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Book Review – The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances by Donna Ashcroft

My review

This was a cute book of a woman finding her confidence and inner fire and going for her passion. All Lily wanted was to be a chef and all that was stopping her was her insecurity. The way she saw herself. Till she met Josh and their interactions gave her the confidence to leap for the brass ring

Donna Ashcroft has weaved main her characters in the plot brilliantly. It was endearing to see Lily blossoming in every page in the latter half of the book. Donna has etched Lily’s character with a loving hand. Conversations and flirting with Josh was the highlight of the book.

Lily’s overprotective father and brothers, her reappearing mother Aubrey, boss Simon all add to the plot. But some parts niggled me, the prose was too descriptive and pace went slow.

But I loved the book only for the romance and relationship between Josh and Lily.

A car accident and first interaction between Josh & Lily

Her mobile started ringing again, making her turn towards the car.

‘You broke the Beast.’

‘Looks more like a Mavis than a Beast.’

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

My rating : 4 stars

Book blurb

Twenty-five-year-old Lily King is wondering when her life is going to start. She adores working at the much-loved Castle Teashop, surrounded by familiar faces and delicious cakes. But she’s stuck in a rut. When her best friend Emily Campbell needs urgent help to organise her enchanting Christmas wedding, Lily realises it’s finally her moment to shine and reach for the opportunities she’s been wishing for.

Rebellious and handsome photographer Josh Havellin-Scott finds himself roped into plans for the Big Day, the very last thing he wants to do, until he is meets creative and quirky Lily King…

Product Details

Publication date : 2nd October, 2018

Publisher : Bookouture

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