Posted in 2 stars, Book reviews

The Christmas Bake-Off by Abby Clements

Published: November 20, 2012
Publisher: Quercus
Pages: 25
Source: Owned
Format: Kindle ebook

Goodreads Synopsis: 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 short story from Abby Clements, author of Meet Me Under the Mistletoe. This ebook edition also includes bonus recipes for cinnamon cookies and vanilla and almond biscuits.

Buy it here – Amazon US (FREE!) | Add on Goodreads

My View: Yet another book I came across to read during Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon. This one was little as well but did have a story (finally!).

Wait, did you take a good look at the cover? Isn’t it beautiful? I think it’s absolutely gorgeous. I love it! It makes me get into the Christmas mode already. Ahh, glad that Christmas is almost here. Can’t wait.

I love books that involve food and if it’s baking, then it’s a double wow. Oh wait, did I tell you there are recipes in here? Oh yeah, doesn’t it seem like a great package?

There is a plot (thank goodness!) and some likeable characters. And a story that moves on and has something to say. But there’s nothing innovative as far as the plot is concerned. Also, some of the story bits might have disappointed me. But in such few pages, one must not go on expecting a lot.

Pick up for a quick read and bakes some goodies from the recipes given.

2/5 stars – It was okay but nothing special.




Often seen with a nose buried in a book, you might spy me at a library while 500 unread books adorn my shelf. At other times, I'm busy travelling solo, eating out or looking for my new escapades. You will always find me doing too much all at once.

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