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The Vintage Village Bake Off by Judy Leigh #Review

  Here we are with another amusing romcom by Judy Leigh . The Vintage Village Bake Off was published by Boldwood Books on December 4th. Now in his seventies, Robert Parkin is stunned to find himself the unlikely sex symbol of the village gardening club. Living in happy solitude with his cat Isaac Mewton in the Devon village of Millbrook, entertained by his mischievous chickens and goats, Robert has never figured out the rules of romance. But as the local ladies vie for his company, it soon becomes clear that Robert's Victoria Sponge cake is the lure, and as his baking prowess grows, so does his confidence. Cheesecakes, meringues, puddings, Robert can do it all, but his real masterpieces are his scones - ginger, rosemary, coconut, fruit, his recipes are inspired and soon come to the attention of the local media. Which county does the best cream tea - Devon or Cornwall? It's time for an age-old debate to be settled with a competition. Robert's sisters Bunty and Ha

The Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James #Review

We are back in Cornwall today for the first in Daisy James' latest series, The Cornish Confetti Agency. 

Welcome to The Cornish Confetti Agency!

When the grand finale of Lexie Harrington’s catwalk show ends with a disastrous twist on the ‘ice bucket challenge’, she knew her highly-strung boss would fire her on the spot. What she wasn’t expecting was to bump into her fianc√© cosied up with an attractive blonde in the restaurant opposite their apartment!

Desperate to escape her heartbreak, Lexie flees to her childhood home of St Ives to hold the fort at The Cornish Confetti Agency for her best friend Freya, leader of the yummy mummy network and firm believer in ‘happily ever afters’. Little did she know that delivering a Caribbean-themed wedding in sunny Cornwall would rival the fashion industry for drama, tantrums and mysterious goings on.
Who is responsible for dousing the bridesmaid’s dress with tomato ketchup? Or hiding the bride’s beloved Jimmy Choos? Or attaching googly eyes to everything in sight?

The perfect Cornish wedding? Is there such a thing for The Cornish Confetti Agency?  


My Thoughts

Having thoroughly enjoyed this feelgood novel, I can say that I am looking forward to the next in the series. There are lots of amusing moments, especially with some of the wedding details and as there is a gentle mystery to uncover as you go along. Lexie seems to be dogged by bad luck. Leaving her life in London behind, she seems to bring the chaos with her but luckily, there is a charming journalist to help her unpick just what is going on.

    There are some promising characters who I hope will figure in subsequent stories. The setting is beautiful as ever so in all, this is an escapist read which will transport you out of the grimness of life of the moment and offers the promise of some sparkling summer Cornish days. Bring on no.2 !

In short: Spend some time in beautiful Cornwall for a great feelgood read.
About the Author

 Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her summerhouse, she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.

You can follow Daisy here: Twitter   |  Facebook

Book links:   Amazon UK  
Thanks to Daisy James and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
 
  

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