Blurb from Goodreads
It’s Bea’s first Christmas with her baby son, and this year she’s determined to do everything right. But there is still so much to do: the Christmas menu needs refining; her café, The Honey Pot, needs decorating; and she’s invited the whole neighbourhood to a party on Christmas Day. She really doesn’t have time to get involved in two new people’s lives, let alone fall in love…
When Olivia gets knocked over in the street, however, Bea can’t help bringing her into The Honey Pot and getting to know her. Olivia’s life is even more hectic than her own, and with her fiancé’s entire family over from Ireland for Christmas, she shouldn’t be lingering in the cosy warmth of Bea’s café. Chloe, on the other hand, has nowhere else to go. Her affair with a married man has alienated her friends, and left her lonelier than ever.
But Christmas is a magical time, and in the fragrant atmosphere of The Honey Pot, anything can happen: new friends can be made, hearts can heal, and romance can finally blossom…
Aww I feel all warm and fuzzy inside after reading this. It was a lovely Christmassy story.
The book follows the stories of three women whose lives cross paths in the two weeks leading up to Christmas.
- Bea is the owner of an Italian café and delicatessen who is trying to move on from her tragic past.
- Olivia has just gotten engaged to her boyfriend and is experiencing some pre-wedding jitters.
- And Chloe is a seemingly successful lawyer who has been having an affair with a married man and is rather sad and lonely because of it.
The interwoven stories of the three women aren’t going to shock and surprise you but that’s not what this book is about.
This is a lovely, sentimental and easy read.
It’s a book about discovering new friendships, healing a broken heart, being true to yourself and turning over a new leaf and discovering new romance. It is a perfect light yet emotional read and will definitely put anyone in a Christmassy spirit.