Christmas at Rachel’s Pudding Pantry By Caroline Roberts

Christmas at Rachel’s Pudding Pantry By Caroline Roberts

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The first snow is falling over Primrose Farm, the mince pies are warming, and Rachel can’t wait to share a kiss under the mistletoe with her gorgeous new flame, Tom.

If only it was all comfort and joy . . . The arrival of Tom’s ex brings an unwelcome chill to the farm. And despite Master Baker Mum Jill’s valiant efforts, the new pudding pantry business is feeling the pinch.

With a spoonful of festive spirit, a cupful of goodwill with friends, and her messy, wonderful family by her side, can Rachel make this a Christmas to remember?

My Thoughts:

If your in for a festive read, this is the book for you. This one follows on from Rachel’s Pudding Pantry which you should read first to get an idea for all the characters, also it has some fantastic bakes in there too. I love how before each chapter there is a festive bake it makes it more homely. I loved the story and what goes on between Rachel and Tom. You can just imagine pulling up a seat at Primrose Farm for a wonderful Christmas dinner. Its times like this that families should be together and pull together.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Rachels-Pudding-Pantry-Book-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Rachels-Pudding-Pantry-Book

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas By Adam Kay

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas By Adam Kay

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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year.

My Thoughts:

After previously loving This is going to hurt Adam’s previous novel I knew I was in for a real treat with this one. Some of the stories you just can’t believe people would do certain things, but hey they do! If you want an hour or two of escapism and lots and lots of laughs this is the book for you, the only downside for me that it is a short book and I could of done with a lot more stories as Adam writes them so well.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twas-Nightshift-Before-Christmas-million-copy-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twas-Nightshift-Before-Christmas-million-copy

Christmas at Mistletoe Cove By Holly Martin

Christmas at Mistletoe Cove By Holly Martin

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Growing up on Hope Island, Eden Lancaster always believed that if you wished hard enough for something, dreams really could come true. But Eden’s greatest wish is also her biggest secret: she has been completely in love with her childhood friend, the charming and attractive Dougie Harrison, for as long as she can remember. And he has no idea.

When Dougie leaves his successful life in New York to return home to Hope Island for good, Eden can’t escape her feelings. Her heart is full of hope that her romantic dreams are finally, at long last, going to come true…

This Christmas could change everything. But can a lifelong friendship really turn into the perfect romance? And will Eden get the happily ever after she’s always wished for?

My Thoughts:

I thought to myself just one more Christmas read and this one was the perfect one to read. I didn’t want to put it down as I felt so engrossed in the story, which is about Eden and her childhood sweetheart Dougie, we see him returning to Hope Island and basically Eden still holds a flame for him and she doesn’t know that he loves her too, ask for a bit of magic and romance at Christmas time and you never know what you may get. I didn’t want this book to end, I wonder if there will be a follow on.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Mistletoe-Cove-heartwarming-romance-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Mistletoe-Cove-Hope-Island

The Mother of All Christmases By Milly Johnson

The Mother of All Christmases By Milly Johnson

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Eve Glace – co-owner of the theme park Winterworld – is having a baby and her due date is a perfectly timed 25th December. And she’s decided that she and her husband Jacques should renew their wedding vows with all the pomp that was missing the first time. But growing problems at Winterworld keep distracting them …

Annie Pandoro and her husband Joe own a small Christmas cracker factory, and are well set up and happy together despite life never blessing them with a much-wanted child. But when Annie finds that the changes happening to her body aren’t typical of the menopause but pregnancy, her joy is uncontainable.

Palma Collins has agreed to act as a surrogate, hoping the money will get her out of the gutter in which she finds herself. But when the couple she is helping split up, is she going to be left carrying a baby she never intended to keep?

Annie, Palma and Eve all meet at the ‘Christmas Pudding Club’, a new directive started by a forward-thinking young doctor to help mums-to-be mingle and share their pregnancy journeys. Will this group help each other to find love, contentment and peace as Christmas approaches?

