Christmas at the Candied Apple Café

Christmas at the Candied Apple Café

by Katherine Garbera

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008142537
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/10/2017
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 71,006
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Katherine Garbera is a two-time Maggie winner who has written more than 60 books. A Florida native who grew up to travel the globe, Katherine now makes her home in the Midlands of the UK with her husband, two children and a very spoiled miniature dachshund. Visit her on the web at, connect with her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @katheringarbera.

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Christmas at the Candied Apple Café 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a nice change to read about the love of a widower verses a widow. Enjoyed this read.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Loved, loved this emotional Christmas story of opening your heart up again. Iona is publicist for Cannied Apple Cafe , Christmas is a very busy time of the year for her. When she Mads, a widow from last Christmas, who's heart is not there this Christmas season. He has a little daughter, Sophia, who does not believe in Christmas. Soon the magic of Christmas with the help of Iona will open their hearts but Mads is so afraid for both him and Sophia. A great read that will melt your heart full of love and emotions. I could not put this book down, Sophia won me over!! Plus, I love the cover. I highly recommend this book!
poohbear1970dc More than 1 year ago
Christmas at the Candied Apple Café by Katherine Garbera. Iona Summerlin and her co owners Cici and Hayley are trying to decide whether to join forces with Mads Eriksson and the Loughman Group of hotels to sell their chocolates. Iona and Mads are living in the same building they meet each other on elevator after having a business meeting earlier. He has a little girl named Sofia and he is a widower. I really enjoyed reading these two story and the way that they fell in love. I really enjoyed the book. I think it was a great way to start the holiday season.
sgreene01 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by this author and I loved it. A wonderful, light-hearted Christmas story taking place in New York City. Iona Summerlin, part-owner of the Candied Apple Café has not had luck at love. She is “married” to her work, and intends to stay that way, believing she will never find true love. Mads Eriksson, hotel boss of a chain of hotels, is a widower with a daughter. This is their first Christmas without their loved one and it takes everything they have within them to be able to get through the season. The sweet daughter has lost her belief in “Santa”, since he did not let her mom live, like she had asked, and Mads has lost belief in everything at this point. We see these characters meet, go through trying time and wonder if they will ever be able to heal from their hurts. Will Santa bring them new and interesting times in their lives and perhaps even love? I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christmas stories. This was a sweet start to holiday reading. I received a copy of this book from HarperCollins UK, HarperImpulse in exchange for my fair review of the book.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! The future is bleak until a ray of sunshine enters their world! A story of adjusting to life after loss ... and embracing the goodness that comes around even though you don't think you're ready! The characters are fairly well developed and it's easy to get wrapped up in their story! Hotel owner Mads Eriksson is not looking forward to his first Christmas without his wife, but he's even more concerned about how his six year old daughter seems to have totally lost her Christmas spirit since losing her mother. When a business meeting brings them in contact with an elf-like bundle of holiday cheer, Mads can't help but be drawn to the dashing Iona and how she seems to connect with his little girl! Iona Summerlin is running around like crazy with all that is going for the holidays at the Candied Apple Cafe. She doesn't have time to think about men and relationships ... but a when a handsome father and his sad little girl cross her path, she can't resist taking them under her wing!
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoyed reading Christmas at the Candied Apple Cafe by Katherine Garbara. As publicist for the Candied Apple Café, Iona Summerlin is busier than Santa elves at Christmas time and she definitely doesn’t have time to think about men, dating, or the fact her last boyfriend ditched her for her brother. This is the first Christmas for Mads Eriksson since losing his wife last year and his six-year-old daughter Sofia has lost her belief in Christmas magic along with her mother. After a business meeting with Iona at the holiday decorated café, Mads finds his heart thawing, letting in the light and sparkle again. I enjoyed seeing Iona getting recognition for her hard work and acceptance by Mads and Sofia for her friendship. Ms Garbera did an amazing job reconnecting Iona with her brother and his boyfriend without hurt feelings or either of them losing face. I hurt with Iona and Mads as they struggled with their feelings for each other and their fears of finding happiness. I identified with Sofia as she tried to establish holiday traditions with Mads, since her mother’s illness kept them from being able to do so. I really enjoyed reading this book. Ms. Garbera is a wonderful story teller drawing me into her books, making me forget the world around me as she drew me in and not let me go until I turned the last page. I highly recommend this book to other readers I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
This was a very touching story. Mads is a widower going through his first Christmas without his wife, who died shortly after Christmas the previous year. His young daughter Sofia had lost the spirit of Christmas after her mother died so close to the holiday. Iona had always been a very hard worker, trying to prove something to her father. When Mads and Iona meet over a business deal, the magic of Christmas just seemed to come through. They are both finding their way in life and together the three of them seemed to work well together. I loved all of the characters. It was a very touching and emotional story. I don't even have words to describe all of the feelings I experienced.