Christmas At The Candied Apple Cafe


Katherine Garbera

Genre:  Christmas Romance

My Rating: 5

Cover:  5   *This cover is perfect!

Publication:  November 10th 2017

Read:  October 25th 2017 (ARC)

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives




There’s nothing so magical as Christmas in New York…

Santa is coming to New York!

Snow is falling, excitement is high and the delicious scent of chocolate drifts along Fifth Avenue – the Candied Apple Café is ready for Christmas! And no one is busier than publicist Iona Summerlin. With so much to do, she doesn’t have time to think about men, dating, or the fact her last boyfriend ditched her for her brother… Relationships are off the menu!

Hotel boss Mads Eriksson is not looking forward to the first Christmas since losing his wife. His six-year-old daughter Sofia has lost her belief in Christmas magic along with her mother, and he has no idea what to do. But an unusually festive business meeting at the Candied Apple – and meeting the beautiful Iona – starts to defrost Mads’ frozen heart, and suddenly life seems full of light and sparkle again.

If only they dare to believe, maybe all their Christmas dreams will come true!



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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to Christmas At The Candied Apple Cafe by Katherine Garbera.

What a sweet book this was. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Christmas romances. I devour as many as I can during the short holiday season. This particular book is my first Christmas read of the season. And I loved it!

The blurb gives you a good idea of the trope. But I can tell you that this book is so much more emotional than you’d think. The heart and soul of this book is fear. Fear of loss, fear of never finding healing or love. Iona And Mads were so perfect for each other. There was no instalove. Although they clearly were attracted to each other, they each were hesitant for different reasons. But their chemistry was impossible to ignore. While I can tell you more, I won’t. I found this book emotional, endearing, engaging, and refreshing. This one you will appreciate more if you experience all the feels on your own.

Mads little girl, in my opinion, is the glue to this story. Sofia was adorable. She was a smart girl for her age of six; tragedy having matured her too soon. There were moments in her scenes that broke my heart. That said, Mads, Sofia and Iona not only found love with each other, they found Christmas magic. Truly, if your looking for a sweet, loving story to put you in the holiday mood, I totally recommend this amazing book!

One more thing I’d like to add is how much I was immersed in the Christmas events going on around Mads, Sofia, and Iona. The Christmas spirit is truly alive in this book! Hence why I’ve already started listening to Christmas music, lol. 🙂

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

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About The Author:

Katherine Garbera


in Hialeah, Florida, The United States




Katherine Garbera is the USA Today best-selling author of more than 90 books. A Florida native who grew up to travel the globe, Katherine makes her home in the Midlands of the UK with her husband, two children and a very spoiled miniature Dachshund.

Her latest release SUMMER IN MANHATTAN is available July 14, 2017.

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