How To Bake The Perfect Christmas Cake by Gina Henning

How to Bake the Perfect Christmas CakeHow to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake by Gina Henning

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How To Bake The Perfect Christmas Cake is an effervescent piece of chick lit, it’s fast pace whips you through the build-up to Christmas and beyond for Lauren Hauser. A highly successful worker in finance Lauren Hauser lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She’s just returned from Thanksgiving spent with her family in Texas where she met the delicious Jack Walker in the first book in the series “How To Bake The Perfect Pecan Pie”.

But Jack has let her down, he failed to arrive recently at the airport for a visit and Lauren questions if a long-distance relationship will ever work. A while later Jack surprises Lauren, he’s full of apologies, problems at Vintage Estates where he works needed to be sorted before he could come to Lauren. Determined to make up for his failings Jack begins to woo Lauren with a series of gifts related to the Twelve Days of Christmas.

With their relationship almost back on track Lauren makes it back home for Christmas in Texas with her family of crazy characters. Who else would bring the whole family dressed at Elves to meet you at the airport?

A fun light Christmas read with a large cast of film and celebrity mentions, enough to rival any top gossip magazine.

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Apologies if this book is off-season, I just couldn’t get to it in time for Christmas.

Midnight By Josephine Cox

MidnightMidnight by Josephine Cox

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A gentle easy read this book offers a light mystery. Jack Redman is a successful cars salesman in Leighton Buzzard, with a lovely girlfriend and his own life ahead of him. However he suffers terrible nightmares which are getting worse. Thinking of their future together Molly begs him to see a specialist to try and find the route of the terrors.

Asking Jack to delve into his past the doctor makes Jack determined to go back home and find out what really caused these dreams. He takes up a new job in Lytham and returns to a place where others from his past still live. Eileen and Libby Harrow and their neighbour Thomas Farraday are dealing with their own memories of long ago. Soon it’s time to make peace with the past and lay the ghosts to rest.

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Witch Weigh by Caroline Mickelson

Witch WeighWitch Weigh by Caroline Mickelson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fun easy to read romance about a witch and a fairy GodFather. Most of the action takes place at a health retreat. I wanted more which is the sign of a good book, I thought there was plenty more that may have happened, perhaps there is a scope for the next book.

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