Christmas wishes at the Chocolate Shop by Jessica Redland – Blog Tour

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Jessica Redland, Boldwood and Netgalley for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.


Sometimes you just need a little Christmas magic to make your wishes come true…

When master chocolatier, Charlee, takes the leap to move to the picturesque seaside town of

Whitsborough Bay, she is determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps and set up a chocolate


Luckily, she finds the perfect location for Charlee’s Chocolates on beautiful Castle Street… Now she

just has to refurbish it in time for Christmas!

With a useless boyfriend and countless DIY disasters, Charlee doesn’t know if she’ll make it in time.

With no ‘traditional’ family to support her, she feels lost in her new surroundings and the secrets of

the past are weighing her down.

But the warmth and festive spirit of the Whitsborough Bay community will surprise her, and when

plumber, Matt, comes to the rescue, it might be that all of Charlee’s dreams could come true this

Christmas, and she could learn what family really means…

Escape to Castle Street for the perfect uplifting, festive read from top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland.

Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop was originally released as Charlee and the Chocolate Shop.

Now re-released with a new title and new cover, this version has been freshly edited and features

several new chapters.

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My Thoughts

I love the Whitsborough Bay series and all the wonderful residents who live there.  This time it’s Charlee’s story.  I have read books with Charlee in them but never come across her story before so I was so excited to read this; Whitsborough, chocolate and a festive backdrop – what more could I ask for in a novel?  

I love how the novel spans across two Christmas’s and it gives the reader a real contrast of how Charlee’s life changes over time. 

Charlee is such a sweet character and quite vulnerable due to grieving for her grandparents but also the way sees the best in everyone and always feels she is in the wrong if she thinks bad of anyone.  I felt really protective towards her and wanted to give her a little shake where Ricky was concerned at times. 

I loved the idea of a chocolate shop and how the whole community rallies around Charlee when she needs it the most.  I’m a sucker for novels with a cosy community and this series is superb for it.  I’d definitely be visiting if it was a real place. 

I adored Charlee’s story and loved how the different relationships develop, and change.  It’s perfect for a cosy day of reading but chocolate snacks and drinks are essential. 

Author Bio – Jessica Redland

Jessica Redland writes uplifting stories of love, friendship, family and community set in Yorkshire where she lives. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the stunning North Yorkshire Coast and her Hedgehog Hollow series takes them into beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.

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  1. Thanks for joining the blog tour for Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop, Kerry, and for your gorgeous review. Loving that you felt protective towards Charlee. She just needs a bit hug, doesn’t she? Delighted you loved the two different Christmases. Really appreciate your kind words x

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