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Heartaches and Christmas Cakes

Julie Maisey

In the midst of World War II, Audrey Barton's only wish is to have her family together for Christmas. However, with the war raging on, Audrey and her loved ones face a series of challenges that threaten to tear them apart. Set in the town of Bournemouth, the Barton family bakery has always been a source of comfort and joy for the community. Though not wealthy, Audrey and her husband Charlie have always been there for others, offering love and advice along with their delicious bread and cakes. But as the war takes its toll, Audrey's brother William enlists to fight, leaving his fiancée Elsie terrified of losing him. Audrey's stepsister Lily also arrives with a dark secret, and a mysterious little girl arrives in town, burdened with her own troubles. Despite the chaos and uncertainty, Audrey fights to maintain hope and love in her family's life. But when tragedy strikes during Christmas, will Audrey's efforts be enough?

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Description

Heartaches and Christmas Cakes: A Heartwarming Family Saga in Wartime

Additional Info

Book Name: Heartaches and Christmas Cakes
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Amy Miller
Narrators: Julie Maisey
Genres: Literature & Fiction
Audiobook Length: 7H46M
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Language: english
Publish Date: 2017-11-10
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the book about?

The book is a wartime family saga set in December 1940. It follows the Barton family bakery in Bournemouth and their experiences during World War II.

What does Audrey Barton want for Christmas?

Audrey Barton wants to have her family together for Christmas.

How has the war affected the Barton family bakery?

The war has brought trouble to the bakery doorstep. Audrey's brother, William, has joined the fight and his fiancée, Elsie, is worried about losing him. Additionally, Audrey's stepsister, Lily, arrives with a dark secret.

Who is the mysterious little girl evacuated to the town?

The mystery girl is a silent and strange little girl who has been evacuated to the town.

What challenges does Audrey face during tumultuous times?

Audrey battles to keep hope and love alive during difficult times. She encounters challenges such as her brother going to war, her stepsister's secret, and the mystery surrounding the little girl.

What happens at Christmas that threatens Audrey's efforts?

A disaster strikes at Christmas, putting Audrey's efforts to keep hope and love alive at risk.

Who is the author of the book?

The author of the book is Amy Miller.

Who is the publisher of the book?

The book is published by Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

What did the reviewer enjoy about the book?

The reviewer enjoyed the novel's depiction of a community bakery in England during the beginning of World War II. They found the perseverance of the characters and kindness to be heartwarming. The reviewer particularly liked the character Audrey for her strength and selflessness. They also praised the narrator.

Reviews

14 reviews for this audiobook
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    Jennifer Thompson 19-Sep-2023

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is a heartwarming story that beautifully combines romance, family dynamics, and delicious food. Amy Miller's writing style makes you feel like you're part of the festivities, and her descriptive language transports you to the cozy kitchen where the magic happens. Highly recommended for anyone who loves a good holiday read.

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    Michael Anderson 20-Sep-2023

    Amy Miller truly knows how to tug at your heartstrings with Heartaches and Christmas Cakes. This charming story had me hooked from the first page and kept me engaged until the very end. The author's ability to create relatable characters and weave a delightful plot is admirable. I couldn't help but feel a warm sense of nostalgia throughout the book. A definite must-read for the holiday season.

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    Emma Davis 30-Sep-2023

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is the perfect blend of love, laughter, and mouthwatering treats. It's a captivating story that captivates readers with its engaging narrative and well-developed characters. Amy Miller's writing style is effortless and flows perfectly, making it an easy and enjoyable read. I couldn't put it down until I finished it in one sitting. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a heartwarming Christmas tale.

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    Jessica Wilson 06-Oct-2023

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is an absolute delight. Amy Miller has created a story that is filled with warmth, hope, and the magic of Christmas. The characters are lovable and relatable, and the festive atmosphere is beautifully brought to life through vivid descriptions. I found myself eagerly turning the pages, eager to see how everything would unfold. This is a book that will leave you with a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart.

