Published by: Bookouture (16 September 2016)
Snow is falling in Honeybourne and Spencer is bringing home his American fiancée Tori for a traditional English Christmas with all the trimmings. But when his hippie mum and dad meet her high-maintenance parents, sparks of the wrong sort start to fly. Then Spencer bumps into his first love Jasmine and unexpected feelings come flooding back.
Millie is run off her feet with Christmas orders at the Little Village Bakery and new baby Oscar. Thank goodness her cousin Darcie is here to help her. Although she does seem to be rather flirty with Millie’s boyfriend Dylan.
Will Darcie ever find true love of her own? And is marrying Tori a terrible mistake for Spencer if his heart is with someone else?
Christmas at the Little Village Bakery is a scrummy, hug of a book that just oozes warmth. The story is touching, a little poignant yet humorous at times, and the cast of characters are a delight. The way they weave together is masterful and getting to know them was a real pleasure. I wanted to move to the village and make friends with them all, and of course sample baked goods!
This is the perfect feel good Christmas stocking filler for readers of romance. Although it's gorgeously frothy, the writing is great and the story isn't predictable, a definite bonus! Although I've not read the first in the Honeybourne series, it didn't matter as this reads week as a stand alone and the characters are introduced really well. I will be reading book 1 in the not too distant future though!