#TCRXmas with Bella Osborne + #Giveaway of a signed copy of ‘It Started at Sunset Cottage’

Posted December 14, 2015 by thischickreads in guest post / 27 Comments



Happy Monday, guys and wish you a wonderful new week! Continuing our and Christmas countdown here on This Chick Reads, and today on the 14th day of #TCRXmas I bring you a guest post from lovely Bella Osborne. Plus thanks to kind Bella, we offer you a chance to win a SIGNED PAPERBACK OF ‘IT STARTED AT SUNSET COTTAGE’. I can’t wait to start reading it, it was in my post today and let me tell you, the cover is stunning! Whoever wins, will be very very lucky. Many thanks to lovely Bella for the fabulous post and kindly donating a prize for my dear, brilliant blog readers. Read on for her post and make sure you enter the giveaway (which is of course, international as all the other giveaways on my blog).




All I want for Christmas…


Huge thank you for having me on your blog, Ana.


If you asked my child what Mummy wants for Christmas she has been paying attention and would be able to provide you with a very clear list of three things:

  1. That big house we saw in Lapworth
  2. A fox (yes a real one, obviously)
  3. And the thing Daddy says you’ll break a hip on (this is an i-scooter/monorover/mini Segway/hoverboard – call it what you like it is the coolest thing on two wheels I have ever seen!)


Sadly none of these are likely to appear in my stocking on Christmas morning, however, I can be sure that whatever I do find will have been chosen with thought and care. I am incredibly lucky to have a husband that knows me well and understands how much I love Christmas even though he himself would be quite happy if we gave it a miss once in a while. He knows that I’ve been looking out for funny little things to put in the stockings for… well, most of the year actually because whenever I spot something I buy it and squirrel it away. I love that moment when they open something and their face lights up because it’s spot on, whether they knew they wanted one or not!


So really all I want for Christmas is to see the faces of my family when they open their presents because to me that’s what Christmas is all about.


P.S. If Santa could squeeze in the hoverboard I’d be eternally grateful x




About Bella Osborne

Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember. Her first story, written when she was nine, was about a thief who stole the crown jewels and this sadly remains unpublished. However, undeterred, she continued to write stories for adults and 'It Started At Sunset Cottage' is her debut novel.

She likes to find the humour in the darker moments of life and weaves these into her stories. Bella believes that writing your own story really is the best fun ever, closely followed by talking, eating chocolate, drinking fizz and planning holidays.

She lives in The Midlands with her lovely husband and wonderful daughter, who thankfully, both accept her as she is (with mad morning hair and a penchant for skipping).




#TCRXmas with Bella Osborne + #Giveaway of a signed copy of ‘It Started at Sunset Cottage’It Started at Sunset Cottage by Bella Osborne
Published by Avon
Published on 12.2.2015
Genres: chick lit
Pages: 390
Buy on amazon.co.uk or Buy on amazon.com

Kate Marshall is slowly getting her life back on track after losing her fiancé. As an author she has been able to hide herself away from the world and its expectations – but now one of her books has been optioned for a film and Hollywood suddenly comes knocking on her door.
When Kate is given the opportunity to stay at a beautiful country retreat in the Cotswolds and concentrate on the screenplay, it’s an offer she can’t refuse. Though the last thing Kate expects is for Timothy Calder, A-list actor and leading man in the movie adaptation of her book, to turn up on her doorstep, hoping to lie low after his latest tabloid scandal.
After a rocky start, they find they have a few things in common: a liking for Lady Grey tea, walnut whips and bad ‘knock knock’ jokes. Actually, the bad jokes are just Tim.
As the sun begins to set on Sunset Cottage, an unlikely friendship begins to blossom…






Thanks to lovely Bella, we’re offering you guys a chance to win A SIGNED PAPERBACK OF IT STARTED AT SUNSET COTTAGE. The giveaway is open internationally to 18+ readers (must be able to ship to a mailing address; no PO Boxes), and ends on 23rd December. Winner will be contacted by e-mail or on twitter and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If we don’t hear from them during this period, we’ll be drawing another winner from those who’ve entered. Best of luck, everyone!


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27 responses to “#TCRXmas with Bella Osborne + #Giveaway of a signed copy of ‘It Started at Sunset Cottage’

    • My Christmas wish is like yours!! Although I dont want a Hoverboard. Lol I would love and cherish this book…I do with all my books thank you x I wwould love a new laptop but Santa has no pennies.. My best pressie when I was little was my Teddy Edward Bear I still have him in my bedroom x

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