Cover detail of Christmas at the Little Waffle Shack by Helen Rolfe

Christmas at the Little Waffle Shack by Helen Rolfe

Welcome to Day 4 of #12booksofchristmas

If you have missed any of the previous 3, I have listed them below:

Like many people at the festive time of year, we have our traditions. These are ones we repeat each year, either with friends or family. One such tradition is my annual visit to Wentworth Garden Centre with 3 of my friends. This is a lovely place, lots of cosy coffee shops, restaurants and a cafe serving the most delicious cakes.

And then there is Christmas….a plethora of home decorating with every kind of bauble you can imagine, cake tins, gifts, Christmas foods, serviettes and books. This year, the book choices had been carefully curated by someone who loves Christmas as much as we do. There were so many choices, and I picked up a cheeky 2 for £5 deal which is where I purchased this little beauty. Helen Rolfe is no stranger to #12booksofChristmas having appeared twice on the list one year. And I’m pleased to say will be appearing again with Christmas at the Little Waffle Shack. Let’s get stuck in shall we?

The Plot

Heritage Cove is in full swing for the festive season and, along with the promise of the most wonderful time of the year, the new waffle shack is about to open. It’s owner, Daniel, isn’t a stranger to the Cove. After all this time he’s back to make amends…
New to the village, blacksmith Lucy has kept up the pretence of being with her ex for the sake of his gran but she’s fed up with all the lies.Determined to live the life she wants to live, she’s devastated to find that her attraction to Daniel is tainted by the fact he’s hiding a few things of her own….
Will Heritage Cove work it’s magic for Daniel and Lucy this Christmas?

My Thoughts

This is the second in the Heritage Cove series of books, I have to confess I have not read the first one, but this did not detract from the reading of this novel. Thankfully Helen Rolfe has provided us with an overview of those events, and do I think these novels are more about the people.

Location is very important here, as we visit gorgeous Heritage Cove. Think a small town with lots of lovely gift shops and places to eat seeling the yummiest ingredients, much like my beloved Wentworth. There is a massive Christmas tree and it is a real community of people, with someone always willing to help or share a drink with you in the local pub.

The romance is lovely, although poor Daniel and Lucy, I think must have been the most star-crossed lovers since Romeo met Juliet. Both are likeable, and I loved learning about Lucy’s blacksmithing. (Is that even a word?). Best of all they have a lovely group of friends and family to try and help them on their way.

This is a proper, cosy feel-good read perfect for Christmas. You may, like me, spend a lot of your time hungry as Daniel whisks up a batch of waffles or two, but you will finish the last page with a warm glow and all set for Christmas fun.

I will be back tomorrow with the final #12booksofchristmas of the week.