Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe - Rebecca Raisin
Source: Review Copy courtesy of author
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!
At the very start of the book Rebecca Raisin says she aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. I've never read anything by this author before so I basically took that statement as a challenge. I know, I know, I'm awful. I loved this book and I did fall in love with the characters especially Damon. I'm sure Rebecca will be thrilled to know that.
Gingerbread cafe is warm and delightful. It is packed full of drama, village life and heartache. As far as a Christmas book goes this is a book that has you on the Christmas spirit with your mind were it should be in the festive seasons with the ones you love.
Great book, go buy it.