#HIFortnight - Book Spotlight ~ We've Always Got New York by Jill Knapp

The second post today is the second Book Spotlight for #HarperImpulse Fortnight - otherwise known on Twitter as #HIFortnight. Today's *Book Spotlight* is all about falling in love in New York, and who doesn't love Falling in Love, or New York? 




The second book in Jill Knapp’s fabulous series about dating in New York picks up after Amalia Hastings returns to Manhattan from her trip to Brazil – and finds that life has indeed gone on without her.

Fresh off the plane, Amalia’s feeling anxious and unresolved; left alone to pick up the pieces and deal with the repercussions of choosing her own path over Michael.

Without an apartment, without a job, and starting to wonder if she’s even without a best friend, she finds herself holding on tightly to the one thing she is familiar with, New York City.

Sometimes you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be…


We've Always Got New York - Book 2 from Jill Knapp 

Available to buy for your Kindle here 


Jill's twitter handle is: @JLKnapp16





Author Bio: 

Published by Harper Impulse/ Harper Collins, Jill Knapp is a native New Yorker who is the author of the series "What Happens To Men When They Move To Manhattan?" (formerly known as Chase) New Adult/ Women's Fiction.

She is a former adjunct professor of Psychology at her Alma Mater Kean University, she received a Masters degree in Psychology from the New School For Social Research in Manhattan. 

She is currently the Features Editor for HomeMade bride, a DIY inspired bridal magazine.

#HIFortnight - Book Review: Manhattan's Millionaire Cinderella by Sun Chara

Welcome back to Day 3 of Harper Impulse Fortnight. I hope that you've been visiting all the lovely blogs taking part, I know that all us bloggers are having an absolute ball! 

I apologize for yesterdays lack of posting but as wonderful as modern day technology can be, for me, yesterday it wasn't all that wonderful at all. So to make up for it, i'll be doing a DOUBLE posting today. I may have to do a few days of DOUBLE posts simply because I have SO many wonderful and amazing authors and books to share with you all! 

Today, we kick off with a Book Review. 


 Title: Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella 

 Author: Sun Chara 

 Publisher: Harper Impulse 

 Format: Paperback & eBook 

 A Page of Love  Rating:



 "Will their wedding night be a one-night stand or a merger for keeps?


Global real estate mogul, Cade Sloan should've listened to his own advice: trust no one, and never a woman…especially not his 24 hour bride gone AWOL with his millions. Nina, mousy secretary turned sexy vixen, will repay every penny with interest…

When Cade gears up for a takeover, there's sweet hell to pay. Nina owes her husband a wedding night and he’s hell bent on collecting… his way, his time, his pleasure."

DAWN'S THOUGHTS: 

Reviewing this for Harper Impulse Fortnight, I thought i'd never get the review posted in time, however, once I started reading I simply couldn't put it down. I read it within under 24 hours and enjoyed every passionate page that I turned. 

Cade Sloan is my latest heart-throb hunk in the fictional world, and even today - 2 whole days after reading it I'm still swooning. He might not be every woman's idea of a hunk, but for me, I adored him! But saying that I have always had a thing for a tall, rich powerful man who is the right side of Grey. I for one thought Nina was a very lucky woman to be in his presence, actually, I could be slightly jealous of her! 

However, Nina is a very feisty, sarcastic - (girl after my own heart there) and determined woman. Starting out as Cade's secretary she is propositioned by Cade into marriage. The deal is, marriage for money. They marry, he gets money, and she gets a cut. However, it all turns somewhat dramatic when Nina overhears Cade on the phone after they are married. She thinks he's talking in derogatory terms about her. But I always say; "never eavesdrop a phone call - you'll never know both sides" (unless its on speakerphone which it wasn't). 

A year later after Nina skipped out on him following the phone call and Cade in all his manly glory - I swear I can imagine him in a Hercules costume - pursues Nina and demands that she be his Cinderella - in and out of the bedroom.

