Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen. Turning it into the perfect destination for big celebrations, weddings and parties has brought her back home, but Cedarwood Lodge is in need of a lot of tender loving care.
Perhaps all the work will be the perfect distraction from the real reason she had to leave her glamorous New York life behind.
Will coming home be the best decision of her life... or her biggest regret?
Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part One.What reviewers are saying about Rebecca Raisin
‘gorgeously enjoyable’ - Sam Still Reading
‘I just wish I could read the next book right now and not have to wait for it! Really intriguing start to a so far very enjoyable series.’ – Claire (Netgalley)
‘an impressive start to the Cedarwood Lodge series...this encompasses all the cosiness of a small village feel into the story, and I am already eager to see how everything progresses in parts 2 and 3.’ – Rachel Gilbey
‘This was such a good book!!!!! I loved the entire story, it was a lighthearted, feel good story’ – D Messing (Goodreads)
‘I was hooked from the start and devoured it in one sitting. Now I can't wait to read the next instalment. ‘ – Joanne (Netgalley)
Snow is falling thick and fast outside the Gingerbread Café and inside, its owner Lily is planning the wedding of the year. Her wedding! She never dreamt it would happen, but this Christmas, she’ll be marrying the man of her dreams - in a Christmas-card-perfect ceremony!
The gingerbread is baking, the dress is fitted and the mistletoe’s in place – for once, everything’s going to plan. That is until her mother-in-law arrives... Suddenly, Lily’s famous cool is being tested like never before and her dream wedding is crumbling before her eyes.
In the blink of a fairylight, the Gingerbread Café has been thrown into chaos! Lily thought she had this wedding wrapped up, but with so much to do before she says ‘I do’, can Lily get to the church on time – and make this Christmas sparkle after all?
Also by Rebecca Raisin:
The Gingerbread Café trilogy:
Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe
Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café
The Bookshop on the Corner
Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm
The Little Paris Collection
The Little Bookshop on the Seine
The Little Antique Shop Under the Eiffel Tower
The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysées
‘Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café is simply divine, with stunning writing slipping between being utterly romantic, charming and fun-filled and a little emotional.’ – Reviewed the Book
‘[Rebecca Raisin]’s a modern Maeve Binchy.’ – Books for Bunny
‘A truly beautiful story, this is one to put you into the festive mood and keep you there for the whole season.’ – Sam Still Reading
‘a book that’s sure to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, with a healthy dose of Christmas Spirit.’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook
‘I just love this series. It's got drama and romance, but most of all it's got a more general sweetness and love and happiness that is often hard to find these days.’ – Love Reading Romance
‘I’d absolutely recommend picking up this series in the lead up to Christmas, they’re fun, quick, festive reads that’ll leave you glowing from within.’ – Into the Bookcase
‘the sweetest romance novel readers have yet to read! I found this story to be funny, romantic, and very believable.’ – UniversalCreativityInc14
'It has everything, from sensational food to gorgeous romance and all the little things in-between.' – Becca's Books
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 men, but an excess of chocolate truffles, squidgy, cinnamony hot cross buns and melt in your mouth chocolate eggs. The Gingerbread Café staff have definitely enjoyed the tasting process!
Add in Damon’s cute-as-a-button seven year old daughter, Charlie, up for a visit and Lily’s perfect Easter may just be around the corner. Until her ex-husband Joel turns up demanding twenty thousand dollars... Suddenly the future of the Gingerbread Café is not so clear...and Lily finds herself eating far more of The Gingerbread Café’s treats than her skinny jeans allow...
Can Lily concoct a brilliant plan to save her beloved café, convince Damon she has no feelings for Joel and still throw a Chocolate Festival the town will be talking about for years? There’s only one way to find out...
Welcome back to the warmth, cupcakes and hot chocolate of The Gingerbread Café – your home away from home
This is the second story in The Gingerbread Café series
Book 1 - Christmas at the Gingerbread Café
Book 2 – Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Café
Book 3 – Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café
The Bookshop on the Corner
Secrets at the Maple Syrup FarmPraise for Rebecca Raisin
'Wow - loved it, loved it, loved it! Having read the first novella Christmas at 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 waddling out after sampling all the different choclatey delights on offer. My mouth literally watered with every turn of the page. ...I don't know what I'm going to do whilst waiting for the next book - Christmas is so far away!!' - Crooks on Books
'This book is sweet & delicious, and I am looking forward to the next in the series as they end all to quickly!' - All Booked Out
‘Christmas at the Gingerbread Café is a lovely, cheery festive read, a good old-fashioned feel-good romance to warm the cockles of your heart. This is one of my favourite Christmas reads of the year.’ - Books with Bunny
‘...the perfect read to get you in the mood for Christmas and my mouth was watering after reading about all of the delicious-sounding baking. If you are looking for a Christmassy romance then don’t look any further than Rebecca Raisin’s brilliant debut.’ - Bookbabblers on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
‘Raisin not only excels in creating a festive mood — the tone of family and friends coming together is sweet — but also portrays a lovely winter wonderland setting, where things are covered in snow...It’s definitely an uplifting read.’ - Sam Still Reading on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
‘This is a short and incredibly sweet novella that explores a very endearing and unexpected romance. It is definitely one that will make you laugh and warm your heart, and one that can be happily devoured in one sitting.’ - Louisa’s Reviews on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
‘If you love Christmas, romance and HEA then you will love this sweet novella.This one gets an A.!’ - Clue Review on Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe