Christmas at Black Cherry Retreat – Angela Britnell

What if you had nowhere to call home for Christmas? 
When Fee Winter books a winter break at the remote Black Cherry Retreat in the small town of Pine Ridge, Tennessee, it’s with the idea that the peace and quiet will help her recuperate from her hectic life as a photographer.

But what she didn’t bank on was meeting Tom Chambers and his huge, interfering yet lovable family. With them, could Fee finally experience the warmth and support that’s been missing from her own life – and maybe even find a place to call home in time for Christmas?



My review

What do you expect from a feelgood book? For me it’s simple. It needs a fluent writing style, a mixture of sadness, joy, laughter, love and a happy ending. Well, the story ticks all these boxes. Add the festive season as a background and you have found a perfect Christmas treat.

You might want to seek peace and quiet, but you get a lot more than you bargained for. This does not necessarily mean a bad thing. On the contrary I would say.

What’s not to like about this story? I for one have not found one thing that I thought could have been better.

So I would suggest that you snuggle up somewhere nice and warm with a hot drink and a biscuit or with a cold drink or an ice cream on a sunny beach and enjoy this heartwarming story.

Thank you, Angela Britnell and Choc Lit.


About the author

Angela was born in St. Stephen, Cornwall, England. After completing her A-Levels she worked as a Naval Secretary. She met her husband, a US Naval Flight Officer while being based at a small NATO Headquarters on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark. They lived together in Denmark, Sicily, California, southern Maryland and London before settling in Franklin, Tennessee.

Angela took a creative writing course in 2000 and loved it so much that she has barely put her pen down since. She has had short stories and novels published in the US. Her novel Sugar & Spice, won Choc Lit’s Search for an American Star competition and is her UK debut.