Title: Bella’s Christmas Bake Off
Author: Sue Watson
Release Date: October 22nd 2015
Genre: Chick Lit, Romance, Christmas
Bella Bradley is the queen of television baking – a national treasure. Her Christmas specials have been topping the ratings for years and her marriage to Peter ‘Silver Fox’ Bradley is the stuff of Hello magazine specials.
But this year things are going to be different.
For Amy Lane, Bella’s best friend from school, life hasn’t held quite the same sparkle. And when Amy’s husband walks out three weeks from Christmas, it seems their lives are further apart than ever.
Amy has watched Bella’s rise to fame fondly, despite the fact Bella was always a terrible cook. But when she realises that Bella’s latest Christmas book is made up entirely of Amy’s mother’s recipes, the gloves are off…
After winning a competition to appear on Bella’s TV show, Amy is going to make sure that for Bella and her viewers, this will definitely be a Christmas to remember…
Amy and Bella were childhood friends, but something in the past tore them apart and they haven’t seen each other for 20 years. Bella is a cooking show queen on a popular TV show whereas Amy is recently dumped by her husband and her life seems to be miserable. Their lives seem to be completely different, but are they?
Amy’s colleague is volunteering at a homeless shelter, she decides to do something useful with her time and joins her colleague. When Amy finds out that Bella is using her mother’s recipes in her new recipe book she find herself being angry with Bella for taking her memories and claiming them as hers.When they finally meet after all those years, it seems to be quite difficult to establish the old friendship, but in time all the secrets are coming out and with the Christmas magic, everyone’s life is about to change.
I’ve read three books by Sue Watson so far and I have really liked all of them. I liked the food descriptions and the way the characters were brought to life. It was a great festive read that offered sad moments, touching moments and laugh out loud moments.