Holly Martin‘s debut popular women’s fiction novel, The Guestbook, is published today by Harlequin UK’s first digital imprint Carina.

The Guestbook by Holly Martin

The Guestbook is the winner of Carina’s Valentine’s Day 2014  Award – here’s what the judging panel said about the book:

‘The Guestbook absolutely blew us away from the very first page. We were truly wowed, not only by Holly’s innovative approach to story-telling, but also by how brilliantly she has executed it. Without doubt this is the most exciting romance we’ve read this year – fresh, warm, funny, totally unputdownable and with That Quality –  you know, the one that makes you know you’ve read something truly special.’


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‘A beautifully clever book exploring the complexities of human relationships set against a backdrop of a holiday cottage, a three legged goat and a blackcurrant stain underneath the rug in the spare bedroom.’ ***** SheLovesToRead


Willow Cottage is open for business.  But who will come to stay? A young family with a very astute child who notices everything, a lady with her menagerie of animals including a hungry python, the naturists, who shock the local residents, the medium with her spirit guide and a famous actress in hiding are just a few of the many guests that come through the front door.

Annie Butterworth welcomes a colourful array of guests to the seaside holiday cottage and their thoughts and comments written in The Guestbook give a snapshot of their lives. But Annie, too, has her own story to tell…


Valentine’s Day reading: The Guestbook is available to download now.

You can also enter Holly Martin’s Valentine’s Day competition to win chocolates and flowers from the author.