“Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence” by Holly Hepburn – Book Review


Today is the day when I decorate my house for the holiday season.  To get in the mood, I thought I’d start reading this holiday novella.  I was meaning to read it while taking breaks from the decorating, but instead I devoured it in one sitting.

Two sisters have just inherited a Cotswolds village pub from their father.  He hadn’t been a part of their lives for many years – they haven’t even spoken to him for over twenty years – mostly due to the fact that he was an alcoholic.  Nessie has just parted from her husband and Sam is escaping a scandal in London.  They both need to reconnect with each other, and start afresh.

When they arrive at the pub on a dark, December night they are met with a run-down, cold, and dreary building.  With the usual amount of ‘hiccups’, the girls restore the pub and aim for an opening on Boxing Day.  After getting on the wrong side of some of the villagers, their hopes for making the pub a success seem in jeopardy, even with the help of their energetic cellarman and neighbouring blacksmith.

how I imagined the interior of The Star and Sixpence would look...

how I imagined the interior of The Star and Sixpence would look…

A charming, warm, holiday story with ‘real’ characters and an idyllic setting straight off of a box of chocolates, this novella will make you feel warm inside.

Available in Canada from Simon and Schuster. I purchased this novella from Amazon to read on my Kindle.  Just the light and easy read to get you in the holiday mood.

This novella is the first entry in the Star and Sixpence series. If you just can’t get enough of the Star and Sixpence, the author has written other titles that feature this charming pub.


Holly Hepburnholly-hepburn‘s favourite thing is making people smile.

She has tried many jobs over the years, from barmaid to market researcher and she even had a brief flirtation with modelling. These days she is mostly found writing.

She lives near London with her grey tabby cat, Portia. They both have an unhealthy obsession with Marmite.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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13 Responses to “Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence” by Holly Hepburn – Book Review

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  3. Transhaan says:

    Would be pretty nice to read the book in a place like The Star and Sixpence. Interesting book! 😀

    – Lashaan


  4. I do not generally tend to read holiday titles, but I am seeing more and more lovely reviews such as this. I may have to start making exceptions!


  5. Carlissa says:

    I was thinking of getting something to read for Chistmas, and this sounds perfect! Amazon US also has it.


  6. Christine says:

    This looks like a winner, Lynne. Will grab it! Thanks.


  7. Smitha V says:

    Sounds like a pleasant read. Will definitely pick this one. Thanks


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