A Christmas Wedding At The Castle (Life on the Moors Book 5)
Do you believe in fate? Livvie Weatherill does…
This time last year, if anyone had told Livvie Weatherill she’d have fallen in love and would be making plans for her Christmas wedding to Zander Gillespie, she would have laughed in their face. If they’d gone on to say they’d be planning to have their wedding at the imposing Danskelfe Castle, she’d have laughed even louder!
But it would seem fate had plans for her…
Since moving to the pretty moorland village of Lytell Stangdale Livvie is happier than she’s ever been. She’s living with Zander and she’s working at her dream job as a wedding dress designer at Romantique with her friends, Kitty and Violet. It’s fair to say, she’s enjoying immersing herself in village life, from romantic walks in the countryside, to meeting friends at the quaint Sunne Inne. And she can’t think of anything better than rounding off the day cosying up with Zander.
Life is sweet.
Her blossoming friendship with Freda Easton, the endearing but reclusive elderly lady who lives down the lane, has taken everyone by surprise. But Freda has a secret and, in a turn of events no one could predict, she finds herself grateful for Livvie’s fierce loyalty, cementing their friendship further.
Just when things seem to be running smoothly, a face from the past arrives on the doorstep casting a shadow over Livvie’s wedding plans. Adding to the drama, an icy blast of Arctic air brings heavy snowfall to the village, covering the moors in a thick blanket of snow.
Is their love strong enough to withstand the challenges thrown at them? Will they get their magical Christmas wedding?
Join Livvie and Zander – and all the usual characters – for a sparkling Christmas full of love and laughter in Lytell Stangdale.
I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I read the previous book in this series and was thrilled that this book picked up almost where the last one left off. I will, however, try to read the rest of the series as this was a lovely, romantic book.
Livvie and Zander are head over heels in love, but Livvie is still questioning that as she fights her own battle with body confidence. It doesn’t help that Mel, Zander’s ex looks just like Livvie’s idea of the perfect girlfriend. More and more books are boasting a curvy heroine and I’m loving that point of view.
I love an ensemble story and A Christmas Wedding at the Castle, ticks all the prerequisite boxes. As wonderful as the characters are, Rhoda and Freda were my favourites.
Livvie’s family is a complicated scenario and she leans heavily on her friends for the support that usually comes from closer to home. It’s lovely to see her friends rally around and provide what she’s missing.
The title star of the story, Danskelfe Castle, sounded just perfect and the ideal setting for a magical, Christmas wedding.
The descriptions of the countryside left me yearning for the days when we could just hop in the car and visit a UK beauty spot without worrying about lockdowns, masks and our current situation.
Eliza is proud to be a member of the RNA. She lives in a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden, fighting a losing battle against the weeds.
When she’s not reading or gardening, Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.
Her biggest weakness is ginger biscuits dunked in tea.
Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming romance stories with relatable female characters. She enjoys exploring the dynamics of female friendship, with a key feature of her books being how women pull together and support one another when things get tough.
Eliza’s novels will always have happy endings.
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