Sunday, 20 November 2016

Book Review - The Oddest Little Gingerbread Shop by Beth Good

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Title: The Oddest Little Gingerbread Shop
Author: Beth Good
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Gift
Publisher: Thimblerig Books
Publication Date: 28th October 2016
Rating: 5 Stars

Busy professionals Sophie and Mark don't know each other, and don't have time for a relationship anyway. But their lives are about to collide in the most delicious way possible, as they hurry to a conference on a snowy December evening. Oops, watch out for that reindeer!

Another cosy and highly festive quick-read romcom from popular writer, Beth Good. Pop the kettle on, grab yourself a gingerbread man, and start reading ...

A Quick Read Romance.

I never know what to realistically expect from short stories, but this one really hit all the right spots for me. It had a clear story, two characters getting to know each other, a time line progression, and far more importantly in a Christmas short story, just enough magic to have you puzzled. 

I really think you need to suspend your knowledge of reality as your read this short story, or at least any cynicism, as I really do think Christmas is a magical time, and there was something incredibly odd and inexplicable about the Gingerbread Shop itself. 

Within the first couple of pages, I was laughing and smiling, and then I wondered if perhaps I was wrong about the genre as Mark and Sophie were walking through a deep dark scary wood, but once they arrived at the shop, I was able to sit back, relax and wonder. 

I'll leave you to make up your own mind as to exactly what happens in the Gingerbread shop, but I was enchanted by it, and it really was an odd little shop. 

In a story that has reindeer, delicious baked goods, a couple of people thrown together in unusual circumstance, and the cosiness and enchanting qualities of the season, you have a marvellous festive short story that will let you while away an hour in pure bliss. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rachel,

    I'm not usually a fan of seasonal stories, but Christmas does bring out the best in creativity for cover art graphics and this one is amazing :)

    Thanks for sharing and stay warm on this miserable, wintry Sunday!



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