Archive | November 2, 2014

My Weekly round-up 02/11/14




Hello Lovely book people 🙂

Welcome to this week’s round-up 🙂

Yesterday was my 19th Wedding Anniversary ! My hubby and I went out to dinner which was lovely.

I’ve done a bit better this week reading wise, I’ve managed to read two and a half book’s which as you all know is pretty good for me ! Especially after last week when I had a bit of a book hangover !

I had a really fabulous book in the post this week, Lucy Diamond’s new one, which is due out in the first week of Jan ’15. I don’t mind telling you, I’m really excited about it  🙂

I also won a Halloween Book in a ‘flash’ Twitter comp, so I’m forward to that arriving too !

So, with Halloween over, its on to Bonfire Night, which I really love. Then next stop Christmas ! (all those fab books ! )

Anyway less of my chat, Here’s the Round-up 🙂



Books I’ve been sent this week : 

The Year of Taking Chances – Lucy Diamond – (Sent by the very lovely Becky Plunkett from Pan Macmillian)




Books I’ve been Accepted for this week : 

A Place For Us – Harriet Evans – (NetGalley)



Books I’ve Purchased this week :

The last Anniversary – Liane Morriarty – (Sainsburys – £3:99)



Books I’ve read/currently reading this week : 

(All books have been reviewed on my Blog unless otherwise stated)

The Oyster Catcher – Jo Thomas – A lovely, gentle read – 9/10

Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe – Rebecca Rasin ( Blog Tour) –  A gorgeous Christmas book that makes you feel very festive – 10/10

Hello from the Gillespies – Monicia McInerney – Currently Reading.


That’s all for this week folks !

Happy Reading 🙂








Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe – Rebecca Raisin – Blog Tour



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Back of the book : 

You are invited to the wedding of the year !

Snow is falling thick and fast outside the Gingerbread Cafe and inside, its owner Lily is planning the wedding of the year. Her wedding ! She never dreamt it would happen, but this Christmas, she’ll be marrying the man of her dreams – in a Christmas card perfect ceremony !

The Gingerbread is baking, the dress is fitted and the mistletoe’s in place – for once, everything’s going to plan. That is until her Mother-in-law arrives … Suddenly, Lily’s famous cool is being tested like never before and her dream wedding is crumbling before her eyes.

In the blink of a fairylight, the Gingerbread Cafe has been thrown into chaos ! Lily thought she has this wedding wrapped up, but with so much to do before she says ‘I do’, can Lily get to the church on time – and make this Christmas sparkle after all ?


What I think : 

Lil lives in a small town, Ashford in Connecticut. There she owns the Gingerbread Cafe.

This Christmas eve, Lil is getting married to Damon, the love of her life. She has everything planned and everything seems to be perfect. The dress and the cake and even Damon’s daughter, Charlie is flying in to be Bridesmaid

However, when Damon’s parents turn up, things start to go wrong in a big way and Lil doesn’t know if things will come together in time for their big day ….

I really enjoyed reading this book, even although when I was reading it the sun was shining outside, it still made me feel very festive.

I hadn’t read the the other books in the series, but I didn’t think it mattered much, as I think, this book stands pretty well on it’s own.

It has a pretty wonderful cast of characters, Missy and Sarah, are Lil’s best friend’s and are always there with her in the thick of things. But my Favourite has got to be CeeCee with her very wonderful ‘Southern Ways’ and is a second mum to Lil.

Lil is a very likeable character and you can really relate to her problems and setbacks. And I thought that Damon was a pretty interesting Character too !!

Its a gorgeously lovely fairytale of a love story, with a bit of real life thrown in. Misunderstandings, mishaps and tragedy put things in jeopardy and its touch and go there for a while, but she has her friends to help her through. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I really couldn’t put this book down, right from the first word to the excellent ending that made me cry happy tears. I shall be buying the others books in the series very soon.

I give this book a very festive 10/10.

Published on 15 October 2014 by Carina.

Thank you to the publishers Carina and NetGalley for the digital copy of the book to read and review.


Gingerbread Cafe Series :

Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe.

Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe.

(The Bookshop on the Corner)

Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe.




Author Bio

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been widely published in short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines. And now she is focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true love.

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