Book Review: Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger

“It’s one thing to steal a recipe but another to steal a grandma. She probably doesn’t even have one anymore. I bet she devoured hers like a praying mantis.”

Published in 2019, Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger sees Esme’s world crumble when she loses her glitzy job on a top TV programme, her gorgeous boyfriend and her stunning London apartment, all in one fell swoop just before Christmas. Forced suddenly to move back to her sleepy home town of Sandchester, everything is looking bleak, despite the snow blanketing the roof and the fairy lights that twinkle in her rustic little cottage. That is until she reconnects with an old crush and finds herself unexpectedly getting swept away. But Joe, handsome and charming as he is, is not all he seems. Esme soon realises that he has a tragic past which he just might not be able to overcome. Surrounded by her loving family and supportive friends, Esme is determined to have a go at forging her own path, even if it all comes to nothing. But one question still lingers in her mind: will she find someone to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas?


Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage is an amusing and mouth-watering festive read, with characters who will make you laugh and recipes that will get your taste buds tingling.

A book that can easily be enjoyed in one sitting with a glass of bubbly in one hand the leftover Christmas treats by your side, this is a feel-good drama and uplifting romance that’s oozing with Christmas cheer. The comedy reminds me of Bridget Jones as Esme has an entertaining group of friends who are always there to support her with a bottle (or four) of wine.

They’re a welcoming group of characters to spend some time and are sure to warm your heart this season. This is a perfect book if you’re of a fan of cooking/baking, too, and will almost tempt you to get in the kitchen yourself to whip up some gingerbread men or a maybe even a multi-tiered chocolate cake. My belly is rumbling at the thought of it!

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