Chocolate…the most irresistible temptation?The Gingerbread Café is all a buzz! This Easter, Lily and the rest of the town of Ashford, Connecticut are planning a truly decadent Chocolate Festival. Cooking up a storm, CeeCee and Lily are not just baking a batch of their sinfully delicious chocolate-dipped gingerbread men, but an excess of chocolate truffles, squidgy, cinnamony hot cross buns and melt in your mouth chocolate eggs. The Gingerbread Café staff have definitely enjoyed the tasting process!Add in Damon’s cute-as-a-button seven year old daughter, Charlie, up for a visit and Lily’s perfect Easter may just be around the corner. Until her ex-husband Joel turns up demanding twenty thousand dollars… Suddenly the future of the Gingerbread Café is not so clear…and Lily finds herself eating far more of The Gingerbread Café’s treats than her skinny jeans allow…Can Lily concoct a brilliant plan to save her beloved café, convince Damon she has no feelings for Joel and still throw a Chocolate Festival the town will be talking about for years? There’s only one way to find out…Welcome back to the warmth, cupcakes and hot chocolate of The Gingerbread Café – your home away from homeThis is the second story in The Gingerbread Café seriesBook 1 – Christmas at the Gingerbread CaféBook 2 – Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread CaféBook 3 – Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread CaféThe Bookshop on the CornerSecrets at the Maple Syrup FarmPraise for Rebecca Raisin'Wow – loved it, loved it, loved it! Having read the first novella Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe I knew I'd love it and I wasn't disappointed. It was just like I was visiting with old friends, Rebecca's descriptions are so vivid I could very well have been stood in the cafe, hugging CeeCee and waddling out after sampling all the different choclatey delights on offer. My mouth literally watered with every turn of the page. …I don't know what I'm going to do whilst waiting for the next book – Christmas is so far away!!' – Crooks on Books'This book is sweet & delicious, and I am looking forward to the next in the series as they end all to quickly!' – All Booked Out‘Christmas at the Gingerbread Café is a lovely, cheery festive read, a good old-fashioned feel-good romance to warm the cockles of your heart. This is one of my favourite Christmas reads of the year.’ – Books with Bunny‘…the perfect read to get you in the mood for Christmas and my mouth was watering after reading about all of the delicious-sounding baking. If you are looking for a Christmassy romance then don’t look any further than Rebecca Raisin’s brilliant debut.’ – Bookbabblers on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe‘Raisin not only excels in creating a festive mood – the tone of family and friends coming together is sweet – but also portrays a lovely winter wonderland setting, where things are covered in snow…It’s definitely an uplifting read.’ – Sam Still Reading on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe‘This is a short and incredibly sweet novella that explores a very endearing and unexpected romance. It is definitely one that will make you laugh and warm your heart, and one that can be happily devoured in one sitting.’ – Louisa’s Reviews on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe‘If you love Christmas, romance and HEA then you will love this sweet novella.This one gets an A.!’ – Clue Review on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
‘Christmas at the Gingerbread Café is a lovely, cheery festive read, a good old-fashioned feel-good romance’ – Books with BunnyThe icing on her Christmas cake!Christmas is the season the Gingerbread Café in Ashford, Connecticut was made for…but owner Lily couldn’t be feeling less merry if she tried. She’s spent another year dreaming of being whisked away on a sleigh-ride for two, but she’s facing festive season alone – again. And, just to give her another reason to feel anything other than candy-cane perky, a new shop across the road has opened… Not only is it selling baked goods, but the owner, with his seriously charming smile, has every girl in town swooning.But Lily isn’t about to let her business crumble – the Gingerbread Café is the heart of the community, and she’s going to fight for it! This could be the Christmas that maybe, just maybe, all her dreams – even the someone-to-decorate-the-Christmas-tree-with ones – really do come true!Finalist for the RWA Ella Award 2014Don't miss any books in The Gingerbread Café series:Book 1 – Christmas at the Gingerbread CaféBook 2 – Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread CaféBook 3 – Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread CaféThe Bookshop on the CornerSecrets at Maple Syrup FarmCheck out Rebecca Raisin’s newest series: The Little Paris Collection Book 1 – The Little Bookshop on the Seine Book 2 – The Little Antique Shop Under the Eiffel Tower Book 3 – The Little Perfume Shop Off the Champs-ElyséesPraise for Rebecca Raisin‘If you are looking for a Christmassy romance then don’t look any further.’ – Bookbabblers‘Raisin not only excels in creating a festive mood … but also portrays a lovely winter wonderland setting, where things are covered in snow’ – Sam Still Reading‘This is a short and incredibly sweet novella that explores a very endearing and unexpected romance. It is definitely one that will make you laugh and warm your heart’ – Louisa’s Reviews‘If you love Christmas, romance and HEA then you will love this sweet novella.’ – Clue Review
