Book Review: The Gingerbread Cafe Series

Series: The Gingerbread Cafe
Published: 2013, 2014, 2014, Carina
Genres: Romance
Format: Ebook
Source: Bought

Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
Christmas is the season the Gingerbread Café 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…

Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe
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…

Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe
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…

The Good:

+ It was Christmassy! I love a good Christmas book and this had everything – the celebrations, family, food and romance.

+ I really enjoyed the characters. Lily was likeable, but I really loved CeeCee! All their relationships fit together nicely and you could sense the nice community.

+ The books had their sweet moments, funny moments, sad moments… I really felt it all. I love reading a romance because you always end up crying at one point and I actually love crying at books… It means I’ve really gotten into it!

+ They were also quite short so it made them easy reads. Always good when you’re busy with deadlines and not reading much! I read all three this week and that was with two deadlines coming up!

The Bad:

+ Maybe a little cheesy at times? It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I guess sometimes it seems a little too good to be true and maybe over the top!

My Rating: To see my book review rating guide click here.