My review is dedicated to my darling heart Nina, her love and friendship makes me feel more alive, she sends all those warm vibes, and to Jessica Redland because I admire her determination to acknowledge all bloggers who read her books.
Girls, this is for you 💖
It is so close to Christmas and my heart is all warmed up in yet another book by Jessica Redland. I am on a triple roll, my mind is seeped into the characters of Castle Street
This was a beautiful story of the cupcake and baking queen Carly who had a delightful shop filled with these goodies. Her sister Bethany helped her in running the shop, but she was a bit of a klutz. And Carly was hiding a secret for 18 years. Everything was revealed 2 days before Christmas
My second book by Jessica Redland, the story not only brought out the love between sisters, it also showed the camaraderie that existed between all the others on the Street who pulled in to help Carly in crisis.
The book had romance in it, and it was cute and delightful. It dealt with shades of bullying too. But relationship between sisters was the main theme. The writing caused me to curl up with my kindle. The cakes caused me to order one (I don’t even like cakes). The romance in friendship made me long for one.
But soon my niggles crept up on me, the sister was drowning in insecurity a wee bit more, and I got really irritated when she ran away and did not inform. Apparently, she forgot to see the phone… Who does that now, we are stuck to our phones…
But the book kept me totally engrossed in the story, some moments came alive and I could see the entire scene. I loved the book and I was so happy the book loved me back.
I downloaded a digital copy of the book from Kindle Unlimited, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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It’s Christmas in Whitsborough Bay. Carly Travis, owner of Carly’s Cupcakes, has two Christmas wishes this year. Her first is for her younger sister, Bethany, to focus on the positives in her life, including her Christmas wedding, instead of writing herself off as a failure. Bethany’s attempts at cake-decorating aren’t going to win any awards, but she’s certainly great with customers. Carly’s second wish is for her best friend, Liam, to come home for Christmas.
When Liam calls to say he’s been granted leave from the army, Carly makes a third Christmas wish. It’s the one she’s made every year since she was a teenager and, if she’s really brave, could this be the year when it finally comes true?
With Liam coming home, the shop having its best year yet, and a wedding to look forward to, it’s shaping up to be the best Christmas ever for Carly. But for Bethany, things are starting to unravel …
Publication Date: 4th October 2017
Publisher: Little Bear Books
Very sweet review 😉😃
Aww.. Thanks Vandana❤️
I just put the entire series on my shelf (bought the first book) after reading Empress DJ’s review and am thrilled you love this, too. Wonderful acknowledgment and review, Shalini💜
Yayy Jonetta, I have also kept the rest of the books in TBR
This sounds like a magical experience!!! Did you like the cake you ordered???
I did.. I am hoping to buy more cakes on 26th 😉😉
Wow. You’ve been reading lots of fun Christmas stories lately. You are certainly versatile. You make me want to branch out and read all these different genres! Another captivating review, Shalini. As usual, your words pulled me in and make me want to check the book out. Hope your Monday is going well. 🙂
Monday is going great.. It is Christmas season.. Has to have warmth, love and cheer and now I have you too. My life is complete 😘😘😍😍💕💕
I’m so glad you like them – I finished them all and miss my friends on Castle Street
Now I am sure you will find new ones and increase my TBR 😂😂😂😂
I hope you do get a cake for your birthday, Shalini! Lovely review. I am definitely checking out this author thanks to you and Nina. ♥️
I am going to buy a cake for my birthday… Even though my hips are shaking too much hehehe… But I will diet from new year😂😂
Enjoyed reading a lot
I’m always really very much pleased in reading your review with profound views .
Merry Christmas 🌲🍰🎊
Merry Christmas Akshaya… ⛄🎅🎄🌲🎁☃️
I can’t eat cake anymore. I have a problem. I tend not to stop. Oops. Anyway, great review.
Hahaha I am not very fond of it but I am planning to get some tomorrow💕💕
I love all of these Christmas book reviews you’ve been doing!💜💜
I am on a spree baby 😂😂💕💕😘😘 Merry Christmas… It is 25th here
I always forget about the time difference! Merry Christmas 😊😘
💕💕 We can celebrate twice 💖💖💞💞
Sounds like a plan 😉💖
Lovely review my lovely friend! I need to read this one!🧁
Yayyy… Jessica writes cute books 📚 😘
I honestly believe you’re the only person I know who loves the word “niggle” so much hahahah Wonderful timely review, Shalini! 😀
Oooh yes… I know so, now many have started using it… If I don’t use it in a review, I am often asked about it😂😂🤣🤣😂😂
Merry Christmas to you too, Shalini! 😀
Beautiful review and loving dedication Shalini.
Hi to Nina and Jessica
Thank you Kurian. Merry Christmas
Greetings of the season Shalini
Thank you Kurian
You are welcome Shalini
Lovely review Shalini. I also have KU so am hoping to get to this series. I have read such great reviews of the various books and I know if you enjoyed them, I will as well.
It’s a fun sweet book Carla… I am sure you will love them all
The fact that you dedicated your review to your friend is just ahhhh!!! What a sweet gesture!
Awww… Thank you so much. You are very sweet 😍❤️