Who said that only real heroes could be found in fiction?Sarah Smith had an addiction – she was addicted to romance novels. The meet-cute, the passion, the drama and the gorgeous men! Now this wouldn’t have been such an issue if she hadn’t been the owner of the only bookshop in Ashford, Connecticut.Ever since her close friend Lil, from The Gingerbread Café, had become engaged she had been yearning for a little love to turn up in her life. Except Sarah knew a good man was hard to find – especially in a tiny town like Ashford. That was until New York journalist, Ridge Warner stepped into her bookshop…Love could be just around the corner for Sarah, but will she be able to truly believe that happy-ever-after can happen in real-life too!Shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction Best Short Romance AwardFrom the brilliant author of The Gingerbread Café trilogy don't miss this linked novella to get a sneak-peek at how Damon and Lil are getting on before the next book in the series Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café out now!Also by Rebecca Raisin: The Gingerbread Café trilogy: Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread CaféSecrets at Maple Syrup FarmThe Little Paris Collection The Little Bookshop on the Seine The Little Antique Shop Under the Eiffel Tower The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-ElyséesPraise for Rebecca Raisin'How I wish this magical little bookshop was around the corner from my house! Brimming with heart, hope, and wisdom, THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER is a wonderful novel about love, life, friendship, romance, books galore, and finding that happy ending.' –Mia March, author of THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB and FINDING COLIN FIRTH‘This story couldn't be anymore perfect if it tried. I am in love with Rebecca's characters, the heart-warming connection between them all and the intertwined lives within the tiny town of Ashford. Rebecca, a huge well done to you! The Bookshop On The Corner was remarkable.’ – Becca’s Books (5 cupcakes)'A delightful little story about love and taking chances' – cayocosta72 on The Bookshop on the Corner'Wow – loved it, loved it, loved it! … I don't know what I'm going to do whilst waiting for the next book – Christmas is so far away!!' – Crooks on Books on Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe
Join Rebecca Raisin for the final part of the heart-warming Cedarwood Lodge serial and see who might be kissing at midnight…Planning a New Years Eve Party might be the kind of event Clio Winters used to dream about organising, but when everything is feeling a bit up in the air, she has to hope that this New Years her wish really will come true.Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is the final part in this feel-good romance serial.
The trip of a lifetime!Rosie Lewis has her life together.A swanky job as a Michelin-Starred Sous Chef, a loving husband and future children scheduled for exactly January 2021. That’s until she comes home one day to find her husband’s pre-packed bag and a confession that he's had an affair. Heartbroken and devastated, Rosie drowns her sorrows in a glass (or three) of wine, only to discover the following morning that she has spontaneously invested in a bright pink campervan to facilitate her grand plans to travel the country. Now, Rosie is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime, and the chance to change her life! With Poppy, her new-found travelling tea shop in tow, nothing could go wrong, could it…? A laugh-out-loud novel of love, friendship and adventure! Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin.Readers LOVE Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop!‘Oh YES, YES, YES!!! I bloody loved this. I absolutely adored this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Awesome!!!… Absolutely brilliant… I loved this book a huge amount… I sat and read it in an afternoon.’ Vonibee, 5 stars‘Had me hooked from the very first page… Absolutely joyous.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this novel and read it through in one day… It brightened up my day so much that I couldn’t take the soppy grin off my face as I finished reading the final page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘A fast-paced, funny, romantic, heart-warming and realistic book that will have you not only laughing out loud but glued to the page.’ Chicks, Rogues and Scandals, 5 stars‘Such a pleasure to read, I lost myself within the pages… An incredibly enjoyable book.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘There is just so much to love about this story… This wonderful, cosy read just resonated with me so much!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Snow is falling at Cedarwood Lodge in the second part of the feel-good romance serial from best selling author, Rebecca Raisin!Dreaming of a happily ever after at Cedarwood Lodge is Clio Winters’ current focus, especially with a winter wonderland wedding expo planned. But with brides coming from far and wide the heat is on for Clio to fulfil everyone’s dream of a Christmas wedding!It seems like Clio’s new business might be off to a rocky start and surrounded by love struck brides she can’t help but hope for a little Christmas romance of her own…Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part Two.
