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Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage by Lucy Coleman | Book Review

September 14, 2020
Christmas at Lock Keeper's Cottage by Lucy Coleman

Good morning, bookpups๐Ÿพ Who loves Christmas romances? MEEEEEE *raises hand annoyingly* Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage by Lucy Coleman focuses on the perfect blend of romance and Christmas/community spirit. If you’re looking for an uplifting story to add to your Christmas TBR pile, this is the book!

QOTD: Is it autumn or spring where you are?

We live in the Northern Hemisphere, so we’re (unfortunately) heading into autumn and winter here … ๐Ÿคจ We’ve got a bit of a reprieve from the cold weather (last week was just too cold … especially for the kids’ first day of school!) and the week ahead looks to be more summery. But the urge to read Christmas romances has set in and won’t be shaken #sorrynotsorry.

Christmas at Lock Keeper's Cottage by Lucy Coleman

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๐ŸพMany thanks to the author, Lucy Coleman, and Rachel’s Random Resources for my complimentary copy. This in no way influenced my review.๐Ÿพ

I am in love with these characters!

I absolutely loved Immi, Gray, and Tollie! This isn’t the beginning of a love story, as I kind-of expected it to be. Instead, it’s one that’s already well in progress. Gray and Immi are clearly meant for each other, but because of his mom’s illness, they haven’t been able to be together for more than just the weekends, as Gray has been caring for Rona (his mom).

There were plenty of supporting characters that I really enjoyed, as well. Of course, Fisher is at the top of the list. He’s one of Immi’s bosses and like a second dad to her. I loved that he’s not really approachable until after his first second cup of coffee of the day (like me ๐Ÿคญ). And I liked how Valerie’s character worked into the group but she’s part of the big revelation at the end and I would have liked to see more of the reaction to that.

But Tollie! Tollie (Immi’s grandpa) was one of my favorite characters. He’s taken care of Immi since her dad passed away and you can immediately see the bond between them. The story just wouldn’t be the same without him.

Christmas at Lock Keeper's Cottage by Lucy Coleman

So many extra touches that made the story special!

There were many little tidbits that made this book extra special. The first half of it focuses on the Santa Ahoy cruises (these adorably sweet boat rides for kids who have been really brave throughout the year) and I loved the sense of community around these cruises. Everyone pitches in for these events and I could almost picture myself on the boat with these sweet little kids.

I love love LOVED the sense of community in the entire book. It sounds like Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage takes place in a really small town and you can tell. Everyone helps each other out and the entire community pitches in when something happens (like the massive Christmas blizzard!).

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  • Reply Katiria Rodriguez September 14, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Great review this book looks and sounds like an amazing and fun book. I am really glad you fully enjoyed reading it. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.

  • Reply Nadene September 14, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    I will read Christmas stories anytime of the year. This sounds like a good one. Adding to my TBR.

  • Reply DJ Sakata September 14, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    I adore her stories, I haven’t read this one but I want to

  • Reply Lucy Coleman September 15, 2020 at 2:20 am

    Ah, thank you so much for being on the tour and for your lovely review – despite the fact that you are thinking of summery days and not snow-filled ones! I love that you are mother and daughter sharing your passion of reading – an absolute delight to be featured here! x

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms September 17, 2020 at 11:42 am

      You’re very welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ I adored your book, just would rather read it on a beach than in the snow! Thanks for your comment ๐Ÿ’•

  • Reply vidya September 16, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    autumnish is what i can say. until the smoke completely clears in the bay area, difficult to get a sense of the weather here .. so hoping for clearer skies and cleaner air soon…
    and this book looks so good..

  • Reply Robin Loves Reading September 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    This book looks really good.

  • Reply DJ Sakata September 20, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    I can’ seem to make myself even look at the Christmas books yet,

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms September 20, 2020 at 5:42 pm

      Ah yes, but you have plenty of other books you’re reading right now! I am in the Christmas mood without the snow LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Finitha Jose September 20, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Reading Lucy Coleman is always a treat

  • Reply Whispering Stories September 21, 2020 at 7:18 am

    This looks gorgeous and very festive.

  • Reply Bianca September 27, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    I love a good Christmas book!

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