Book Review | Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances by Sue Watson

Escape to Devon for blustery walks along the beach, hot chocolate with extra marshmallows and proof that miracles really do happen, especially at Christmas.

A year after she separated from her husband, Gianni, on Christmas Day, Chloe’s heart is still in pieces as she unpacks the decorations for her first ever festive holiday alone. That is, until the phone rings…

It seems Gianni’s new seaside restaurant is in trouble and Chloe must go to Appledore to save the business – and him. Equally famous for his experimental culinary extravaganzas and his explosive temper, Gianni has been really stirring up a sensation with the locals – and not in a good way!

As pans fly and the temperature in the kitchen rises, Chloe’s calming influence and magic touch might just get critics back on side in time to save the restaurant from sinking like a sad soufflé. But will it be enough to save their marriage?

Chloe came to Appledore in search of her Christmas sparkle, but when the snow clears, will she finally find the way back to her husband’s heart?

A laugh-out-loud festive treat that will give you the tingle of freshly-hung tinsel. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Abby Clements and Debbie Johnson.

Snowflakes Iced Cakes and Second Chances

Roxy Says…

This latest book by Sue Watson brings us back to the little Devon town of Appledore seen previously in Ella’s Ice Cream Summer and Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice Cream. Having read and enjoyed both of those I was excited to start this one too. I put it off for a little while due to it’s Christmassy content but I have so many festive books on my to-read list now that I’ve had to make a start (even though it’s only October). I blame these books for the Christmas shopping that I’ve started doing the past few weeks too…

Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances is about Chloe and told from her point of view. A year has passed since her marriage to Gianni broke up and she’s doing her best to try and move on, but it’s not easy. She’s even tried dating again with a Star Trek obsessed deli owner – let’s just say it didn’t exactly help. When Chloe and Gianni are thrown together again at Christmas can they remember why they fell in love, or are their problems too hard to fix?

I thought this story was beautifully written and far more emotional than the other Appledore stories. You don’t need to have read the others to enjoy this one, but if you have you’ll love the return of characters like Sue and Delilah! Hilarious, romantic and festive all in one – save this for December and read it by the Christmas tree.

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What are others saying?

I can’t express how satisfying and enjoyable I found every second of this wonderfully entertaining story.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

‘This is such a truly wonderful book. Thank you Sue Watson for creating such larger than life characters who never fail to give us hope whilst giving us an utterly enjoyable reading experience.’ By The Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘If you’re looking for a ‘getaway’ read, you can never go wrong with Sue Watson! Another win!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘After having read and thoroughly enjoyed Ella’s Ice Cream Summer recently, I just knew that I had to read the second instalment. Overall it was a truly great inspirational read, really makes you think about certain things. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This was a fantastic read, one that kept a huge smile on my face and had me laughing right the way through it… Overall this was a super summer read one I think a lot of people can relate too and be inspired by the character Dani.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Fun, summer feel-good book! Many funny, laugh out loud moments as well as some more sober ones. Great beach read!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 4 stars

‘This book came at the perfect time for me. It made me a little emotional, it made me smile, it made me laugh and if offered me the escape I needed. I’m looking forward to the second book in this series!’ Novel Deelights

I really enjoyed reading this book! This beautifully told story really explored families and their relationships in a feel-good way. A delicious book, a must read.





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