x-book ®

Christmas Carols and a Cornish Cream Tea

Listen to a sample

What to expect

Praise for The Cornish Cream Tea series:

‘A warm, cosy festive joy’ Alex Brown

‘The perfect festive treat’ Cathy Bramley

‘Evocative and gorgeous’ Phillipa Ashley

‘Warm hearted fun, with a sprinkle of love.’ Holly Martin

Can she spread Christmas cheer in Cornwall this year?

All Meredith Verren has ever wanted is to escape the holiday season without having to wear a Christmas jumper. Her new job at the cosy gift shop in a picturesque Cornish tourist spot is making it impossible for her to maintain her scrooge-like manner.

With their seasonal hampers on everyone’s wish list, Meredith must paste on a smile and fake some holiday cheer. Then she meets handsome new arrival, Finn, who wishes it could be Christmas every day and wants her to feel the same way too.

Can she embrace the holly and the ivy before the decorations are packed away for another year?


‘Perfect… sweet as a cream scone’ Cathy Bramley

‘I loved it!’ Sarah Morgan

‘A ray of reading sunshine’ Heidi Swain

‘I absolutely love Cressida’s warm-hearted, romantic stories – they’re the perfect escape’ Rachael Lucas

Critics Review

  • Praise for Cressida McLaughlin:

    ‘A wonderfully warm and witty novel from one of our favourite women’s fiction stars.’ – Heat

    Warm and wonderful’ – Woman’s Own

    ‘If you love romance, you’ve GOT to read this’ – Zara Stoneley

    ‘The perfect summer treat; as sweet as a cream scone and just as moreish’ – Cathy Bramley

    ‘I loved it! Cressida’s characters are wonderful. So warm and relatable… A delicious summer treat!’ – Sarah Morgan

    A lovely warm gem’ – Alex Brown

    Beautiful… heartwarming. Drew me in.’ – Zara Stoneley

    ‘Warm and wonderful… bursting with characters you’ll adore
    Miranda Dickinson

    A ray of reading sunshine’ – Heidi Swain

    ‘Oh, I just LOVED this story. All the characters are wonderful.’ – Isabelle Broom

    ‘A sweet read with real heart and soul’ – Sara Manning

    Captivating’ – Heat

    Gorgeous, romantic and witty – a perfect comfort read’ – Kirsty Greenwood

    ‘I absolutely love Cressida’s warm-hearted, romantic stories – they’re the perfect escape’ – Rachael Lucas

    A little slice of a Cornish cream tea but without the calories’ –
    Bella Osborne

    Had me glued to the pages’ – Holly Martin

    A total hands-down treat. Funny, smart and completely swoony, McLaughlin skilfully carries you away with her gorgeous descriptions [and] seduces with her snappy dialogue.’ – Pernille Hughes

    A pure joy to read’ – Lisa Hall

    Perfect read for a night in front of the fire or a duvet day.’ – Helen Fields

    My go-to comfort read’ – Jane Casey

    Heart-meltingly romantic and tugs at all the strings’ – Jules Wake

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to get tailored content recommendations, product updates and info on new releases. Your data is your own: we commit to protect your data and respect your privacy.