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Christmas Cakes And Mistletoe Kisses By Carole Matthews

Christmas Cakes And Mistletoe Nights’Christmas Cakes And Mistletoe Kisses’ is the latest book by Carole Matthews.

Fay and Danny are madly in love and it’s all Fay’s ever dreamed of. But she left everything – including the delightful cake shop she used to run – to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn’t always smooth sailing! Then Fay gets a call from her friends, a call that sends her back to her friends and the Cake Shop in the Garden. It will be hard being away from Danny but their relationship is strong enough to survive . . . isn’t it?Fay soon falls happily back in love with her passion for baking – especially now she’s on dry land again! – and starts to wonder if she ever should have left. With Christmas around the corner, Fay is determined that her friends will have a very merry time, but does that mean even more time away from Danny?

Carole Matthews is back with a cracking new book that will warm the cockles of your heart on these cold winter evenings.

In her latest book, we return to the characters Fay and Danny who we met in one of Carole’s earlier books ‘The Cakeshop In The Garden’, where Fay met the Danny who offered her a happier and more fulfilling life on his canal boat. Together the two of them and their little dog Diggery leave for a life on the water and this is where ‘Christmas Cakes And Mistletoe Kisses’ picks up.

Fay and Danny are in love and living the life, but money is tight and the pair are struggling to make ends meet. So when Fay receives word that Stan, an elderly friend is ill, she immediately returns home to care for him and once back in the loving arms of the her childhood home and back with her friends, Fay finds it impossible to leave.

Once again, Carole has written a book filled with warm hearted characters with a lovely plot that made for tender reading. Fay, is a lovely character with her huge heart and generous nature, she always put others before herself, particularly her sister Edie, who’s quite a selfish woman, but Fay can’t help but look out for her sister, who seems lost in life. There’s also the sharp tongued but entertaining Lija, who never failed to make me laugh with her expressions and honesty, whilst young Rainbow added such an injection of spirirt and vibrancy into the tale with her innocence and lust for life.

The story flows at a lovely pace as Fay settles back into life on the land and back where she belongs, baking and surrounded by her friends and helping others around her. Wonderfully written with witty narrative and enchanting characters that will make you giggle from the start, ‘Christmas Cake and Mistletoe Kisses’ is a heartwarming and fun christmas story, filled with charm, love and festive cheer, this book will brighten up any cold winter evening.

You can buy Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Carole Matthews Reveals New Book – Million Love Songs

Million Love SongsCarole Matthews’ is kicking 2018 off with a bang with a new book called ‘Million Love Songs’.

What the back cover says –

After splitting up with her cheating husband, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She’s single for the first time in years and she’s going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she’s looking for is another serious relationship.

Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he’s charming, smooth, and perfect for some no-strings-attached fun, yet Ruby can’t help feel that something is missing. Joe on the other hand is kind, attentive and good-looking, but comes with the sort of baggage Ruby wants to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children.

Ruby soon has some very tough decisions to make. Is she even ready for a relationship? Ruby may think she knows what she wants, is that what she needs to be truly happy?

‘Million Love Songs’ sees Carole Matthews at her feel-good best, with a wonderful and emotional story of starting over and finding happiness. An absolute must-read!

You can pre-order Million Love Songs from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 22nd March 2018.

Carole Matthews Reveals New Book – Christmas Cakes And Mistletoe Nights

Christmas Cakes And Mistletoe Nights Queen of Christmas, Carole Matthews is back with a festive book to look forward to curling up and reading called ‘Christmas Cakes And Mistletoe Nights.

What the back cover says:

Fay and Danny are madly in love and it’s all Fay’s ever dreamed of. But she left everything – including the delightful cake shop she used to run – to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn’t always smooth sailing!

Then Fay gets a call from her friends, a call that sends her back to her friends and the Cake Shop in the Garden. It will be hard being away from Danny but their relationship is strong enough to survive . . . isn’t it?

