Secret Santa ( Read ) author Scarlett Bailey

SUMMARY Secret Santa

A self confessed Christmas ueen Sue Montaigne prides herself on organising the annual nativity pageant in her small Cornish village of PoldoreBut this year what with having to deal with the repairs. I absolutely loved Just for Christmas and Two weddings and a baby last year so when I heard Scarlett Bailey was back with Secret Santa also set in Poldore I needed to read it This story centres around Sue Sue inherited a large castle in the village that had been passed down to her by her ancestors She has got big financial problems and some with her husband Sue is really in the heart of the community she decides to really throw herself into the festivities this year things are not plain sailing for her especially when the long running Santa pulls out this year Sue only has a few days to try and get a new Santa in time for Christmas There is a new visitor in the village this year a famous actor who Sue has taken a shine to Actually I think we all did Although the story is set with the run up to Christmas there are many issues in it that you can almost be forgiven for forgetting when it is set A major them in this novella is the break down of Sue s marriage and the effect she feels this will have on her children Money worries and the stress this can cause is also a big theme I love the mysterious Nick and how his character can really change the dynamics and feelings of the story I really loved this short story and has become one of my favourites I have read so far I am so glad I discovered Scarlett Bailey last year and I hope we will be getting instalments from Poldore in the future I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review

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Secret Santa

On Castle House after it was wrecked by a terrible storm training a new – and frankly flighty – Virgin Mary and managing a Joseph who is allergic to sheep she is distinctly lacking a little bit. Had me grinning from ear to ear Such a lovely festive read

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Of ‘me time’And then there are the auditions for the new Santa But nothing prepares her for the beautiful man who turns up a twinkle in his eye and a promise to make her Christmas dreams come tr. Oh Scarlett Bailey the ueen of Christmas is back with her new short story Secret Santa It s such a shame that it s only a short story as it is about Poldore and I can t have enough of Poldore and its residents But okay no Christmas would be Christmas without a book from Scarlett no matter if full length novel or a short story and as Secret Santa has left me with a smile on my lips then I guess I couldn t ask for This time Scarlett concentrates on Sue Montaigne Sue that always has everything under control this time feels that she s losing her grip their Santa has just retired and she s looking for a new one but it s not so easy she s of course the one organising the nativity pageant and it takes time Rory has gone AWOL again and is not answering his phone the roof of the castle is leaking and there is no money to repair it a Hollywood star takes her for dinner Oh my how I felt sorry for Sue She was a shadow of her previous self and there were moments that I was really scared that she has depression But well why do you have friends in the form of Tamsyn Alex Cordelia and the whole Poldore if not to help you Sue was a real star she has helped all the people after the Great Flood and didn t want anything in exchange and said nothing that she herself is in troubles While perhaps earlier I have regarded her as a nosey busybody a little arrogant woman now I have discovered her other side and I really rooted for her for this strong brave funny person and kept my fingers crossed for her I had no idea how much I missed all the characters and when I started reading this story I felt as if there were no books read in between as if I have never left Poldore I immediately felt comfortable and there was this nice cosy feeling of being back with old friends with all their news preparing for Christmas And nothing changed in Poldore it was still full of warm friendly people and gossips travelling with the speed of light A place where I could really live Scarlett is a brilliant story teller she gives her characters personality and their own voice and let them live their own lives which are really colourful and vividIt was a short story but nevertheless brimming with action surprises humour and this lovely warm feeling that Scarlett s books are full of With larger than life vivid characters sharp and witty dialogues and clever original heart melting storyline it made w brilliant read Scarlett also adds some magic to the book but she makes it in such a subtle light way and I love NickSanta so so much he has always something very nice and clever to say I love Poldore so much that I guess I have nothing against Scarlett writing about every single one of its residents Highly recommend story perfect for curling on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate and cracking fire Copy received from publisher in exchange for a review


10 thoughts on “Secret Santa

  1. says:

    I absolutely loved 'Just for Christmas' and 'Two weddings and a baby' last year so when I heard Scarlett Bailey was back with Secret Santa al

  2. says:

    I'm sat here typing and humming 'Santa Claus is coming to town' thanks to Scarlett Bailey and Secret Santa This novella is a fun festive read with some romance that I really enjoyed We meet Sue the village do er i

  3. says:

    I've made no secret of how much I've loved Scarlett Bailey's previous Poldore novels I'm sure you'll have seen my reviews of Just For Christmas and Two Weddings And A Baby and I think I could now find my way blindfold from The Silent Man to C

  4. says:

    What a special short story We rejoin the folk of Poldore which was a lovely surprise Sue is devastated when 'Santa' retires and she ha

  5. says:

    This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I have previously read the first book in the Poldore Series Just for Christmas a few years ago and I love Scarlett's writingSue is always at the heart of the villa

  6. says:

    Had me grinning from ear to ear Such a lovely festive read

  7. says:

    A little bit of Christmas magic to finish the series A little far fetched but enjoyable tale finalising the poldore series Amusing in places it was good to see a little depth to the character of Sue It was too short a novella rather than a book 4 but should be read after books 1 and 2 in the series

  8. says:

    Oh Scarlett Bailey the ueen of Christmas is back with her new short story Secret Santa It's such a shame that it's only a short story as it is about Poldore and I can't have enough of Poldore and its residents But okay no Christmas would be Christmas without a book from Scarlett no matter if full length novel or a short story and as Secret Sa

  9. says:

    Review What a fabulous festive novella I love the Poldore novels by Scarlett Bailey and I was so pleased when I found out that there would be a festive novella this year I think people expect this lovely author to come out with some at Christmas and so we were all a bit worried when she brought something out in the summer but here we are being spoilt because we have Scarlett in the summer and Scarlett for Christmas too If you love the Pold

  10. says:

    Originally reviewed for Bookaholic Confessions In Secret Santa we return to one of my favourite settings ever Poldore If you’ve read any of Scarlett Bailey’s previous novels then you’ll already be familiar with this beautiful village and its array of residents This time the story focuses on the ever in con