend this cute, cosy, light-hearted read and all of Katie's previous books, as she is an author you aren't going to want to miss out on!' 5 stars 'Wow! What can I say! This book is amazing!' 'What a lovely read this was! ... I devoured this book in just a couple of days and felt like I was getting a warm hug each time I began reading it again.' 'I would love to go to Swallowtail Bay, it sounds like the picture-perfect escape.' 'Cute, cosy, and adorable.' 5 stars 'I read this in a day, couldn't put it down.' 5 stars 'Amazing characters that you fall in love with.' 5 stars
'The perfect summer read.' That Thing She Reads From Katie Ginger, author of The Little Theatre on the Seafront which was shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel Award 2019! In the little town of Greenley-on-Sea, summer has arrived. The turquoise waters of the sea sparkle in the sunlight and, along the beach's promenade, holiday-makers spill from ice-cream parlours and vintage shops. For Sarah, summer brings the chance for a fresh start. As well as playing Miranda in the Greenley Players' production of The Tempest (where she'll get to spend loads of time with her best friends Lottie and Sid) she finally feels ready to find love again after surviving heartbreak. Could handsome colleague Dr Finn Macdonald be the very man she's looking for? Famous actor Nate finds himself hiding out in Greenley whilst a potentially career-ruining scandal blows over. But when the Greenley Players get wind of his arrival, they draft him in to help out with their performance - and Nate certainly doesn't bank on his instant connection with the beautiful woman in the lead role... As the temperature rises and the Players' performance draws closer, can Sarah and Nate overcome their pasts and find love again? From the RNA Award-shortlisted author of The Little Theatre on the Seafront comes a gorgeous, feel-good summer romance. Prepare to laugh, cry and fall totally in love with Greenley-on-Sea and its wonderful cast of characters. *** Readers LOVE Summer Season on the Seafront! 'Fantastic... I was quickly drawn into this book and was hooked from the first page to the last... A perfect summer read.' Coffee and Kindle Book Reviews 'Five stars from me... Very highly recommended!!' Donna's Book Blog, 5 stars 'A wonderful story... Had me smirking, laughing, and also wiping the odd stray tear... Highly recommended.' Me and My Books, 5 stars 'Much more than a romance... I absolutely adored this story.' Baker's Not So Secret Blog 'Fun, funny, intelligent, heartwarming and heartfelt... Absolutely five stars from me.' Belinda Missen, 5 stars