What the publisher says:
Winter wedding bells are ringing at the Cupcake Café!
It’s winter in Berecombe and Millie’s café is up for sale. Her final task as its owner is to host her friends’ Christmas wedding on the beach, only she’s feeling anything but festive! Putting her ex, Jed, firmly out of her mind is proving impossible now he’s back working for her biggest rival.
What on earth is Jed up to? Telling her he still loves her is all very well, but if her café goes out of business, no-one will buy it. Christmas might be the season of good will towards men – but can Millie trust this particular man with her heart again?
What I say:
The third in the Millie Vanilla series this book is comfort reading at it’s very best. Our eponymous heroine has returned to Berecombe after some time travelling the world and hopes to rekindle the relationship she has with Jed, the rich jetsetter who broke her heart when she found out he was acting as a consultant for Blue Elephant, the coffee chain who opened in Berecombe and threatened her own small cafe. She is devastated to find that he is now working for Blue Elephant and resolves to carry on with the sale of her cafe, something started before this book starts.
Along with the will-they won’t-they romance of Mille and Jed we are introduced to other couples. Millie has brought her mysterious and enchanting friend Eleri back from her travels and soon she and Jed’s brother Alex are taking tentative steps towards their own relationship.
Characters from previous novels also make an appearance and we see the culmination of the romance revealed in the previous novel between pensioners Arthur and Biddy. Dora and Mike also return to Berecombe, still very much a couple.
This is such a lighthearted feel good read it is impossible not to recommend it even though at times Millie is a little infuriating and needs a good telling off. She doesn’t seem to realise that Jed is madly in love with her. Add a little unexpected drama and this is a book which can’t fail to cheer you up. Even though it is the third in the series it is a stand alone story with appearances from characters featured in previous books.
Rating 5 out of 5