Saturday, 15 December 2018

Christmas at the Chocolate Pot Cafe by Jessica Redland

Christmas at the Chocolate Pot Cafe
Jessica Redland

So today I am excited to bring you my review for this festive read from Jessica Redland. Thank you to Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me to take part. I hope you enjoy reading my review. 

Book Description
A few minutes of courage might change your life...
Emotionally, Tara Porter finds the festive period a challenge. Christmas Day is a reminder of the family she lost, and New Year’s Eve holds bitter memories of the biggest mistake of her life: marrying Garth Tewkesbury. Shunning invitations to celebrate, she seeks refuge in her flat with only her giant house bunny, Hercules, for company.
Professionally, though, it’s the best time of year. Tara’s thriving café, The Chocolate Pot, is always packed. With the café hosting a wedding and engagement party, it’s shaping up to be the café’s best Christmas ever.
When former nemesis, Jed Ferguson, threatens the future of The Chocolate Pot, Tara prepares for a fight. The café is everything to her and she’s not going to let anyone or anything jeopardise that.
Tara badly misjudged ex-husband Garth and, since then, has refused to let anyone in. After all, if you don’t let them in, they can’t hurt you. But has she misjudged Jed too? Is it possible that he’s not the arrogant, deceitful man from whom she bought the café 14 years earlier? Can she find the courage to find out for sure?

My Review
This is a brilliant, heart-warming read that I loved from start to finish. it was so difficult to put down and I read it in one sitting.
Tara has had a very hard and difficult past that she has kept secret for such a long time however the Christmas season seems to be the time former to start letting people into what happened in her past and she starts sharing her life story with her best friend Carly.
As she starts to reveal parts of her past you being to realise why she is the way she is and its great to see more of her character develop.
The setting of this book follows on from the the authors previous books set in Whitsborough Bay, however this book can be read as standalone read.
This is a great book to read at Christmas however it isn't your typical festive story which can make a nice change at this time of year.  I loved reading this book and getting to know all of the characters from Whitsborough Bay and I loved as I have not read any of the previous books that are set there, however I will be adding them to my kindle library very soon. 

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Author Bio

Jessica had never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling her that her business reports read more like stories and she should write a book. She loved writing but had no plot ideas. Then something happened to her that prompted the premise for her debut novel,Searching for Steven. She put fingers to keyboard and soon realised she had a trilogy and a novella.
She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast — the inspiration for the settings in her books — with her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs!
Her passion for North Yorkshire is shared by fellow-writer and great friend, Sharon Booth and, together, they are the Yorkshire Rose Writers.
Jessica tries to balance her time — often unsuccessfully — between being an HR tutor, trying to re- learn how to play the piano, studying towards a Masters in Creative Writing, and writing itself. Who needs sleep?

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you enjoyed my review. 

1 comment:

Jessica Redland said...

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Hope I didn't keep you up until the small hours reading it in one sitting! So glad you enjoyed your first trip to Whitsborough Bay and very excited that you're going to seek out the others xx

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