#Blogmas Day 14: Blog Blitz Review – Christmas at the Marshmallow Cafe by CP Ward

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

A cute christmassy story about taking a chance at happiness.

Foreword

Thank you so much to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ and CP Ward for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary digital copy and blog tour media kit!

About the Author

CP Ward is an author from Cornwall in the UK. You can find a list of his Christmas-themed books here: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/cp-ward

You can also follow CP Ward’s Facebook group at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/510678469409835

Review

Book CWs: For a list of warnings, tropes, and representation for this book, check out its page on BookTriggerWarnings.com.

Premise

When downtrodden checkout assistant Bonnie Green receives a letter from a mysterious uncle, she can hardly believe her eyes.

Gifted a hundred-year lease on a famous cafe situated in the middle of a mythical theme park, Bonnie sets off with her best friend Debbie on an adventure to a hidden valley in the Lake District where they will find new friendship, love, and happiness, all set against the magic of Christmas … and more marshmallows than they can possibly eat….

Review (No Spoilers)

Although Christmas at the Marshmallow Cafe is described as a festive romance novel, I think I’d label it more as a contemporary. Rather than being a book about finding romantic love, it’s a story about taking a chance on happiness, and that was what I enjoyed most about it.

Bonnie is fifty-two year old woman who has experienced a lot of hardship in her life. her husband left her for another woman, her kids sided with him in the divorce, and she finds herself working a terrible retail job just to get by. When she finally gets offered the chance to find true happiness, she has to decide whether the reward outweighs the risk.

I’ll admit that it took me a while to get into this novel, mostly due to my American-ness. I kept reading words and phrases I didn’t recognize–I had to ask my partner at some point what the heck a circular was–but once I got to the meat of the story, it flowed much more easily. I imagine other readers won’t have this problem.

In regards to the characters, I absolutely adored Bonnie. She was extremely kind and loving and it was nice watching her move on from the negative events of her past. I didn’t care much for her best friend Debbie because I found her quite childish at times, but I very much appreciated the portrayal of a strong friendship with people of different ages. That’s not something you see often in books, so it was very refreshing.

If you’re looking for a festive Christmas read about taking chances and discovering true friendship, definitely give Christmas at Marshmallow Cafe a try!

Feel free to follow along with all of the rest of the blitz posts from today!! If you’re interested in purchasing your own copy, you can find a list of sellers here.

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