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Not my favourite Christmas read...,
This review is from: Christmas at the Cupcake Café (Hardcover)
I love nothing more than a good Christmas book and try to cram as many in as possible! I do own 'Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe' but haven't got round to reading it - I really don't like to read books out of order but decided to start this as it was a Christmassy read. At the start of the book there is a little description of the previous book, which gets you up to speed.
The story follows Issy and her friends as she prepares to celebrate Christmas. She owns the cupcake cafe and is relatively happy with her life, having met Austin and his brother Darney. That is until Austin goes to New York... There is a nice balance between all the characters lives - Pearl and her little boy, Louis, Caroline and her divorce.
This book just really lacked something for me. I found it rushed at times and there wasn't as much of the cupcake cafe as I would have liked. It didn't give me the Christmassy feeling I expect from a Christmas book.
The recipes were of no interest to me as I cannot stand buttercream, but I did read them. Colgan came across as quite bossy in them - do this, don't do this. It just annoyed me. I do agree with another reviewer that these would have been better at the back of the book as they were distracting and they broke up the flow of the story.
All in all, not bad but I have read better Christmas books.
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Initial post: 25 Oct 2013, 07:00:35 BST
C. wright says:
Very much agree with your review. Any suggestions for better Christmas-themed books?
Posted on 13 Aug 2014, 02:54:14 BST
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2014, 02:54:51 BST
the naked civil servant, all his books, quentin tarantino, the last hurrah!!!!
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2014, 02:55:22 BST
I'LL LET HIM KNOW WHEN HE WAKES UP.
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