Jera’s Jamboree review : Winter Warmers by Carole Matthews

Winter Warmers by Carole Matthews is a FREE gift from Carole (Amazon Kindle)


Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 167 KB
Print Length: 192 pages
Publisher: Hachette Digital (26 Nov 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Three short stories from the wonderfully warm Carole Matthews: Winter Warmers – a gift for you.

All I Want for Christmas is You

Christmas is around the corner but Maria just can’t get into the spirit – will she ever find Mr Right? But when a secret admirer starts leaving her poems and notes, it looks as though her luck is about to change . . .

Cold Turkey

Tara is in love with a man she can’t have. She expected to spend Christmas with him but when the big day arrives, she finds herself alone. Sad and upset, Tara just wants to ignore the festive season – and then a chance encounter changes everything.

About Gardening

I love my husband Sam but our relationship isn’t what it used to be. Can I find a way to bring us back together?

Treat yourself to this heart-warming collection – it’s perfect for warming up those winter nights.


Winter Warmers begins with Carole Matthews sharing her love of writing short stories.

These three short stories from Carole Matthews highlighted for me one of the things I love about Matthews writing … the insight she has into relationships and how easy it is to identify with her characters.  They are poignant but also with hope.

All I Want for Christmas is You highlights being single at this time of year and how a connection with another may be something you hadn’t expected.  Cold Turkey highlights how lonely it can be because of decisions you’ve made but that solace can be found in the most unlikely of places, and About Gardening is my favourite.  I loved the symbol of a few colourful plants when the rest of the garden is a mess compared to a relationship – papering over the cracks!  and how scary it can be contemplating tearing up the garden and starting again when you still might end up exactly where you are now.

The three stories are followed by Chapter One of With Love at Christmas.  If you didn’t read my review, you can read it here.  It was a keeper for me!

If you haven’t already downloaded your free copy of Winter Warmers, what are you waiting for?

You can keep up to date with Carole’s news on her website (sign up for her newsletter for offers and competitions too), follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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