Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Gingerbread Cafe Trilogy - by Rebecca Raisin

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Don’t miss the exciting new collection the Gingerbread Café Trilogy by Rebecca Raisin

Book One - Christmas At The Gingerbread Cafe

The icing on her Christmas cake! 

Christmas is the season the Gingerbread Café in Ashford, Connecticut was made for…but owner Lily couldn’t be feeling less merry if she tried. She’s spent another year dreaming of being whisked away on a sleigh-ride for two, but she’s facing festive season alone – again. And, just to give her another reason to feel anything other than candy-cane perky, a new shop across the road has opened… Not only is it selling baked goods, but the owner, with his seriously charming smile, has every girl in town swooning.

But Lily isn’t about to let her business crumble — the Gingerbread Café is the heart of the community, and she’s going to fight for it! This could be the Christmas that maybe, just maybe, all her dreams – even the someone-to-decorate-the-Christmas-tree-with ones – really do come true!

Book Two - Chocolate Dreams At The Gingerbread Cafe

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

Book Three - Christmas Wedding At The Gingerbread Cafe

You are invited to the wedding of the year!
Snow is falling thick and fast outside the Gingerbread Café and inside, its owner Lily is planning the wedding of the year. Her wedding! She never dreamt it would happen, but this Christmas, she’ll be marrying the man of her dreams - in a Christmas-card-perfect ceremony!
The gingerbread is baking, the dress is fitted and the mistletoe’s in place – for once, everything’s going to plan. That is until her mother-in-law arrives... Suddenly, Lily’s famous cool is being tested like never before and her dream wedding is crumbling before her eyes.
In the blink of a fairylight, the Gingerbread Café has been thrown into chaos! Lily thought she had this wedding wrapped up, but with so much to do before she says ‘I do’, can Lily get to the church on time – and make this Christmas sparkle after all?

My opinion: 

The Gingerbread Café series is definitely one of my favourite book series. The series has it all: love, friendship, sweetness, passion, emotions and so much more.

The story is set in lovely Ashford, Connecticut. The town sounds amazing! Rebecca describes it so vividly and full of detail, wish I could live there with the characters. The characters are perfectly lined out and Lily the main character is very relatable. I loved following her story.

In Christmas at the Gingerbread Café she gets to know Damon and he’s wonderful. BOOK BOYFRIEND ALARM!!! Hot, sweet, caring, romantic, sexy…
I adored how their relationship developed and the surroundings and their family and friends were always included in such a beautiful way.

Book #2 in this series is called Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Café. It plays around Easter, so a few months later. And this book shows once more that Lily and Damon are such an adorable couple. Their relationship is deep, honest and real. There is some drama included, which is great and lots of memorable and adorable scenes.

And here we go, book #3 Christmas Wedding ate the Gingerbread Café, probably my fave out of the three, if I had to pick, but they are all just incredible! I fell in love with the characters even more. It’s so wonderful to see what strong bond they have and that they would do anything for each other, real friendship. The wedding preparations and the wedding itself were amazing to read about, it came from the heart and was full of emotions and touching moments.

The atmosphere in these books is magical and unique. The storyline and the writing are gripping, fascinating, sweet, fresh, fun and so much more. This series has a lot of sparks and it definitely manages to put a huge smile on your face, a MUST-READ by a wonderful and talented author! 

I had the honor of meeting this wonderful lady and she's even more amazing in person!


My possible cast:

Lily: Mackenzie Mauzy

Damon: Oliver Tompsett

Charlie: Jackie Evancho

About The Author

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She's been widely published in short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines. And now she is focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true love.


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