"Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café" by Rebecca Raisin

The snow is falling in Ashford, Connecticut, the Christmas holidays are here, and the wedding of the year is just around the corner!  Lily, owner of the Gingerbread Café, is planning the day of her dreams, a Christmas Eve wedding to her incredible fiancé Damon.

Everything is falling right into place….until her mother-in-law arrives.  Lily can’t figure out why but for some reason, Olivia doesn’t seem to want this wedding to take place.  Already stressed out from planning for the big day and dealing with the bustling festive activity at her café, this is definitely something she doesn’t need.  Will Lily make it down the aisle with her sanity in tact?

Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café is the deliciously festive third book in Rebecca Raisin’s Gingerbread Café series.  Set in a small village, this book is chock full of loveable characters, funny moments, and sweet treats.

I didn’t realize when I picked up this book that it is part of a series (I seem to be doing that a lot lately.)  But it’s okay, because this book is a great read all on its own.  The only reason why you’d want to start at the beginning of the series is to see the relationship between Lily and Damon develop but you can still enjoy this book just as much without it.

This is a great novel for the Christmas season, one to curl up with when it is snowing outside.  The village of Ashford is the perfect setting and Raisin whisks you right off to it.  I absolutely loved all of the characters, especially Lily and Damon as well Lily’s loveable friend, Southern-gal CeeCee.  What a great mix of personalities.

I also enjoyed how this book started out 10 days before the wedding and is a countdown to the big day by making each chapter one day.  This adds to the excitement of it all.  I was expecting a bit more craziness to it, it’s evident that there are going to be things popping up along the way that cause mix-ups and disasters.  I don’t think I got as much mayhem as I was expecting.  But this is a lovely, heart-warming book about a woman marrying the man of her dreams in the wedding of her dreams.

Make sure you have lots of warm beverages and baked treats on hand when you sit down to read this book, it will definitely have your mouth-watering!

I received a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher through Netgalley.  The opinions expressed above are my own.


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