This evening, I can happily say I have concluded my Christmas Bookathon by finishing Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Nights by Carole Matthews. This was my sixth challenge for my Christmas Bookathon which was to read a book that you can make the word CHRISTMAS out of the title (can use the author’s name if you can’t out of the title).
Synopsis (via Goodreads): Indulge in this wonderful, cake-filled novel of romance and friendship. Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights is Sunday Times bestselling Carole Matthews doing what she does best! Fay and Danny are madly in love and it’s all Fay’s ever dreamed of. But she left everything – including the delightful cake shop she used to run – to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon find out, making delicious cakes on the water isn’t always smooth sailing! Then Fay gets a call from her friends, a call that sends her back to her friends and the Cake Shop in the Garden. It will be hard being away from Danny but their relationship is strong enough to survive . . . isn’t it? Fay soon falls happily back in love with her passion for baking – especially now she’s on dry land again! – and starts to wonder if she ever should have left. With Christmas around the corner, Fay is determined that her friends will have a very merry time, but does that mean even more time away from Danny? Can Fay really get everything she ever wanted in Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Nights.
I have given this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I completely adored this book, although I wish I had read it before Christmas because it had such a magical, winter felt warmth to it, such a perfect book for this time of the year! I was a bit nervous starting this book as I realised there is a book called A Cake Shop In The Garden which is the story about how Fay and Danny (the two main characters) met and fell in love, however Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Nights did a fantastic job as the recap over the important parts that help to create the past story, which I haven’t yet read. So it felt like I hadn’t missed out on any detail!
This book was an absolute delight and I loved learning about and cooing over Fay and Danny’s relationship! These characters were simply made for each other and I loved how you could feel their love for one another and how compromising and happy they were too.
It wasn’t just the relationship between Fay and Danny that made me a soppy mess. No, it was also thanks to the friendships between Fay, Stan, Lina, Rainbow and even Edie. It’s a heart-warming story about friends pulling together, being there for one another and family bonding.
I really enjoyed Matthews style of writing, she had me hooked from the very beginning. Especially her description about all the yummy foods and cakes they were making, I was literally drooling over the pages!
If you’re looking to read something light and fluffy, I’d definitely recommend picking up this delightful novel. I can’t wait to get my hands on more Carole Matthews books in the future!