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The Little Bakery of Hopes and Dreamsby Kellie Hailes


The most magical time of the year…

Josie Donnelly spends most years pretending that Christmas doesn’t even happen! So, she hopes that the sleepy village of Sunnycombe will be the perfect place to escape the festivities…

Or so she thought! Spending time with (far too handsome) bakery owner Callan Stewart and his young daughter, Mia, makes her long for the family Christmas she’s missed out on.

Could the little bakery on the hill be her own recipe for a happy ever after this year…?


The two main characters in this story really, really didn't want to get involved with each other (or anyone else for that matter) and both had issues enough to keep them from not wanting to fall in love. It was lovely to see their relationship blossoming despite their reluctance, because as the villagers rallied around them, plus the magical tradition of looking at the sunrise the pair of them didn't stand much of a chance.

The star of the show was Mia, though - she was simply cute enough to eat!

About the Author

At the age of five Kellie Hailes declared she was going to write books when she grew up. It took a while for her to get there, with a career as a radio copywriter, freelance copywriter and beauty editor filling the dream-hole, until now. Kellie lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her patient husband and very entertaining daughter.

When the characters in her head aren't dictating their story to her, she can be found taking short walks, eating good cheese and hanging out for her next coffee fix.

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