It took me a while to get into Christmas At The Little Wedding Shop by Jane Linfoot, which I picked because one of my favourite author’s mentioned it on Twitter, but once I did there was no stopping me.
And the ending, oh, the ending – let’s just say that it made me want to go back and read the first book in this series as well as the next.
So what’s it about? Here’s the blurb:
The snow is falling around Brides by the Sea, Cornwall’s cutest little wedding shop, and wedding dress designer Seraphina East is in her cosy studio designing exquisite dresses to make even the most demanding bride’s dreams come true.
Unless the bride is her big sister Alice of course.
Saying that the two sisters don’t always see eye to eye is an understatement. Alice hasn’t even asked Sera to design her wedding dress. But when an absent groom and ill-fitting dress threaten to ruin Alice’s happiness let alone her big day, Sera’s determined to give her sister the winter wedding of her dreams – even if that means keeping not one but two irresistibly gorgeous best men under control…
Is Sera going to end up being the maid of dishonour…Or will repairing her frozen relationship with Alice be the icing on the wedding cake?
All of the characters come alive through Jane Linfoot’s vibrant style of writing but Sera especially. She might be a bit ditsy and is constantly underestimating herself, but, with help from her lovely friends, and despite the hindrance of the two best men, she still manages to pull off a spectacular wedding.
The fact that everything that could go wrong does go wrong creates some wonderful moments that are funny as well as touching.
As the book progresses we soon get the measure of Quinn and Johnny and it becomes clear which one we need to root for but does Sera make the right choice? You’ll have to read it and see.
A warning though, there is a lot of yummy-sounding food mentioned and I was constantly hungry. Have cakes on standby.
Format: Kindle (available now).
Price: £1.99 (October 2016).
My rating: Four stars.
Thank you to Harper Collins UK for the review copy (via NetGalley). As always, this is my honest opinion.