Chocolate…the most irresistible temptation?
The Gingerbread Café is all a buzz! This Easter, Lily and the rest of the town of Ashford, Connecticut are planning a truly decadent Chocolate Festival. Cooking up a storm, CeeCee and Lily are not just baking a batch of their sinfully delicious chocolate-dipped gingerbread men, but an excess of chocolate truffles, squidgy, cinnamony hot cross buns and melt in your mouth chocolate eggs. The Gingerbread Café staff have definitely enjoyed the tasting process!
Add in Damon’s cute-as-a-button seven year old daughter, Charlie, up for a visit and Lily’s perfect Easter may just be around the corner. Until her ex-husband Joel turns up demanding twenty thousand dollars… Suddenly the future of the Gingerbread Café is not so clear…and Lily finds herself eating far more of The Gingerbread Café’s treats than her skinny jeans allow…
Can Lily concoct a brilliant plan to save her beloved café, convince Damon she has no feelings for Joel and still throw a Chocolate Festival the town will be talking about for years? There’s only one way to find out...
I read the first book in this series, Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe as part of a blog tour last December and I really enjoyed it so when I was looking for books to read while I was on holiday this was definitely on the list.
The book is set in the run up to Easter in the little town of Ashford. Lily and Damon are sickly sweet in love and with the help of CeeCee and the other girls Lily is planning a chocolate festival. The Chocolate Festival was Sarah's idea. She works in the Bookshop. So all the shop owners in Ashford band together and plan this amazing festival. My mouth was watering at the sound of all that chocolate. I could almost taste it.
Things are going well for Lily finally. She has Damon, his little daughter Charlie who adores him and the Gingerbread Cafe is finally starting to make some money that she can re-invest to spruce the place up a bit but then along comes her ex Joel. Man he is a nasty piece of work. After everything he put her through the audacity of the man to even ask for a cent let a lone $20,000!
I really enjoyed this quick fun read. Rebecca's books have a way of drawing you in and making part of the gang. I also read The Bookshop on the corner while I was away which is all about Sarah, all i'll say for now is it's excellent. I can't wait to read the next installment of the Gingerbread Cafe.