Chick lit

Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes by Jessica Redland

Its almost Christmas at Whitsborough bay and this time around, we are to spend time with Carly at her cupcake shop. Things are not going too well, the workload being extraordinarily high and Carly’s sister being in the way.
This visit to the town was about how our protagonist manages to live a little, find new friends and move on with her life. She has the classic elder sibling need to protect her sister by making excuses for her, while the sister would be furious if she heard the reasons. I liked the sister angle more and would have loved the book if the entire narrative had been from her point of view. I was not enamoured by Carly and her predicaments. It felt a little difficult to invest in her long-hidden feelings for some reason while simultaneously hanging on to her day-to-day of running her shop.
The most crucial part of the entire book has to be the writing style. It is simple, while still conveying the required emotions. Any fan of the genre will not go wrong picking up any books by the author because they are filled with vibrant women in unique jobs. I already have another queued up to read.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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