Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes by Lindsey Paley
Today it is my turn on Lindsey Paley book tour! Isn't this a gorgous book cover! Well, the story inside is pretty fabulous too!
When all-round buttercream princess, Millie Carter, becomes stranded at Craiglea Manor Cookery School, she believes her chance of enjoying a merry festive season is over.
The village of Aisford is Christmas-card perfect, but Millie hates it - she hates the snow, her freezing fingertips, and being forced to look like her Aunt Marjory in a mud-splattered wax jacket and wellies instead of her beloved shorts and sparkly sandals.
She plots her escape but ends up locking spatulas with the estate manager, Fergus McKenzie, who is forced to rescue her before she succumbs to a severe dose of hypothermia. Things start to improve with the arrival of handsome Sam Morgan, fresh from the beaches and rum shacks of the Caribbean.
Can Millie accept her fate? And will Aisford sprinkle some of its seasonal magic on her troubles?
Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes is a festive story of love and friendship and reaching for the buttercream icing and edible glitter when life gets tough.
My honest thoughts on this book:
What a fabulous book! Lindsey Paley very quickly became one of my favourite authors! I adored Camilla Carter and her Christmas escapade! Who wouldn't want to spend the festive season holed up in a splendid manor house in the heart of Lake District?
Well, Camilla ( Millie ) Carter had a different idea about her Christmas break until she arrived at the snowed under and very charming village of Aisford where is met not one but two rather dashing men and a bunch of welcoming residents.
So for the next few days, Millie whips up some mouthwatering treats, gets to know some lovely village people and have a blood curling adventure and mystery to solve.
I loved the theme of this book. The friendships and love between the characters. I found myself drawn to the witty dialogues and a great feeling of a close knit community!
Like Millie, all the rest of the characters have their story to tell and whether it is an excitement of a new chapter in life or new relationship the sense of happiness and the magic of Christmas season is clearly tangible in Lindsey Paley writing style.
The only thing left to say is I can't wait to wrap myself up in Camilla Carter's next adventure!
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Lindsey Paley is a Yorkshire girl and author of contemporary romance novels with page-turning plotlines and satisfying endings. When not scribbling away in her peppermint and cream writer's retreat (shed) she loves baking cakes, enjoying a spot of afternoon tea with friends and taking long walks in the countryside. Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes is the first book in the Camille Carter series set in the beautiful Lake District and the Caribbean. The latest in the series is April Showers and Wedding Flowers and is out now.
A huge thank you to Jenny in Neverland and Lindsey Paley for inviting me to be part of this tour!
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