Christmas at The Chocolate Pot Café is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

Christmas at The Chocolate Pot Café by Jessica Redland


Genre: Contemporary Romance / Women's Fiction

Tour Dates: 10th - 16th December 2018

Publication Date: 13th November 2018

Formats available: Mobi or PDF

Standalone Novel

Estimated Word Count - 50-60k

Types of post available: Reviews Only

Potential Trigger Warning: The main character, Tara, was fostered as a child. It briefly touches on bereavement through suicide but this is mentioned rather than explored as a theme as this was nearly 30 years earlier. It does contain mention of infidelity and activities of a very X-rated nature but these are summarised as things that have happened in the distant past and nothing is graphically explored

Emotionally, Tara Porter finds the festive period a challenge. Christmas Day is a reminder of the family she lost, and New Year’s Eve holds bitter memories of the biggest mistake of her life: marrying Garth Tewkesbury. Shunning invitations to celebrate, she seeks refuge in her flat with only her giant house bunny, Hercules, for company.

Professionally, though, it’s the best time of the year for Tara. Her thriving business, The Chocolate Pot Café, is always packed. With the café hosting a wedding and engagement party, it’s shaping up to be the café’s best Christmas ever.

When Jed, a blast from Tara’s past, threatens the future of The Chocolate Pot Café, Tara prepares for a fight. The business is everything to her and she’s not going to let anyone or anything jeopardise that.


Tara badly misjudged Garth and, since then, has refused to let anyone in. After all, if you don’t let anyone in, they can’t hurt you. But has she misjudged Jed too? Is it possible that he really has changed from the arrogant, deceitful man who sold her The Chocolate Pot Café 14 years ago?

An inspiring Christmas story about discovering that happy ever afters are possible … even for those who don’t believe in them.

Temporary Blurb - subject to change

About Jessica Redland

Jessica had never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling her that her business reports read more like stories and she should write a book. She loved writing but had no plot ideas. Then something happened to her that prompted the premise for her debut novel, Searching for Steven. She put fingers to keyboard and soon realised she had a trilogy and a novella.

She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast — the inspiration for the settings in her books — with her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs!

Her passion for North Yorkshire is shared by fellow-writer and great friend, Sharon Booth and, together, they are the Yorkshire Rose Writers.

Jessica tries to balance her time — often unsuccessfully — between being an HR tutor, trying to re-learn how to play the piano, studying towards a Masters in Creative Writing, and writing itself. Who needs sleep?

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

10th December

  1. Books, Life and Everything - Review

  2. B for bookreview -Review

  3. The Writing Garnet - Review

11th December

  1. Books and Bindings - Review

  2. Zooloo's Book Diary - Review

  3. Audio Killed the Bookmark - Review

12th December

  1. Rae Reads - Review

  2. Stacy is reading - Review

  3. donnasbookblog - Review

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