The Parisian Christmas Bake Off
Welcome to the most celebrated patisserie competition in Paris – ready, steady, bake!Watching snowflakes settle on the Eiffel Tower, Rachel Smithson’s cosy English village feels very far way – as, thankfully, does her commitment-phobic ex, probably already kissing someone else under the... show more
Welcome to the most celebrated patisserie competition in Paris – ready, steady, bake!Watching snowflakes settle on the Eiffel Tower, Rachel Smithson’s cosy English village feels very far way – as, thankfully, does her commitment-phobic ex, probably already kissing someone else under the mistletoe. But Rachel hasn’t come to Paris to mope she’s come to bake. Hard.Because the search for Paris’s next patisserie apprentice is about to begin! And super-chef judge Henri Salernes is an infamously tough cookie. But Rachel isn’t about to let her confidence (or pastry) crumble. She’s got one week, mounds of melt-in-the-mouth macaroons and towers of perfect profiteroles to prove that she really is a star baker.As well as clouds of flour, and wafts of chocolate and cinnamon, there’s definitely a touch of Christmas magic in the air… Rachel hasn’t come to Paris looking for a fairy-tale romance, but the city of love might gift-wrap her one anyway…Not even a dusting of icing sugar could make The Parisian Christmas Bake-Off a more perfect Christmas treat!
Publish date: October 23rd 2013
Publisher: Carina UK
Pages no: 139
Edition language: English
3.5 stars.A very sweet Christmas contemporary. It’s a short, easy read about a school teacher who enters an elite baking competition, only to reconnect with her past and the real reason for the season.Because it’s quite short, I did feel like the romance was rushed. It was acknowledged in the text, ...
Okay, so this wasn't exactly my cup of tea. I expected a nice little cozy christmassy read, but it sure lacked some christmas spirit. I found myself confused while reading this novel; too many characters were introduced seeing as this book was only a 139 pages long.
Well, that was a quick read!This book is pretty much what it says on the tin and if you're looking for baking-chick-lit then look no further! And it's a perfect Christmas or anti-Christmas read.This book had me smiling and my stomach rumbling. The descriptions of all of that food was almost too much...