Sooooooo I said a while ago I wasn’t sure if I’d get this book while it was only out in hardback because it doesn’t fit so well on my shelves! BUT I couldn’t not get it and it dropped right down in price…. and I mean it’s not Christmas without a new Christmas chicklit book!
I LOVE Carole Matthews books and I adored “The Cake Shop in the Garden” when it came out. So when I realised this was another book with Fay in I couldn’t resist, plus it’s set at Christmas and it features lots of cake! What could be better? 😉
So in “Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights” we catch up again with Fay as she travels the canals of Britain with Danny. However, a phone call from Lija calls Fay home to what used to be her cake shop. Poor Stan is ill and Lija and Fay, along with new employee Rainbow slowly see him better. But that’s not the only drama happening at the Cake Shop this Christmas! Throw in a baby, Fay’s sister and a major downpour, this Christmas is definitely one that Fay will remember!
I absolutely adored this book! I couldn’t stop reading it. The only thing is, I wish I’d read “The Cake Shop in the Garden” again before picking this up as I had a little trouble remembering some things, but Carole Matthews does a fantastic job of catching you up with the story as you read, so in fact this could be easily read separate from “The Cake Shop in the Garden”! 😀
The characters are all just as loveable as I remembered them to be… Where can I go to meet Danny?! 😉 And new character Rainbow is just brilliant. She’ll probably annoy you a lot to begin with but she definitely grew on me through the book! And her nan sounds brilliant! I want to meet her!
This is a great little story which I loved to bits and it really got me in the Christmas spirit… and made me want to make lots of cake! 😀 If you love a Chicklit book and are looking for a new one this Christmas then Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights is a must! 🙂