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Christmas Reads – Day 3 – The Parisian Christmas Bake Off by Jenny Oliver

Today is cold and damp and I was very late getting out of work so I’m going to write about one of my Christmas comfort reads.

The Parisian Christmas Bake Off is a perfect novel to read curled up in your pyjamas with a giant mug of hot chocolate after a hard day.


It’s not a particularly taxing read and I know there are some of you who will probably turn your nose up at it. I mean, the title probably gives you a clue as to whether this is a story for you.

It’s fine if it’s not for you. Sometimes, though, everyone needs to read something a little lighter (fluffy sponge cake rather than dense fruit cake) and this is the book for that.

Rachel is a primary school teacher but her real love is baking. When her friends push her out of her comfort zone by gifting her with a month in Paris to take part in famous (and famously grumpy) baker Henri Salernes’ baking competition, she gets more than she bargained for.

It’s just a lovely story – Paris, snow, baking and the French Paul Hollywood. I loved it!

If you like a little romance and a bit of baking, this one is for you.

Jenny has a second festive story, The Little Christmas Kitchen, which I’ve been saving for when I needed it. Maybe I’ll start it now. Yes, that will definitely make my evening better.

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This entry was posted on December 3, 2014 by in Holiday Posts, Reviews and tagged , , .
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