Day eleven of my Twelve Books for Christmas is A Winter’s Tale, a heartwarming Shakespeare Sisters Christmas romance from Carrie Elks, the bestselling author of Fix You.



Struggling film student Kitty Shakespeare is determined to make the most of her new job as nanny to major producer Everett Klein’s son, Jonas. It might not be exactly the career she’d hoped for when she moved from London to LA, but thanks to her habit of freezing up in interviews, this is her last chance to impress a key player in Hollywood – if she can get this right, then surely he’ll take a moment to look at her work. However, what Kitty hasn’t allowed for is Everett’s sexy-as-hell brother, Adam – but love at first sight this is not.

Adam Klein may be sexy, but he’s also gruff and rude and in no way ready to make a fool of himself over the nanny – not after the year he’s had. All he wants to do hole up in his cabin and hide from the brother who destroyed his life. If only he could find it easier to ignore the way Kitty makes his heart race . . .

As Christmas approaches, Kitty and Adam come to realise that the course of true love never does run smooth – and just maybe, it’s more interesting that way…

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Praise for Carrie’s work

‘A magical, festive love story’ Susan Scott

‘An amazing romance that will captivate your imagination and warm your heart.’ Mad About Books

‘If you’re after a book to get lost in, to step inside a world of characters you will adore, then this is the book for you.’ Whispering Stories Book Blog

Meet Carrie


Carrie Elks writes contemporary romance with a sizzling edge. Her first book, Fix You, has been translated into eight languages and made a surprise appearance on Big Brother in Brazil. Luckily for her, it wasn’t voted out.

Carrie lives with her husband, two lovely children and a larger-than-life black pug called Plato. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found baking, drinking an occasional (!) glass of wine, or chatting on social media.

I asked Carrie to tell us a bit about her family’s festive traditions

Do you have any favourite family Christmas traditions? If so, what are they?

I love following old traditions at Christmas, from always putting our Christmas tree up on the first weekend in December, to watching Christmas movies during the run up to the big day. But my very favourite tradition actually happens before December even arrives. Every year we go to our local village centre (just a five minute walk away) and take part in the annual Christmas Light switch on. It’s truly a magical night. On the stage all the local schools have choirs singing traditional songs, and for many years my children took part in this. There are rides and stalls, hot chocolate vendors and barbecues, plus of course a local celebrity or two to switch on the lights. At the end of the night we pick up some fish and chips and invite everybody back to our house to carry on the celebrations. That’s when I feel like the Christmas countdown is truly beginning.

When do you open your Christmas presents?

Things have changed a little bit over the years. When my children were very small, they’d get so excited that Father Christmas had visited that we’d let them open one present in the middle of the night, saving the rest until later. But now that they’re teenagers, they tend to sleep a little longer (hooray!) and we open the presents after breakfast on Christmas morning. It’s a very relaxed and festive affair – I usually treat myself to a Buck’s Fizz, and always wear my Christmas hat. Even our dog gets into the spirit, and loves to play with the discarded wrapping paper.

If you could invite any author living or dead to share your Christmas lunch, who would it be?

Ooh, good question. I know so many talented authors that I’d love to have over for Christmas dinner, and romance writers tend to have a lot of fun when they get together! But as all the family would be there, I’d probably invite JK Rowling. We’d all bombard her with questions as we eat dinner, then make her sit down and watch a Harry Potter film with us as we let our food go down. I imagine my children would be almost as excited as I would be! JK – the invite is always open.

Ooh, let’s hope she’s reading this, Carrie!

What book would you like to find in your Christmas stocking?

I have to choose just one? Ooh, that’s tough. I’ve been really looking forward to reading Holly Martin’s latest festive story, Christmas at Mistletoe Cove. Her books never fail to get me in the Christmas spirit!

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Lovely to talk to you, Carrie. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy, successful New Year!


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