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Romance | Magic Under the Mistletoe | Lucy Coleman

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I’m delighted to be on tour sharing my thoughts on Magic Under the Mistletoe by Lucy Coleman.

For my UK readers there’s an awesome tour-wide giveaway which you don’t want to miss!

Christmas and romance are in the air…

It’s December 23rd and while everyone else is rushing home for the holidays, workaholic Leesa Oliver is dreading switching on her out-of-office for the festive season. And it seems her equally driven boss, Cary Anderson, isn’t relishing spending Christmas at his family’s country estate either.

So together, they draft an unexpected Christmas contract: They’ll spend half of the holidays with each other’s families, pretending to be a couple. Leesa knows the insufferably good-looking Cary will make her Christmas more bearable, but what happens after the last of the mince pies have been eaten…?

Leesa signed off on a sensible business agreement, but somewhere, amongst the fairy lights and carols something seems to have changed… It seems there might just be some magic under the mistletoe this Christmas!

Book cover for Magic Under the Mistletoe by Lucy Coleman

Magic Under the Mistletoe by Lucy Coleman is published by Aria and is available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.


Leesa and Cary, both workaholics, are using work to help fill the gap from emotional wounds.  They make a great couple!  and even though their ‘relationship’ is a contract that suits them both, the friendship that develops is founded in respect and trust.  The events that leave them vulnerable are slowly revealed.  One scene over the Christmas period had me re-evaluating very quickly.

Spending time at the Anderson country manor introduces Cary’s grandparents, brother and neighbour who all bring even more intrigue and feeling into the story.  My heart ached for Matthew and I loved Cressida.  I wish I had known her as that unbridled young lady, full of energy and verve.  Definitely a force to be reckoned with!

Magic Under the Mistletoe is such a heart-warming story.  It has everything I want in a feel-good read.  A great cast of characters that have hooked in my emotions and brought tears as well as a sense of belonging and warmth (I LOVED the Winter Wonderland party.  Perfection!).  Christmas romance movies are my guilty pleasure … I would love to see this on the screen! 

If you’re looking for a romance read to warm your soul, this is for you.

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From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors. She writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

Author photo Lucy Coleman/Linn B Halton


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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.