REVIEW: CHRISTMAS AT CARLY’S CUPCAKES BY JESSICA REDLAND

Christmas on Castle Street Blog Tour – #ChristmasonCastleStreet

Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
It’s December on Castle Street; the fairy lights are twinkling, snow has settled and the festive season is in full swing. For Carly, the owner of Carly’s Cupcakes, it’s the busiest time of year getting everyone’s Christmas treats ready on time. However with her clumsy sister, Bethany, as a co-worker, it’s proving a difficult task. They say you shouldn’t mix work with family. Maybe they have a point… As Christmas approaches, Carly is also eagerly awaiting the return of her best friend to Whitborough Bay. Liam has no idea he’s been the object of her affection since their schooldays. After years of pining after him, can Carly pluck up the courage to finally tell him how she really feels by 25th December? Could a little festive magic make all of Carly’s wishes come true this Christmas…? A heartwarming, short festive story of friendship and family from bestseller Jessica Redland. You can find out what happens to Carly next through exploring her best friend Tara’s story in Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café. This is a new and updated version of Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes which has been previously published.

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MY REVIEW:

CHRISTMAS AT CARLY’S CUPCAKES is a slow burn contemporary story that I was pulled in to from the very first page. To be honest, I fell in love with the cover the minute I saw it. I knew I would read it anyway, because I keep seeing my blogging friends reading her books, but the cover really pulled me in. I loved everything about this beautiful story and I’m excited to recommend it to my reading friends. Jessica Redland has a way of grabbing her readers and she never lets us go. CHRISTMAS AT CARLY’S CUPCAKES is the first book I’ve ever read by Jessica Redland but it surely won’t be the last. I loved every single page of this heart warming story.

CHRISTMAS AT CARLY’S CUPCAKES really takes a turn that will have you unable to put this beautiful story down. Neither Liam or Carly have ever told each other how they really feel. It was cute watching these two dance around their feelings for each other. They have been friends since they were kids and bonded because they were both picked on. The bullies called Carly “Bear Trap” because of her braces and Liam’s nickname was “Skindiana Bones” because he was so skinny.

CHRISTMAS AT CARLY’S CUPCAKES is filled with twists and turns and had me staying up way too late one night to finish! I had to know where Jessica Redland was taking us and what would happen to Carly and Liam. I really loved how the whole community came to Carly and Liam’s aid and only wanted them to feel loved and realize that they were home. There is so much heart in Jessica’s writing that I was left with a huge smile on my face and my heart very happy. I could totally see CHRISTMAS AT CARLY’S CUPCAKES becoming a Hallmark movie and I would love to see it. All of the characters are very interesting and believable, so much so that I felt as if I’ve known them for a long time. I would love to hang out with all of the Castle Street merchants . I’m sure they could teach me a thing or two and I know they would keep my laughing all day long! I love how Jessica did that to me each and every time.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley and Rachel’s Random Resources . All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.


Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café


Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café

Cosy up with a mug of hot chocolate for some festive sparkle from bestseller Jessica Redland.
Everyone is getting into the festive spirit on Castle Street – snow is falling, fairy lights are glistening and Christmas shopping is underway. But for Tara Porter, owner of thriving cafe, The Chocolate Pot, this is the most difficult time of the year. From the outside, Tara is a successful businesswoman and pillar of the community. Behind closed doors, she is lonely. With a lifetime of secrets weighing on her shoulders, she has retreated from all friends, family and romance, and shut her real self away from the world. Afterall, if you don’t let them in, they can’t hurt you. She’s learnt that the hard way. But as the weight of her past becomes heavier and an unexpected new neighbour moves onto the street – threatening the future of her cafe – Tara begins to realise that maybe it’s time to finally let people back in and confront her history. It could just change her life forever… Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café was originally released as Christmas at The Chocolate Pot Café. Now re-released with a new title and new cover, this version has been freshly edited and features several new chapters.

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Author Bio –


Jessica Redland is the author of nine novels, including The Secret to Happiness, which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.

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11 thoughts on “REVIEW: CHRISTMAS AT CARLY’S CUPCAKES BY JESSICA REDLAND

  1. Wonderful review Susan, I am glad you enjoyed it as much as I did.💖📚 I have finished Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café and loved it as well, I know you will too. I love Jessica’s books and am so glad I was introduced to her stories.

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  2. Thank you so much for your lovely review, Susan. I’m thrilled that a combination of the gorgeous cover (I love it so much too) and your reviewer friends recommending my work drew you in and even more thrilled that you loved what you found. Yay! Ooh, yes please to a Hallmark movie! That would be amazing!
    Jessica xx

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