• The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas

  • The Cornish Cream Tea Series, Book 3
  • By: Cressida McLaughlin
  • Narrated by: Bea Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Hannah Swan is looking forward to Christmas for the first time in years. Her new job as an eco-consultant is taking her - and her geeky colleague, Noah - to the beautiful Cornish village of Porthgolow for the first time.

They’re are helping the Crystal Waters Hotel to ramp up its green credentials, though after a bumpy journey, Hannah can’t shake off the feeling that Porthgolow is strangely familiar. Never able to resist a mystery, her interest is piqued when the hotel’s staff and customers report odd noises and sightings, believing the hotel to be haunted.

When bad weather cuts off Porthgolow, Hannah and Noah are looking at a Cornish Christmas. It gives them plenty of time to work out what is really going on, but will their yuletide escape send shivers up their spines? Or will it be as warm and toasty as a glass of mulled wine?

©2020 Cressida McLaughlin (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Oh, I just loved this story. All the characters are wonderful." (Isabelle Broom)

"With a heroine that you root for this is a sweet read with real heart and soul." (Sarra Manning, author of The House of Secrets)

"McLaughlin writes so warmly and vividly, the rest of the world melts away.... I love that feeling!" (Kirsty Greenwood)

What listeners say about The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas

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Really too light, not enough story

I've read the other Cornish CreamTea books and this one I could easily have skipped. The main character is far too bland and I never really got a sense of her. The situations are typical, light novel ones, but far too many coincidences and just stupid plot points to bother with. But I did finish it, so it wasn't terrible. That's not saying much.

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My favorite out of the series

This book introduced me to the Cornish Cream Tea Bus series. I love the storyline and connected with the characters plunky and sometimes predictable plots but it was fun. Great mystery romance for a holiday read. I went on to listen to the rest of the series after finishing this one.

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Lovely Christmas story

This narrator was great and it was a wonderfully light love story and adventurous storyline

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  • Mike Jelfs
  • 12-30-20

Pretty sure that I am not the target audience...

Although I am a 55 year old male, who usually enjoys detective novels and Non fiction. I have found this series a really nice escape from the current horrible state the world is in. Really good use of language and uplifting entwined stories. I hope it will continue.

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  • Dr Ian
  • 03-09-22

Light and fluffy

It's a nice story with nice people. If you want something to soothe you before sleep or to occupy you while you sunbathe then this isn't a bad option - apart from the fact it's set in winter and that might feel a bit odd if read on the beach. Anyway, don't expect a great work, but don't expect the absolute worst. This audio book sits nicely in the "pleasant read" category.

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  • tara
  • 12-14-21

Brilliant fantastic listen

This was a great follow-up to the first book so looking forward to listening to the next fantastic narrator brilliant story definitely worth listing to

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  • emma crocombe
  • 07-27-21

A real joy to listen to

loved it, enjoyable to listen to. can't wait to start the next in the series

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  • Abigail Wilson
  • 07-25-21

Beautiful

Loved it. All of it!It makes you want to get in the car and go straight to Cornwall!

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  • Steve
  • 07-10-21

heartwarming story

I'm not what you would expect a listener of the series to be a 40 year old man, but I love the series. This truly beautiful cornish town, I wish I could visit for real with its amazing scenery and character's.

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  • shedevil1972
  • 07-01-21

Heart warming series

Loved this series one more book to go and can’t wait. I will be upset when I’ve finished it

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  • MEG
  • 06-13-21

Sweet and Enjoyable if not predictable.

I have listened to this feel good series and though not thought provoking, it has been very enjoyable when you need a light hearted feel-good listen.

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  • Hattie Dent
  • 04-08-21

great

listening to this in the spring was a little weird butnits such a great story I couldn't help but listen

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  • Chrissy B
  • 03-29-21

Loved every minute of this Audible story .....

Beautifully written, and found myself planning my day around my ‘listening times’. Lovely storyline - thank you Cressida for writing such a captivating story, & thank you also must go to Bea Holland for reading it in such a way that it all came to life!!