I had so many laugh out loud moments with Nina, and can honestly say that her wit, sarcasm and personality is very like my own. There are two scenes that stand out to me and still have me laughing as I write this - much to the amusement of my Mother. In the one scene, Nina describes how she really embraces the 'Cinderella' role she's playing by not wearing proper clothes and cutting holes in a potato sack after emptying it out and wearing that. :)

The other scene had me literally coming to the conclusion of how I would best describe this passionate, romantic and laugh out loud. Nina has the job of attending a posh do with Cade and rather than be the dolly bird on his arm that is wearing a glamourous ball gown, she goes all Pretty Woman on us. Literally looking like a hooker. read that scene and you will laugh so much! 

It was at this moment that I knew that Manhattan's Millionaire Cinderella was Pretty Woman meets James Bond!  
I really enjoyed reading this, and think that you would too which is why I am awarding Manhattan's Millionaire Cinderella by Sun Chara 4 beautiful Page of Fictional Love Hearts. 




#HIFortnight - Book Spotlight ~ Rank by D.R. Graham

Welcome back for Day 2 of Harper Impulse Fortnight - Have you been following us on Twitter? #HIFortnight I hope so! Today there are some simply amazing posts out there for you to enjoy, and I for one have enjoyed my morning cuppa with a Made in Chelsea inspired post...

Anyway, today here on A Page of Fictional Love, we have our first EVER *Book Spotlight* feature, where I am literally spotlighting one Harper Impulse Novel that I think .. no scratch that, KNOW you will simply LOVE! After all, who doesn't love a Rodeo? 



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The best bucking bulls are rank... and so are the cowboys who ride them.
Cole grabbed my arm. “You don’t need to do this. I got myself into this mess. I’ll live with the consequences.”

I exhaled and slid Shae-Lynn’s pink armband over my forearm. I kissed it, then did a prayer before climbing into the chute. “This isn’t about you anymore. I got something to prove.”

Rodeo is all Billy Ryan and his brother Cole have ever known — until one deadly wreck changes everything. With their mom requiring full-time care and Cole dealing with his own demons, Billy needs to step up to take care of his family. So he walks away from his future as a champion bull rider. Convincing himself he didn’t quit because he lost his nerve…

Barrel racer Shae-Lynn, the sweet good-girl-next-door, grew up with the boys on the rodeo circuit. She’s the only person who knows Billy better than he knows himself. She could help him get back in the ring, but there’s a limit to how many times she’ll watch him make the same mistakes. Especially when it comes to her heart.

When Cole’s gambling debts get out of control and the bills at home pile up, Billy has no choice but to enter a winner takes all bull riding event. He needs Shae-Lynn by his side, but that isn’t going to happen unless he figures out a way to cowboy up and prove he’s good enough for a woman like her.

Intense, emotional and complex, this is Friday Night Lights meets Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride… with edge!
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To Purchase RANK, follow any of these links:

 

Author Bio:
 
23-Aldcorn.jpgD.R. Graham is the author of Young Adult and New Adult novels for HarperCollins and Entangled Publishing. She worked as a social worker with at-risk youth for seven years before becoming a therapist in private practice. The clients she works with are children and teenagers and the novels she writes deal with issues relevant to young and new adults in love, transition, or crisis. She is also an award winning columnist for the Richmond News. She currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband.

D.R. Graham's novels are edgy and reflect the emotional rawness of the young adult psyche. The novels contain coarse language and mature subject matter. They are intended for mature young and new adult readers.








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Harper Impulse Fortnight is .... HERE!!!





Harper Impulse Fortnight is here Book Lovers!! 

Brought to us by the delightful Books With Bunny , the next two weeks will be JAM PACKED with amazing posts all over the Book Blogging Websphere - do people still say Websphere? Anyway, be sure to keep up with ALL the posts flitting around by following the hashtag #HIFortnight and @HarperImpulse on twitter! 


I'm so excited to be taking part and I have so much coming up for you that I'm praying that I get to fit it ALL in for you! I have Authors guest posting on here, I have fabulous Q&A's with two amazing authors, I also have books being reviewed AND competitions to take part in and WIN!! 

