Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances by Sue Watson

Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances

Escape to Devon for blustery walks along the beach, hot chocolate with extra marshmallows and proof that miracles really do happen, especially at Christmas. A year after she separated from her husband, Gianni, on Christmas Day, Chloe’s heart is still in pieces as she unpacks the decorations for her first ever festive holiday alone. That is, until the phone rings… It seems Gianni’s new seaside restaurant is in trouble and Chloe must go to Ap...

Details Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances

TitleSnowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances
Release DateOct 12th, 2017
GenreHoliday, Christmas, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance

Reviews Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances

  • Deanne Patterson
    Such a feel good book. This one genuinely made me happy! Don't take for granted the ones you love, tell them every day how wonderful they are . Don't just assume they know and really make time for your loved one's . Second chances don't always come around!Pub Date 12 Oct 2017 Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for a review copy in exchange for my honest review.
  • Jules
    This is the first book I’ve read by this author. I’ve seen a few of her other books, but as someone who can’t eat wheat, gluten or cow's milk (amongst other things), the cake and ice cream themed titles torment rather than tempt me. However, I’m obsessed with Christmas books and films, so I just had to give Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances a go. Having enjoyed this book, I’ve now added Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake to...
  • Anniek
    Chloe always loved Christmas. She and her husband Gianni used to spend these days together, no matter how busy their individual schedules would be. The first time they skipped their unspoken agreement was the beginning of the end of their relationship. Chloe and Gianni drifted apart and were no longer as connected as they once were. A year ago Chloe had enough. She felt neglected and trying to talk to Gianni didn't get her anywhere. She packed he...
  • Amy
    This is the third book in a series, I absolutely adored the first two, Ella’s Ice Cream Summer and Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice Cream and it felt so good to be back in Appledore! You definitely can read each book as a standalone, however there are reoccurring characters that are so fantastically funny you really should read each book. This is told solely from Chloe’s point of view and what a sweetheart she was. It’s been a year since he...
  • Sarah
    In the run up to Christmas I always get excited waiting for certain authors books to come out as I know they will always get me in the festive mood. Sue Watson is one of my favourite authors so to be honest she could bring a Christmas themed book out any time of the year and I would happily snuggle up in a chair and switch off to the outside world and lose myself into her novel.There is a lot of humour in this book which is brought by Gianni. He ...
  • Rachel Gilbey
    I'm impressed this has all the fun of Sue Watson book, but it also has a lot of heart to it, and its a lovely story of second chances, and the book predominately focuses on two characters, from one point of view, which means you get to know Chloe and Gianni incredibly well. It is the story of Christmases' past and present, for Chloe and her soon to be ex-husband, with a moveable timeline taking in how they got together, the early years they had a...
  • Eva
    Some of you may know, this isn’t really my normal sort of read. I tend to shy away from romance things and pretty much anything to do with Christmas. Just call me Scrooge. But this is Sue Watson and her Ice-Cream Café series holds a special place in my heart so the decision to read and review this one was a lot easier than you’d think.Sue Watson takes us back to the lovely town of Appledore but this time, Winter is coming. (Sorry!) Gianni, a...
  • Elaine
    Looking for a story of Christmas miracles? Look no further than this adorable second chance romance by the highly talented author, Sue Watson.Told in the first person by Chloe, memories of how she first met Gianni, married him and then left him are emotively shared. Now he needs her help to save his restaurant business which necessitates her travelling to the cottage they once shared so happily in Appledore. Can she keep their arrangement a busin...
  • Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
    All reviews can be found on my blog at https://thewritinggarnet.wordpress.comWe are back in Appledore, ready to meet some new faces! As a lover of Christmas, Chloe has always spent the festive season morphing into a Christmas tree decoration, or becoming Mariah Carey’s unofficial backing singer when the Christmas tunes come on. This year however, Chloe has a higher chance of putting on her Bridget Jones underwear, caking her face in a coal face...
  • Susan Hampson
    There is something pretty magical about reading a book that makes you snort tea and choke, well be warned because I have been a victim of it while reading this outrageously hilarious Christmas romance.Now I do have to admit to being partial to a little Italian now and again and Sue Watson definitely got my taste buds going with the wonderful descriptions of some of the food on offer, but add a real life Italian Chef and my knees get a little trem...
  • Alison
    I do like the way you can just slip back into a Sue Watson book and know exactly what you are going to get. If you are after distinctive characters, some romance and plenty of fun then look no further. Just to add to the joy throw in some festivities and enjoy.We go back in Appledore the seaside town in Devon with a magical feel. Chloe has been adapting to life after her relationship breakdown with Gianni but then gets called to help him with the...
  • Agi
    2.5 stars.Each time I see a new Sue Watson's book I'm getting really giddy with excitement - yes, it never dies, this feeling of seeing a new book by the author you adore, no matter how old you are. I really like Sue's down - to - earth stories with brilliant leading heroines who have experienced a lot in their lives and they really know what they're talking about. And "Snowflakes, Christmas Cakes and Second Chances" looked and sounded so invitin...
  • Donna Maguire
    1970-01-01 is the third Christmas book that I have read now by Sue Watson and for me they just get better and better!! I love her writing style, the stories are funny and light-hearted and they have genuine characters that I love.  The only downside for me - her food descriptions are so good it makes me hungry!!! I really enjoyed this story and the characters of Gianni and Chloe were great and worked so well to...
