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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.

Carole Matthews Releases New Book – Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses

Paper Hearts And Summer KissesCarole Matthews is back with a new book called ‘Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses’

The story of ‘Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses’ is –

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? Can Christie find her happy ending in . . . Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.

Sounds like the perfect book to snuggle up with this Christmas.

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

The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding By Carole Matthews – Giveaway And Review

The Chocolate Lovers’Wedding’The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding’ in the latest in the Chocolate Lover Club series.

The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers’ Club should be gearing up for the wedding of the year but life keeps getting in the way. Lucy is worried about her financial situation and it keeps distracting her. Should she accept an offer of help from an untrustworthy source? Nadia may have a real chance at finding love but other areas of her life aren’t so rosy. Something needs to change – but what?
Autumn can’t wait to meet someone she hasn’t seen in a very long time. She’s full of hope for the future but then things don’t exactly go to plan. Chantal has been through so much and she’s finally starting to feel settled. The last thing she needs is the kind of bad news that could change her life all over again. And yet, despite all the ups and downs, the Chocolate Lovers’ ladies know they can get through it all as long as they have each other. They’re not going to let anything get in the way of their happy-ever-afters in . . . The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding

‘The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding sees the return of our favourite group of chocolate lovers as they deal with the recent dramas of their lives whilst preparing for the wedding of the year. The story revolves around the lives of best friends Lucy, Nadia, Autumn and Chantal, a close knit group who share more than just a mutual love for chocolate, they are close friends, who have each others back when things get rough.

The story is written in the first person for Lucy, who is the main character of the story whilst the three other friends are written in the third person. I liked the fact that the story was seen primarily through the eyes of Lucy, as she is an incredibly warm and entertaining person who provides a lot of humour in the tale. She is preparing for her wedding, but is finding it all a bit stressful when she is sacked from her tempting job, her reckless ex keeps popping up and begging her to return to her dream job and meanwhile her father has turned up unannounced claiming that he’s single and homeless. Stressed and unable to find the perfect cafe, she finds herself returning to work to Chocolate Heaven, a place that she loves dearly but sadly her fiancé Crush is against the idea as it’s owned by her ex boyfriend, Marcus.

But Lucy, isn’t the only person in the Chocolate Lovers Club who is having problems as her other friends are dealt with issues of their own. Chantal is just getting her life in order with her boyfriend Jacob when her life takes a dramatic turn. After being mugged, Nadia no longer feels safe in the city and finds herself on guard and thoughts travel to moving down to the quiet countryside to be with her boyfriend where everything seems much safer and Autumn is plucking up the courage to meet the daughter that she had to give up for adoption many years ago.

As a fan of Carole’s books, I loved this story and as it follows on from a series, it gives a great insight into how the ladies lives have progressed. The story is written in her trademark style of short and snappy chapters with sharp and witty dialogue and dramas. It’s a genuinely uplifting story that tugs at the readers heartstrings with humorous situations, relatable characters and where every page is a twist, I found this book impossible to put down. I envied the circle of friends, as their bond was so strong between them and how much they were there for each other, where they lacked in family and blood, they made up with their friendship. Filled with fun, poignant moments and the occasional sad scene, ‘The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding’ is a delicious story about love, friendship, starting over and most importantly chocolate.

Win Win Win

To celebrate the release of The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding’, the lovely people at Little Brown Books have given me four of Carole’s books to be given to one lucky person. This book bundle includes, ‘The Chocolate Lovers’ Club’, ‘The Chocolate Lovers’ Diet’, ‘The Chocolate Lovers’ Christmas’ and her brand new book ‘The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding’.

To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize, simply leave your name in the comment box below by Monday 2nd May and I will pick a winner at random.

You can buy The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding (Chocolate Lovers Club 4)from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.