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Holly Martin is a British author that writes chick lit and romance. She was born in Birmingham in the UK. Martin studied media. But her qualifications were of very little use during the years she spent as a hotel receptionist.
Order of The Happiness Series
|1||The Little Village of Happiness||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||The Gift of Happiness||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Hope Island Series
|1||Spring at Blueberry Bay||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Summer at Buttercup Beach||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Christmas at Mistletoe Cove||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Jewel Island Series
|1||Sunrise over Sapphire Bay||2020||Description / Buy|
|2||Autumn Skies Over Ruby Falls||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||Ice Creams at Emerald Cove||2021||Description / Buy|
|4||Sunlight over Crystal Sands||2021||Description / Buy|
|5||Mistletoe at Moonstone Lake||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Sandcastle Bay Series
|1||The Holiday Cottage by the Sea||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||The Cottage on Sunshine Beach||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||Coming Home to Maple Cottage||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of The Sentinel Series
|1||The Sentinel||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||The Prophecies||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||The Revenge||2015||Description / Buy|
|4||The Reckoning||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of A Town Called Christmas Series
|1||Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||A Town Called Christmas||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Treehouse
|1||The Blossom Tree of Dreams||2022||Description / Buy|
|2||The Wisteria Tree of Love||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of White Cliff Bay Series
|1||Christmas at Lilac Cottage||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Snowflakes on Silver Cove||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||Summer at Rose Island||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Wishing Wood Series
|1||The Christmas Tree Cottage||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Holly Martin Standalone Novels
|1||The Guestbook / The Guestbook At Willow Cottage||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||One Hundred Proposals||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||A Home On Bramble Hill||2014||Description / Buy|
|4||Tied Up with Love||2015||Description / Buy|
|5||Fairytale Beginnings||2015||Description / Buy|
|6||The Summer of Chasing Dreams||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Holly Martin Short Stories/Novellas
|1||One Hundred Christmas Proposals (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
Holly Martin Anthologies
|1||Everyday Kindness||2021||Description / Buy|
|2||Love Stories||2022||Description / Buy|
Then she worked at a bank for two years. The author was forced to change tracks when a colleague received an award for the fifteen years she had spent with their employer. The development forced Martin to realize that she had bigger dreams.
So she went back to school, trained as a teacher, and then went into the world to shape young minds. The author taught for four years before turning her attention to history workshops. She spent so much time in transit that Martin couldn’t help but pass the time by concocting stories.
The author read a lot when she was young. She remembers loving Colin Dann’s ‘The Animals of Farthing Wood.’ It gave her the push she needed to write her own animal-centered stories.
By the time she entered her teens, Martin had already started consuming her mother’s Danielle Steel collection. It sparked the love she has for glamorous love stories. Later on, she discovered writers like Jill Mansell, who showed her why people loved happy stories that made them feel good.
She knew that she wanted to write stories in that same vein at some point in her future. Her first novel was ‘The Sentinel,’ the first in a YA series about a girl that develops superpowers. ‘The Sentinel’ was meant to stand on its own. But Martin eventually realized that she had enough material to write multiple books.
However, even though the Sentinel books are fantasy, chick-lit and women’s fiction are the author’s primary interests. She enjoys writing fantasy, but not as much as chick-lit.
The road to publishing success was difficult for Martin. She had to squeeze her writing sessions into a schedule that included a full-time job. She also made the mistake of making submissions to multiple agents.
In the process, Martin accumulated a litany of rejections. The rejections disturbed the author because they were so vague. She did not know whether they had rejected the cover letter because it was so poorly written or if they had skimmed the synopsis and ignored the story because they hated the concept.
Martin had plenty of reasons to give up. She did not know how many more submissions she would have to make before people noticed her and if she was a day away or several years from her goal. But she persisted and finally found a publishing home.
She wants people to learn from her errors. The author realized too late that submitting to so many agents was a mistake. She should have done her homework, investigating the agents and their clients before settling on a few candidates that matched her field.
Holly Martin Awards
Martin received a New Talent Award nomination (Festival of Romance).
Best Holly Martin Awards
The author appeared on ‘Trail of Guilt,’ a BBC program that reconstructed crimes. Holly Martin’s best books include:
Christmas At Lilac Cottage: Penny Meadows was happy. Her cozy cottage was perfect. She also enjoyed the work she did as an ice carver. However, she did not realize that her life was missing a puzzle piece until Henry and his daughter moved in.
Unlike his daughter, Daisy, Henry was not quite as open to Penny. But she couldn’t stay away from him. Something was pulling them together, sparking an unexpected connection.
The Summer of Chasing Dreams: Eva was happy. She wasn’t like her mother. The older woman spent her days exploring the world. But Eva loved the fact that her job in London permitted her to work from home. She had no interest in leaving her safe bubble.
But then her mother’s will was finalized, and she discovered a list of all the things the older woman wanted to do. Eva had no choice. She had to fulfill her mother’s dreams, even if it meant escaping her comfort zone.
The last person she wanted for a companion was Thor Anderson. He was far too rude for her liking. But she was stuck with him, and as Eva ventured into the world, she was forced to change her opinion of Thor.
When Does The Next Holly Martin book come out?
Holly Martin doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Christmas Tree Cottage and was released on October, 7th 2022. It is the newest book in the Wishing Wood Series.