A Winter Beneath the Stars
lose yourself in a heartwarming and magical Christmas read
By Jo Thomas
Escape to snowy Sweden in the gorgeous new novel from the author of Late Summer in the Vineyard and Sunset Over the Cherry Orchard
'Batten down the hatches then open the pages and slip into Jo's snow-filled world. A book that wraps its arms around you and pulls you in. Best read in front a crackling log fire' Milly Johnson
Escape to snowy Sweden this Christmas in the gorgeous new novel from the author of The Oyster Catcher. Fans of Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson will love this unforgettable winter story from Jo Thomas.
Halley has been running from her problems for years.
On a courier trip to Tallfors, deep in Swedish Lapland, everything is going to plan. Halley has her bag, with two precious wedding rings inside for delivery... until she doesn't.
The only way to save the wedding is to team up with mysterious reindeer herder Bjorn, the one person who can lead her across the snowy tundra to be reunited with her bag.
On a journey of a lifetime beneath the stars, with only the reindeer and a bad-tempered stranger for company beside the fire, Halley realises that she will need to confront her past heartaches in order to let the warmth of love in once more...
Readers have been captivated by A Winter Beneath the Stars:
'The characters went straight to my heart' Katie Fforde
'A sparkling, heartwarming hug of a story' Miranda Dickinson
'Magically romantic. I loved it' Milly Johnson
'I didn't want it to end'
'Absolutely loved this book, I couldn't put it down, I had to know what was going to happen next in this totally magical romance. The setting was beautiful and the storyline a perfect blend of of intrigue and sadness, devotion, humour and love.'
'I was hooked and enchanted from the first few pages, and the pages just kept on turning so fast, I was amazed when I looked up and saw how much I had read.'
'Easy to read, this is a lovely, heart-warming read and ideal for the forthcoming festive season.'
'Best read by a nice warm fire on a dark winter's evening, though you may wish - like me - before the end to visit Scandinavia and see for yourself!'
'Such a lovely festive story. Perfect for reading over the Christmas break.'
Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, first for BBC Radio 5, before moving on to Radio 2's The Steve Wright Show. In 2013 Jo won the RNA Katie Fforde Bursary. Her debut novel, The Oyster Catcher, was a runaway bestseller in ebook and was awarded the 2014 RNA Joan Hessayon Award and the 2014 Festival of Romance Best Ebook Award. Jo lives in the Vale of Glamorgan with her husband and three children.
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04 Oct 2018
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Batten down the hatches then open the pages and slip into Jo's snow-filled world. Magically romantic ... a book that wraps its arms around you and pulls you in. Best read in front a crackling log fire. — Milly Johnson
This hygge of a book took me straight to Lapland and the characters went straight to my heart. — Katie Fforde
A Winter Beneath the Stars is a sparkling, heartwarming hug of a story, sprinkled with winter magic. Evocative, romantic and full of heart, it's a perfect treat to curl up with. I loved it! — Miranda Dickinson
From the very first page of this winter read you will find yourself enveloped in the wonder of its setting and characters. — Woman Magazine
Sheer rom-com brilliance! — Heat
A sunny, romantic, escapist read — Woman & Home
Romantic and funny, this is a great addition to any bookshelf — Sun
Well worth a read — Carole Matthews
It had my heart racing and my taste buds tingling; the perfect blend of escapism, romance and Jo's inimitable warmth. I devoured it! — Cathy Bramley
Perfect escapism — Marie Claire
An utterly charming read full of rustic romance and adventure — Woman magazine
Perfect for those who dream of a new life in the sun! — My Weekly
A heart-warming tale — Ali McNamara
Perfect summer read — Liz Fenwick
A warm summer breeze of a story that's full of atmosphere and romance — S Magazine
A charming and delightful slice of escapist romantic fiction — Heat
The ultimate cheery tale — Sun