Fay soon falls happily back in love with her passion for baking – especially now she’s on dry land again! – and starts to wonder if she ever should have left. With Christmas around the corner, Fay is determined that her friends will have a very merry time, but does that mean even more time away from Danny?

Indulge in this wonderful, cake-filled novel of romance and friendship.

You can pre-order Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 19th October 2017.

Giveaway – Win Copies Of Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses By Carole Matthews

Paper Hearts And Summer KissesToday on the book tour for Carole Matthews’ new book ‘Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses’, I’ve two copies of this wonderful book to give away to a lucky pair of people.

What the back cover says

Christie Chapman is a single working mother who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It can be tough just getting through the day but Christie has always found comfort in her love of crafting and any spare time she has is spent in her parents’ summerhouse working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed birthday cards to personalised gifts, Christie’s flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it’s not long before opportunity comes knocking. All of a sudden Christie sees a different future for her and Finn – one full of hope and possibility, and if the handsome Max Alexander is to be believed, one full of love too. It’s all there for the taking. And then, all of sudden, Christie’s world is turned upside down. Christie knows that something has to give, but what will she choose? Will she give up her dreams and the chance of real love? What price will she pay for doing the right thing?

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of this fabulous book, simply answer the following question.

What is the name of Christie’s teenage son?

Leave your answer in the comment box below by Monday 24th April 2017. Good luck!

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Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses By Carole Matthews

Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses‘Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses’ is the latest book by Carole Matthews.

Christie Chapman is a single working mother who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It can be tough just getting through the day but Christie has always found comfort in her love of crafting and any spare time she has is spent in her parents’ summerhouse working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed birthday cards to personalised gifts, Christie’s flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it’s not long before opportunity comes knocking. All of a sudden Christie sees a different future for her and Finn – one full of hope and possibility, and if the handsome Max Alexander is to be believed, one full of love too. It’s all there for the taking. And then, all of sudden, Christie’s world is turned upside down. Christie knows that something has to give, but what will she choose? Will she give up her dreams and the chance of real love? What price will she pay for doing the right thing?

Carole is back with another great book that kept me occupied one cold Winter evening. Her combination of a tender yet fun story with a mixture of great personalities made for enjoyable reading.

The story is seen solely through the eyes of Chrissie Chapman, a struggling single mother with a love for arts and crafts and an even bigger love for her only son Finn. She spends her days commuting and finds the days long and that the daily journeys are gradually taking their toll on her. The only time she is truly happy is when she nestled in the bosom of her small family. When the opportunities arises to showcase her talent and skills at making crafts, she jumps at the chances and dreams of nothing more than providing a safer and more secure future for her son. But as Chrissie embraces the new challenge of changing careers and meeting new people she’s suddenly faced with having to deal with an unexpected illness.

The thing that I’ve come to love with Carole’s books is that they are so easy to read, with short chapters, it takes me only a matter of minutes to settle in and enjoy the book and this book was just great. The heroine of a story is a warm and relatable character who’s priority is her son, an outspoken and sweet teenager boy, who’s battling poor health. Chrissie works hard and enjoys her job as an PA but the long commute is hard on her and she wishes nothing more than to sit in her parents sunroom and create crafts with her son and pets for company. Her sole focus is her son, but when he’s not around she misses the companionship of company so when she meets handsome American Max through her love of crafts, she enjoys the attention and flirtation of a new relationship. She’s fortunate that she has a strong bond with her parents, who are always there to lend a helping hand.

This story is lovely rags to riches story and is a true one also! It’s an inspirational tale about following your dreams and anything is possible. Packed with tender and fun moments that I found really entertaining plus having a plethora of fun and relatable characters made the book impossible to put down. With a sweet and realistic storyline, humorous and witty moments and a handsome love interest, ‘Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses’ is another delightful story from one of the nations favourite authors.

You can pre-order Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 7th April 2016.