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Review: Christmas at the Little Village Bakery by Tilly Tennant

Series: Honeybourne #2xmas-at-the-village-bakery

Title: Christmas at the Little Village Bakery by Tilly Tennant

Authors: Tilly Tennant

Publisher: Bookouture

Published: September 16th, 2016

Pages: 322

Rating: 5/5

My Review:

The first line of the blurb sums up this story delightfully – ‘It’s time to get toasty by the fire with a glass of mulled wine and a slice of chocolate yule log sprinkled with a little romance. Welcome to Christmas at the Little Village Bakery.’

This is a highly emotive festive story with Spencer returning to his home village of Honeybourne bringing his American fiancée, Tori, with him.This will be their first English Christmas and both sets of parents are joining them. Unfortunately that’s a signal for war not love as their parents clash, uncertainty rules, meeting his first love makes him question himself and life no longer seems as well planned.

With someone falling off a roof, a crying baby, unrequited love and a village gossip who seems to get in everywhere, this will take readers on a roller coaster ride with more than its fair share of highs and lows, twists and turns, angst and turmoil as well as many laugh out loud moments, too. The characters are superbly portrayed and easy to relate to. The plot is appropriately paced and totally engaging. The village and villagers come to life in the reader’s imagination with a real sense of community and all the pros and cons that brings with it. I’ll certainly be looking out for more by this very talented author in future! This is a delightful festive read that I have no hesitation in highly recommending.

Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel with no obligation. This is my honest review.

Synopsis

It’s time to get toasty by the fire with a glass of mulled wine and a slice of chocolate yule log sprinkled with a little romance. Welcome to Christmas at the Little Village Bakery.

Snow is falling in Honeybourne and Spencer is bringing home his American fiancée Tori for a traditional English Christmas with all the trimmings. But when his hippie mum and dad meet her high-maintenance parents, sparks of the wrong sort start to fly. Then Spencer bumps into his first love Jasmine and unexpected feelings come flooding back.

Millie is run off her feet with Christmas orders at the Little Village Bakery and new baby Oscar. Thank goodness her cousin Darcie is here to help her. Although she does seem to be rather flirty with Millie’s boyfriend Dylan.

Will Darcie ever find true love of her own? And is marrying Tori a terrible mistake for Spencer if his heart is with someone else?

A heartwarming Christmassy romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Carole Matthews and Millie Johnson.

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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