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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.

The Cake Shop In The Garden By Carole Matthews

The Cake Shop In The Garden‘The Cake Shop In The Garden’ is the latest book by Carole Matthews.

Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones, while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn’t do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she’s ever made. When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay’s entire world is thrown off balance even further and she doesn’t know which way to turn. Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision – even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most?

Again Carole has treated us to another tremendous story, filled with dislikable characters, an Irish rogue and plenty of cakes, this book was a sweet treat that I found impossible to put down.

The story is seen through the eyes of kind and gentle Fay Merryweather, who runs her tearoom, Fay’s Cakes from her own house. As well as running her tearoom, she is also her mother’s carer, who after having an accident has confined herself to bed and expects Fay to answer to her every call despite how busy the tearoom is. When Fay isn’t running after her mother, or listening to her sister’s tales of woe, she spends time with Anthony, her partner of ten years and even though through there is no ring on her finger, she enjoys her life just plodding along. But then handsome Danny sails into her life on his canal boat, Fay’s head is turned as the charming young Irish woman shows her a world beyond her tearooms walls and this is when we see Fay really come to life.

I loved her Fay, I loved her warmth, her concern for others and how she always put others before herself. She never lost her temper with her mother even though she was constantly running her down, her sister Edie only called her when she wanted something, yet Fay was always there to pick up the pieces. I loved Danny with her cute little dog Diggery, who seemed to brighten her day, their moments together make for fun and sweet reading and a nice escape from the problems and dramas of life.

This book is packed with great characters, the leads were heartwarming and relatable, but with the addition of Stan, a 93 year old war veteran who comes to the tearoom everyday claiming everything that is served is his favourite and regularly provides Fay with little nuggets of wisdom and Fay’s extremely outspoken Latvian assistant, who’s surly and never one to shy away from telling Fay exactly what she thinks, she injects an element of humour to the story that I found regularly giggling at.

Written in Carole’s delicious style, with an unexpected twist, this book was a wonderful story from the very beginning. ‘The Cake Shop In The Garden’ is a charming story, packed with humour, the romance of canalboats and an adorable leading lady, the short and snappy chapters made this book a riveting read and the perfect escape from the dramas of life.

You can buy The Cake Shop in the Garden from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Carole Matthews Releases New Book – The Cake Shop In The Garden

The Cake Shop In The GardenOne of my favourite authors is back with a new book to already look forward to reading in 2015 and that author is Carole Matthews returning in April with ‘The Cake Shop In The Garden’

The story of ‘The Cake Shop In The Garden’ is –

Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones, while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn’t do all this, who will?

Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she’s ever made.

When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay’s entire world is thrown off balance even further and she doesn’t know which way to turn. Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision – even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most? Life, love and family are about to collide in The Cake Shop in the Garden.

With this pretty cover and gripping synopsis, I think this book sounds positively delicious!

You can pre-order The Cake Shop in the Garden from Amazon and will be available from good bookshops from 9th April 2015.

Carole Matthews Releases The Silver Collection

The Silver CollectionTo celebrate 18 years of writing and 25 published books, Carole Matthews has a special treat for all her fans. She is releasing an exclusive free ebook collection of short stories called ‘The Silver Collection’ which also includes an extract from her brand new book ‘The Cake Shop In The Garden’ .

This is what Carole had to say about ‘The Silver Collection’ –

The publication of my novel, ‘The Christmas Party’, has seen me celebrating a career that has spanned twenty-five books and eighteen years. Yet it seems like only yesterday when I had my first book, Let’s Meet at Platform 8, published. I’m so lucky to have an enthusiastic and devoted following of readers – some of who’ve stayed with me from the very beginning and some who are recent converts. Without you reading and enjoying my books, I would never have had the fabulous career I’ve been blessed with. We make a great team.

I thought it would be nice for you all to join the celebration with me and to offer a small token of my thanks and appreciation for all your support over the years. I love writing short stories, and that’s what helped to get me started on this road so I’ve put together a collection of a few of my favourites that have interspersed the last twenty-five books. Each one is very special to me for a different reason and has lovely memories. I hope you enjoy them too. Find half an hour to curl up on the sofa with them and raise a glass to toast twenty-five books and us!

Cheers!

Carole xx

You can pre-order The Silver Collection from Amazon and will be available completely free from 19th December 2014.