Title: Christmas at the Little Village Bakery
Series: Honeybourne #2
Author: Tilly Tennant
Release Date: September 16th 2016
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Christmas
It’s time to get toasty by the fire with a glass of mulled wine and a slice of chocolate yule log sprinkled with a little romance. Welcome to Christmas at the Little Village Bakery.
Snow is falling in Honeybourne and Spencer is bringing home his American fiancée Tori for a traditional English Christmas with all the trimmings. But when his hippie mum and dad meet her high-maintenance parents, sparks of the wrong sort start to fly. Then Spencer bumps into his first love Jasmine and unexpected feelings come flooding back.
Millie is run off her feet with Christmas orders at the Little Village Bakery and new baby Oscar. Thank goodness her cousin Darcie is here to help her. Although she does seem to be rather flirty with Millie’s boyfriend Dylan.
Will Darcie ever find true love of her own? And is marrying Tori a terrible mistake for Spencer if his heart is with someone else?
It’s the second book in the series and even though we get to meet the characters from the first book, it mostly concentrates on Spencer and Tori’s story. Spencer and Tori met in America, where he was teaching for a year, but now they have come back to Honeybourne to spend Christmas and it’s also time for the families to meet each other. Two families meeting at Christmas, what could go wrong…in this case a lot!
Millie and Dylan are running the bakery while taking care of their baby Oscar, to make things more easier, Millie’s cousin Darcie is helping them out. Darcie is doing a great job at the bakery, but the secret she can’t share is eating her inside. Dylan’s sister Jasmine and her husband Rich are also facing their own issues, but their love and connection is stronger than any problem. The only person, who doesn’t seem to have any worries is the tedious neighbor, who always knows everything and seems to stick her nose where it doesn’t belong. She can be tedious, but she has good intentions.
It was a sweet Christmassy book with a great set of characters and I can’t wait to read the next book, where we’ll hopefully get to read more about Darcie, because her life suddenly got really intriguing.