If you ever want to read a book which can make you crave a CAKE – it is this book. It made want to stuff my face with it, and I am not even a cake lover.
The story was a second chance romance between Andrew and Kelly, high school sweethearts who planned to marry and open their restaurant, till Andrew was offered an opportunity to study baking in Paris, and he never made it back home. Kelly started her own business The Cake Factory which boomed and made their town famous. 7 years on, Andrew was back, and the chemistry between them still burned high. Both were invited to participate in a baking competition in a television series, and the book ended in the bake-off.
Nancy Naigle has written a sweet book which started a bit slow but soon picked up, the story rose like the layers of the cake. The characters were cute and the atmosphere created was warm like an oven. I love books where the romance is light as a butter, and Kelly and Andrew were both so likable and sweet as a muffin. (I like muffins more). Being a Hallmark book, there was love in its pages and a recipe at the end of the book of a Triple Layered Honey Almond Cake with Berries and Mascarpone Creme Fraiche…
The descriptions of the cakes were mouth watering. And I couldn’t resist buying one from the bakery. Just a slice with tea and another with my coffee… Ah well.. The cake is all gone now!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Hallmark Publishing, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up love stories with a whole lot of heart. She began her popular contemporary romance series Adams Grove while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm. Her many other novels include Christmas Joy and Hope At Christmas, which have been made into Hallmark movies, and Christmas In Evergreen from Hallmark Publishing. She devotes her time to writing, horseback riding, and enjoying the occasional spa day. A Virginia girl at heart, Nancy now calls North Carolina home.
Years ago, Kelly McIntyre and Andrew York were engaged and dreaming of opening a restaurant together. Then he chose an opportunity to study in Paris over the small-town life they’d planned, and their romance came to a bittersweet end.
But Kelly’s doing fine. She’s not only the owner of a potbellied pig named Gray, but also of her own bakery. Business is good—so good that she’s invited to compete in a Valentine’s Day bake-off. As she prepares for the contest, she tries not to get distracted by Andrew’s visit to town.
When Andrew sees Kelly, it stirs up his old feelings. Little does he know that soon, in New York, he’ll compete against her in the bake-off…and they’ll both realize how much their past is a part of them still.
Publication Date: 12th February 2019
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
Aww, it sounds like a feel-good romance.:-)
I needed the change of genre… 💖❤️
Now thisss seems my kind of a book!Love baking cakes 😀
Aww Jaya… This has a great recipe at the end.. If you are basking, can I have a slice?
Pakka! Why one slice? Will courier you the cake 😀
Baby, my hips bums will disagree.. I won’t fit through my door 🤣🤣😂😂
First off, I want to eat the cover. Secondly, I definitely need to read this one! I love your review 💙
Aww thank you… That’s so sweet of you… Didn’t I see your book haul for March? 😂😂
Omg I know 🙈 I’m went a bit overboard.
😂😂💖💖 But they are books you can’t go wrong with them😍
Haha! Nice review, Shalini. Just reading your review makes me want to stuff my face with cake and curl up with a sweet romance. LOL! Sounds like a fun, enjoyable read. Happy Friday to you! 🙂
Happy Friday, darling
TGIF HOPE YOUR WEEKEND IS FABULOUS 😍
Yummy! I think this would make be want to eat cake too! I need to avoid this book, I’m afarid.
Hahaha my hips are jiggling a bit too much. I am reading too many cozies💖
i already love cakes and if I read it, I fear I will have diabetes. great review!
Hahaha… I don’t love cakes I like them not crave for them. This book was bad for my hips… And now other parts 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
😂 then I’m glad I haven’t read it. I already gained enough because of recent pregnancy.
This would bust my diet!
You are on a diet? No matter, you can always bake me a cake and watch me eat it 😋😋
I love cake!! Your reviews always make me hungry! LOL! I also love Nancy Naigle so I’ll have to go find this one ….. after I make a cake! LOL!
I am. Hungry… Send me a slice 😋
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Looks like a great read!!
Aww thank you Jolie.. You are so awesome ❤️
<3 You're welcome Shalini!!
Aww. This does sound like a sweet treat. Lovely review Shalini.
I am glad you all think so… Who’s gonna make me that cake I am craving for?!! 😂 😂
Aww, this sounds yummy and delightful! What a special review, Shalini! 🎂 ♥️
Thank you so much Jennifer♥️ this was a sweet read but now I want homemade cake 🎂
So glad to see you liked this one too! But, yes, it did make me crave cake. Just so many great descriptions.
Ooooh I am having this strange craving for a homemade cake 🎂
I crave cake at the best of times, I might need to stay away from this one 😀
Oooohhh… If you don’t read, you won’t bake, then Jules how will I get a slice of homemade cake? 🤔🤔😉😉😂😂
My fridge is empty so I can’t make anything, I’ll have to wait to read this! 😀 Great review!!!!
No cake for me? 🤔🤔🎂🎂😋😋😍😘😂
ALWAYS CAKE FOR YOU!
Five stars for the SWEET read!!! Yaay!! But. Ow I want cake too. We had birthdays last week and two chocolate cakes… but they’re both gone now 🤔
Ooooh yummm… Where is my slice 🎂🎂? 😋😋
Those cakes were not long for this world 😉
Haha, this sounds like a delightful read and I love that it made you get some cake 😀 I will keep this one in mind for when I am in the mood for something lighter and fun.
Yayyy and when you bake cake, send me a slice 😂❤️
This was definitely a lovely feel good second chance romance and I am so glad you enjoyed it. I might try and make that cake for a special occasion some day, but I won’t hold my breath for the day to come. It was delicious sounding though.
I agree I am longing to have a slice of it… Of course someone else does the baking, I do the eating… Err.. Tasting