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Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage

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I really enjoyed this book!  A great story line that kept me hooked and excellent main characters.  I would highly recommend this book.
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If you’re looking for something sweet, having cooking at the heart, a bit of baking and set during the Christmas season. Then this is the book for you. 
It made my giggle and cringe but isn’t that what we all love about a good romance. Yes, the plot was a tad basic and predictable but that’s kind of what made me love it. 
Take your mind of the craziness that is the world at the moment and fill yourself with a bit of Christmas spirit (even if it is March 😂)
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Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage

by Kate Ginger

If you enjoy a book that starts with personal disaster and ends in triumph, a tale with sadness underlying humor, and a story that emphasizes the good in people, you will have an enjoyable read with Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage. Esme Kendrick is a food technologist; she creates the delectable dishes shown on the famous Felicity Fenchurch’s cooking show. Esme’s life is headed for disaster, however, when she stands up against the theft of her beloved grandmother’s recipes and her long time boyfriend has a less than pleasant surprise for her—all in the same day.

She heads home to Sandchester in defeat, but regroups determined to find success. Fortunately, her lovable and crazy (in a fun way) parents are supportive as are a small group of quirky friends who drive in from London periodically. Esme is a likable character, but you may find yourself yelling at her periodically to stop as she heads for catastrophe.

Will she return to her controlling ex-boyfriend? Can she help her teenage crush recover from a past that haunts him? Is it possible to create a successful blog and find happiness outside of bustling London? Can Esme layer up enough clothes to survive the winter in quaint, but unheated Mistletoe Cottage? Join a cadre of happy readers as you immerse yourself in this Christmasy read that is perfect for any season of the year.

I would like to extend my thanks to netgalley.com and to HQ Digital for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

Category: General Fiction (Adult), Romance

Notes: Contains some bad language, including British vulgarisms

Publication:   October 11, 2019—HQ Digital

Memorable Lines:

This was why Esme loved cooking so much. It was history, their history. It meant her grandma who had helped her through so much, whose loss she had felt so deeply, would never be forgotten if her recipes were still being cooked, and the love that went into them still existed.

“If I lived near him I’d key his car—”   “He doesn’t own a car, Mum. No one does in London.”   “Well then, I’d put itching powder in his underpants and cut the arms and legs off all his suits.”   Esme suppressed a smile. “Has Dad only stayed married to you all these years because he’s too scared to leave?”

Life was a large dark hole that she was falling deeper and deeper into, and at the moment there didn’t seem to be a bottom, or a way back to the top. She was just tumbling endlessly downwards.
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A cute festive read. I love Christmas books and this one was a nice addition to the Christmas list pile.
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I am no longer interested in the content of this book. So, I'm DNF'ing this book for now. I may circle back around to this book one day.
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A bit late reading this one but the romance propelled me through this cold blistery February so it felt like Christmas and the book added the magic. Starting from rock bottom Esme finds her way back. Loved the strength of the character and rooted for her throughout. Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for letting me review this book.
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Felicity Fenchurch the star of Felicity Fenchurch’s Fabulous Feasts primped, preened and delivered the food that Esme Kendrick lovingly created. Esme made the decision to pitch her Grandmother’s favourite recipe but Felicity had stolen the unique recipe and was trying to pass it off as her own Grandmother’s creation. This was one step too far for Esme, she couldn’t help herself and accused the star of overhearing a private conversation about her own Grandmothers Double lawyer Chocolate Chestnut Cake. Felicity overacted as usual, this time Esme refused to apologise so she was sacked for Gross Misconduct and instantly dismissed. 
She struggled through the London streets with tears rolling out of her eyes back to her and Leo’s place. She cooked his favourite meal, cooking always made her feel better, she braced herself for breaking the news that she got fired to him. He often accused her of being dramatic. He beckoned her to sit down, he knelt down next to their dining table “This is it” she thought, he’s going to ask me to marry him...
A wonderfully written story, what happens in the next chapter of Leo and Esme’s lives. Thoroughly read this book and Katie Ginger has now made it onto my ever increasing list of favourite Authors.
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Ohhhhh I read this book around Christmas time and I loved it. It was adorable and full of l or and cuts cities and cute characters.
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This book was a brilliant read and one that is perfect to escape for a few hours and loose yourself.
A great read.
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Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage is about a woman named Esme who has to move back to her sleepy home town of Sandchester and although very quaint, Esme feels nothing but despair. She finds her old crush and begins to fall in love again. Unfortunately, her old crush has some issues that Esme isn’t aware of. Esme is determined to make a go with her new way of life and wondering if she’ll find a new love.  This is a great cozy mystery. The characters are warm and friendly. The story had a lot of twists and turns and some interesting recipies. I’ll definitely be reading her next book. Thank you to net galley for an advanced readers copy.
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On a grey London day, Esme’s world crumbles around her when she loses her glitzy job on a top TV programme, her gorgeous, city-slicker boyfriend and her stunning apartment, all in one fell swoop just before Christmas. Esme is forced suddenly to move back to her sleepy hometown of Sandchester, and despite the snow blanketing the roof and the fairy lights that twinkle in her rustic little cottage, everything is looking bleak. That is until she reconnects with an old crush and finds herself unexpectedly getting swept away.
This was a good book. The story was well paced and perfect for the holiday season. I really liked Esme and enjoyed following her in her story. It felt like a story I’d watch on the hallmark channel! I recommend. 
**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
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This was a quick, holiday read and overall was enjoyable but didn't excite me. It was the classic holiday romance with little substance. The main character was a little too sacarine for my taste and the formula for the book was very obvious. 

