"A cosy tale about starting anew in Cornwall, while the snow falls, the bakery oven runs and Christmas approaches."
Ivy runs a bakery and café with grand plans for expansion when her landlord tells her she can’t expand because she has to move out. Meanwhile, Ivy’s husband Adam is having a career crisis of his own. Ivy’s best friend Jess happens to have a vacancy at the bakery in Renweneth Farm, her farmhouse complex in Cornwall. Could this be the solution to their career problems? The novel follows Ivy and her husband Adam as they make the move west and try to make it work in the weeks before Christmas.
This is the second book of Halton’s Cornwall series, following Summer at the Cornish Farmhouse.
Once Ivy and Adam make the move to Cornwall, there’s a whole cast of characters there to support them, which makes it a very character-driven affair. The details of how to run a business and keep it going aren’t glossed over, unlike other novels in this genre. The chapters alternate viewpoints between Ivy and Adam, so you get to see what’s happening from different perspectives.
Not surprisingly, given the title, Christmas baked goods feature heavily. Prepare to have your mouth water as you read about the Christmas cakes, gingerbread men and other delicious fare, including how to make vegan icing (remember to melt the coconut oil first).
This charming novel is full of Christmas cheer, making it a cosy seasonal read.
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