So first off, let me give you a very brief intro to Harper Impulse Fortnight - basically we book bloggers are awesome (but not as awesome as the authors and publishers) and lead by Books with Bunny, we are celebrating ALL things HARPER IMPULSE. So that means we are reviewing, interviewing, posting, letting authors take over our blogs for the day, hosting competitions and doing everything we can to show you book lovers just how wonderful and utterly amazing the authors are at Harper Impulse. 

Now, let me try my best to let you in on what's going on here at A Page of Fictional Love. I say try, because I still have dates to confirm, but basically the schedule looks a little like this; (although it is prone to change at a moments notice so keep checking back - hit the refresh button if you leave the page open on your browser) 

Monday 27th April - You're reading it, it's my launch post into the fortnight 

Tuesday 28th April - BOOK SPOTLIGHT - I'll highlight a Harper Impulse Book & Author

Wednesday 29th April - Not Confirmed Yet 

Thursday 30th April - BOOK REVIEW - I'll be reviewing a Harper Impulse Book 

Friday 1st May - AUTHOR Q&A 

Saturday 2nd May - BOOK SPOTLIGHT & COMPETITION

Sunday 3rd May - Harper Impulse Week 1 Round Up - I'll be sharing with you the Highs of the weeks and re-post some of my favourite blogs of the week & share links from other bloggers 

Monday 4th May - BOOK SPOTLIGHT - Again, i'll be highlighting a Harper Impulse Book & Author

Tuesday 5th May - GUEST POST - An Author will take over A Page of Fictional Love for the day

Wednesday 6th May - AUTHOR Q&A 

Thursday 7th May - Not Yet Confirmed 

Friday 8th May - BOOK SPOTLIGHT 

Saturday 9th May - BOOK REVIEW 

Sunday 10th May - COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED & FORTNIGHT ROUND UP!! 


So, that's what's looking likely to happen right now, but as I said it can ALL change! 

I shall bid you adios for now, as I know you have SO many blogs to go visit - remember to follow the HashTag #HIFortnight 

Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge



Title /Author - Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge 

Published by -  Carina UK 

Format - eBook on Kindle 

Current Price - £1.49 

Pages - 384 


A Page of Love Rating



A story of icing and flour…and how love doesn’t always go to plan!

Growing up, Pippa Pattinson’s summers were spent in the idyllic Greek island fishing village of Taxos. There she spent many long hazy days determinedly ignoring thoughts of the life her parents had mapped out for her (a dreary-but-secure accounting job and obligatory sensible husband!) Instead she daydreamed of running her own tea shop – serving the perfect scones – with mocha-eyed childhood friend Niko by her side…

Arriving back in Taxos for the first time in years, with suave boyfriend Henrik, Pippa barely recognises the tired little town – but is relieved to catch glimpses of the quaint, charming village she’s always loved. Together Niko and Pippa put together a proposal to save Taxos from tourist-tastic ruin, and at the heart of their plan is Pippa’s dream project: The Tastiest Little Tea Shop in Taxos. It’s time for Pippa to leave her London life behind and dust off her scone recipe that’s guaranteed to win over both locals and visitors. And amidst the rolling pins and raisins, it seems romance is blossoming where she’s least expecting it…

Don't miss this sizzling new summer read from bestselling author Samantha Tonge, perfect for fans of Mistletoe MansionAlways the Bridesmaid and Summer at Shell Cottage


DAWN'S THOUGHTS 

To say that I LOVED this book would be a huge understatement. I always get scared of writing reviews for books that I have LOVED this much because I fear that I'll never be able to comprehend just how brilliant the book is (Ugh even the word 'brilliant' doesn't seem magnificent enough!), and that I'll completely fail in reviewing the book in the energy that it deserves to be captured in. But I will try my best to do so. 

I found Pippa to be utterly adorable, and someone whom I could easily become friends with. She was honest, loyal, and so funny that I found myself laughing out loud when she took the reader on minuscule fantasy scenes - at one point I was fist punching the air in glee ... until I realised it was Pippa teasing us again.  

I knew there was something very special about this book when I first saw the title and then the author - and I can categorically say that Samantha has NOT failed us in this summer sizzler of a read. If I were jetting off and needed a beach read I would absolutely choose this one because it has the right dose of sun, fun, passion and humour that I feel is necessary for a summer read.

