What our guests are saying.. So, the next day me and my friends went there all together and and we received a very warm welcome by a gentleman whose name was Olivier and by the other stuff. We were seated and went for buffet breakfast with lots of selections including hot foods. By the way it is a self service! The breakfast was very delicious and the stuff took care of us. The view and the service was so amazing that made us to sit a bit longer and enjoy the atmosphere.
Thank You so much! We usually really like James Mayhew books but this one was a bit lacking for us Oct 04, Becky rated it liked it Shelves: reviews , librarybook , picturebooks. They are helping because Father Christmas has a horrid cold. Readers are along for the journey, and thereby learn a little bit about places to go and see in London. My thoughts: I liked this one well enough. I didn't love it. I didn't find it oh-so-charming.
But I liked it. I have a vague memory of meeting Katie in other picture books. That is one reason why I checked out this new book. But I seem to remember liking the other Katie books better. Perhaps if your child really enjoys the author's other books, then this one would be a good match. Text: 3 out of 5 Illustrations: 3 out of 5 Total: 6 out of Vikash Mishra rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Caroline rated it it was amazing May 26, Marianne rated it liked it May 12, Tiffany T rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Josephine Reinhardt rated it liked it Dec 12, Kristen Lauderdale rated it really liked it Jan 21, Katie Schlingman rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Fiction State Of Mind rated it liked it Nov 12, Olia rated it really liked it Jan 27, Jazz rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Annie rated it it was ok Dec 10, Allison Cusher rated it liked it Dec 28, N C rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Beverly rated it really liked it Dec 22, Patti Kovach rated it liked it Dec 17, Quincy rated it liked it Apr 28, Wendy Mahaney rated it really liked it Jan 03, Yinzadi rated it it was amazing May 18, M rated it it was amazing May 09, Hilde added it Mar 21, Lisa-jane marked it as to-read Aug 23, Diane marked it as to-read Sep 04, Anne-Marie added it Sep 07, Jessica marked it as to-read Oct 29, MissImage marked it as to-read Nov 04, When a young cooking show assistant comes in from the rain and be A charming, glamourous love story set at Claridge's in London during the magical week before Christmas starring a sweet NYC baker and the Cooking Channel Producer who could change her life.
Louisa is just the baker, and they aren't hers to sell. But the show burned the rolls they were supposed to film that day, so she agrees. The next morning, Louisa finds out that her cinnamon rolls were a hit, but the star of the show was allergic, and the whole crew is supposed to leave for London that afternoon. Even if he does seem more interested in her than her food. On their first day in London she runs into the skinny boy she jilted at St. Andrew's in Scotland ten years ago. Their familiar spark is still there, but so is the scar of how they left things.
Kate and Louisa are busy preparing for the show, but old and new flames are complicating their work. Set during London's most festive time of year and filled with delicious food, Christmas in London is about love and friendship, and the season's most important lesson: learning how to ask for and give forgiveness. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Christmas in London , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sep 07, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley. Louisa Graham is working twelve hour shifts at a bakery in Manhattan the week before Christmas when the assistant for a cooking show barges in after closing and insists he needs to buy the freshly baked rolls that Louisa had just finished to sale the next morning. Since she is just the baker Louisa insists he go elsewhere but when offered free publicity for the bakery on a popular cooking show she relents and sells the rolls.
The next day the assistant returns claiming the rolls were a hit but t Louisa Graham is working twelve hour shifts at a bakery in Manhattan the week before Christmas when the assistant for a cooking show barges in after closing and insists he needs to buy the freshly baked rolls that Louisa had just finished to sale the next morning. The next day the assistant returns claiming the rolls were a hit but the star of the show was allergic and now he wants Louisa to replace her on the already scheduled trip to London to film a Christmas Eve Dinner TV special at Claridge's.
Once in London Louisa finds herself getting closer and closer to the show's assistant that got her involved in the life of a television star but she also has the chance to work with her cooking idol Digby Bunting. Meanwhile, the show's producer, Kate, has run into the man she left behind after she left St. Andrew's in Scotland ten years ago and finds that now he's a successful mathematician and newly divorced and the spark is definitely still there between the two even after all this time has passed.