’A truly fantastic book I loved curling up every night with this book. So heartwarming!’ – Jessica (Goodreads) Curl up in front of the fire with the first part in a feel-good romance serial from best selling author, Rebecca Raisin!Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen. Turning it into the perfect destination for big celebrations, weddings and parties has brought her back home, but Cedarwood Lodge is in need of a lot of tender loving care.Perhaps all the work will be the perfect distraction from the real reason she had to leave her glamorous New York life behind.Will coming home be the best decision of her life… or her biggest regret?Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part One.What reviewers are saying about Rebecca Raisin‘gorgeously enjoyable’ – Sam Still Reading‘I just wish I could read the next book right now and not have to wait for it! Really intriguing start to a so far very enjoyable series.’ – Claire (Netgalley)‘an impressive start to the Cedarwood Lodge series…this encompasses all the cosiness of a small village feel into the story, and I am already eager to see how everything progresses in parts 2 and 3.’ – Rachel Gilbey‘This was such a good book!!!!! I loved the entire story, it was a lighthearted, feel good story’ – D Messing (Goodreads)‘I was hooked from the start and devoured it in one sitting. Now I can't wait to read the next instalment. ‘ – Joanne (Netgalley)
Curl up by a roaring fire with a delicious cup of mulled wine and enjoy two festive winter warmers, for the price of one!A Gingerbread Cafe ChristmasChristmas is the season the Gingerbread Café was made for and owner Lil has every recipe down, from gingerbread men to snow dusted mince pies. So when gorgeous outsider Damon opens a shop opposite The Gingerbread Cafe, Lil refuses to let him steal her customers without a fight – no matter how much he makes her heart flutter!Wish Upon a Christmas CakeKatie Warham has just one wish this year: to have the best Christmas ever. But that didn’t include the surprise arrival of her ex-boyfriend, Sam! Katie didn’t think any man could tempt her under the mistletoe this year…yet as the snow begins to fall, could her Christmas wish actually come true?What readers are saying about A Gingerbread Café Christmas and Wish Upon A Christmas Cake: A Gingerbread Café Christmas‘Simply divine, with stunning writing slipping between being utterly romantic, charming and fun-filled and a little emotional.’ – Reviewed the Book‘A book that’s sure to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook‘Fun, quick, festive reads that’ll leave you glowing from within.’ – Into the Bookcase‘It has everything, from sensational food to gorgeous romance and all the little things in-between.’ – Becca's BooksPraise for Wish Upon A Christmas Cake‘A beautiful and heartwarming tale, that really tugged at my heart strings…a delightful debut novel’ ― Gilbster‘…put on your fluffy pyjamas, grab a hot chocolate and immerse yourself in the delights of Wish upon a Christmas Cake.’ ― The Book Review Café‘What a gorgeously delicious book this is! It just makes me wish I was reading it by a roaring fire, with snow outside and a plate full of mince pies!’ ― Goodreads Review‘Wish Upon a Christmas Cake is very much a story of loss and true love with a sprinkling of Christmas thrown in for good measure.’ ― By The Letter Book Reviews
‘[Rebecca Raisin] is a modern Maeve Binchy’ – Books for BunnyA truly decadent and delicious romance, perfect for long summer days and nightsMaple sugar kissesLucy would do anything for her mom…but she never expected to end up promising to leave her. After her mom got sick, Lucy dropped everything to take care of her, working all hours in a greasy diner just to make ends meet and spending every spare moments she had by her mom’s hospital bedside.Now, Lucy is faced with a whole year of living by her own rules, starting by taking the first bus out of town to anywhere…Except she didn’t expect to find her next big adventure just around the corner! Especially when on her first day in town she bumps into grumpy, but oh-so-delicious Clay amidst the maple trees. Surrounded by the magic of Ashford, Lucy has the chance to change her life forever and finally discover a life she wants to live!Fall in love with Ashford, Connecticut in this dazzling and beautiful romance from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin.What readers are saying about Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm‘A touching story mixed with laughter and secrets, a reminder of how important it is to live your own life’ – Reviewed the Book‘Rebecca’s stories are just like a huge, warm hug, gently enticing you into the heart of Ashford life and making you feel like you belong there. … This book is an absolute joy from start to finish, and I really must implore you to read it!’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook‘I smiled, laughed and cried throughout Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm. If you like me are looking for a read that will pull at your heart strings, make you smile and awww then this is a book for you.’ – Crooks on Books‘another wonderful story set in Ashford and her beautiful writing always adds this unique atmosphere.’ – Sky’s Book Corner
Includes bonus material!This winter it’s time to fall in love at Cedarwood Lodge… After years of dreaming, Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen and turning it into the perfect destination for celebrations, weddings and extravagant birthday parties. The huge property used to be a bustling holiday camp, now Clio wants to bring it back to its halcyon days – which will be a lot of hard work!Returning back to the small town of her youth she’s glad to have one of her best friends still around to lean on, Micah who is just as solid as he used to be. But with her own secrets pushing her to run from her glamorous life in New York, she’ll have to tread carefully, especially when the far-too-handsome-for-his-own-good contractor, Kai, shows up on her doorstep…Sure she’s here in Evergreen to change her life, but there is no way she’s falling in love!Previously published as Celebrations & Confetti, Brides & Bouquets, Midnight & Mistletoe.