Friday, 2 August 2013

The Christmas Bake - Off - Abby Clements

The Christmas Bake-OffThe Christmas Bake-Off by Abby Clements
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

'With Christmas just around the corner, the residents of Skipley village are gearing up for the annual bake off, and tensions are high. 

Winning means a lot to everyone involved - talented cake-shop owner Katie dreams of baking stardom, Rachel wants to prove she's more than a stay-at-home mum, and John hopes his culinary skills will impress the woman he loves. 

But when the judges discover that some cakes have been tampered with, the villagers' loyalties are called into question - whose ambition would stretch to sabotage, and why?

The Christmas Bake-Off is an exclusive taster from the author of Meet Me Under the Mistletoe. This ebook edition also includes bonus recipes for cinnamon cookies and vanilla and almond biscuits'

I had this on my kindle and had not read it, however after finishing Vivien's Heavenly Ice Cream Shop I decided to give it a go.

This is a short story, but the story line was quite good. It is based in a village and every year the villagers enter a baking completion. There are many characters in the story, they are all linked in one way or another.

This year there is a famous judge on the panel and one of the competitors in particular wants to win, Katie owns her own shop and wants to work alongside Joe the famous judge on his t.v programme.

Unfortunately not everything goes to plan and disaster strikes, can everything be solved? And a winner announced?

I enjoyed the the story, I only think that it ended quite suddenly.It would have been nice to find out a little more about the characters. I particularly like the free recipes at the end, I am going to look forward to trying these out nearer Christmas.

After all this was a free ebook and to be honest I don't see how you can complain when I story is free. It's a lighthearted and entertaining read that will pass 20 minutes or so. 

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