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Summary

It's the most wonderful time of the year.... 

It's December on Castle Street; the fairy lights are twinkling, snow has settled and the festive season is in full swing. 

For Carly, the owner of Carly's Cupcakes, it's the busiest time of year getting everyone's Christmas treats ready on time. However with her clumsy sister, Bethany, as a co-worker, it's proving a difficult task. They say you shouldn't mix work with family. Maybe they have a point.... 

As Christmas approaches, Carly is also eagerly awaiting the return of her best friend to Whitborough Bay. Liam has no idea he's been the object of her affection since their schooldays. After years of pining after him, can Carly pluck up the courage to finally tell him how she really feels by 25th December?

Could a little festive magic make all of Carly's wishes come true this Christmas?

A heartwarming, short festive story of friendship and family from best seller Jessica Redland.

©2017 Jessica Redland (P)2020 Boldwood Books Ltd

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couldn't finish

the narrator's voice was awful. I tried numerous times to listen but had to give up

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Lovely feel good book would definitely recommend

Loved this book as well as all the other books by Jessica Redlands. I have binge listened to them all while cleaning out cupboards etc during Covid Lockdown great feel good escapism. I am now suffering from withdrawal symptoms and eagerly looking forward to the next book 📖.
Thank you Jessica for brightening up my lockdown😊.

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That voice!

oh man, why would you choose a narrator with a voice like fingernails on a blackboard?! It was truly painful at times, especially listening to her whining whether she read the little sister.
The story is very much like a cupcake, overly sweet with no actual nutritional value, but you still keep eating...

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Had to stop the book annoying narrator

The annoying voice of the narrator totally ruined the book, and I’m a Yorkshire lass, what a shame.

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REALLY AMAZING STORY

I absolutely loved it, the story line is brilliant, I love how's it's not drawn out like most books, it took a few chapters to get hooked, but after chapter 3 I couldn't put it down, definitely worth a read if you love a bit of romance, drama & a few twists too.

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I still prefer the previous narr of this series but it was better this time. although, her male voice makes me imagine a not so masculine man unfortunately. but I liked the story

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Pass

The narrators voice grated on me. Couldn't really listen to it. Story was a bit drab too unlike her other novels

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Loved it!

Another heart warming story of love winning over adversity! I love how each story intertwines with others I’ve listened too. Characters popping up in one story, then being the main character in the next!

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Loving these books

Love these can read in any order Or as stand alone
Each is there own story so no pressure to read all

Story is amazing and sweet love it 🥰

Emma did an amazing good once again

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Thank goodness it's included!

Emma Swan has done such a variable job in narrating. Some is passable, however the childish voice she uses for the 20-something younger sister is so off-putting. I had to give up listening.

I have a feeling Jessica Redland is an author I would have enjoyed if I could have listened to the end.

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  • 08-10-21

💕💕💕

Such a cute feel good short story! Who doesn’t love a Hallmark-ish Christmas book?

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  • 06-10-21

Not genre listed. Not spiritual. Nearly Romance.

So the book was good but it's 89% about sisterly bonds. Which was ok but not what was listed. There is a slight nod to a bff to lovers but it is almost and after thought, which is too bad because it could have really been a wonderful.story on it's own. Oh well... not my type of topic but not bad for what it was.

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  • Lynda
  • 29-09-21

An easy listen

Reading made me want an expensive cupcake! It was a bit too sweet for my taste but I finished it.

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  • roseanna banana
  • 29-09-21

Very good.

To be perfectly honest, I wasn't really expecting this to be as good as it was. Fun characters and a great story. I liked the humor in it. I loved the description of the cakes, and cupcakes. It was a good subject that people don't realize you don't have to be in a war to suffer from PTSD. Emma Swan did a great job of narrating this book.

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  • dolores Michaelson
  • 18-02-22

Swearing in the reading

As cute as this book sounded, I could only listen to a little bit before there was too many times of swearing. I need a book without the foul language.

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  • RB
  • 31-12-21

The narrator ruins it

Redland uses a few narrators and this particular narrator’s voice makes it impossible for me to listen to anything she says. It sounds like your grandmother is scolding you throughout the entire reading.

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  • Amanda Buccheri
  • 06-12-21

My fav Christmas audiobook yet! 🎄🎅🏻

I absolutely LOVED this Christmas audiobook! The narration was lovely and it was such a heartwarming story of romantic and familial love. And I love anything about sisters as I am very close with my own. The narrator did a great job with all of the voices. Highly recommend.

Spoilers: Every character is so likable, I wish that I knew them all in real life. I saw a lot of negative reviews about Bethany but I absolutely loved her. I have always been able to relate to ppl with mental issues and I def had bad self-esteem growing up as I had helicopter parents who never let me do anything for myself. Like Bethany, it left me with little to no coping skills. I saw a lot of readers complaining that it was too much about Bethany but I loved it. I really felt the love Carly had for her sister and Liam. Carly is exactly the type of person Bethany needs in her corner. And we learn that Carly has her own fears to conquer, just like Bethany.

The main character is wonderful and I am so glad everything works out for her. Christmas magic is plentiful throughout this delightful story. It has humor, romance, friendship, redemption, second chances, karma, great writing and narration! I just can’t applaud this book enough 🎄🎅🏻

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  • jerricka britt
  • 22-05-22

pleasantly surprised

I was pleasantly surprised that I liked it I was not expecting to. the story didn't drag on. I like the main character.

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  • Adk79
  • 14-05-22

Erin and Aaron….Really?

I can’t believe the author pick to names for siblings as Erin and Aaron….and then went through editing and these two sibling character names were not suggested for change.

In reading the book you would at least see the difference in spelling, but as in Audio they are far too similar….even if they made it through to print for Audio version should had made a name change. Very confusing

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  • Lisa M. Banks
  • 06-05-22

Loved

I loved this book!! 10 out of 10 would recommend! Fabulous read and awesome description!