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A Little Bit of Christmas Magic

Published Date: October 24, 2017

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Any wish can be granted with a little bit of Christmas magic …

As a wedding planner at Carrick Park Hotel Ailsa McCormack has devoted herself to making sure couples get their perfect day, but just occasionally that comes at a price – in this case, organising a Christmas Day wedding at the expense of her own Christmas.

Not that Ailsa minds. There’s something very special about Carrick Park during the festive season and she’s always been fascinated by the past occupants of the place; particularly the beautiful and tragic Ella Carrick, whose striking portrait still hangs at the top of the stairs.

And then an encounter with a tall, handsome and strangely familiar man in the drawing room on Christmas Eve sets off a chain of events that transforms Ailsa’s lonely Christmas into a far more magical occasion than she could have ever imagined …

Book 4 in The Rossetti Mysteries, Book 1 – Some Veil Did Fall. Book 2 – The Girl in the Painting Book 3 – The Girl in the Photograph

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Kirsty Ferry

Kirsty FerryKirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009 and has had articles and short stories published in Peoples FriendThe Weekly NewsIt’s FateVintage ScriptGhost Voices and First Edition. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.

Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.

Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.



See all of Kirsty’s novels here …


Customer Reviews


  1. Ailsa McCormack, the wedding co-ordinator for the Carrick Park Hotel has always had a fascination with the history of the old house. In particular, the mystery of Adam and Ella Carrick’s sudden disappearance in 1865, documented in a book by journalist Becky Nelson. This year a couple have booked to tie the knot on Christmas Day and night before the wedding, Ailsa encounters Ed Cavendish in the drawing room of the hotel. He’s strangely familiar and soon they’re talking about ghosts and Adam and Ella. Ailsa realises he must be one of the wedding guests. Or is he? It’s nearly Christmas and there’s certainly magic in the air…
    This is a lovely Christmas story which includes characters from her Rosetti Mysteries. If you are looking for a read which will definitely give you a festive feel good factor then A Little Bit of Christmas Magic ticks all the boxes.

  2. Stacey R
    Stacey R at .

    Ailsa is stuck working a wedding on Christmas Day at Carrick Park. Ailsa loves home turned hotel and wonders what Christmas would have been like for a Christmas past. Little does she know that is she is about to meet the love of her life who might be able to make that a reality and more.

    I enjoyed this novel very much – it had romance, mystery, and a bit of mystical in it.

  3. Janine
    Janine at .

    I wasn’t supposed to enjoy this, I don’t read time slip stories but I am so glad I didn’t miss this one!

    Despite it being a short story, it dosen’t miss anything out. Ailsa is a wedding planner in a beautiful stately home with history that she has totally embraced. Having to stay over for a Christmas wedding, exciting times are about to happen for her …

    I very soon became caught up in the story and could totally envisage the scene that was set. I was also in suspense at times as Ailsa so wanted to put things right for everyone but should she meddle in history …

    A really enjoyable, very clever read which has certainly opened up a new genre and author for me.

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