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The Gingerbread Christmas Village 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. 

The Gingerbread Christmas Village by Kiley Dunbar

Genre:  Romance/Women’s Fiction

Tour Dates: 31st August - 6th September 2023

Publication Date: 31st August 2023

Publisher: Hera Books

Formats available: Epub 

Estimated Page Count: 300

Standalone Novel

Types of post available: Review Only

Author Content Warning: Dating, bereavement

Everyone deserves a Christmas treat...

The annual Wheaton gingerbread exhibit (a model village made of gingerbread) and grotto has been an important part of the sleepy Cotswold hamlet’s Christmas celebrations for decades.

For years the gingerbread exhibition drew visitors from across the region and each year the model town grew more elaborate and ambitious but recently, interest has been dwindling. The gingerbread grotto needs to be rehomed or close forever.

Sixty-four-year-old Margi, the event’s founder, has had enough of village life (and its total lack of eligible men) and is planning to sell up and head to Birmingham to live closer to her niece.

She has lost her spark and her Christmas spirit and decides this will be her last gingerbread village, but despairs when she finds her only support is her old friend, Izzy, her niece Lucy from Birmingham, and Fern, the shy young farmer’s daughter. Oh, and Patrick, the gorgeous, reliable school caretaker.

As if this wasn’t enough, Lucy is determined to get her out dating again and persuades her to try some online dating apps but Margi’s had her heart broken too many times and wonders if she has just missed her chance.

Can they save the Gingerbread Grotto and can Margi get her old spark and her Christmas spirit back?

A cosy, totally feelgood seasonal read that will have you smiling. The perfect read to snuggle up and have you feeling festive! Fans of Jenny Colgan and Trisha Ashley will love this book.

The Gingerbread Christmas Village Cover

About Kiley Dunbar

Kiley Dunbar is a Scot living over the border in Northern England where she teaches English and creative writing, devours romance novels, fusses over Amos the Bedlington Terrier, and loves two little Dunbars. She thinks making imaginary people find happiness and fall in hopelessly in love has to be the best job in the world.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

31st August

  1. bookescapeswithBabsW67

  2. Being Anne

  3. Theloopyknot

1st September

  1. Staceywh_17

  2. Vegan Book Blogger

  3. @jenniferpagewrites

2nd September

  1. Bookish Dreams

  2. Ginger Book Geek

  3. Books, Life and Everything

3rd September

  1. @enjoyingbooksagain

  2. Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers


4th September

  1. OneMorechapter

  2. Bookmadjo

  3. InsomniacBookwormBookreviews

5th September

  1. Autumnal_reading

  2. mrsljgibbs on Instagram

  3. Sharon Beyond The Books

6th September

  1. Inspiredbypmdd

  2. YorkshireCarly’s Book Reviews

  3. htdk2002.reads

7th September

  1. Just Katherine

  2. Tizi's Book Review

  3. Bookish Jottings

8th September

  1. A Little Book Problem

  2. Splashes Into Books

  3. Christian Bookaholic

9th September

  1. Captured on Film

  2. Kirsty_Reviews_Books

  3. sarah.k.reads

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