My Thoughts:

When tackling sensitive issues you can always rely on Milly to deliver. There are sensitive and relatable issues in the story that had me in tears. Not being a mother myself I can’t understand what these women go through but I have a really good idea. I like the idea of the Christmas pudding club which the doctor comes up with, I still hope that we meet up with these ladies again in another book. They all have their own stories but fate brings them together in this heartwarming and emotional read.

I just wanted to say if you look in the front cover of the paperback, you will see ECHOES IN AN EMPTYROOM has been quoted. This is much appreciated. Thank you.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mother-All-Christmases-Milly-Johnson-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mother-All-Christmases-Milly-Johnson/

A Winter Kiss on Rochester Mews By Annie Darling

A Winter Kiss on Rochester Mews By Annie Darling

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This title will be released on November 29, 2018. 

Tis the season to be jolly!

But on Rochester Mews, two unlikely lovebirds are struggling to find their festive cheer.

Star baker Mattie has hated Christmas ever since she had her heart broken on Christmas Eve. The only thing she hates more is the insufferable Tom, who has rubbed her up the wrong way since she started running the tearoom next door to his bookshop. So when Mattie and Tom are left in charge in the frantic festive days before Christmas, it might be cold outside but things are sure to heat up.

Can a bookshop full of romantic novels, a life-sized reindeer and a mistletoe kissing booth persuade two scrooges to fall in love with Christmas… and each other?

My Thoughts:

A perfect heart warming read to snuggle up with. When a book has Christmas, romance and festive baking in it you know it is going to be good. This is the second book I have read of Annie Darling’s and I found this one comforting and a nice festive read. Some of the recipes Mattie makes are in the back of the book which is an added bonus. The perfect Christmas read.

Get your copy here:

pre-order

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Kiss-Rochester-Mews-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Rochester-Lonely-Hearts-Bookshop

Christmas at the Beach Hut By Veronica Henry

Christmas at the Beach Hut By Veronica Henry

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Everyone adores Christmas . . .

Especially Lizzy Kingham. But this year, she is feeling unloved and underappreciated by her family. The present-buying, decorating and food shopping have all been left to her. So she wonders . . . what would happen if she ran away and left them to it?

Lizzy heads to her favourite place: a beach hut on the golden sands of Everdene. There she meets an unlikely collection of new friends, all running away from something. But the spirit of Christmas gets under Lizzy’s skin: soon the fairy lights are twinkling and the scent of mulled wine mingles with the sea air.

Back at Pepperpot Cottage, her family are desperate to find her. For Christmas isn’t Christmas without Lizzy. Can they track her down in time and convince her she means the world to them, every day of the year?

My Thoughts:

Reading a book of Veronica’s is like having a warm comforting hug. I couldn’t wait to get back to the beach hut stories and this one was just as fabulous as the last. The book is broken down into three people’s stories and they are ones that people I think can probably relate too. I love how Lizzy describes the beach hut and what she does for others reminds me of my mum and how much we should cherish the ones we have close. Christmas always brings families together with delicious food. I wanted this book to go on and on.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Beach-Hut-heartwarming-holiday-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Beach-Hut-heartwarming-holiday/

 

An Island Christmas (Mure) By Jenny Colgan

An Island Christmas (Mure) By Jenny Colgan

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It’s a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram with the people you love – unless, of course, you’re accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss, and don’t know how to tell him.

In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings?

Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons – but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy?

My Thoughts:

This is book 4 in the series and I strongly suggest that you read the other three before this as you can get to know all the characters and there are lots of them and their stories first. I couldn’t wait to escape back to the Island of Mure where this book is set. This is a heart warming, sensitive and romantic story that will leave you feeling all warm and cosy in side. Jenny’s books just keep getting better and better and there could potentially be another one in this series.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Island-Christmas-Mure-Book-ebook/

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Island-Christmas-Mure-Jenny-Colgan