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    William Johnson 14-Oct-2023

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is a charming and heartwarming novel that captures the true spirit of Christmas. Amy Miller's writing is engaging and full of emotion, pulling you into the story from the very first page. The characters are well-developed, and the festive setting is beautifully described. I couldn't help but feel a wave of nostalgia as I immersed myself in the delightful world created by the author. Highly recommended for anyone in the mood for a feel-good holiday read.

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    Sophia Martinez 24-Oct-2023

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is a beautifully written story that will warm your heart and leave you craving a slice of cake. Amy Miller's characters are endearing and relatable, and her attention to detail creates a vivid and festive atmosphere. The book is the perfect balance of romance and family dynamics, making it an enjoyable read for anyone who loves a good Christmas tale. Prepare to be immersed in the magic of the holiday season.

  • Da
    Daniel Thompson 05-Dec-2023

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is a delightful and uplifting story that will tug at your heartstrings. Amy Miller's writing style is captivating, and she effortlessly transports you into the lives of the characters. The story is filled with heartwarming moments, unexpected twists, and a sprinkle of holiday magic. I couldn't help but feel a sense of joy while reading this book. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a feel-good Christmas read.

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    Olivia Davis 26-Dec-2023

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is a charming and heartwarming novel that will leave you with a smile on your face. Amy Miller has created a cast of characters that you can't help but fall in love with, and their journey will warm your heart. The author's descriptive language brings the festive season to life, making you feel like you're right there in the middle of the Christmas celebrations. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and can't recommend it enough.

  • So
    Sophie Johnson 03-Jan-2024

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is a beautifully crafted story that will touch your heart. Amy Miller's writing style is engaging and filled with emotion, making it impossible to put the book down. The characters feel like old friends, and their struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers. The mouthwatering descriptions of Christmas treats will have you reaching for the nearest cake. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to get into the holiday spirit.

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    Ethan Anderson 12-Jan-2024

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is a delightful tale of love, family, and second chances. Amy Miller's writing is captivating, and her ability to create richly developed characters is impressive. I was completely immersed in the story and couldn't help but root for the characters. The book also features delicious descriptions of Christmas treats that will make your mouth water. If you're looking for a heartwarming holiday read, this is the perfect book for you.

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    Ava Wilson 22-Jan-2024

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is a wonderful book that captures the essence of the holiday season. Amy Miller's writing is vivid and heartfelt, and her characters feel like old friends. The story is filled with laughter, love, and baking mishaps, adding a touch of humor to the heartfelt moments. Reading this book is like curling up with a warm blanket and a cup of hot cocoa on a chilly winter day. Highly recommended for anyone in need of a dose of holiday cheer.

  • Ja
    James Johnson 28-Mar-2024

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is a delightful holiday read that warms the heart and leaves you with a smile. Amy Miller's writing style is engaging and filled with warmth, making it easy to get lost in the story. The characters are relatable and endearing, and their journey is both heartwrenching and uplifting. The author's descriptions of the festive atmosphere and delicious cakes will make you long for Christmas. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a feel-good read.

  • Is
    Isabella Martinez 21-Apr-2024

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is a heartwarming and beautifully written story that captures the magic of the holiday season. Amy Miller's characters are relatable and likable, and their emotional journey will tug at your heartstrings. The author's descriptions of the traditions and festivities will transport you to a cozy Christmas village. This book is perfect for curling up by the fire with a cup of tea and a slice of cake. I highly recommend it.

  • Ja
    Jacob Thompson 08-Jul-2024

    Heartaches and Christmas Cakes is a delightful and heartwarming read that will put you in the Christmas spirit. Amy Miller's writing style is engaging and easy to read, drawing you into the story right from the start. The characters are well-developed and relatable, and their relationships are beautifully portrayed. The book is filled with warmth, laughter, and even a few surprises along the way. Grab a slice of cake and dive into this enchanting holiday tale.

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