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Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake

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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 sa
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Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published October 17th 2014 by Bookouture
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Elaine
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
It took me a couple of chapters to really get into this book but once I did, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is the story of two sisters, Tamsin and Sam and a build up to Christmas that will change both of their lives. The story is told in chapters which alternate between Tamsin and Sam’s viewpoints. At first there did seem to be some overlap between each chapter which did feel a bit repetitive although this did lessen after the first couple of chapters. Either that, or I was hooked by then and just ...more
Kim
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, net-galley, 2014
I lost myself totally in this warm, festive read. I couldn't wait to read more and read it in one day.

Tamsin's luxury lifestyle falls apart when bailiffs turn up at her mansion in the middle of her Christmas photoshoot. She learns that her husband has let the business go and there is no money for her to buy designer dresses and shoes. Her sister Sam Angel happened to be there at the same time and took her back to stay in her tiny flat above the bakery she ran.

I loved the description of their rel
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Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was delighted that Sue Watson had produced a lovely Christmas book to get me through the next year until her next release. Thankfully this little baby could tide me over until then and FYI how lovely and Christmassy (that’s a real word you know) is the cover?!

At 254 pages this felt a little bit too short for me but I forgive the wonderful Sue as the book was so enjoyable! I adored the two main characters of this story who are sisters from the get go! Sam Angel is the sensible sister, but hav
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Bethany Clark
I would like to first thank Sue Watson and Bookouture for a chance to read this advanced copy through Net Galley.
What an amazing holiday read. I have been looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit and this was just the novel to do that!

Not everything in life is easy and Tamsin's life this year is proof of that. She thought she had everything and then two bailiff's show up and she loses it all in less than 5 minutes. He home is being taken, her husband has run away and she has no friends t
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Kelly Jarvis
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
another great book by Sue Watson who has quickly become one of my favourite authors the descriptions of the bakery and everything around are fantastic without being too much another great book that had me giggling in various places
Rebecca
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on http://beccasbooooks.blogspot.co.uk/

Firstly, a massive thank you to the fabulous publishers Bookouture for providing me with a digital copy of this gorgeous title by Sue Watson, and an ever bigger thanks to the author herself for writing such a masterpiece. Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake by Sue Watson was truly beautiful. A heart-warming story, showcasing what Christmas is all about.

This is the first book by Sue Watson that I have had the pleasure of reading, despi
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Lesley
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed it every bit as much as I did the first time!

I just cannot fault this woman's writing - each of them have made me laugh out loud.

Dawn
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ecopy of this book by Kim at Bookouture in exchange for an honest review which I'm more than happy to give. If anyone read Sue's last book Love, Lies & Lemon Cake you'll know how much I was looking forward to this book.

This book revolves around Tamsin and Sam, two sisters who are outwardly living two totally different lives but when the veneer is stripped away they both share some very similar qualities and ideals.

Tamsin is moving in high circles, with a very polished act whic
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Paris Baker
Originally posted on Paris Baker's Book Nook.

Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake is a wonderfully sweet Christmas story about the love of family, how to stay strong when the odds are against you, and learning to be the person you want to be. It’s a magical and uplifting story that I thoroughly enjoyed, and definitely put me in the Christmas spirit.

Sam and Tamsin Angel are about as different as sisters come. Sam is a down-to-earth bakery owner, still grieving her late husband, who works her a
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Suze Lavender
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It's almost Christmas which means it's the busiest time of the year for the sisters Tamsin and Sam. Tamsin is wealthy and every year she tries to throw the best Christmas party in the neighborhood. Everything is going according to plan as she's fully prepared as always. Then something awful happens, a pair of bailiffs shows up to take possession of her home. Apparently her husband has made a huge mess of their finances. He's nowhere to be found and the only thing Tamsin can do is moving in with ...more
Sarah
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake is a wonderful read. It's one of those stories that has you grinning with laughter in places and will see you with a big sloppy grin the rest of the time. It is the perfect novel to snuggle up on the sofa with on a cold winters day or night.

Tamsin and Sam are sisters who have led very different lifestyles in their adult hood and are quite different in their personalities also. Tamsin is used to being able to pick up the phone and have an expert on hand for
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Marina
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sue Watson did it again! After Younger, Thinner, Blonder and Love, Lies and Lemon Cake, I wasn't expecting anything less from this fabulous author. Every single word in her stories is sweetened with chocolate, vanilla and cupcakes and there is no way you'll feel down after reading them. Every one next is even better and better and this time she really nailed it.

The plot centers around Angel sisters. Sam is young widow with little son. She owns a bakery, she runs it since her husband died, it's h
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Vicki - I Love Reading
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2014
A great fun read, with enough seriousness to make you think. and truly realize just what is important in life.
A Christmas cracker of a read.

I really enjoyed the last book I read by Sue Watson, so when I saw this I knew I had to give it a go. And I did really enjoy it, The humor in this book is just priceless. I really found myself chuckling at parts. Sue Watson really does know how to drag the reader into the book.

In this book we have 2 very different sisters, Tamsin and Sam, both characters I
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Simona
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
*Book provided by the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review*

This is my first Sue Watson book, I’ve heard so many great things about this book and also Love, Lies and Lemon Cake (on my TBR). I was happy to finally have the possibility to read one of her books.
This is a beautiful and touching story about two sisters.

