Book Review: Christmas at the Little Village Bakery by Tilly Tennant 1


Christmas at the Little Village Bakery

by Tilly Tennant




It’s time to get toasty by the fire with a glass of mulled wine and a slice of chocolate yule log sprinkled with a little romance. Welcome to Christmas at the Little Village Bakery.

Snow is falling in Honeybourne and Spencer is bringing home his American fiancée Tori for a traditional English Christmas with all the trimmings. But when his hippie mum and dad meet her high-maintenance parents, sparks of the wrong sort start to fly. Then Spencer bumps into his first love Jasmine and unexpected feelings come flooding back.

Millie is run off her feet with Christmas orders at the Little Village Bakery and new baby Oscar. Thank goodness her cousinDarcie is here to help her. Although she does seem to be rather flirty with Millie’s boyfriend Dylan.

Will Darcie ever find true love of her own? And is marrying Tori a terrible mistake for Spencer if his heart is with someone else?

A heartwarming Christmassy romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Carole Matthews and Millie Johnson.


My Rating:

4 hearts


Favorite Quotes:


I’m British. We do tax returns, bad customer service, good tea and late trains.   We do not do snow angels.


I can manage filth in ten minutes and sitting next to you is too tempting. It wouldn’t be any good, of course, but you might want to get used to the idea for when I’m old and can’t manage more than ten minutes.


Well, we haven’t caught her cleaning in the nude for at least three months, but we suspect that’s down to the temperature drop more than the telling off we give her when we catch her. I have no objection at all to naturists, but the only full moon I want to see after a hard day at work is the one in the sky.  


It was a simple sentence, three little words that didn’t feel anywhere near huge enough to express what was in her heart. I love you. It was said so easily and so often by so many people. How could it be enough? And yet, it was; pure and uncomplicated, it was the most perfect sentence in the history of language. She loved him, and there was nothing more to say.



My Review:


It is the Christmas season and family drama appeared to be the main theme in many households in the tiny village of Honeybourne.   A betrothed couple met limited success in navigating future in-law friction as they attempted to acquaint the parental units – both sets being polar opposites and living at different ends of the world. Family and baby dramas were issues elsewhere, and unrequited love weighed heavy on several hearts. Ms. Tennant’s writing was observant, insightful, humorous, and heart squeezing.   I adored her humor; the witty bantering between characters and the elderly gossip Ruth was always a delight.

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Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing, graduating in 2009 with first class honours. She wrote her first novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.

Tilly is represented by the wonderful, gorgeous Peta Nightingale at LAW.




One comment on “Book Review: Christmas at the Little Village Bakery by Tilly Tennant

  1. Reply Alisha Webster Sep 12,2016 11:19 am

    <3 christmas stories! Each review of yours convinces me I need to read this author

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