I love that Pippa is a high flying financial businesswoman (power to us ladies right!) who is not too proud or stuck in her 'City of London' ways to relax and enjoy the Taxos traditions that take her and us right back to her childhood. Nikos is dreamy ... seriously swoon-worthy and totally up there on my 'book boyfriend' list. I can easily see why any female would drool after him... I know I did! Henrik, Pippas long term boyfriend from London is a very business orientated guy, and I agree with Pippa that he does in theory seem 'perfect' but jeez where is his passion?! I couldnt help but think of the character in Holby City called 'Henrik Hansen' (who by the way is back on our screens in Holby City on Tuesday... ahem) whenever Henrik appeared on the page. 


Focusing more on the storyline I loved how Samantha weaved in the twists and turns of romance and deciding upon Pippa's future with the future of Taxos amid the economic downturn and the rolling in of big wig company fat cats wanting to make a quick buck. Pippa really is the girl next door and you can sense her emotional loyalty to the people of Taxos with whom she spent her childhood summer with. When their future is threatened she feels it too in her heart, and it with her heart that she listens to when she steps up and helps the villagers in their attempt to save it from becoming some distasteful club 18-30 fake tourist attraction full of franchises selling kebabs and what-not. 

I loved that the popular theme of a tea shop featured again, but in a totally original setting - Taxos, and yep you guessed it, the main attraction was the scones made by Pippa - I swear I had to go out and buy scones to enjoy with the book. Although the fillings Pippa had in hers were far more delightful than mine. Game of Scones is a mouth-watering Summer delight that simply cannot be missed! 

With a dodgy mayor and a boyfriend she barely recognises, Pippa does everything she can to keep Taxos pure. However with Nikos being engaged to Leila, and Pippa finding it hard to not like her, she struggles to keep her feelings for Niko secret. But Pippa's not the only one keeping secrets, and don't they always have a habit of coming out? 

In the end, it's Pippa's heart that she went to to Taxos to attempt to sort out, and when there's nothing else that can be done, will she honour the heart that has led her back to where it all began? 

I seriously urge you all to order your copy now, get it on your kindle and start reading. You will NOT be disappointed. Game of Scones is my favourite Summer Read for 2015 so far, and will most definately be in my top 5 summer reads for 2015! 

Book News : One Small Act of Kindness by Lucy Dillon

What can you do to make the world a better place?

It may seem strange that I've opened my blog post with a question, but it's actually the one thing that encompasses the entire story of a brand new up-and-coming novel from the talented Lucy Dillon. Lucy has written a book that is released April 23rd, 2015, and it's called One Small Act of Kindness. 
When I received it from the lovely people at Hodder, I couldn't wait to start reading it. I opened the book and intended to read only a few lines to get a taste of the style and opening of this beautiful book. But I literally just kept turning the pages - talk about a Page Turner of a book! 
Let me share with you the description of this delightful and soul questioning book that will have you wondering what you can do to make the world around you a better place. 



Libby and her husband Jason have moved back to his hometown to turn the family B&B into a boutique hotel. They have left London behind and all the memories - good and bad - that went with it.
The injured woman Libby finds lying in the remote country road has lost her memory. She doesn't know why she came to be there, and no one seems to be looking for her.
When Libby offers to take her in, this one small act of kindness sets in motion a chain of events that will change many people's lives . . .





I'm not going to go into too much detail about what happens yet as I will be posting up a full review very soon. But what I will say is that it starts with Libby struggling to locate the reservation details of a couple who booked to stay at the B&B. They don't appear to be on the system, but then again, Jason's Mum always booked in reservations in the Book. The entire B&B come Boutique Hotel in the making is upside down because Libby is in the process of the DEEP CLEAN and we ladies know what that means... Organised CHAOS of course ;) 

Just when things seemed to be slowly resolving themselves, there is an almighty and terrible accident right outside of the Boutique Hotel, and Libby runs to see what's happened and if she can help. ... 

