First of all, let us tell you that we were thrilled to get this book, written by Caroline Roberts, one month before launching, so thank you, HarperCollins Publishers, for making this happen. From the very beginning, seeing the cover of the book, I must admit that I was kind of excited to read a story which is related to Christmas.
A pleasant lecture, to be read next to a fireplace
The story has Emma as its main character, a young owner of a nice Chocolate Shop. In a relaxed manner of writing, the author describes the life of Emma, with its ups and downs: hard-working days, her relationships with the locals of the same village, her struggles to keep her shop alive, but also the pain of losing her fiance, Luke.
All these moments are nicely packed with lengthy descriptions of the seaside village, the cozy Christmas Chocolate Shop, even the process of baking all those sweets.
The intrigue is as soft as the whole story
If you wait for a drastic turn of events or you love those books which hold your breath, I don’t think you would enjoy this one. In a very romantic way, Emma’s life change after she meets Max. Would Max heal her broken heart? I will let you discover it.
I like romance books, and I enjoy well-written stories, which flow very well. The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop joins this kind of books, but it was too easy for my taste. There were too many descriptions which can easily get you bored.
But all in all, if you are looking for a winter holiday book, you should give it a try.
P.S. Meanwhile, take a look on the beautiful coast of The Northumberland, where the story took place.