Taylor’s architectural firm enters her in a contest in which the teams will design and build life-sized gingerbread houses. After the contest, Taylor will likely be getting a promotion to a position in another city. But Taylor’s original partner soon backs out, and she needs to find a replacement.
When she meets Adam, a baker, and single dad, at a local bakery, she convinces him to partner with her for the contest. After all, winning would give the bakery and his designs much-needed exposure.
For years Taylor has been resistant to call anywhere “home” for fear it would only be temporary. But the time she spends with Adam and his daughter Brooke in their cozy home, decorating for Christmas, and enjoying Philadelphia’s holiday traditions, fills her with a longing for a place to call her own.
Title: A Gingerbread Romance
Author: Lacey Baker
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published: September 17, 2019
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
A GINGERBREAD ROMANCE is a charming Christmas romance with characters I adored and a story that will touch the emotions of even the most Scrooge-like reader.
Taylor is on the fast track to a promotion, one that will take her to her dream city. But first, she has to enter into (and presumably win) a contest to build gingerbread houses… no, not that kind, but a life-sized gingerbread house. When her original partner decides to opt-out and goes to work for the competition Taylor offers Adam, baker, a man with a dream of his own the chance to see his dreams become reality. What starts out as a working friendship quickly shows signs of moving toward something more as Adam and his daughter, Brooke, bring Taylor into their family Christmas traditions – and Taylor begins to truly give in to that longing for a permanent home that she’s never experienced.
I loved everything about A GINGERBREAD ROMANCE. It’s full of Christmas spirit, decorations, traditions and celebrations – and two people who should be complete opposites discovering that home means something different than they first thought. Home means being with each other and one adorable little girl to create their own family traditions for the Christmases to come.
If you love anything Christmas – and Hallmark Movies, then this story should be on your own Christmas list – as an early present to you. Loved this one and would not hesitate to recommend it to any Romance reader who loves the fun of watching two people fall in love.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Hallmark Publishing, via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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