Come back soon to read my full review. But until then, you can Pre-Order your copy here 

Guest Post ~ Kendra Smith takes over A Page of Love

Today the lovely Kendra Smith, author of Jacaranda Wife is taking over A Page of Love - because authors love doing that here and I love having them, don't you?

So I will put down the pen on A Page of Love, and pass it over to Kendra who I'm sure you will have many laugh out loud moments with, so grab a cup of tea and get cosy, just don't spill it over yourself when you laugh - because you will laugh.




Hello Dawn and thanks SO much for letting me have a guest spot! A bit about me? OK, then, well, I currently live in Surrey with my husband and three very untidy boys.

But I didn’t always live in Surrey. I used to live in Australia (where my novel is set) and after quite a few attempts to be something of a domestic goddess – OK, scratch that, after a few attempts to just try and have a tidy house, clean clothes for the kids and know how to make a chicken casserole in searing heat, I gave it up for tapping away at the computer and would just step over piles of laundry and sometimes forget to collect the children.

I’m a journalist by profession and used to working with people and words. I realised that if I couldn’t have the people (my office colleagues), then let me have the words. My book actually started as something for ‘me’ – a diary, a memoir of thoughts and feelings, but, after a while, voila! The word count screamed 30,000 at me and I thought, ‘Heck! This could be a book!’

That’s when the trouble started. If there is anyone out there dreaming of writing a book, I’d say, ‘DON’T! Run in front of a fast car right now! Once you cast that spell on yourself (‘Mmmm, hubble, bubble, toil and trouble, I think I can write a book…’), beware! You’ll start to see published debut novelists everywhere: on the TV, in magazines, at your local airport, in the queue for the toilet at the department store, and you will be a tortured mess.

Well, I was. I was also in a mess because I didn’t quite know how to go about it all. Organising your thoughts into a cohesive structure of a book comes easily to some it would appear, less so for me. Up till then I’d thought that an extremely long piece for a magazine article was 1,000 words. This time I was up against an Everest word-summit of about 100,000. So I bought every book on Amazon about how to write and read several blogs and articles online… and I also covered the entire house in post-it notes, had several pink notebooks (isn’t that what all writers have?) and slowly a book emerged.  A seedling at first, a weedy one at that, but there was definitely a book there.

In the meantime, I was also trying to cook, answer ridiculous questions in my children’s homework like, ‘if four x = 33, then what does 1 tomato equal.’ WHO CARES?  This question has never, ever come up on any form I have filled in.

I was lucky enough to secure an agent (from the UK) the first time round – the Aussie agents felt the book was for a British market.  It did involve staying up to midnight and beyond on many nights as I made calls to the UK in a different time zone. She loved my writing, loved the book. Finding a publisher, however, proved harder.

By this time, we were planning on returning to the UK, so the book took a backseat. Re-planting a whole family back to the UK after five years abroad takes supreme effort, so my writing brain was engaged elsewhere for a while. But still ‘the book’ would tap me on the shoulder at night and demand to know what was going on.

Agent #1 and I had a great relationship and she did suggest some changes. I did them; but then there was the tiny problem of an economic crisis. Publishers tightened their belts - when you’re in the business of selling anything and a recession is on, you’re going to go for the sure thing. Debut authors were too risky.

After a while, my agent and I parted company on very good terms. Both of us decided that I needed another steer. I then used the services of the wonderfully helpful The Writers’ Workshop to find a mentor/book doctor, who gave me a – let me remember – 17 page analysis of my book, warts and all. There were 17 pages of how to improve my writing. But, the one shining light was that she did say, ‘You can clearly write.’ Thank goodness for that.

The rollercoaster ride began: I would send out my partial and then each time there was a ping on my phone, I would leap up, forgetting sometimes that I was, say, lying on a hospital bed at the gynaecologists, and check my phone. I had several agents ask for the full manuscript, and each time my heart soared. One agent asked for the full book after three hours. It was a high-adrenalin ride. Would this be the one?

Ultimately, my agent, the lovely Annette Crossland from A for Authors rang and left a voicemail saying she loved it after I had sent it to her 10 minutes before. Finally, I had someone on my side.

