Four Weddings and a Christmas
by Phillipa Ashley
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Pub Date 09 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 13 Nov 2023
Avon Books UK, Avon
Don’t miss the new Sunday Times bestselling Christmas novel from Phillipa Ashley, perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Karen Swan and Heidi Swain!
Can the spirit of Christmas reignite an old flame?
With her thriving business Cottage Angels, Freya Bolton prepares the Lake District’s holiday homes for Christmas visitors. It’s her job to think of everything, from cinnamon-scented candles to tasteful decorations and hampers of seasonal treats.
If only her love life were such a success… After being burned by past relationships, she’s now determined to steer clear of love for good.
So when she bumps into gorgeous – and single – ex-boyfriend Travis, a no-strings festive fling seems perfect.
But when her feelings for him begin to develop, is she on track for another romantic calamity? Or could this Christmas give her the gift of true love?
This gorgeous Christmas romance from Sunday Times bestseller Phillipa Ashley will take you to the Lake District with a story of second chance love as heartwarming as a cup of mulled wine.Readers are falling in love with Four Weddings and a Christmas!
‘A lovely, enjoyable read from start to finish. Exactly what we have come to expect from Phillipa Ashley. This would be a perfect gift to give this Christmas.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A fabulous read. I adored this from beginning to end. Phillipa Ashley never disappoints, her books are a warm hug on a cold day.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A perfect Christmas story with great characters and meaningful development. Definitely recommend for your festive reading this year.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A story of lost loves, missed opportunities and all the mishaps which happen in every day life. Good to see a strong female lead in a traditional romance. Loved it.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Fantastic read set in the Lake District. Expertly written with the usual Phillipa Ashley twists. A great festive read.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is my first book from Phillipa but it is like a hug in a book. This is a story of giving love a second chance with the backdrop and magic of Christmas. A fab book from this author.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Another brilliant novel from Phillipa Ashley! Freya is a very likeable main character, there is a beautiful Lakes background, and it’s set at Christmas – a perfect combination. Skilfully plotted and beautifully written, I will definitely be recommending this book!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Another brilliant novel from Phillipa Ashley! Freya is a very likeable main character, there is a beautiful Lakes background, and it’s set at Christmas - a perfect combination. Skilfully plotted and beautifully written, I will definitely be recommending this book!
Love Phillipa Ashley books. Freya is getting her business Cottage Angels ready for all the guests coming to the cabins for Christmas. She's shocked to find her ex Travis has booked one of the cabins
Fantastic read set in the Lake District. Travis is back home ready to face his demons in the village he grew up in. As he enters his longtime rent the first person he sees is Freya the one that got away. What can go wrong! Expertly written with the usual Phillipa Ashley twists.
Great festive read
This is my first book from Phillippa but it is like a hug in a book. Freya lives in the stunning Lake District and this is a story of giving love a second chance with the backdrop and magic of Christmas. A fab book from this author.
I look forward to a new Phillips Ashley novel, especially at Christmas so I was so excited to receive this copy. I so wasn’t disappointed and devoured it in one sitting. The romantic pull between Freya and Travis was very powerful and believable but their damaged childhoods were equally powerful and could easily have destroyed their romance. I loved some of the supporting characters such as Freya’s mum who was a social media influencer in her older years and Travis@s equally damaged younger brother.
The description of some of Travis’s photographs were also so vivid - I could so picture that hare and red squirrel. Absolutely perfect Christmas read.
A wonderful story as ever from Phillipa Ashley, great characters, great storyline and a real feel good factor. A hug in a book!
A lovely, enjoyable read from start to finish. Exactly what we have come to expect from Phillipa Ashley. This will be a perfect gift to give this Christmas.
This gorgeous Christmas romance from bestseller Phillipa Ashley will take you to the Lake District. Great description of the area.
A 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight.
A great easy reading story, that plays with your emotional heartstrings along the way. This is well written and enjoyable from start to finish. I also feel happy and warm after reading a story by Phillipa Ashley..
A fabulous read. I adopt his from beginning to end. Phillipa Ashley never disappoints, her books are a warm hug in a cold day.
A story of lost loves, missed opportunities and all the mishaps which happen in every day life. Good to see strong female lead in a traditional romance. Loved it.
Another brilliant book by Phillipa Ashley. I loved it. A clever tittle . Set in the Lake District . I loved the two main characters Travis and Freya . . Losing a parent at what ever age is not easy.. I loved the Freya’s mum with the blogging and outfits .The descriptions at times were amazing . Capturing the photo of the red squirrel was perfect. Lots of nice twists and a perfect ending. You just get lost in the book. . I am not writing the plot it is just a lovely love story with family playing a big part. Read it
Huge fan of this author and love their work. This story was fabulous and certainly didn’t disappoint. A perfect Christmas story with great characters and meaningful development. Definitely recommend for your festive reading this year.
I love Phillipa Ashley so I couldn’t wait to start this book which is all about Freya and her ex boyfriend Travis and it did not disappoint.
I loved the beginning of the book which goes back to when they were both children and I thought this was a lovely start.
The story is based in the Lake District and all the characters were lovely apart from a few (no spoilers) and I especially loved Seb.
A great Christmas Romance filled with family, friends, love and a solid five stars.
Thanks to NetGalley, Avon Books UK and Phillipa Ashley for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The setting in the Lake District was wonderful and the romance between Freya and Travis was lovely to follow. A real page turner and a heartwarming story of second chances.
