Thursday, 17 November 2016

Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe and Review of Not Just For Christmas by Alex Brown

Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Latte


50ml Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice

150ml coffee

50ml milk

Whipped cream


Cinnamon stick


Pour 150ml coffee into your favourite festive mug

Add 50ml Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice

Add 50ml milk

Garnish with whipped cream, a sprinkle of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick

Get your Holidays Hygge on by lighting a candle, sitting back and enjoying.

Merry Christmas my darlings.

Luck & love
Alex xxx

My review of the book

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Kitty, who runs the Spotted Pig Tea-rooms in the picturesque village of Tindledale, thinks she's come to terms with her husband Ed’s death on active duty. When she learns that Ed’s army dog, a black Labrador named Monty, is being retired and needs rehoming, it awakens her heartache once more.

Amber runs the pet parlour, but her love of dogs extends to rescuing abandoned pooches and now her tiny cottage is overflowing with homeless hounds. The only answer is to open a proper rescue centre but where will the money come from?

Kitty knows she could never take on Monty – it would be too painful, but with more than one dog needing a home this Christmas, is a miracle too much to hope for?

My Opinion:

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

Kitty is a single mom to Teddie. Her husband Ed was a soldier and died in Iraq. She is still dealing with the loss and learning how to live without him. His best friend Mack shows up, he was a soldier as well. He is not alone, he brings Monty, Ed’s old army dog. Is she ready to look after this dog?!

A lot of memories come up because of Monty, but also because of Mack. The two of them spend a lot of time together and he helps her to get through this. The storyline flows beautifully and I just adore Alex’s authentic and vivid writing.

It’s all set in Tindledale, the perfect festive place for a story like this. Alex just created a beautiful ambiance and magical atmosphere.

I read this wonderful novella in one go and was actually sad when it was all over! The story is poignant, touching, sweet, emotional, uplifting and just gorgeous.


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