The Cake Shop in the Garden by Carole Matthews – Book Review

Hello All!!!

I was able to complete another book by yesterday, and here I am with the review.

This is my 3rd book by Carole Matthews and I am totally in love with her stories.

The Cake Shop in the Garden by Carole Matthews



Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones, while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn’t do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she’s ever made. When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay’s entire world is thrown off-balance even further and she doesn’t know which way to turn. Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision – even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most? Life, love and family are about to collide in The Cake Shop in the Garden. (from Goodreads)

My Review

As I mentioned before, Carole Matthews is one of my favorite authors, and I simply love her writing style. Her stories are warm, filled with love, and connected with the bonds of family and friends.

  1. The setting of the story was splendid. The canal, the house and the café, the beautiful gardens filled with colorful flowers and the lovely smell of coffee and cakes makes me really want to be there with Fay and enjoy the canal life.
  2. The story is warm and once when you start reading it, you feel like you are a part of it too. Carole’s vivid imagination and creativity is unwind in front of the reader, like a watercolor landscape.
  3. Story is live, colorful and creative which holds the reader till the end.
  4.  All the characters are carefully created and loved each one of them. The female protagonist of the story, Fay, is a loving, caring and a dedicated person.
  5. Fay is a family person, where she takes good care of her bed-ridden mother and her stubborn, carefree sister Edie. With such a lot going on, in her life, she still manages to smile and worry about her family and friends. Fay is a wonderful employee too. The way she looks after her mother, sister, Lija, her boyfriend Anthony and her regular customer, Stan is heart-touching.
  6. I felt so sorry for Fay at the climax of the story. Death of her mother affects her so badly. But finally she gets to know that, Miranda is not her biological mother. Her adopted mother, leaves all her properties under her sisters name, which finally makes her life in total turmoil. She loses her parents, sister, her home and business
  7. Anthony, after being together with Fay for 10 years, conveys the news that she no longer wants to continue their relationship. I felt so bad for Fay, for being lonely and desperate.
  8. The end of the story was so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes. Finally, Fay understands and thinks to give priority to her own feelings and likes. Well, that is what, life is all about. You should think about others, but you should be able to give priority to your self.
  9. Overall it is a warm, loving and delightful book.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone.


My Rating

starstarstarstarstar Tremendous,

I like it very much

I hope you enjoyed!

Until next post,



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