  • Dawn
    Review to come - absolutely delightful - such a gorgeous hunk of a book / Italian Stallion to get you in the mood for Christmas - loved every single page
  • Amanda
    This is the second book by Sue Watson that I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing.  It certainly won’t be the last of her books that I read.  I absolutely loved reading this book but more about that later.I don’t want to type too much about the storylines as I have an unintentional but still nasty habit of giving away far too many spoilers about books that I have enjoyed.  Chloe and Gianni were married to each other but their mar...
  • Gaele
    Returning to the world of Ella’s Ice Cream Summer and Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice Cream we get to meet Chloe, separated and in transition after her marriage to Gianni, an Italian chef. Chloe and Gianni had a tumultuous relationship that was full of love, but lacking in communication. Through the ups and downs of their life together their dynamic was fixed: Gianni acting like a spoilt 3 year old in tantrum mode with an odd combination of sw...
  • Jessica
    There is something warm and inviting about picking up the latest Sue Watson book and what makes even more special is that its a christmas book! As in previous books by Sue, this book is based on a strong woman character, her name is Chloe. Chloe is very easy to love, shes been through a lot and its made her incredibly strong. That is until she takes the opportunity to work in her Ex husband's latest restaurant in Devon. After not seeing someone f...
  • Darcie Boleyn
    Now I’m ready for Christmas!This book is wonderfully funny, romantic and festive and I loved every page! Reading it was like snuggling in front of a log fire in a fluffy dressing gown while sipping a hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and whipped cream. It’s that good!I loved Chloe and Gianni, as well as the rest of the colourful characters. Chloe was so sweet, real and believable and I shared her joy in simple pleasures and identified wi...
  • Kathleen Gray
    A delightful second chance romance with some serious issues but a light engaging heart. If you haven't read Watson before, this is a nice place to start because Chloe and Gianni are such terrific characters and the town of Appledore on the coast- well, I want to visit. Gianni can be a real dork sometimes which is a problem when you're trying to run a restaurant; Chloe has the touch for marketing and making people feel good. That she's willing to ...
  • Liina
    The story follows Chloe, who broke up with her husband last year and now she’s spending Christmas alone. Unexpectedly she receives a phone call just before the holidays and she is offered a job in Appledore, where her ex husbands is opening a new restaurant. Chloe’s husband Gianni has a bad temper and often says things that offend other people and even though he doesn’t really want to admit it, he needs Chloe to make things better again. Ch...
  • Meg Dean
    1970-01-01's not that I didn't like the story...however...some of the political references ruined it a bit for me! I live in the US...I am aware how horrible Trump is...I just don't need to be reminded of it when I am trying to read and escape all of the insanity for a bit. Sorry!
  • Suze Lavender
    Chloe used to love Christmas, but this year she doesn't have any plans. She's living alone and there's no special person in her life at the moment. She and her husband Gianni split up a year ago and went their separate ways. They grew apart and Chloe couldn't take feeling neglected anymore. She left and he let her go. When she gets a call with a job offer she's surprised when she finds out it's for Gianni's new restaurant in Appledore. Chloe is a...
  • Lesley
    I expected nothing less than to love this, and I did!I got a long way through it before laughing out loud, and then I hit the scene that tickled my funny bone, and woke hubby up yet again!I am just loving Sue Watson's books, and won't be happy till I've read them all!
  • Sharon
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers, Bookouture for this review copy, given in exchange for an honest review. Also thank you to Kim from Bookouture for organising the blog tour and allowing me to be part of it.I have to admit I haven’t read many Sue Watson books, even though there are plenty! This is part of the Appledore series, but you don’t need to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. The cover of the book is beautiful...
  • Sylvia
    So sorry I just could not get into this book which is a shame because I love Sue Watson's books
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    I am as many of you know a huge Sue Watson fan, but that's not to say I adore every one of her books...but this one I ABSOLUTELY do! This book is Christmas wrapped up in a toe tinglingly festive read, that needs to be accompanied preferably with an open fire and a mug of hot chocolate. Sue has written a few books set in Appledore, and although they are all standalone books they all feature some recurring characters. Appledore is a quaint little p...
  • Emma Crowley
    If there was an award for the best Christmas titles for books Sue Watson would certainly win it hands down as her titles are always so ingenious and full of laugh out loud humour. Combined with such brilliant, witty chapter headings I always know I am guaranteed a fun, festive read full or frolics, mayhem and mishaps. This new book Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances I would have said before I started reading that is would be no different b...
  • Karen Whittard
    Sue Watson is always a fabulous author and her Christmas books never fail to spread the Christmas spirit. This year we are in Devon. A year ago precisely Chloe separated from her husband Gianni. On Christmas Day itself to be exact. Chloe's heart is still broken and she is still trying to put all the pieces of her life back together again. That is until Giannis new restaurant comes into trouble and is is up to Chloe to go to Appledore to save the ...
  • Sammm
    A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Mini review WIP.
  • Jen
    If you are looking for a book which contains a magical blend of humour, romance and feel-good story telling, then look no further. With Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances, Sue Watson takes all of the above ingredients, mixes in a little Christmas spice, adds a side order of somewhat unusual gastronomic delicacies and decadent ice-cream sundaes, delivering to the reader a truly scrumptious festive treat all wrapped in a dazzling gilt edged...