Bella Bradley is the queen of television baking – a national treasure. Her Christmas specials have been topping the ratings for years and her marriage to Peter ‘Silver Fox’ Bradley is the stuff of Hello magazine specials.
But this year things are going to be different.
For Amy Lane, Bella’s best friend from school, life hasn’t held quite the same sparkle. And when Amy’s husband walks out three weeks from Christmas, it seems their lives are further apart than ever.
Amy has watched Bella’s rise to fame fondly, despite the fact Bella was always a terrible cook. But when she realises that Bella’s latest Christmas book is made up entirely of Amy’s mother’s recipes, the gloves are off…
After winning a competition to appear on Bella’s TV show, Amy is going to make sure that for Bella and her viewers, this will definitely be a Christmas to remember…
A hilarious, heart-breaking and feel good read about best friends, baking and the magic of Christmas.
WARNING! DO NOT READ THIS BOOK ON AN EMPTY STOMACH!!!!
Bella’s Christmas Bake Off is a brilliant and humorous read which had me drooling over my kindle. It has all the perfect ingredients to be a number one hit!
I just love this authors books. For me personally they don’t hold any airs and graces and are very down to earth. Her characters are easy to relate to and most importantly, believable.
Amy is just your average working woman. Her children have grown up and left home and her husband has also decided to up and leave. Being on her own for the first time and the prospect of spending her first Christmas alone she decides to help out at the local homeless shelter.
Her life soon becomes very interesting after seeing her old school friend Bella using her mothers old recipes and passing them off as her own on her cookery show. Well all I can say that from this point onwards it becomes a lot more fun.
I loved Amys character but I also thought Bellas was great to. She is the perfect drama queen and the parts where they are filming the cooking show is just brilliant. She did remind me very much of the Ice Queen who Amy manages to slowly melt.
Another wonderfully feel good novel that is full of good cheer and another winner for me.
Many thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Bella’s Christmas Bake Off is due to be published on the 22 nd of October but you can pre order a copy on Amazon