Sunday, 21 December 2014

'Snow Angels, Secrets & Christmas Cake' by Sue Watson

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Summary: For Tamsin Angel, Christmas is always the biggest and best… chic parties and a little showbiz sparkle are a must. This year though, things aren’t going quite as planned… 

With bailiffs suddenly at the door and her husband nowhere to be found, it looks like Christmas just got downsized. Moving into her sister’s one-bedroom flat, she wonders whether things will ever be the same again. 

After losing her husband on Christmas Eve, Sam Angel has rebuilt her life around her son Jacob and her new business – The White Angel Bakery. She’s also found herself a very handsome, loving boyfriend, but is struggling to let go of the past. 

Thrown together with a sprinkle of Christmas magic, Sam and Tamsin might just learn a little more about each other – and themselves. But when disaster strikes at the bakery, will they be able to save the day in time for Christmas?

First of all: OH MY GOD! This was one of the best Christmas books I've read so far! It was not only festive, engaging and sweet - it had a lot more to offer than just relaxing time while reading it.

I adored the story of two completely different sisters who in their own ways rediscovered a true meaning of Christmas. The book is written in two narratives so we can see all events from both Tamsin's and Sam's points of view - the author succeeded in showing how diverse these women are. Both are very well built characters, charming and loveable, sometimes even amusing. 

But Sue Watson's book is not only about two sisters struggling to survive through this unusual Christmas time after one of them had lost everything she owned. It is also a story about dealing with an emotional and painful past, dark times of childhood. One may think Tamsin is a posh and shallow, unsatisfied housewife but her obsession with beautiful, sparkly and expensive things is just an escape from wounds that have never been healed but scratched even more. 'Snow Angels...' also portrays different kinds of love and fear that comes along with it. 

This book is a perfect seasonal women's fiction. There's an excellent balance between romance, touching moments and amusement. It's a read along which you can cry, smile, laugh and feel this special kind of Christmassy warmth in your heart. I personally fell in love with Sue Watson's writing style and can't wait to read more of her books!


  1. This sounds cute, I will have to check it out!

  2. This sounds really good! I'm still on the search for a Christmas themed book to read, so I'm definitely going to add this to my TBR!

  3. I haven't heard of the book but the cover is amazing for this season!!! Happy holidays :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

  4. I have yet to read a Christmas book lately, I have read none yet. This sounds promising though. Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays :)

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