And to answer the next question that might be on your mind, yes, I am writing another book.  It’s not a sequel, it’s about three women who all have their lives intertwined, foibles and wobbly bits – but one of them has a massive secret, too. And the word count is flickering on a happy 20,000 at the moment – I think it just might become a book.

Thank you so much Dawn, for letting me share my thoughts!



Here’s a taste of Jacaranda Wife


When a double dip recession hits along with a tax bill, most people tighten their belts, cancel the summer holiday and look for the two-for-one offers. But not Katie Parkes. The home-loving mother of two from London finds herself tightening her seatbelt on a plane to Australia, where her husband has been sent to save their financial bacon. And, she realises, it might just be what they need to save their marriage…

Trouble is, she doesn’t much like heat, can’t swim properly, hates spiders and finds herself further outside the M25 than is strictly necessary. Then there’s the Sydney yummy mummy with a cleavage you’d lose your car keys in eyeing up her husband, bouts of homesickness – and a few deadly spiders. Taking the bull by the horns (or at least pulling on an old Speedo) she tackles her fear of the ocean first. Find out how Katie copes in her new country – does it provide the spark to ignite her marriage, or send the whole thing up in smoke…?



Sophie King, best-selling author of The School Run has kindly said:

An entertaining, fast-moving, page-turner for anyone dreaming of a new life....’



And I have had some amazing Amazon reviews like this one below, which have made the wait very worthwhile.

Wow! A cracking read, a page turner! I've been thoroughly anti-social on holiday, buried in the book and the last few pages I romped through to find out..!
Well done Kendra Smith!”


Biography


Kendra Smith has been a journalist, wife, mother, aerobics teacher, qualified diver and very bad cake baker. She started her career in Sydney selling advertising space in the late 80s. She has lived and worked in London and Sydney, working on Cosmopolitan, OK! Magazine and the BBC’s Eve as well as freelance for Woman & Home, Delicious, New Woman, Prima Baby and Junior. Born in sunny Singapore, she was educated in sub-zero Scotland, including Aberdeen University. She has lived in Australia three times. With dual Australian-British nationality, she currently lives in Surrey with her husband and three children.  Jacaranda Wife is her first novel and she is well underway with her second when she’s not burning food. Find her on www.aforauthors.com and www.kendrasmith.co.uk or follow her on Twitter  @KendraAuthor. 

Book News ~ Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge

There is a definitely theme to the summer reads this year - I've found them to be beachy, seashell mentioning and full of Greek Gods that we ladies can drool over - blame the heat, say it's making your sun lotion melt... around your mouth. No one will know!

Today I have for you the news of the super fun, highly entertaining and full on laugh out loud new read by Samantha Tonge - Game of Scones. I only initially flicked through the eBook, but ended up reading the first chapter, and from there on it's been hard to put down. Here's why;


A story of icing and flour...and how love doesn't always go to plan!

Growing up, Pippa Pattinson's summers were spent in the idyllic Greek island fishing village of Taxos. There she spent many long hazy days determinedly ignoring thoughts of the life her parents had mapped out for her (a dreary-but-secure banking job and obligatory sensible husband!) Instead she daydreamed of running her own tea shop - serving the perfect scones -with mocha-eyed childhood friend Niko by her side... 

Arriving back in Taxos for the first time in years, with suave boyfriend Henrik, Pippa barely recognises the tired little town - but is relieved to catch glimpses of the quaint, charming village she's always loved. Together Niko and Pippa put together a proposal to save Taxos from tourist-tastic ruin, and at the heart of their plan is Pippa's dream project - The Tastiest Little Tea Shop in Taxos. It's time for Pippa to leave her London life behind and dust off her scone recipe that's guaranteed to win over both locals and visitors. And amidst the rolling pins and raisins, it seems romance is blossoming where she's least expecting it... 

If you're a fan of Lindsay Kelk or Lucy Diamond then don't hesitate to step into Samantha Tonge's truly delightful tea shop.

I can't wait to share my full review with you on this book! You are going to flippin' love it - the book and hopefully my review too! 

Pre-Order your copy HERE ... NOW 

BLOG TOUR ~ The Gingerbread Cafe Trilogy Boxset by Rebecca Raisin


I am so excited to be a part of Rebecca Raisin's Blog Tour for the release of the Gingerbread Cafe Trilogy boxset!! 

