Today is my stop on the blog tour for Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes by Lindsey Paley. This tour is organised by Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours
So first of all let's have a look at the book. Then read on for my review. Lastly there is a lovely giveaway to enter.
About the book
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.
First of all I have to talk about the setting of the book I felt that it was pretty perfect. The writing was descriptive and I could see myself right there. I have always wanted to visit The Lake District so this book made me want to visit even more. I fell in love with Craiglea and I totally agree with Millie the library sounds amazing! Definitely don't read on an empty stomach as the gorgeous descriptions of food will make you ravenous.
I thought the characters were well written and I really enjoyed getting to know them. I loved Millie and how clumsy she was it made her all the more endearing. Although there were occasions when Millie should have thought before she spoke. However she often got carried away when sparring with Fergus.
I don't want to go into too much detail about the plot as it would ruin things but this book completely captured my attention. I can't wait to see what happens next in Camille's life.
A well deserved Five stars from me!
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.