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Snowflakes Over Bay Tree Terrace by Fay Keenan

Snowflakes Over Bay Tree Terrace


As the snowflakes fall, new love blossoms…

When teacher Florence Ashton receives a surprise inheritance, she decides to make the life-changing decision to up sticks to the charming town of Willowbury in Somerset. With a new house and a new job, she’s too busy putting down roots to think about love.

Air Ambulance pilot Sam Ellis is definitely not looking for romance either, especially not on his doorstep. When Florence, his new neighbour, complains about his noisy housemate, he feels more cross than star-crossed. 

But as the nights draw in and both find themselves thrown together in Willowbury’s seasonal drama production, will they overcome their differences and allow a little bit of winter magic to fall along with the snow? And what secrets will be revealed by the box of memories Florence finds in the attic at Bay Tree Terrace?

Let Fay Keenan transport you to the perfect country winter wonderland, with roaring firesspectacular scenery, and unforgettable characters.  Perfect for all fans of Cathy Bramley, Fern Britton and Katie Fforde.


When attraction immediately blooms, but responsibilities and doubts get in the way, friends and family come to the rescue.

Florence is direct and a little pushy, but, after all, she is a schoolteacher used to a tough crowd. And Sam is definitely a frustratingly tough nut to crack. He’s private and keeps everything close to the vest, and he is understandably overprotective of his younger brother, Aidan, after his tragic incident in the army. But can Sam open up his heart to Florence before it’s too late?  

Florence and Sam are an appealing couple and it is intriguing to watch how they deal with the chemistry. I loved how the author used the play to bring them together. Aidan’s battle with PTSD is a serious and compelling story as well as the secret he reveals. A great addition to the story.  The beautiful setting of the quirky town of Willowsbury is an added bonus along with the wonderful supporting cast of characters. 

Overall, this is a refreshing and engaging Shakespearean-like love story set at Christmas time. In addition, the author readily and aptly tackles some important subjects such as PTSD and sexuality.  If you enjoy heartwarming romances with thought-provoking subject matter and relatable characters, give this book a try.

Thank you to Ms. Keenan for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Fay KeenanFay Keenan is the author of the bestselling Little Somerby series of novels. She has led writing workshops with Bristol University and has been a visiting speaker in schools. She is a full-time teacher and lives in Somerset.

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