I first got to know Rebecca last year through twitter and Tay at Chicks That Read and we've been friends ever since! 

I was lucky enough to read each book in order in a short space of time (due to my timing) - you can read my reviews of each book through the links below. But, now, YOU can buy the entire TRILOGY boxset and read you little heart out! From Christmas Romance, to Easter scrumptiousness to a beautiful wedding that will make you shed a tear or two. 



Enjoy the warmth, cupcakes and hot chocolate of The Gingerbread Café series, and follow Lil’s journey to happily ever after…

Lil has every recipe down, from gingerbread men to cinnamon muffins. So when gorgeous outsider Damon opens a shop opposite The Gingerbread Café, Lil refuses to let him steal her customers without a fight – no matter how much he makes her heart flutter.

When it comes to love, Lil’s never quite got the method right! But it looks like this time, deviating from the recipe might just lead Lil to the magic ingredient she’s been missing all along…

Don’t miss this delicious series from best-selling author Rebecca Raisin – the ultimate romantic indulgence.




Book One - Christmas At The Gingerbread Cafe ~ Read my Review Here

The icing on her Christmas cake! 

Christmas is the season the Gingerbread Café in Ashford, Connecticut was made for…but owner Lily couldn’t be feeling less merry if she tried. She’s spent another year dreaming of being whisked away on a sleigh-ride for two, but she’s facing festive season alone – again. 

And, just to give her another reason to feel anything other than candy-cane perky, a new shop across the road has opened… Not only is it selling baked goods, but the owner, with his seriously charming smile, has every girl in town swooning.

But Lily isn’t about to let her business crumble — the Gingerbread Café is the heart of the community, and she’s going to fight for it! This could be the Christmas that maybe, just maybe, all her dreams – even the someone-to-decorate-the-Christmas-tree-with ones – really do come true!

Book Two - Chocolate Dreams At The Gingerbread Cafe ~ Read my Review Here 

Chocolate…the most irresistible temptation?

The Gingerbread Café is all a buzz! This Easter, Lily and the rest of the town of Ashford, Connecticut are planning a truly decadent Chocolate Festival. Cooking up a storm, CeeCee and Lily are not just baking a batch of their sinfully delicious chocolate-dipped gingerbread men, but an excess of chocolate truffles, squidgy, cinnamony hot cross buns and melt in your mouth chocolate eggs. The Gingerbread Café staff have definitely enjoyed the tasting process!

Add in Damon’s cute-as-a-button seven year old daughter, Charlie, up for a visit and Lily’s perfect Easter may just be around the corner. Until her ex-husband Joel turns up demanding twenty thousand dollars… Suddenly the future of the Gingerbread Café is not so clear…and Lily finds herself eating far more of The Gingerbread Café’s treats than her skinny jeans allow…

Can Lily concoct a brilliant plan to save her beloved café, convince Damon she has no feelings for Joel and still throw a Chocolate Festival the town will be talking about for years? There’s only one way to find out...

Welcome back to the warmth, cupcakes and hot chocolate of The Gingerbread Café – your home away from home


Book Three - Christmas Wedding At The Gingerbread Cafe ~ Read my Review Here

You are invited to the wedding of the year!

Snow is falling thick and fast outside the Gingerbread Café and inside, its owner Lily is planning the wedding of the year. Her wedding! She never dreamt it would happen, but this Christmas, she’ll be marrying the man of her dreams - in a Christmas-card-perfect ceremony!

The gingerbread is baking, the dress is fitted and the mistletoe’s in place – for once, everything’s going to plan. That is until her mother-in-law arrives... Suddenly, Lily’s famous cool is being tested like never before and her dream wedding is crumbling before her eyes.

In the blink of a fairylight, the Gingerbread Café has been thrown into chaos! Lily thought she had this wedding wrapped up, but with so much to do before she says ‘I do’, can Lily get to the church on time – and make this Christmas sparkle after all?


About The Author



Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She's been widely published in short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines. And now she is focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true love.






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