The story starts many years ago when the main character (a now successful business woman) is in primary school. This short prologue had me hooked and laughing out loud.
As with many of Phillipa's books this story is set in the Lake district and the descriptions of this beautiful part of England make you want to visit and see some of these sites for yourself - so much so my family and I have booked to go there for Christmas!
The crux of the story is although Freya has a very successful business she hasn't had much success with her love life. All her friends are matched up and her best friend is about to get married. When an ex turns up looking absolutely gorgeous and obviously still attracted to Freya it starts a bit of a will they wont they. However for me it was the humour and characters which resonated.
There are some great one liners and I read the whole book in a single sitting as I literally could not put it down and although it was sunny outside I was very much transported to the Lakes , a Christmas market and surrounded by snow.
This is an absolute fantastic festive read which I can not recommend enough.
Freya and her ex boyfriend Travis, meet up again after not seeing each other for years. Keeping busy with her flourishing business in the Lake District, she isn’t interested in relationships and has conflicting feelings about Travis.
Characters are well described, Freya, a hardworking, successful business owner, and Travis an inspirational photographer, returning to the town where he grew up and opening a new gallery. The plot is character driven, with a lighthearted, humorous tone, though darker issues are explored.
The sizzling chemistry between Freya and Travis increases as the plot unfolds, and I found the reconciliation between brothers Travis and Seb incredibly moving. The author describes the snow covered Lakeside mountains and scenery so vividly you feel you are there.
Phillipa Ashley is a favourite author, and her books always a joy to read.
I absolutely love and adore a gorgeous Phillipa Ashley novel! This one arrives perfectly in time before the Christmas Holidays and will be sure to delight readers. I cannot wait to share my full review and thoughts on this novel and I will be sharing a full review and thoughts upon completion. I apologize as I am currently dealing with some health issues, but I love the idea of someone who is a special decorator for th3 holidays (I have a background/in design) and finds love along the way.
I received an early copy of this book for an honest review. I would also like to say I have loved and read this author's books for a long time and have always admired her skill in telling such emotionally driven romantic stories. She most certainly did not disappoint again. This was such a lovely tale of a second chance at romance, which is not usually my thing, but worked here so beautifully. The story is fleshed out so well that our main female character does an excellent job of soul-searching to find the love for the male main character she never relinquished. Throw in all the festive Christmas activities in a small village and it is the perfect romantic story of love conquering all. I will definitely add this to my holiday reading list and will read it again and again.
Freya has a bumpy history when it comes to romance, beginning with Travis when she left him at the altar during a mock wedding at school and then Jos, calling off their wedding only weeks before it was to take place.
Now years later Travis has moved back to the village to set up a photography business and very quickly they establish a secret no strings fling.
Such a nice, cosy, romantic read that ends exactly how you want it to but not before they overcome several hurdles along the way.
This is the first book that I have read by the author and it definitely won't be the last.
This was such a perfect festive novel. I was hooked from the very first page and kept reading until the end. A brilliant novel that I highly recommend.
💖 Thank you to netgalley and the author, Phillipa Ashley for my arc ebook copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Freya has two failed relationships under her belt the first to school sweetheart Travis which she ended the day after he proposed and the second lasted till 2 weeks before the wedding.
Travis left his home town to get away from from Freya after being hurt only to return 10 years later
They bump into each other and rekindle there relationships with no strings attached .Only to find out they love each other more now than before..
Loved this holiday romance based in the lakes
Can't beat a beautiful village at Christmas time!
This is a story of loss, friendship, family, love and all the issues along a bumpy road wrapped in community spirit and Christmas festivities. Definitely a book to snuggle up with, it will fill your heart with happiness and joy, lovely read!
When Freya Bolton broke Travis Marshall’s heart, Travis ran away from the village where they lived and became a successful photographer.
Freya, meanwhile, built up a thriving business managing and caretaking holiday cottages in the beautiful Lake District village. Deciding that love and commitment isn’t for her, Freya is happy with her life.
Now Travis has returned, and is opening a shop and gallery in the village. When they meet sparks instantly fly, but is getting involved with an old flame a good idea or are they destined to repeat past mistakes. With Christmas fast approaching Freya and Travis have a big decision to make. The most wonderful time of the year is the perfect time to heal old wounds if only they are willing to take a chance.
A beautiful, heart-warming story, with strong lead characters and a wonderful setting. Perfect to cosy up and lose yourself in on a cold winter day.
I loved this (even if it wasn't set in Cornwall like a lot of Phillipa's other books :) ). The story was engaging and entertaining. A lot of subjects covered really resonated with me, especially absent parents and how that can take its toll on you throughout your life.
As always, with Phillipa's books, you always end them feeling like you've spent time with new friends and ones you'd love to know what happens with the rest of their lives :)
A wonderful novel by Phillipa Ashley. Four Weddings and a Christmas takes place during Christmas time, which is always a magical time. Freya and Travis, I just loved them. They never stopped loving each other, even after time away. Travis was always afraid he would grow up to be like his father. Freya could never stop loving Travis. When they see each other again, what will they do?
This is a sweet story. Once I started I had a hard time putting it down. You will love Freya and Travis and root for them along the way.
I really enjoyed this book. Very festive and I loved following Freya and Travis’s story. Both really likeable characters. The supporting characters were all great too and there was a lovely community feel within the fictional village in which the story was set. Just a beautiful Christmassy read. I’ll be recommending this to everyone.