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Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Café

(The Gingerbread Cafe #2)

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Chocolate...the most irresistible temptation?

The Gingerbread Cafe is all a buzz! This Easter, Lily and the rest of the town of Ashford, Connecticut are planning a truly decadent Chocolate Festival. Cooking up a storm, CeeCee and Lily are not just baking a batch of their sinfully delicious chocolate-dipped gingerbread men, but an excess of chocolate truffles, squidgy, c
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Kindle Edition, 94 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Carina (first published March 20th 2014)
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Kevin
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, culinary, fiction
A week ago I read The Bookshop on the Corner by Colgan, Jenny, and loved it, while looking for a sequel I found The Bookshop on the Corner by Rebecca Raisin and decide to read that as well. Then I found out that it was part of a short story town and that the The Bookshop On the Corner was 2.5 in the Gingerbread Cafe series. I picked up this and the sequel both of which I read this after. Both are good solid romances and while I'm not the target audience I was glad to read them both, next I'll st ...more
Rebecca
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe was a gorgeous little read that I devoured (as well as the constant presence of chocolately goodness) in less than a couple of hours. It is a short story, but Rebecca Raisin managed to fit everything in perfectly. It didn't seem too squished together which I have sometimes found with short stories. It was just right.

If you follow me on Twitter (@beccasbooooks) you've probably seen the cover of this one constantly being tweeted from me, and that's because
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Liberty K
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
It was the perfect Easter read. The second novella about the Gingerbread Cafe was as beautiful as the first one.

I loved again: Lil and Damon and CeeCee are kind and wise characters you don't want to forget.

I hated: Lil's ex-husband. Such an asshole!

Best scene: The proposal was so dreamy and full of love.

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Plus: The egg hunt, the chocolate, the gingerbread coffee and the pies and souffles will make your mouth watering for sure!

Can't wait to read at Christmas time the wedding preparations.
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Sam Still Reading
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of warm, cosy stories
Recommended to Sam Still Reading by: loved Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
Thank you to Carina UK and Rebecca for the eARC.

I have been eating quite a bit of chocolate lately. Yesterday I attended a chocolate masterclass at a 5-star hotel. This afternoon I’m planning to make custard filled Easter eggs and candied orange chocolate rounds. For all of this, I blame Lil and CeeCee. I suppose it’s a bit odd to blame book characters for chocolate cravings, but once you start reading Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Café, you’ll see where I’m coming from. These ladies are w
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Julie
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe by Rebecca Raisin is a 2014 Carina ( Harlequin UK) publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the author and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Things have moved along quite well for Lily since we first got to know her. The town of Ashford is gearing up to celebrate Easter in a big way. Lily and CeeCee are preparing a decadent chocolate celebration at the cafe. Chocolate is not their usual fair, but once they start delving in chocolate the
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Katey Lovell
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of my favourite festive reads of 2013 was Rebecca Raisin's Christmas at the Gingerbread Café. I raved about it until I was blue in the face, tweeting about it as much as possible and recommending it to anyone who would listen (you can see my review of it here , if you happen to have missed out on it).

Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Café is the sequel I longed for. Infact, I begged Rebecca to write more about Lil, Damon and CeeCee. They were more than characters in a book, they became fri
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Judy
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recently, while browsing Netgalley for new books, I came across this book. I had recently read Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe and enjoyed it, so I gave this one a try as well. This book is set just a few months following the first book, during Easter. There was a return of all the characters we were introduced in the first book.

This book read very much like a second act in a play. The first act, book one, was all about them meeting and falling in love. Now in the second act, that love has tr
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Simona
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

The cover of this novella is absolutely stunning, I LOVE IT ♥

I was so excited for this story to go on, if you’ve read Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe you understand what I mean.

Lily and Damon are such a gorgeous and adorable couple. Their love is “feelable” through the book and Rebecca created some great scenes showing us their deep, honest and real relationship. Damon is such an awesome boyfriend. He’s caring, sexy, romantic, smart
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Dawn
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was invited to read this book by the author Rebecca Raisin and couldn't wait to get my teeth into it!
I have a huge pile of books to be read but had to push this straight up the to the top! But, where to begin? Wow - loved it, loved it, loved it! Having read the first novella The Gingerbread Cafe I knew I'd love it and I wasn't disappointed.
It was just like I was visiting with old friends, Rebecca's descriptions are so vivid I could very well have been stood in the cafe, hugging CeeCee and wa
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Jo Hughes
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I would like Rebecca Raisin and Carina for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I first met Lil, Damon and CeeCee at Christmas when I read Christmas at the Gingerbread Café, I loved that so when I was sent this copy I couldn’t wait to get started.

It is now the week before Easter, Lil and CeeCee are busily preparing the café for an Easter festival they have decided to hold to boost the Town’s visitors. As soon as started reading about the Gingerbread Café, I cou
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Fiona Wilson
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2014-reads
This is the second book in the Gingerbread Cafe series from the author. In my opinion it is as good as, if not better than, the first book, Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe.

Reading this short story I found myself desperate for chocolate, and Easter eggs, and yummy fillings! I kid you not, you can't read this book without salivating at the very thought of all the delicious goodies the ladies come up with.