Tamsin Angel has got it all, a big house, a husband, children and she can buy anything she wants… Well, not anymore, her husband just left out of the blue and their com
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Liina
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has a pretty festive cover and the story is just wonderful. While reading the book it made me feel that it’s snowy December instead of rainy October. It truly is heart-warming and hilarious, but also connected with serious issues like grief, abuse, lies and cheating.

Tamsin and Sam are sisters, but their lives are totally different, Tamsin is use to have money, and throw the biggest and best Christmas parties, while Sam lives in a small apartment above the bakery where she works at. Sis
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Chantelle Hazelden
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was sent an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Having read one of Sue's previous books, I was really looking forward to delving into this one and I am happy to report that it did not disappoint.

A light hearted story filled with love, friendships and humour. A romantic book that wasn't all about the men but about the women too.

Tamsin is the sister who has done well for herself, doesn't need to worry about money, appears to have the perfect life.

Sam has had her fair share of disa
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Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you To Bookouture for accepting my request to review this book via Netgalley. I had previously read a short story by Sue Watson which I really enjoyed so I was excited to read this one.

The story follows 2 sisters Tasmin and Sam Angel. These sisters have very different lives. Tasmin li
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Renita D'Silva
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sue Watson has produced a wonderful, heart-warming, festive celebration of a book with 'Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake'. This lovely story has the trademark laugh-out-loud humor that makes all of her books stand out, but it is the sensitively portrayed bond between two sisters and how they overcome their differences and the travails life throws at them that makes this book so very special. Sue creates characters we can all relate to, and this tale too, like her other books, is populated ...more
Book-shelf Shelf
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Two sisters living completely different lives, Tamsin living the high life where money is no object and Sam for whom every penny counts. That is until disaster strikes and Tamsin looses everything and is forced to move in too a tiny flat with her sister and nephew. The flat is above the bakery Sam runs and after a few adjustments Tamsin realized money isn't the be all and end all and starts to help her sister. In the busy run up to Christmas, Sam who suffered great tragedy, has her own soul sear ...more
Carrie Hards
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another utter corker from Sue. Happy, sad, funny, uplifting, heart-wrenching and full of wonderful cake-filled pleasure.

It's the story of 2 sisters who's lives have taken very different paths. Wealthy big sister Tamsin's luxury lifestyle is turned upside whilst planning her annual Christmas extravaganza, the bailiffs turn up and announce that her husband hasn't been paying any bills. Little sister, Sam, widowed so young, steps in to help out, even though she has a small flat and is struggling t
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Allison Corin
Dec 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
It boggles my mind that this book has such great reviews.

Besides being repetitive and predictable, the editing is atrocious. I've never read so many run on sentences in one story. Plus, I didn't appreciate the writer explaining over and over to the reader what was happening rather than just showing us with action. I would have enjoyed the story more with characters that were more fleshed out and a very heavy edit.
Nicola Hession-Kent
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely book!
I really enjoyed how the book was written, each chapter alternating between the sisters. It gave a fresh perspective on the goings on. An easy read that by the end I was sad to finish.
Abbi
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
Girly novel with a little festive twist. I found the characters, however, to be very dull, shallow and selfcentered. But if you can get past that, you'll probably enjoy this book about family, sisterhood, baking and ambitious futures.
Agi
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, favourite
Oh guys, this book wowed me totally! I'm relatively fresh to Sue Watson's books and I've read only "Love, Lies and Lemon Cakes" and I adored this novel, but "Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake" has just blown my mind away, so muchos I liked it! And how lovely and Christmassy is the cover??? I'm totally in love with it and it would make a brilliant Christmas present, no need to wrap it up, so beautiful as it is.

Tamsin has it all. Husband, two children, dog, big house, staff and her life revo
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Marcee Feddersen
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, christmas
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Tami Sullivan
Aug 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
Atrocious Editing for Kindle

I love Sue's books but the editing has become a nightmare with the Kindle editions. I'm an easygoing person, and can forgive the random misspelled word or odd translation that can be read in context...but when books have sentences stating "Cum on" instead of "C'mon"? I start to believe that neither the author or publisher have too much invested in the quality of their books. I am not a prude but am unwilling to spend any more money on books by people that care so litt
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Marianne Broccolo Bair
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Delightful Christmas Read

I really enjoyed reading this book. Love reading Christmas themed books during the Holidays. Sue Watson really is a great storyteller. Characters are delightful, storyline was very enjoyable. And every detail of the Christmas season is part of her writing.
Caroline
Dec 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-w
Plot and characters as expected from this author but the book dragged on and on. It was like she had to write a certain number of words and I found her repeating thoughts and phrases over and over, sometimes on the same page!
Bjorg Hreinsdottir
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book cover says its heart-warming, hilarious and fabulously festive. I agree with that :) very funny, also serious and indeed very festive. ...more
Suzie
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Nice festive story. 2 sisters who couldn't be more different find themselves living in a small flat together as the Christmas season approaches.
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Sue Watson was a journalist then TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.

She's now written thirteen novels - many involving cake - and her books have been translated into Italian, German and Portuguese. Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent procrastinating while eating cake (for
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