Christmas at the Little Village Bakery
Honeybourne Book 2
Snow is falling in Honeybourne and Spencer is bringing home his American fiancée Tori for a traditional English Christmas with all the trimmings. But when his hippie mum and dad meet her high maintenance parents, sparks of the wrong sort start to fly. Then Spencer bumps into his first love Jasmine and unexpected feelings come flooding back.
Millie is run off her feet with Christmas orders at the Little Village Bakery and new babyOscar. Thank goodness her cousin Darcie is here to help her. Although she does seem to be rather flirty with Millie’s boyfriend Dylan.
Will Darcie ever find true love of her own? And is marrying Tori a terrible mistake for Spencer if his heart is with someone else?
I absolutely love Tilly Tennant books - her characters are so engaging and whenever I'm reading dialogue between them, it always feels so real - almost as if I'm in the room too!
Returning to Honeybourne for Christmas at the Little Village Bakery wasn't what I was expecting in the slightest. Yes the synopsis kind of suggests we will be looking more at Spencer but I did't actually read this as it came as a pleasent surprise.
Spencer has returned to his village home with Tori whom we briefly met in the first book, yet their relationship isn't quite as rosy as you would like for a rececntly engaged couple.
Christmas is looming and so are their parents!
We meet both Spencer and Tori's parents whom are complete opposites and clash in every way possible - I enjoyed reading the contrast between the two sets but felt for couple as their parents seemed to just cause more and more rifts in their relationship.
The familiar old faces have also returned in this sequel - Millie and Dylan are busy trying to run the bakery along learning how to juggle life as new parents.
There are also references pub, Dylan's sister Jas and her family and of course the nosy Ruth who I really think could have a book of her own!
The new addition to Christmas at the Little Village Bakery is Millie's cousin Darcie.
Along with Spencer and Tori's story, the book also plays heavily on Darcie's which for me worked well and keep it interesting.
Darcie has a bit of a crush on Dylan and whilst I felt that Tilly could have played more on this in the book, it was nice to see Darcie deal with her feelings and move forward.
All in all, Christmas at the Little Village Bakery is a gorgeous festive read filled with ups and downs, friendships and love.
I'm looking forward to what Tilly has up her sleeve next!