Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe
The Gingerbread Cafe, #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date of Publication: October 15, 2014
Number of pages: 304
You are invited to the wedding of the year!
Snow is falling thick and fast outside the Gingerbread Café and inside, its owner Lily is planning the wedding of the year. Her wedding! She never dreamt it would happen, but this Christmas, she’ll be marrying the man of her dreams - in a Christmas-card-perfect ceremony!
The gingerbread is baking, the dress is fitted and the mistletoe’s in place – for once, everything’s going to plan. That is until her mother-in-law arrives... Suddenly, Lily’s famous cool is being tested like never before and her dream wedding is crumbling before her eyes.
In the blink of a fairylight, the Gingerbread Café has been thrown into chaos! Lily thought she had this wedding wrapped up, but with so much to do before she says ‘I do’, can Lily get to the church on time – and make this Christmas sparkle after all?
It's hard for me to believe that it has been almost a year since I discovered The Gingerbread Cafe. It was about this time last year that I had requested Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe from Netgalley. Due to forces beyond my control, I had to take a break from my blog and missed a bunch of reading. By the time I got to it, it was February. Then, for Easter, the next book, Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe came out, furthering the story through another holiday. Now the story comes full circle and a wedding is planned.
I wondered how much of Lily and Damon's story would be left to tell. As it turns out, this is more the story of those around Lily and Damon. The meeting of the families, sad goodbyes and new beginnings for many in the small town of Ashford, Connecticut. I was especially happy to see how far Lily has come as a character. She started out a bit flaky and overly emotional, but has matured into a stable, well-rounded woman. Let's just call it the benefits of the Love of a Good Man. *wink*
All 3 of the books in this series are novellas and they span the space of 1 year. While life continues off the pages of the books, we get the best parts of the relationship: the Meet Cute, Popping the Question, and the Marriage Ceremony. I was pleased with the ending and wouldn't mind visiting Ashford again, this time through the eyes of different character. A 4 star read.
The Invitation, found on the Author's website.