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Emotive Festive Read – Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop by Jessica Redland

My Review:

Thanks to Boldwood Books and NetGalley, too,
For my copy of this book, here's my honest review:

Following the deaths of her grandparents Charlee decides
To change the location of where she resides.
With her boyfriend, Ricky, she moves to Whitborough Bay
Where she's previously spent many a happy summer's day.

She's a highly skilled master chocolatier, 
So she's chasing her dreams instead of her fear.
Setting up Charlee's Chocolates on Castle Street
Is such a great plan, and her chocs are a real tasty treat!

However, with plans there come some surprises
Including meeting great folks as she soon realises.
This story has lots of family secrets to warm up your heart
As hearts start to heal that had fallen apart.

It is a delightful, festive story, with love and romance
From friends, family and others all given a chance.
I'm thrilled to have a chance to revisit this street
Where folks support and work together, its really neat,

I really enjoyed returning to this community so caring
And the opportunity again to see how they're all faring.
The story is heartwarming, emotive and uplifting, too,
I can't resist highly recommend it to you!


Sometimes you just need a little Christmas magic to make your wishes come true…When master chocolatier, Charlee, takes the leap to move to the picturesque seaside town of Whitsborough Bay, she is determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps and set up a chocolate shop.

Luckily, she finds the perfect location for Charlee’s Chocolates on beautiful Castle Street… Now she just has to refurbish it in time for Christmas!

With a useless boyfriend and countless DIY disasters, Charlee doesn’t know if she’ll make it in time. With no ‘traditional’ family to support her, she feels lost in her new surroundings and the secrets of the past are weighing her down.

But the warmth and festive spirit of the Whitsborough Bay community will surprise her, and when plumber, Matt, comes to the rescue, it might be that all of Charlee’s dreams could come true this Christmas, and she could learn what family really means…

Escape to Castle Street for the perfect uplifting, festive read from top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland. Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop was originally released as Charlee and the Chocolate Shop. Now re-released with a new title and new cover, this version has been freshly edited and features several new chapters.

Purchase Link –  https://amzn.to/3j0FZrF

Author Bio –

Jessica Redland writes uplifting stories of love, friendship, family and community set in Yorkshire where she lives. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the stunning North Yorkshire Coast and her Hedgehog Hollow series takes them into beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Social Media Links –

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Bookbub profile https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jessica-redland

2 comments on “Emotive Festive Read – Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop by Jessica Redland

  1. Jessica Redland Author
    October 14, 2021

    Thanks very much for taking part in the blog tour for Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop. Delighted you enjoyed Charlee’s story and thanks for sharing your thoughts in your poem 🙂


  2. Carla
    October 15, 2021

    Great review Elaine, I also loved this book, but I enjoy all of Jessica’s books.

    Liked by 1 person

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