• Christmas at Carly's Cupcakes

  • By: Jessica Redland
  • Narrated by: Emma Swan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (712 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's the most wonderful time of the year.... 

It's December on Castle Street; the fairy lights are twinkling, snow has settled and the festive season is in full swing. 

For Carly, the owner of Carly's Cupcakes, it's the busiest time of year getting everyone's Christmas treats ready on time. However with her clumsy sister, Bethany, as a co-worker, it's proving a difficult task. They say you shouldn't mix work with family. Maybe they have a point.... 

As Christmas approaches, Carly is also eagerly awaiting the return of her best friend to Whitborough Bay. Liam has no idea he's been the object of her affection since their schooldays. After years of pining after him, can Carly pluck up the courage to finally tell him how she really feels by 25th December?

Could a little festive magic make all of Carly's wishes come true this Christmas?

A heartwarming, short festive story of friendship and family from best seller Jessica Redland.

©2017 Jessica Redland (P)2020 Boldwood Books Ltd

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💕💕💕

Such a cute feel good short story! Who doesn’t love a Hallmark-ish Christmas book?

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  • KT
  • 10-06-21

Not genre listed. Not spiritual. Nearly Romance.

So the book was good but it's 89% about sisterly bonds. Which was ok but not what was listed. There is a slight nod to a bff to lovers but it is almost and after thought, which is too bad because it could have really been a wonderful.story on it's own. Oh well... not my type of topic but not bad for what it was.

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An easy listen

Reading made me want an expensive cupcake! It was a bit too sweet for my taste but I finished it.

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Very good.

To be perfectly honest, I wasn't really expecting this to be as good as it was. Fun characters and a great story. I liked the humor in it. I loved the description of the cakes, and cupcakes. It was a good subject that people don't realize you don't have to be in a war to suffer from PTSD. Emma Swan did a great job of narrating this book.

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Swearing in the reading

As cute as this book sounded, I could only listen to a little bit before there was too many times of swearing. I need a book without the foul language.

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  • RB
  • 12-31-21

The narrator ruins it

Redland uses a few narrators and this particular narrator’s voice makes it impossible for me to listen to anything she says. It sounds like your grandmother is scolding you throughout the entire reading.

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My fav Christmas audiobook yet! 🎄🎅🏻

I absolutely LOVED this Christmas audiobook! The narration was lovely and it was such a heartwarming story of romantic and familial love. And I love anything about sisters as I am very close with my own. The narrator did a great job with all of the voices. Highly recommend.

Spoilers: Every character is so likable, I wish that I knew them all in real life. I saw a lot of negative reviews about Bethany but I absolutely loved her. I have always been able to relate to ppl with mental issues and I def had bad self-esteem growing up as I had helicopter parents who never let me do anything for myself. Like Bethany, it left me with little to no coping skills. I saw a lot of readers complaining that it was too much about Bethany but I loved it. I really felt the love Carly had for her sister and Liam. Carly is exactly the type of person Bethany needs in her corner. And we learn that Carly has her own fears to conquer, just like Bethany.

The main character is wonderful and I am so glad everything works out for her. Christmas magic is plentiful throughout this delightful story. It has humor, romance, friendship, redemption, second chances, karma, great writing and narration! I just can’t applaud this book enough 🎄🎅🏻

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Delightful!

This was an easy fast listen… upbeat delightful and had a good human interest storyline!!

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Sweet story

Wanting a good read! Thus is definitely your book. Smiled a lot throughout this read.

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sweet friends to lovers

If you are in the mood for a guaranteed happily ever after about two dedicated friends overcoming self doubt and turning their lifelong love into a relationship, this is for you. No drama from either main character. There aren't a lot of contrived barriers, just their own self-doubt and desire not to damage the most important relationship in their lives, and that's enough.

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  • Julie
  • 09-11-21

couldn't finish

the narrator's voice was awful. I tried numerous times to listen but had to give up

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  • Brix B
  • 02-11-21

Lovely feel good book would definitely recommend

Loved this book as well as all the other books by Jessica Redlands. I have binge listened to them all while cleaning out cupboards etc during Covid Lockdown great feel good escapism. I am now suffering from withdrawal symptoms and eagerly looking forward to the next book 📖.
Thank you Jessica for brightening up my lockdown😊.

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  • Christina Schneider
  • 08-22-21

That voice!

oh man, why would you choose a narrator with a voice like fingernails on a blackboard?! It was truly painful at times, especially listening to her whining whether she read the little sister.
The story is very much like a cupcake, overly sweet with no actual nutritional value, but you still keep eating...

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  • Aileen
  • 08-09-21

Had to stop the book annoying narrator

The annoying voice of the narrator totally ruined the book, and I’m a Yorkshire lass, what a shame.

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  • Emma Haynes
  • 10-19-20

REALLY AMAZING STORY

I absolutely loved it, the story line is brilliant, I love how's it's not drawn out like most books, it took a few chapters to get hooked, but after chapter 3 I couldn't put it down, definitely worth a read if you love a bit of romance, drama & a few twists too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-26-22

narrator

I still prefer the previous narr of this series but it was better this time. although, her male voice makes me imagine a not so masculine man unfortunately. but I liked the story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-09-22

Pass

The narrators voice grated on me. Couldn't really listen to it. Story was a bit drab too unlike her other novels

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  • Nikki horner
  • 09-27-22

Amazing as always !

This book is as good as all the ones I’ve read by Jessica, this is now my 7th I’ve listened to on Audible. It certainly won’t be my last.
They are all very similar story lines but I really do enjoy them!!

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  • Book lover 66
  • 09-13-22

love Jessica Redland books

shorter than I like but loved the feel good factor and narrated well as always.

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  • Lucy Lindsay
  • 09-07-22

Narrator issues

I struggled with the narrator from the get-go. At "Chapter 1" it was already way more distracting than I was expecting but by the time of "argh Carly no" screeched at me approximately 5 secs in I bailed. sorry.

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  • Mrs C E Whitworth
  • 11-25-21

beautiful

What a beautiful book. Well written, made me laugh made me cry and I just genuinely loved it. Only problem is I want that but I'm single. Loved it.

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  • Kirsty-Leigh Mulley
  • 05-22-22

A sweetie

Lovely story, very simple, but just how a Christmas story should be, sweet, funny & charming!

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  • michelle ayers
  • 12-20-21

gorgeous little romance.

sweet and captivating romance that will keep you listening. The narrator's accent is so warm

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-14-21

Lovely

Was a lovely story from start to finish. made me laugh and smile. You could imagine the carnage in the kitchen at times. Showed the love between sisters ,Overall a great little story.

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