Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas at the Candied Apple Café - by Katherine Garbera

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

There’s nothing so magical as Christmas in New York… 
Santa is coming to New York!
Snow is falling, excitement is high and the delicious scent of chocolate drifts along Fifth Avenue – the Candied Apple Café is ready for Christmas! And no one is busier than publicist Iona Summerlin. With so much to do, she doesn’t have time to think about men, dating, or the fact her last boyfriend ditched her for her brother… Relationships are off the menu!
Hotel boss Mads Eriksson is not looking forward to the first Christmas since losing his wife. His six-year-old daughter Sofia has lost her belief in Christmas magic along with her mother, and he has no idea what to do. But an unusually festive business meeting at the Candied Apple – and meeting the beautiful Iona – starts to defrost Mads’ frozen heart, and suddenly life seems full of light and sparkle again.
If only they dare to believe, maybe all their Christmas dreams will come true!

My Opinion:

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

This is the perfect book to get you into the Christmas spirit. It’s set in beautiful New York and the characters are adorable!

It follows Iona Summerlin, who is a publicist and works at Candied Apple Café with her friends Cici and Hayley. She doesn’t want to think about men or dating, she is busy enough with work.

However, Mads Eriksson comes along and everything changes. He is a hotel boss, his a six-year-old daughter and lost his wife after Christmas last year. It’s a lot for him and he also sees, how his daughter Sofia struggles. Sofia is absolutely adorable and gets along with Iona very well. She calls her dad “papa”, which makes it even cuter and I alove all the moments she shares with her dad and after a while also with Iona. Sofia definitely adds a lot of sparks to the story.

Iona and Mads share a lot of deep and exciting moments as well and the chemistry between them is on fire. However, there is still his grief and it kind of stands between them.

Candied Apple Café is fabulous and so full of heart. I really liked the place from the start. Katherine Garbera captured this wonderful and festive atmosphere of the café and of New York beautifully. It’s like being there with the characters.

I loved the storyline, but at times it wasn’t authentic enough for me and things moved pretty fast, that’s a bit of a shame, because the idea around it all is great.

A lot of traditions are part of the story and that was marvellous to read about. It’s the perfect holiday read, very uplifting, sweet and wonderful.


Katherine Garbera on Twitter: @katheringarbera

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