Today it is my pleasure to be a stop on the blog tour for Mistletoe & Mystery by Daisy James.
Welcome to the Cotswolds Festive Feast cookery course…
Fresh off the successful opening of the Paradise Cookery School in St Lucia, Millie Harper is headed to the Cotswolds for Christmas!
Co-presenting Claudia Croft’s famous Festive Feast cookery course at Stonelea Manor is a dream come true for Millie…as is reuniting with gorgeous estate manager Zach Barker.
But arriving in a winter wonderland Millie learns the manor is under a mysterious threat. It’ll take a holiday miracle, but Millie is determined to save the school and get Zach under the mistletoe to finally finish what they started in the Caribbean!
I was very happy to be given the opportunity to rejoin Millie Harper, following her return from St Lucia where she had successfully opened the Paradise Cookery School for famous chef, Claudia Croft. Mistletoe & Mystery is the third book in The Paradise Cookery School series, a series that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I must admit that I was a little disappointed when I discovered that this novel would be set in the Cotswolds….I have nothing against the beautiful Cotswolds, but I really have enjoyed the St Lucia setting of the previous two novels. I shouldn’t have worried though – a book set at Christmas really should be in a cold, snowy, magical English village and so it didn’t disappoint!
I have really loved following Millie, a woman who at the beginning of the series doubted herself following a harsh break up. She doubted herself both as a person and as a chef. Opening the Paradise Cookery School in St Lucia really made her character flourish as she gained confidence in her own abilities. Mistletoe & Mystery continues to see Millie grow as a person, and we also get to see if her relationship with Zach could grow into something more. We also get the meet the elusive Claudia Croft, as she opens her home to Millie. There is of course some plot twists thrown in, which are full of emotion as we learn more about the owner of the Paradise Cookery School, a company we have grown to love across the three novels.
I am more than happy to recommend this novel (along with the previous novels, Sunshine & Secrets and Confetti & Confusion) – all three could be read as standalone novels, but personally I would recommend reading them all. Let me know what you think!
Rating: 📖 📖 📖 📖
Thank you to Netgalley and Canelo for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Thank you also to Ellie Pilcher at Canelo for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour.
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Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plot lines. When not scribbling away in her summerhouse, she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china teacups are a must.