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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green by Eve Devon - Book Review, Guest Post & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Kate, Daniel and Juliet are working hard to get the Clock House on the Green ready for opening. They will share the business and have one spot that still has to be filled, they have a bar that needs a manager. Kate knows someone who will be perfect for the position, her friend Emma, who has tried to become a successful Hollywood actress for years, but doesn't seem to get the right parts, and is ready for a change. Is moving to Whispers Wood what Emma needs to feel happy again?

Jake doesn't like Christmas. He was badly hurt by a woman once and as everyone knows everything about him in the small village, he wants to get away from Whispers Wood during the holiday season. He finds comfort in designing beautiful gardens, but there's an emptiness he can't seem to fill. When Emma arrives at the Clock House Jake's heart is slowly thawing. However, Jake doesn't know if he can trust again. Is Christmas really such a horrible time or will he have the chance to enjoy it again because of Emma?

Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green is a wonderful heartwarming story. It was fun to read more about the Clock House. There's so much progress and I enjoyed watching the business develop into something amazing. I liked reading about Kate and Juliet again. They're fabulous main characters and I enjoyed finding out more about their love lives. Emma is a good addition to the Clock House family. She's got a big heart, she's always friendly and she has a smile for everyone. Her character is perfect for a Christmas story. Especially when there's a moody man whose heart needs to be defrosted. I absolutely loved the romantic part of the story and couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out what would happen between Emma and Jake.

Eve Devon has a lovely easy flowing writing style. I was spellbound by her story from the start and enjoyed reading it from beginning to end. I love her vibrant descriptions of Whispers Wood and its inhabitants. The village has plenty of character and there's a lot going on. Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green has the exact right Christmas spirit. It's a charming feelgood story filled with beautiful moments and romance. I highly recommend this fantastic festive book.


If you love romantic stories set in small towns the Whispers Wood books would be a perfect choice. If you want to know every detail of the story I'd start with The Little Clock House on the Green before reading Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green.

About Eve Devon

I write sexy heroes, sassy heroines & happy ever afters...Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave me quite the taste for adventure and my love for romances began when my mother shoved one into my hands in a desperate attempt to keep me quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals!

When I wasn't consuming books by the bucketload, I could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down my adventures. As a teenager, I wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, I worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucket load, until realising I was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense myself. 

I live in leafy Surrey in the UK, a book-devouring, slightly melodramatic, romance-writing sassy heroine with my very own sexy hero husband!


Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green: Nailing It!
Guest post by Eve Devon

Thank you so much to the lovely Anniek and Suze for allowing me to guest on their gorgeous blog today…

One of my favourite scenes to write in Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green was where Emma and Kate are at Juliet’s place for the evening, working on their ideas to decorate The Clock House for Christmas.

Of course being three incredibly resourceful women, they nail their design for the decorations in the first hour and get to spend the rest of the evening bonding while binge-watching episodes of Poldark (or, more accurately, scenes of Ross Poldark scything!). All will be revealed if you read the book!

I threw in some home-made Christmas popcorn and some of the girls’ favourite drink…honey martinis, and because they’d been working so hard to get The Clock House ready for opening, I decided they needed a little pampering and gave them all a basket of nail varnishes so they could do manicures.

Confession: every Christmas Eve, as soon as I think everything is done for The Big Day, I sit down in front of a Christmas movie and paint my nails. Of course as soon as I’ve put the second coat on, I invariably have to get something out of the oven and end up having to start all over again! It’s a good job half the fun is picking the colour. These days there are so many nail art designs and fancy colours to choose from with brilliantly seductive or hilarious names. I’ve always thought it would be great to get to name a nail varnish – sort of like working for Farrow & Ball but with pretty paint you put on your nails instead of the walls.

In Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green I couldn’t resist choosing Christmassy names for the nail polishes so that I could match them a little to their characters. In the book Juliet chooses “The Nice List” which I imagined to be a pretty pastel pink with white glitter overcoat. Kate chooses “The Naughty List” which I imagined to be a deep vampy crimson with subtle gold overcoat. As for Emma….well, it turns out that Emma can’t resist the dark green frosted “The Holly and The Ivy” that reminds her of a certain Mr Knightley!

If you had the choice, what would your perfect Christmas nail polish colour be and what would you name it?

Love and Little Clock House Kisses,

Eve xx


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  1. Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green sounds like a heartwarming, festive romance that has plenty of laughs. My perfect Christmas nail polish colour would be a sparkly red and I would name it 'In My Santa Suit'.

  2. It sounds like a lovely holiday read. My favourite colour is green so I would love a polish in sparkly forest green called forest.

  3. A sparkly purple called Tinsel Magic. Can't wait to read this. Merry Christmas to you and your family ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ“š

  4. I think I'd plump for (!) a deep plum with black/blue shimmer and call it something like Pure Passion!

  5. Sparkling Silver, it would be called fresh starts

  6. Red and I'd call it Poinsettia - not sure about my spelling :)

  7. Great review! I love seeing all these heartwarming books popping up for the holiday season!

  8. A Bright Red with Sparkles...Spicy Peppermint <3

  9. Great review :) Christmas at the clock house on the green seems like a lovely book and this review definitely made me want to read it.

  10. Sounds like a great holiday story!! I love deep red nail polish at Christmas time and I would call it Holiday Punch!

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  12. If I celebrated Christmas (which I don't) I'd wear a royal blue nail polish with white reindeer horns and snowflakes on them. I'd call it Blue Christmas. Also the story of the book sounds wonderful!

  13. My perfect colour would be a shiny emerald green and I would call it Holly Leaves. Can't wait to read Christmas at the Little Clock House, I loved the first one. I can't wait to catch up with Daniel and Kate again

  14. This book looks amazing i have my fingers and toes crossed. I would make a nail varnish that looks different in different lights (iridescent) and call it christmas lights. Merry christmas to you

  15. I'm not imaginative. I like green so I'd go for Holly Green.

  16. Green and I'd name it Elf Green

  17. Usually I love light colours but for Christmas I use Bright Red!

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  19. What a delightful guest post and I certainly admire the names you picked for the nail varnish the girls got to put on Christmas Eve. I think we all need a bit of pampering every once in a while.