Christmas in London is the third book I've read by Anita Hughes and my first thought when picking up her books is always being so impressed with how well she does with her settings in her books. As a reader that loves to travel but certainly doesn't get the chance to do that anywhere near what I wish that I could it's always such a thrill when reading when I feel like I could climb right into the book and step out in the area the story is set in.
This time along with the setting being wonderful and feeling as if I was sightseeing London along with the character Anita has also made this one that the foodies will certainly enjoy bringing flavor to the pages with all the cooking talk in the book. Another positive with this story was the fact that the reader got the bonus of two developing relationship at the same time.
The point of view switched back and forth to establish both relationship and was rather easy to follow along. Having not one but two relationships forming at Christmastime made for quite the lovely read although personally I might have preferred a bit less controversy and drama within both but for some reason that seems to be the norm for romance stories, a bit of angst before the happily ever after. But regardless this was a nice story with a great setting as usual in an Anita Hughes book and I'll be looking forward to picking up more of her stories in the future.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. Sep 29, Melindam rated it liked it Shelves: arc-by-netgalley , christmas , chick-lit. Netgalley Arc received by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. Gorgeous Christmas-dessert and visiting-London stuff mixed with rather unappetizing romance plots. The book had a promising start, but let me down eventually. It had everything on the menu that I found enticing, and the serving was sumptuous, but as I dived in, there came the off-tasting bits and while I wanted to ignore them, I could not do it entirely. The cakes described by the author just leap off the page and make this particular reader drool all over her kindle.
I would not wish them on any women. So yeah, that is where the christmas cake just turned sour. I am really sorry for it. Christmas in London by Anita Hughes. This is a fast, easy read— a nice winter romance at Christmas in London where the city is magically transformed by decorations and snow. Can a woman be too busy for love—or a man too heartbroken to reconcile with the only woman he has ever loved? This is their last chance for happy endings. View 2 comments. Nov 13, Sherri Thacker rated it really liked it Shelves: great-books-but-not-quitestar-bo. This was a great holiday romance! Perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
The descriptions of London and St. Andrew's are the only reason this book is getting three stars.
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Hughes has clearly done her research, and brings both cities to life. Her descriptions are magical. The women in this book are hopeless for their age, and the men in this book are complete wankers. Noah and Trevor both have emotional problems, and what is construed as romantic behavior on their parts, is actually creepy as hell. Noah kisses Louisa on the cheek the first time he meets her, a The descriptions of London and St. Noah kisses Louisa on the cheek the first time he meets her, and then they start a practice of just He's also weirdly jealous, and accuses her of sleeping with a random colleague.
Kate also dated some guy at St.
Andrew's, who talked incessantly about how attractive her legs were. ALL the men behave in a way that should actually result in restraining orders. It's not romantic; the men in this book are an example of why women overlook danger signs for unhealthy relationshps. I'm halfway done, and I really hope the book ends with both women choosing themselves, over hopelessly creepy men.
ETA: Never mind. Kicking it down to two stars, for this line: "Ten years is a long time to wait. What if you don't meet the right guy? Your biological clock will stop ticking, and you'll never have a family. I now want to punch him. Jun 01, Selena rated it liked it Shelves: goodreads-giveaways. I won an ARC of this book from Goodreads. Thank you Goodreads and St. Martin's Press! This book is a story of love and friendship. It is a cute foodie book. The food descriptions in this book are amazing and make you hungry. Nov 02, Charlie rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction , first-reads , holiday-christmas.
I received this book for an honest review from Goodreads. It is a girly or girl or a woman's book. Wasn't sure which one to choose from. She did and wasn't overly impressed but sorta generally liked it. Whatever that means. Apparently, the story lacked a good story. It was weak and needed better characters that could have made a difference.
Get the picture?? It was close but I received this book for an honest review from Goodreads. It was close but no cigar. Whoops, that's a man's remark.
