Snow Flakes and Christmas Cakes by Lindsey Paley Review



UK ONLY. 1 eBook copy of Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes and an actual Christmas cake. Mmm!


When all-round buttercream princess, Millie Carter, becomes stranded at Craiglea Manor Cookery School, she believes her chance of enjoying a merry festive season is over.

The village of Aisford is Christmas-card perfect, but Millie hates it – she hates the snow, her freezing fingertips, and being forced to look like her Aunt Marjory in a mud-splattered wax jacket and wellies instead of her beloved shorts and sparkly sandals. 

She plots her escape but ends up locking spatulas with the estate manager, Fergus McKenzie, who is forced to rescue her before she succumbs to a severe dose of hypothermia. Things start to improve with the arrival of handsome Sam Morgan, fresh from the beaches and rum shacks of the Caribbean. 

Can Millie accept her fate? And will Aisford sprinkle some of its seasonal magic on her troubles? 

Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes is a festive story of love and friendship and reaching for the buttercream icing and edible glitter when life gets tough.


I love a good Christmas romance and this book delivers on every level. To say that Millie Carter is a fish out on water in Aisford is a pretty big understatement! Usually found in the south of France, she agrees to spend Christmas with her sister in England, but ends up reluctantly taking her place as cookery demonstrator at Craiglea Manor Cookery School instead. I loved the descriptions of Craiglea Manor and the village of Aisford, they both sounded like lovely places to spend the festive season. Millie’s reluctance to be there was funny; you could just tell she’d rather be back in the south of France instead of stuck in England with frosty estate manager Fergus Mackenzie. I really enjoyed the dynamic between them; they butted heads from the second they met and I loved the back-and-forth between them. Then there’s the very handsome Sam Morgan, who’s just flown in from the Caribbean. Who steals Millie’s heart over the festive season? I couldn’t possibly say…

Snow Flakes and Christmas Cakes marks the start of what I’m sure will be an absolutely fantastic series. Millie, although quite standoffish at first, eventually draws the reader in and even I wasn’t sure who she’d choose in the run up to the end. She rose to the challenge of teaching Craiglea Manor’s guests to cook with some hilarious results thrown in for good measure!

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Author Bio

Lindsey Paley is a Yorkshire girl and author of contemporary romance novels with page-turning plotlines and satisfying endings. When not scribbling away in her peppermint and cream writer’s retreat (shed) she loves baking cakes, enjoying a spot of afternoon tea with friends and taking long walks in the countryside. Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes is the first book in the Camille Carter series set in the beautiful Lake District and the Caribbean. The latest in the series is April Showers and Wedding Flowers and is out now.

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