Review: Christmas Secrets in Snowflake Cove by Emily Harvale

Christmas Secrets in Snowflake Cove

by Emily Harvale

Christmas is a time for family and friends, miracles and magic, falling snow and roaring fires, fun, laughter and festive feasts. In Snowflake Cove, it’s also a time for secrets to be revealed…

Evie Starr is hoping for more than a sprinkling of magic this Christmas. The family-run Snowflake Inn is virtually empty and the Starr’s financial future isn’t looking bright. But Evie’s gran, Jessie has a secret that might help.

Enigmatic, Zachary Thorn is every woman’s dream. He’s also ex-SAS, so his secrets are classified. The Christmas Special of his feel-good, TV show is set in Michaelmas Bay – until a phone call means he’s spending Christmas in nearby Snowflake Cove.

Evie’s best friend, Juniper thinks boyfriend Darren has a secret. Evie knows he does. And Evie’s niece, Raven is hiding feelings for Juniper’s brother – who has a secret crush of his own. But the biggest secret in Snowflake Cove is the identity of Raven’s dad.

With snow falling thick and fast and secrets being revealed one after another, will everyone be snuggling up by the fire on Christmas Eve, or are some secrets best kept hidden…?

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I just love love love the sweet, happy, sassy holiday vibes that this book brings. And of course, all the dirty little secrets that suddenly came out of the closet, and on Christmas Day, of all days!

Evie Starr and her family owns Snowflake Inn, and they need all the help they can get to make Snowflake up and running, especially this holiday. Extremely busy and her mind always preoccupied with everything that the Inn needs, the possibility of Zachary Thorn coming to Michaelmas Bay and to Snowflake Cove makes Evie frantic and ecstatic at the same time. Zachary is a big star, TV presenter, with gorgeous looks and hot bod. Surely his presence will help promote Snowflake Inn and garner more guests, right? But would he be willing to stay at their secluded place with squeaky door hinges and falling doorknobs?

And what’s with all the secrets that her family seems to be keeping? Her sister Severine suddenly eloping to Las Vegas to marry, a call from a harpy with two names informing her about the arrival of one of the richest man in UK, her niece Raven’s infatuation with her bestfriend’s brother, and Juniper’s boyfriend being seen with another woman? Whoa! Those are already intense and hardcore. And what about the 1 million pounds secret Jessie had been hiding?

This has been a really exciting read. I love how the story wasn’t rushed, and it all had the wonderful trimmings of Christmas spirits and surprises. I’ve been reading holiday stories lately and I don’t have complaints, I am having a festive time reading them because it makes me feel exuberant and cheerful. Though there was quite a number supporting characters, you wouldn’t get lost with the plot because each has distinct personality and has a story to tell. Let me just say, I adored Gran Jessie here! Everyone needs a Jessie in their life. Even Raven who was quite annoying and selfish at the beginning had me rooting for her and cheering her up in the end.

I love that this wasn’t solely focused on one’s romance. It has been a story about love, family, hope, acceptance and forgiveness. Truly, this has been a magical festive book and a highly recommended holiday read!



Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.

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