Title: Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes
Author: Jessica Redland
Genre: Women’s Fiction
My Rating: 5 out of 5
It’s December on Castle Street; the fairy lights are twinkling, snow has settled and the festive season is in full swing.
For Carly, the owner of Carly’s Cupcakes, it’s the busiest time of year getting everyone’s Christmas treats ready on time. However with her clumsy sister, Bethany, as a co-worker, it’s proving a difficult task. They say you shouldn’t mix work with family. Maybe they have a point…
As Christmas approaches, Carly is also eagerly awaiting the return of her best friend to Whitborough Bay. Liam has no idea he’s been the object of her affection since their schooldays. After years of pining after him, can Carly pluck up the courage to finally tell him how she really feels by 25th December?
Could a little festive magic make all of Carly’s wishes come true this Christmas…?
I fell head over cupcake in love with this book!
We are introduced to the main character straight away – Carly owns her own bakery where she designs and makes her own cupcakes and cakes for all kinds of special occasions. She loves what she does, and she loves being part of the local community in Whitsborough Bay. It’s her home town and where she grew up with her best friend Liam, who is now a serving Army Officer in Afghanistan.
Employing her sister Bethany in the shop to help out with orders seems like the perfect solution for Carly. Bethany suffers from self-esteem issues and with her wedding day looming, Carly thinks having Bethany in the shop will help. Sadly, no matter what, her sister seems to make many mistakes and create more problems for Carly. With Christmas looming, Carly starts to feel the pressure with the rush of orders to complete along with taking care of her sister. The one thing that keeps her going is knowing that Liam will be home for Christmas. Will Carly be brave enough to tell Liam that she loves him? Or will it run their friendship forever?
Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes has to be one of my favourite books I have read this year. Packed full of festive warmth, fun, snow angels and love – in so many ways. Thank you Jessica for writing such a heartwarming story – just perfect for this time of year.
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