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Book Review – Christmas at the Chocolate Pot Cafe by Jessica Redland @ninad_silva @JessicaRedland

This review is dedicated to my darlin Nina (she is absolutely awesome) and Jessica (she makes bloggers feel awesome). Both of you have impacted my life in some way or the other. Nina is my friend and confidante and someone who sees the best in me when I am not sure I am good. Jessica is the author slowly becoming a friend who is honest, charming and all heart. Both have encouraged me to read the series by their warmth.

This is for you both. Thank you, Girls πŸ’–

This was one the most fabulous books read during the Christmas season. I absolutely, totally, completely loved it. The reason was pretty simple

The book made me cry!!

Tara’s story had me so immersed in it that I didn’t want to do anything but read it. Every emotion wrenched an equal reaction from me. For me, this was Jessica Redland’s best book, the cover made me go ga-ga over it…

A Pollyanna turned cynic due to life’s trials reminded me completely of ME… Tara the owner of Chocolate Pot, not only made the perfect cup of hot chocolate, but was a fabulous crafter and embraced the concept of hygge wholeheartedly in her way of living. I too wanted to live in her flat, it was so cozy with a giant house bunny Hercules… Well I am not too sure of the bunny…πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

Jessica’s writing brought a strong imagery which made me forget my real life. It had me crying, laughing, smiling, loving, and being angry. The only niggle I had was the hero was bang perfect for her… Well, that’s the joy of fiction – such unbelievable men are easy to write about.

I absolutely adored the book and I hope to use one of the scenes in my real life if a guy asks me to make him coffee because he doesn’t have cups or mugs… I am going to do the right thing and give him my takeaway paper mug!!

I downloaded the digital copy of the book from Kindle Unlimited, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!

All my reviews can be found here

Emotionally, Tara Porter finds the festive period a challenge. Christmas Day is a reminder of the family she lost, and New Year’s Eve holds bitter memories of the biggest mistake of her life: marrying Garth Tewkesbury. Shunning invitations to celebrate, she seeks refuge in her flat with only her giant house bunny, Hercules, for company.

Professionally, though, it’s the best time of year. Tara’s thriving cafΓ©, The Chocolate Pot, is always packed. With the cafΓ© hosting a wedding and engagement party, it’s shaping up to be the café’s best Christmas ever.

When former nemesis, Jed Ferguson, threatens the future of The Chocolate Pot, Tara prepares for a fight. The cafΓ© is everything to her and she’s not going to let anyone or anything jeopardise that.

Tara badly misjudged ex-husband Garth and, since then, has refused to let anyone in. After all, if you don’t let them in, they can’t hurt you. But has she misjudged Jed too? Is it possible that he’s not the arrogant, deceitful man from whom she bought the cafΓ© 14 years earlier? Can she find the courage to find out for sure?

Publication Date: 10th November 2018

Publisher: Little Bear Books

53 thoughts on “Book Review – Christmas at the Chocolate Pot Cafe by Jessica Redland @ninad_silva @JessicaRedland Leave a comment

  1. This sounds like the perfect “snuggle under the blanket in your comfy chair and read by the fireplace” story. It’s snowing here today AND Shalini just recommended a fun Christmas read! I’m off to check this one out. Great review, Shalini! πŸ™‚ I hope you had a good birthday yesterday! πŸ™‚

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  2. ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
    Aww Shalini… every word of this review is beautiful and straight from your very big heart. I think this was my favourite Christmas read too. And if this made you cry… Girl, get the tissue box ready when you read Dreaming About Darran!

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  3. Loving your exchange, Nina and Shalini, but I’m going to have to ask what a Bob and a Bert are. Bob has appeared before and I should have asked then.
    Dreaming About Daran is one of my favourite books I’ve written. Honolouloubelle did read them out of order and enjoyed them still but I would definitely go in order for the trilogy as it builds to what happens in Daran xx

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    • Hahaha Jessica prepare to be shocked…
      Bob is battery operated boyfriend.. Hehehe Honolulubelle told me hehehehe
      Bert is a character from the book, a robotic artificial intelligence gargoyle who can think fast but can only say Caw Caw. He needs a cord to charge… I want both Bert and Bob… But I want Bert and a live boyfriend more πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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