We once again meet the characters we fell in love with in book 1. Lily is still a strong cha
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Joanna Gavin
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book by Rebecca Raisin that I have read. I read Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe earlier this year. This book is the sequel to that.
I absolutely loved this book. I felt at home in it like the characters are really part of my family. I can imagine myself having a stool up at the kitchen bench in the Gingerbread Cafe and talking and laughing with the main characters. I think this is because of the warm friendly style of writing that Rebecca uses.It immediately makes you part o
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All Booked Out
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Seriously, a visit to a gorgeous hunk, and chocolate!! Oh My, my mouth was watering all through this, Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee, Macadamia, white choc fudge! I am moving to this town! Especially as Cee Cee still works at the Gingerbread Cafe and she makes me laugh!

This is the second in the series, so it is like a drop in to see old friends, this time around, it is all about a Chocolate festival, Damien has his Daughter to visit and Lily has an u
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Amber M
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just LOVED this book, even more than the first! I was so more invested in the characters this time around which made the story that more enjoyable. Raisin knows how to write a wonderfully written novella in a way the reader is so pleased by the beginning, middle, and even the ending.

I loved the fact that Raisin introduced a thrilling dilemma with Lily and her ex, Joel. This part of the puzzle made the story even more appealing with an unknown factor of how much trouble Joel was going to be to
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Bethany Clark
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing 2nd book in this great series by Rebecca Raisin! With Spring here and Easter right around the corner, it was just what I needed to get into the holiday spirit!

The entire town has decided to have a chocolate festival to celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday in Ashford! Lil and CeeCee have been preparing for weeks - every type of chocolate treat you could ever imagine including chocolate dipped gingerbread men!

Damon's daughter Charlie has come to visit for the holiday and having t
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Madeline
Mar 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Cute story, I wish it was longer.
Amanda
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The blurb
Chocolate…the most irresistible temptation?
The Gingerbread Café is all a buzz! This Easter, Lily and the rest of the town of Ashford, Connecticut are planning a truly decadent Chocolate Festival. Cooking up a storm, CeeCee and Lily are not just baking a batch of their sinfully delicious chocolate-dipped gingerbread me
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karmaforlifechick
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lily, the owner of The Gingerbread Café, and her friend CeeCee are preparing for the first ever Chocolate Festival in Ashford, Connecticut and the whole town in buzzing with excitement! Things are just going the greatest it's ever been with Damon and with his absolutely charming daughter Charlie, Easter is going to be a dream. Then Lily's ex Joel rides into town with all the usual drama that he brings. This was a really cute read and it was surprisingly short. For those looking for a quick read ...more
Anna Hub
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this novella!

Rebecca does a fantastic job of bringing her characters to life with so few words. It's short and sweet, and definitely leaves you wanting more. But the great thing is, there's a whole series of these Gingerbread Cafe stories!

One of my favourite things about this book was the detail in the chocolate festival. As the main character, Lil, owns a cafe, food is an important part of her story. And this was done so well you could almost smell the chocolate!

Definitely re
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Samantha Tonge
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
've been keenly awaiting this sequel and wasn't disappointed! Another tasty read guaranteed to warm your heart and make your mouth water. Raisin's style is feel-good, deliciously descriptive and easy to read. And go Cee Cee! A heroine to the end! Great characters that I wished lived in my town. And a hero almost as delectable as the sweet treats. I can't wait for book 3!
Heather
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
A nice little novella, that makes you feel all happy inside, and a great chance to catch up with Lily, CeeCee & Damon! ...more
Sarah
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Having read the first book and it being quite a short story, I couldn’t wait to dive straight into this book and I was not disappointed. What I will advise is make sure you have plenty of chocolate to hand while you read it. The descriptions evoke mouth watering responses.

I loved this story and it was so well written that although it is a series I started to read this first initially and it didn’t really make any difference. I could still understand and follow it. I loved reading more about the
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Luvena
May 28, 2017 rated it liked it
A very very simple read, simple no-depth romance of the teenage variety.... It's the no-brainer bit that I enjoy between a couple of good reads.... the kind that takes me back to school days - fantastic romance that almost always didn't exist in real life but sufficient to allow and enrich daydream plots... :)
Sall
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The feel good factor in this book will never fail to warm the hearts of readers. Rebecca Raisin knows exactly how to hold her readers captivated whilst empowering them to feel happy, content and stress free. I did have a stressful ten minutes when the Gingerbread cafe was at risk but this book demonstrates the strength of good friends who will always triumph over evil.
Anita Powers
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The continuation of this romance is surrounding Easter time, I loved reading about Lil and CeeCee getting ready for the Chocolate Festival. Damon and Lil are so adorable together and I love his daughter Charlie, she is so sweet. There is trouble in town though when Joel, Lil’s ex husband shows up and making demands. The road to love got a little rocky but love won in the end.
Christi
Jan 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Cute Christmas novella. Even though it is book #2, the author gave enough background info on the characters so new readers are in the loop.

I would read the rest of the series next year.

I did think the author just picked CT as a setting at random. The details are definitely more Southern than New England.
Sally
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A cute country town, quirky and lovable town characters, chocolate, hunky man and a cafe. Add a dastardly ex husband and we’re all set for a cute and cozy story.
I loved this book and can’t wait to catch up with Lil, Cee and Damon and their friends again.
A lovely read.
Betty
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this book. The interaction with Lily and CeeCee and Lily and Damon was great! They are celebrating Easter with lots of chocolate and fun activities for the children to participate in.
Lydia
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love reading about Lily's journey with Damon and CeeCee.
Pat Langhelt
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
A lovely short story about a chocolate shop x
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