When I wrote Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe I had no plans for it to become a series. It was just a fun heartwarming story about friends and relationships with the festive backdrop of a white Christmas. And food. Let’s not forget the food! I sent it out to reviewers at the same time it was released to the public, and was amazed when I had emails from reviewers and readers asking for a sequel.
I was beyond excited that it was being well received, and the thought of going back to CeeCee and Lil at the Gingerbread Cafe made me feel like I’d be returning to old friends. (Yes, I did blog about how they had become a little too real for me! I name-dropped them constantly, and ranted to hubby that DAMON would never say that/do that, until hubby said, “But Damon isn’t real!” I glowered at him and stalked off to be with my friends, my fictional friends!)
My editor was so sweet when I asked about writing a sequel, (we had book plans in place for the others I’m signed for) She said she had hoped I’d consider writing a follow up! So the decision was made.
All thanks to you, everyone who bought the book, and read it and took the time to message me which inspired me to continue the Gingerbread stories.
I was amazed when Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe became a bestseller on Amazon UK. Writers, Cathy Kelly and Kristan Higgans shared my book links on their Facebook pages, and being huge fans of theirs, I kind of sat stunned, and mumbled a lot to myself. (OK, I was telling Lil and CeeCee, but don’t tell anyone!)
I hope you enjoy the next book, and that it makes you feel like you’re also returning to your old friends from the little town of Ashford.
Here’s the blurb for Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe
Chocolate…the most irresistible temptation?
And it’s on ibooks, google play, and kobo and nook too!
Thank you so much for all of your support with my writing journey and I look forward to sharing this new story with you. Pull up a chair, forget your troubles for the day, and let CeeCee and Lil chat with you a while. Tell them I said hello!