Wednesday 9 July 2014

Review ~ Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe by Rebecca Raisin.

Title: Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe.
Author: Rebecca Raisin.
Publisher: Carina.
Genre: Chick Lit.
Release Date: November 12, 2013.
Source: Bought.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Purchase: Amazon UK

The icing on her Christmas cake!

Christmas is the season the Gingerbread Café was made for…but owner Lily couldn’t be feeling less merry if she tried. She’s spent another year dreaming of being whisked away on a sleigh-ride for two, but she’s facing festive season alone – again. And, just to give her another reason to feel anything other than candy-cane perky, a new shop across the road has opened… Not only is it selling baked goods, but the owner, with his seriously charming smile, has every girl in town swooning.

But Lily isn’t about to let her business crumble — the Gingerbread Café is the heart of the community, and she’s going to fight for it! This could be the Christmas that maybe, just maybe, all her dreams – even the someone-to-decorate-the-Christmas-tree-with ones – really do come true!

Yes I know - I'm reviewing a Christmas book in July! But I wanted to review this whole series and Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe is too gorgeous to be overlooked just because it's summer...

Christmas at the Gingerbread Café was a stunning read. Rebecca Raisin packed so much charm into her writing that it was impossible for me to not fall in love with this story. A gorgeous setting and vibrant characters packed with personality completely transfixed me and left me really looking forward to reading more of this series.

Lily, fed up at the thought of spending Christmas alone, throws herself into her work at the Gingerbread Cafe. But as a new shop opens across the road, she begins to feel threatened by Damon and his business. I LOVED the Gingerbread Café. Rebecca’s description of the place was sublime and if you don’t get some serious cravings reading it, I’d be amazed. Plus if you don’t find yourself wanting to hibernate there, you could always just dream about Damon like I totally did. I loved him too…

We were spoilt for instantly-likeable characters in this novella. Lily and her employee CeeCee were really warm and entertaining and I loved their relationship. CeeCee was a brilliant character – she always told things straight and her spirit was so uplifting.

I adore books where you can just picture and transport yourself into the setting and Christmas at the Gingerbread Café would be my ideal place to be. It has a great positive feel to it and I loved all the characters and all the descriptions of the food and drink just sounded heavenly! This was a really sweet, beautiful story.

Review also posted on Goodreads | Amazon UK


  1. Anonymous9/7/14 10:53

    You're so sweet! What a brilliant review! Thank you so much, Sophie! xxx

  2. Anonymous9/7/14 11:10

    Thank you Sophie for this great review. I know that I'll really enjoy this story..added to my reading list ☺ xx


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