Thursday, December 11, 2014

Book Review ~ How to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake (Home for the Holidays - Book 2) by Gina Henning

How to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake
(Home for the Holidays - Book 2)
by Gina Henning

Don't miss the brilliant second book in the 'Home for the Holidays' series from Gina Henning.


After the best Thanksgiving of her life, Lauren Hauser can't wait to see Jack-the-pecan-hoarder so they can finally be in the same place at the same time. Long distance really doesn't work when you're head over heels!

But when Jack doesn't turn up at the airport Lauren is left wondering if their relationship is really as great as she thought? Sure Jack's kisses were delicious and when he looked at her, her knees felt weak, but what did they really know about each other?

A big Hauser family Christmas is just what is needed for this situation. Not only will her mom be decking the halls with boughs of monstrous-Christmas-decorations, but Lauren is baking a Christmas cake to once again claim dessert queen of the family! Will Jack fit in with the Hauser clan? Or will Lauren have to face the music...and accept that not every holiday romance was made for a happily ever after...

Book 1 - How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie
Book 2 - How to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake
Book 3 - Coming just in time for the 4th of July!

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How to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake is such a heartwarming story that was a delight to read!  I fell in love with Lauren and Jack in How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie and was really excited to continue their story with them that is set around Christmas time.  As Lauren and Jack continue their new relationship, they have several challenges ahead of them – but love will always find a way as they say!

The whole Hauser family is so much fun with their quirky traditions and the reader can’t help but giggle at some of the antics that happen during the story.

Jack’s Twelve Days of Christmas gifts were charming and very creative.  All men should take note of this as I believe it would score major points with the women in their lives!

Aunt Minnie really stole my heart and with her newly acquired cat, George, made me giggle throughout the story.

There were a few editing errors and at times I felt the author was trying to meet a certain word count because of unnecessary descriptions, but overall these issues did not take from the adorable story.

How to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake is the perfect book to get you in the holiday spirit and one that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to read an adorable holiday romance.

4.5 stars

Gina Henning currently resides where bluebonnets line the highways in the spring, but she prefers the rock flower anemone from under the sea. Above the ocean’s surface Gina likes to dance with her three boys and travel to exotic places like the grocery store with her husband. Her pooch Schatzi is a mix between German Shepherd and possibly pig. One of Gina’s favorite pastimes is running. She recently completed her one-and-done marathon. At the end of the day her glass of wine is always half-full.

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