Wish Upon a Christmas Cake by Darcie Boleyn

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Book description

Katie Warham has just one wish this year…to have the best Christmas ever!

If only she could lock herself away in a cloud of flour and sugar at her cosy little tearoom, Crumbtious Cakes, instead of spending the festive season trapped with her judgemental mother, crazy Aunt Gina and loved-up celebrity brother Carl…

But Katie never expected her ex-boyfriend, widower Sam, and his two adorable children, to turn up on her doorstep. She didn’t think that any man could tempt her under the mistletoe this year, but Sam might just prove the exception! And as the snow begins to fall and Katie puts the final touches to her famous Christmas cake, she begins to wonder, could her Christmas wish actually come true?

wish upon a Christmas Cake is the delightful debut novel from Darcie Boleyn. Sentimental and incredibly sweet this book makes a perfect Christmas read. Dealing with the issue of loved ones lost,it made me think of my own grandparents, and the Christmas traditions we carry on because of them. At times I found myself holding back the tears as Wish Upon a Christmas Cake stirred up happy memories of Christmas past. For an author able to do this shows a wonderful understanding of family love and values. Ok it maybe sickly sweet and sentimental, but isn’t that what Christmas books are all about?

I loved the characters, and the dialogue between Katie and Sam, they fit together perfectly and you just want them to find their perfect ending. Don’t get me wrong not everything in Katie’s life is perfect, she has a difficult relationship with her mother which is apparent throughout wish upon a Christmas Cake, also Katie’s grief at loosing her grandmother all help to make the story more credible and not just a fluffy Christmas read,  and I think that’s why I loved it so much.

This is the sort of book you want to read on a cold winters night, put on your fluffy pyjamas, grab a hot chocolate and for a couple of hours and immerse yourself in the delights of Wish upon a Christmas Cake. Many thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Its 5 ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ Out of 5 from me

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