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View all 3 comments. I feel like I gained 10 pounds just reading this novel. This is a great foodie lover novel if you are into that sort of thing. I love how charming novels like this are and I am surprised how much I loved the food element…. This is my second Anita Hughes novel and I have to say, she is growing on me as a I feel like I gained 10 pounds just reading this novel. This is my second Anita Hughes novel and I have to say, she is growing on me as a writer. Last year I read Christmas in Paris and enjoyed it but for some reason I liked this one better.
This book captured the cozy feel of Christmas in London and added to it with the delicious food and charming romance. This book got me into the holiday spirit. I wanted every single cake that the author described. I loved how descriptive her writing was and how it made me feel like I was right there with the characters. I want to be there. Like now.
All holiday season. Hughes captures the feel of Christmas in London and everything about this book made me long to be there too. I actually found the romances perfectly fine. Why knock this one for being similar in nature? I personally felt like there was a lot to enjoy in this holiday read……a satisfying and charming romance, splendid location, and food to die for! See my full review here Christmas in London is just what you want from a holiday romance. It is truly a magical guilty pleasure that will put you in the spirit of the season and leave you craving delicious sweets!
Perfect for lovers of romance, holiday magic, and foodies. Louisa Graham is a talented and dedicated pastry chef in NYC working at her friend's bakery, with a dream of opening her own restaurant.
Katie's London Christmas
A week before Christmas a frazzled cooking show producer buys two dozen of her cinnamon rolls to cover an 'on set Christmas in London is just what you want from a holiday romance. A week before Christmas a frazzled cooking show producer buys two dozen of her cinnamon rolls to cover an 'on set mishap'. Before she can say no she is on her way to London to film a Christmas cooking show with some of the top chefs in the business. Like Cinderella at the ball, Louisa's fresh approach, charm, and ultimately her talent are what draw people in. However, will Louisa find a space in her dream for romance?
Anita Hughes does a lovely job incorporating the unique location of London into the story, historical, countryside, commercial, all in relation to character and season, to really enhance the experience. I really enjoyed this aspect! I received an advanced reader copy eGalley from St. Martin's Press through NetGalley. This review reflects my honest and unbiased opinions. Jul 22, Melissa rated it it was ok. This is a sweetly told tale that gives a fun glimpse into the Christmas season in London. The character development is somewhat lacking, which keeps the story on the surface without much depth.
The male characters overreact in nearly every situation: storming away, calling things quits, doubting the female characters' abilities to make decisions for themselves and basically acting like children. Yet the women come back to them time and again, forgiving the "misunderstandings.
Louisa Graham is a baker in New York City with aspirations to open her own bakery someday.
As she's packing things in for the night, a harried young man named Noah comes in and pays top dollar for every last cinnamon roll she has just taken out of the oven. The next day, Noah returns. The rolls were for a famous baking television show and while they were delicious, the star was allergic to one of the ingredients and now they are in a jam.
They want Louisa to step in for a cooking segment in London.
The show's producer Kate runs into her old college flame when they land in London. As the two begin to spend time together, they try to figure out whether there's still something there for them to start over. Dec 01, Brooke Gunderman-Harris rated it really liked it. So much so that she is working 12 hour shifts in order to save up to open her own restaurant by next Christmas.
Louisa puts her heart and soul into these pastries and dessert so much her appearance and social life are a bit lacking, but Louisa is willing to sacrifice her want for a pet, and other frivolous things in order to get her restaurant. What Louisa wasn't expecting was a handsome man to walk in at the last minute and beg her for the cinnamon rolls she just baked for tomorrow. People wait in line for over 30 minutes for her cinnamon rolls why would she give them to this guy?
Noah comes rushing into a bakery on the Lower East Side at the last minute hoping to procure some kind of dessert for Bianca to have on set her nationally syndicated show. Luckily, this is the last bakery that is open, and he sees some killer cinnamon rolls. Noah convinces Louisa to give him the cinnamon rolls as long as he pays for them and they are mentioned on the show, so that their bakery can get some advertisement.
Louisa's cinnamon rolls were a huge hit with everyone, except Bianca. It turns out that Bianca is allergic to nutmeg and her lips swell up really large.