Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes, Jessica Redland – A Review.

Aloha fellow bloggers, bookworms and friends. I’m here again with another festive review for you all, after my small break at Christmas I’m still catching up on my December 2020 reads and reviews…

Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes by Jessica Redland.

Overall rating ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ out of 5 snowflakes.

This book has to be my favourite Christmas read of 2020, it was simply gorgeous.

Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes had so many different aspects to it that all merged together perfectly to form the most wonderful story, that really brought a festive cheer to my heart!

Our two sisters, Bethany and Carly brought this book to life, they were funny, interesting and had a lot of humanity to them – they were very easy to relate to. I felt like I was part of their relationship from the offset.

Then we have how Bethany and her future husband interacted and how Carly and Liam interacted and it just made me feel so warm and fuzzy and in love.

The story itself was similar to others I’d read before, but the smaller aspects such as the small businesses all working together to help each other, Bethany suffering panic attacks* and so many more made this book feel different…

*I just want to say that when Bethany came out and said she’d been having panic attacks and that she didn’t admit it to her family because she was embarrassed I felt that in my heart. And the way that her family dealt with the situation was excellent, it was a really positive representation.

Everything about this book screamed Christmas to me and that’s just what I wanted from a festive read! It was absolutely brilliant.

Let me know if you’ve read Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes and what you thought.

Em xxx

Six Geese A-Laying, Sophie Kinsella – A Review.

Hello friends! I’m here again with a festive review for you all, as you’ll know I decided to take a small break from blogging over Christmas so I’m playing catch up on all my reviews in January instead!

Six Geese A-Laying by Sophie Kinsella.

Overall rating ❄️❄️❄️ out of 5 snowflakes.

The title of this book is very clever and was possibly my favourite part of it haha!

I think my main issue with Six Geese A-Laying was that it wasn’t festive enough for me, it was just set around Christmas rather than being a festive read.

That being said, I did really enjoy this book and I wished it was longer as there was so much potential that could have been unlocked. The character growth of the Mum’s in the story could have opened up for so much more.

I did enjoy how this was kind of Christmas Carol themed, with the way the spirit appeared as if the Ghost of Christmases to come!

If Six Geese A-Laying was longer, I honestly think that it would have been much better and warranted a higher rating, as it could have delved deeper into the stories of the Mum’s to be and created a more festive environment.

Sadly though, it just didn’t hit the mark 😦

Until next time, Em xxx

December TBR.

Here we go, the one I have been waiting for! It is finally time for me to start my December TBR which is basically just Christmas books, I have been dreaming about this list since the 1st November I’m SO EXCITED to read these festive books…

1 – The Christmas Bake Off by Abby Clements✅

2 – Six Geese a-Laying by Sophie Kinsella✅

3 – A Beginner’s Guide to Christmas by Jennifer Joyce✅

4 – Sex, Snow and Mistletoe by Laura Barnard✅

5 – A Cornish Christmas Reunion by Laura Briggs✅

6 – Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes by Jessica Redland✅

7 – The Christmas Truce by Rosalind Palmer Jones✅

8 – Christmas Wishes Come True by Jessica Coulter Smith✅

There is no doubt in my mind that I will make it through all of these books during December and that I will love them all, I’m kinda Christmas obsessed!

Inbetween making mince pies and Christmas biscuits (not wrapping my presents because I’m organised and I’ve done that already lmao) I will be sharing my progress on Twitter, visit me at @WhatEmsReadingX to follow how I’m getting on.

Happy December friends!

Em xxx