Christmas, cupcakes, and second chances
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes by Jessica Redland.
Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes by Jessica Redland is a sweet and romantic short story about family, friendship, and second chances in love.
Title: Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes by Jessica Redland.
Publication Date: Boldwood Books (August 13, 2020)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
It’s December on Castle Street; the fairy lights are twinkling, snow has settled and the festive season is in full swing.
For Carly, the owner of Carly’s Cupcakes, it’s the busiest time of year getting everyone’s Christmas treats ready on time. However with her clumsy sister, Bethany, as a co-worker, it’s proving a difficult task. They say you shouldn’t mix work with family. Maybe they have a point…
As Christmas approaches, Carly is also eagerly awaiting the return of her best friend to Whitborough Bay. Liam has no idea he’s been the object of her affection since their schooldays. After years of pining after him, can Carly pluck up the courage to finally tell him how she really feels by 25th December?
Could a little festive magic make all of Carly’s wishes come true this Christmas…?
A heartwarming, short festive story of friendship and family from bestseller Jessica Redland. You can find out what happens to Carly next through exploring her best friend Tara’s story in Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café.
This is a new and updated version of Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes which has been previously published.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
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Carly owned a successful cupcake shop and focused on her career more than on her erratic love life. Her commitment-reluctant ex-boyfriend, Jasper, had had no problem marrying someone else, and she had not dated anyone ever since.
Jasper hurt her pride more than her heart. Her real soulmate and best friend in the whole world, was Liam. A lovely man that helped her survive the bullies during her school years.
But she was friend-zoned, and Liam had a girlfriend and was stationed in Afganistan with the army.
Luckily, things at the shop were going great, or at least they were until her sister came to work with her…
The relationship between Carly and her sister Bettany was very intricated. They reminded me a little of Elinor and Marianne from Sense and Sensibility. While Carly was all reason, Bettany was much more dramatic and quite a little selfish.
It was lovely to see how strong Carly’s love for her sister was and how eventually, like Marianne, Bettany matured.
The setting was very Christmassy, and there was plenty of cake. You might want to have some cupcakes at hand while reading.
Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes is a lovely Christmas tale of family, friendship, love, and dreams coming true.
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About the Author:
She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast in England – the inspiration for the settings in her books – with her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel puppy, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the puppy has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs!
She’s an HR Tutor on a freelance basis and tries, often successfully, to fit writing around that.