The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances by Donna Ashcroft (Book Review)

The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances by Donna Ashcroft

Snow is beginning to fall around the cosy Castle Teashop, with its toasty log fire, scrumptious mince pies and delicious hot chocolates. Romance is in the air and Lily King is hoping some winter magic will help to make her dreams come true…

Twenty-five-year-old Lily King is wondering when her life is going to start. She adores working at the much-loved Castle Teashop, surrounded by familiar faces and delicious cakes. But she’s stuck in a rut. She’s just been dumped by her boyfriend and her dream job seems to be slipping through her fingers.

When her best friend Emily Campbell needs urgent help to organise her enchanting Christmas wedding, Lily realises it’s finally her moment to shine and reach for the opportunities she’s been wishing for. Can she pull off the biggest celebration Castle Cove has ever seen or will something – or someone – make things more complicated than she imagined?

Rebellious and handsome photographer Josh Havellin-Scott has always felt like an outsider, especially next to his perfect older brother, who is about to get married. At the last minute, Josh finds himself roped into plans for the Big Day, the very last thing he wants to do, until he is meets creative and quirky Lily King…

When Lily and Josh are thrown together, it’s clear they couldn’t be more different. But they begin to realise that opposites can attract – and sometimes when you’re not looking for love, it comes and finds you when you least expect it. With some festive magic, will they manage to work together and save the day?

And could they discover a winter romance of their very own along the way?

An utterly scrumptious festive romance about the importance of being true to yourself, following your dreams and opening your heart to second chances. Perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Milly Johnson and Debbie Macomber.

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My Review

I really enjoyed reading Summer at the Castle Cafe and couldn’t wait to read this festive edition from the same location by Donna Ashcroft.

Lily King has just been dumped by her boyfriend and although she loves her job at the Castle Teashop she has aspirations to become a chef. She receives a phone call from her friend who needs help organising her Christmas wedding in a few weeks time. Best friend Emily sends along her fiance’s brother to help with the wedding preparations and Josh Havellin-Scott arrives… to much drama!

Lily and Josh are extreme opposites and would probably avoid each other in other circumstances, but they have a job to do together and the chemistry begins to show.

Lily’s personal life is disrupted when a family member tries to renter her life after leaving when Lily was just a child. Should Lily risk upsetting her dad and brothers by telling them about the reappearance or keep the news to herself?

This is the perfect Christmas read with a magical location, characters which are highly relatable and an enchanting message to follow your dreams.

Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.

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