I also found it not very believable that she went from 0 followers to enough for a job which isnt how the industry of vlogging works at all.

There were some fun characters in the form of her friends but I dont think I'd be reaching out for another book by the author.

Thank you for providing me with an arc.
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Loved this Christmas novel. Great, well developed storyline that was exceptionally warm.  The characters were well developed and I was invested in them.
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This is such a lovely cosy, Christmas read. Esme sets up a food blog when her life falls apart when she loses her job and her boyfriend. She moves back home and into Mistletoe cottage. She decides to film herself cooking her grandma's recipes with comedic results. I loved the characters, including her friends and her parents.
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“Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage” played like a Hallmark Christmas movie in my mind! I enjoyed reading it. It was festive with a hint of humor and a dash of romance! I absolutely adored Esme. Very cozy read that left me wanting to check out more from this author soon! Guaranteed to make even the grumpiest Scrooge reader get into the holiday spirit!  

* I received a digital copy of this book via NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
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A lighthearted and cosy read, perfect for a night in by the fire. Full of likeable characters and an enjoyable, current storyline. Fantastic descriptions that transport you to another place. The cosy cottage sounded lovely and the writing was smooth and engaging. 

A great read for those who love a Christmas Hallmark movie!
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This was a truly adorable book! It was a little slow at first but really well written and the character development was top notch. I loved the internal back and forth Esme went through.... it's something a lot of people can relate to: the heartbreak of losing your love and your career, and not knowing where to turn to from there. 

I adored the setting of the cottage, the English backdrop and the coziness of this book. It was delightful and the perfect December read! 

The ending was my favorite though: how Esme got her sea legs and everything was worth it in the end.

If you need a cozy book to get through the winter, you will not regret Snowflakes at Misletoe Cottage!
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A fab tale of Esme, forced to retreat to her home town after a disastrous day.  This is her story of how she picks herself up, and pursues her cooking career despite being left homeless and jobless.  Surrounded by beautiful countryside and with the help of friends - both local and in London - she picks herself up and gets on with life.  Cue some funny scenes and warm encounters.  A tad predictable but a lovely cosy Christmassy-ish read.
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When Esme’s life implodes she moves back to the countryside to regroup and rebuild. With the support of her friends, family and a very handsome estate agent she begins to reinvent herself as a blogger. This is a very enjoyable read from Katie Ginger with very likeable characters and genuine laugh out loud moments. Highly recommended.
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Esme’s Cooking Laughs and Romance

When Esme loses her job as a food stylist to a famous TV personality, as well as her boyfriend and home, she’s in a world of trouble. Good thing Joe has just what she needs. 

I absolutely loved this romance. Told from several different points of view, I found this novel both laugh-out-loud entertaining as well as quite touching. This was Bridget Jones mixed with Hallmark Christmas movies. All my favorites! 

From the first pages, I was totally hooked. Between the main plot and the subplots, there was enough variety to keep my interest, and the dialogue was pure entertainment. I laughed so hard at some scenes, I had to reread them over again, sometimes out loud to my hubby. As an American, I had a difficult time with some of the expressions but managed just fine between context and the internet. 😊 Can’t wait to read the next one from this author.

My copy was provided in advance from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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