'A wonderfully heartwarming, festive read. I absolutely loved this book' Holly Martin, author of Autumn Skies Over Ruby Falls
'Cosy, filled with festive fun and really tugged at my heart-strings. The perfect read to curl up with this winter' Zoë Folbigg, author of The Note
When charming, mysterious Nik sits next to Jess on a plane home from a Christmas toy trade fair, she never could have imagined the impact he'd have on her life. As they touch down in London, Jess is hesitant to let Nik walk away, and before she knows it, she's invited him to visit.
As the two take in the delights of the toy store where she works, Jess gets an upsetting phone call. Willow Court, her grandmother's care home, is to close before Christmas. Jess is determined to find the perfect new home for her Gran - and throw the best Christmas party Willow Court has ever seen!
But time is running out with the closure looming and Jess becomes increasingly drawn to enigmatic Nik who joins forces with her and best friend Oliver to realise those plans.
Will a chance encounter on an aeroplane bring love to Jess's life or is this Christmas miracle too good to be true?
Praise for The Winter We Met:
'This is a heart-warming story filled with lovely sentiments about what the spirit of Christmas is and the importance of family and friendships'
'Utterly wonderful and deeply touching. A must-read Christmas story!' Katie Ginger, author of Winter Wishes at Swallowtail Bay
'A beautiful festive read that will lift your spirits' Sandy Barker, author of A Sunset in Sydney
'A gorgeous Christmas romance with a double dose of festive cheer. Just heartwarming. I'm so ready for Christmas!' Portia MacIntosh, author of The Plus One Pact
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Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK with her husband and children. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely. When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women's magazines. She is represented by the Darley Anderson literary agency. In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category. In 2018 Forgive Me Not heralded a new direction into darker women's fiction with publisher Canelo. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association romantic comedy award.