Review: Bella's Christmas Bake Off by Sue Watson

Bella's Christmas Bake Off: A fabulously funny, feel good Christmas read - Sue Watson

Published by: Bookouture (22nd October 2015)


ISBN: 9781910751602


Source: NetGalley


Rating: 4*



Two best friends. One big lie. The best bake off EVER.


Bella Bradley is the queen of television baking - a national treasure. Her Christmas specials have been topping the ratings for years and her marriage to Peter 'Silver Fox' Bradley is the stuff of  Hello  magazine specials.


But this year things are going to be different.


For Amy Lane, Bella's best friend from school, life hasn't held quite the same sparkle. And when Amy's husband walks out the weeks from Christmas, it seems their lives are further apart than ever.


Amy has watched Bella's rise to fame fondly, despite the fact that Bella was always a terrible cook. But when she realises that Bella's latest Christmas book is made up entirely of Amy's mother's recipes, the gloves are off...


After winning a competition to appear on Bella's TV show, Amy is going to make sure that for Bella and her viewers, this will definitely be a Christmas to remember...


A hilarious, heart-breaking and feel good read about best friends, baking and the magic of Christmas.



This does exactly what it says on the tin. It's funny and heartwarming, sad and heat-breaking, all at the same time. The characters are well developed and endearing, even the not so nice ones. It was a little predictable but that's something to be expected with most chick-lit and the story more than makes up for that.


A lovely Christmassy fun read that would also make a great gift for any readers of the genre.