Sunday, 4 May 2014

Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe - by Rebecca Raisin

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Chocolate…the most irresistible temptation?

The Gingerbread Café is all a buzz! This Easter, Lily and the rest of the town of Ashford, Connecticut are planning a truly decadent Chocolate Festival. Cooking up a storm, CeeCee and Lily are not just baking a batch of their sinfully delicious chocolate-dipped gingerbread men, but an excess of chocolate truffles, squidgy, cinnamony hot cross buns and melt in your mouth chocolate eggs. The Gingerbread Café staff have definitely enjoyed the tasting process!

Add in Damon’s cute-as-a-button seven year old daughter, Charlie, up for a visit and Lily’s perfect Easter may just be around the corner. Until her ex-husband Joel turns up demanding twenty thousand dollars… Suddenly the future of the Gingerbread Café is not so clear…and Lily finds herself eating far more of The Gingerbread Café’s treats than her skinny jeans allow…

Can Lily concoct a brilliant plan to save her beloved café, convince Damon she has no feelings for Joel and still throw a Chocolate Festival the town will be talking about for years? There’s only one way to find out...

Welcome back to the warmth, cupcakes and hot chocolate of The Gingerbread Café – your home away from home

This is the second novella in The Gingerbread Café series

Christmas at the Gingerbread Café

Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Café

Coming Christmas 2014 look out for the next romantic instalment!

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

The cover of this novella is absolutely stunning, I LOVE IT 

I was so excited for this story to go on, if you’ve read Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe you understand what I mean.

Lily and Damon are such a gorgeous and adorable couple. Their love is “feelable” through the book and Rebecca created some great scenes showing us their deep, honest and real relationship. Damon is such an awesome boyfriend. He’s caring, sexy, romantic, smart, talented, a great daddy and much more…

Catching up with Lily, Damon and CeeCee was so much fun and it made me feel all happy inside.

We also get to meet Damon’s daughter Charlie. Aww, such a darling and so sweet. The scenes with her were so adorable 

Lily has to fight for her café, because her ex-husband comes back and wants money. I admired how all the characters dealt with this situation and it added the right amount of drama to it.

Lily has such a big heart, a lovely and relateable character, like CeeCee. CeeCee is the perfect mum/best friend type and she wants to help in every possible way and she does.

Damon planned a cute and great surprise for Lily in this book, my favourite scene by far, although I loved them all. Not telling you more here, only that an easter egg might be involved.

Another thing I liked about this novella is that the story is set around the Gingerbread Cafe and all activities around easter. That brought so much atmosphere into it.

If you’d like to know how Lily and Damon found each other, go read Christmas at the Gingerbread Café (my review will be part of the Christmas special on the blog).

This novella is gripping, fun, sweet, fascinating and nuch more  Written in so much depth and from the heart.


My possible cast:

Lily: Mackenzie Mauzy

Damon: Oliver Tompsett

Charlie: Jackie Evancho


Rebecca on Twitter: @jaxandwillsmum


  1. I am in love with the title and cover, it sounds like a sweet, cozy read. I'm going to go look it up right now! Thanks!