So with those frosty mornings and cold evenings approaching and Christmas just around the corner the lovely Luna from lunaslittlelibrary.wordpress.com and myself thought what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to read a couple of wintery reads to get our tinsel in a twist and our Christmas lights glowing bright.
So the #WinterCarrollReadalong was born!
From the 1st – 10th December 2015 we will be reading both Frost Hollow Hall and The Snow Sister by Emma Carroll and invite you to join in using the hash tag #WinterCarrollReadalong on twitter!
Share your thoughts and feelings with us whilst reading these two fab books and we also have a little giveaway to enter if you join in!
There are no rules as to which order these books are read in, you can read them both at the same time if you want.
Just use the hashtag and all participants* are eligible to win a Snow Sister inspired necklace hand-crafted by the lovely Luna herself……and it’s beautiful!
Above all enjoy the #WinterCarrollReadalong – we can’t wait!
About The Books
Ever since her sister, Agnes, died, Pearl has a tradition every time it snows. She makes a person out of snow. A snow sister. It makes Christmas feel a little less lonely.
On Christmas Eve, her father receives a letter about a long-lost relative’s will. Is their luck about to change? In anticipation of a better Christmas, Pearl goes to beg credit at Mr Noble’s grocery to get ingredients for a Christmas pudding. But she is refused, and chased down the street where she is hit by a hansom cab. The snow is falling so hard that they can’t take her home. She’ll have to stay at Flintfield Manor overnight, in a haunted room… Will Pearl make it home for Christmas?
The gates to Frost Hollow Hall loomed before us. They were great tall things, the ironwork all twisted leaves and queer-looking flowers. And they were very definitely shut.
Tilly’s heart sinks. Will’s at the door of their cottage, daring her to come ice-skating up at Frost Hollow Hall. No one goes near the place these days. Rumour has it that the house is haunted . . . Ten years ago the young heir, Kit Barrington, drowned there in the lake. But Tilly never turns down a dare.
Then it goes horribly wrong. The ice breaks, Tilly falls through and almost drowns. At the point of death, a beautiful angel appears in the water and saves her. Kit Barrington’s ghost.
Kit needs Tilly to solve the mystery of his death, so that his spirit can rest in peace. In order to discover all she can, Tilly gets work as a maid at Frost Hollow Hall. But the place makes her flesh crawl. It’s all about the dead here, she’s told, and in the heart of the house she soon discovers all manner of dark secrets . . .
About Emma Carroll
When I’m not writing books, I work part-time as an English teacher at a secondary school in Devon. It means I’m never far from books or words or writing, which is perfect!
As a child, I wrote stories about ponies and pop stars, though not together. Nowadays it’s called fan-fiction; back then it was just weird.
After school, I worked as a reporter on a local newspaper. From there I went to university to study English Literature. After backpacking around the Middle East, South America, Australia, I did a PGCE in English and became a teacher.
Many years later, I bought myself a lovely big notebook and some new pens. I enrolled on the MA Writing For Young People at Bath Spa University, and got writing again. ‘Frost Hollow Hall’ was started on the MA course. It is my first novel, and took two years and many cups of tea to write.
I live in the Somerset hills with my husband and two Jack Russell terriers.
Check out Emma’s website – https://emmacarrollauthor.wordpress.com/
Follow Emma on Twitter @Emmac2603
Check out a fab guest post by Emma about fairies here
And also a fab guest post Emma did for National Transplant week here
All participants* of the #WinterCarrollReadalong are eligible to win a Snow Sister inspired necklace hand-crafted by Luna.
All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below!
Also if you post a review of either of the books (or both) by the 15th December 2015 you will get an extra entry into the draw!
It’s a tight turnaround but we want to make sure the winner gets the necklace in time for Christmas to make it extra magical!
So feel free to join us and share your thoughts and feelings, enter the giveaway and don’t forget to use the hash tag #WinterCarrollReadalong on twitter so we can see them!