Summer At Rachel’s Pudding Pantry by Caroline Roberts is the most delightful contemporary novel that will leave you smiling and feeling good. This was my third visit to the pudding pantry and I have loved all my visits. It was so good to catch up with old friends.
All the characters are wonderfully drawn. The reader feels welcomed into the story as we, along with the characters, bond over food. Once more Caroline Roberts has included recipes for you to salivate over and have a go yourself.
Summer is in full swing as the whole community looks forward to Rachel and Tom’s wedding. With comprehensive descriptions from Caroline Roberts we can ‘see’ the preparations.
The Cosy Teashop In The Castle by Caroline Roberts is a charming contemporary romance that will leave you feeling good about life.
I adore Caroline Roberts books – they have a cosy wrap-around hug in a book feel to them. They always leave the reader feeling loved.
The characters are realistic and well drawn. There is a wonderful banter and a caring air, a place where strangers become friends. The characters and the reader bond over food. I could almost ‘smell’ the goodies. Interestingly, I too, have a copy of the Be-ro Cookbook that is tattered and torn from 1986, just like the main character.
There is a wonderful bond of love between a character and her grandmother. Even the grave cannot diminish their love. There are some very touching scenes.
To The Moon And Back
Christmas At Rachel’s
Pudding Pantry by
Caroline Roberts is the most delightful heart-warming contemporary novel that
will really get you in the festive mood. It follows on from Rachel’s Pudding
Pantry but can be read as a stand-alone. I would recommend reading both of
these charming novels.
Christmas is a time for memories – remembering the
old and making new. “Memories were catching up… the rawness of losing her Dad
still a haunting feeling.” Loss is very acute. Rachel and her Mum, Jill ‘feel’
her father’s presence everywhere. Christmas heightens these feelings. Loss
consumes but seems to hurt even more when suicide is involved. (I am not giving
any plot away as this happened before the opening of book one)
Snow covers the ground as Christmas approaches
but farm work must go on. Neighbours pull together when disaster threatens. The
sense of community pervades the novel.
A Warm Welcome
Rachel’s Pudding Pantry by Caroline Roberts is a deliciously
wonderful feel-good contemporary offering. It will warm your heart and soul.
The novel is a real assault on
all your senses, with much of the action around puddings. The reader can almost
‘taste’, ‘smell’ and ‘see’ the delicacies. My taste buds were awakened as I read. It is very pleasing to have
recipes included at the back of the book.
The characters are as warm and welcoming as the
kitchen they cook in. The majority are female with the nurturing touch that
wraps around the reader. The characters are multi-generational as three
generations try to recover from a tragedy.
Much of the action is set on a Northumberland
farm. Comprehensive descriptions enable the reader to ‘walk’ through the