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15 November 2017

Blog Tour: Christmas at the Candied Apple Café by Katherine Garbera

There’s nothing so magical as Christmas in New York…
Santa is coming to New York!

Snow is falling, excitement is high and the delicious scent of chocolate drifts along Fifth Avenue – the Candied Apple Café is ready for Christmas! And no one is busier than publicist Iona Summerlin. With so much to do, she doesn’t have time to think about men, dating, or the fact her last boyfriend ditched her for her brother… Relationships are off the menu!

Hotel boss Mads Eriksson is not looking forward to the first Christmas since losing his wife. His six-year-old daughter Sofia has lost her belief in Christmas magic along with her mother, and he has no idea what to do. But an unusually festive business meeting at the Candied Apple – and meeting the beautiful Iona – starts to defrost Mads’ frozen heart, and suddenly life seems full of light and sparkle again.

If only they dare to believe, maybe all their Christmas dreams will come true!

Katherine’s Christmas Playlist

For me one of the best parts of Christmas is signing my favorite holiday songs. Some of them are classics and others are new renditions by my favorite artists. Here is my top ten Christmas playlist.
  1. Must be Santa by Bob Dylan
  2. Soul Cake by Sting
  3. Christmastime is Here by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
  4. The Coventry Carol by Alison Moyet
  5. Winter Wonderland by Eurythmics
  6. Do You Hear What I Hear by Whitney Houston
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Rascal Flats
  8. Angels We Have Heard on High by Aretha Franklin
  9. Mary, Did You Know? By Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd
  10. Christmas In Hollis by Run-DMC
But we really love the songs that my kids have grown up singing in the car, like Lou Monte’s Domenick the Donkey, is a very silly song and my kids love it. Lou Monte has a special place in my family’s musical collection. An Italian American singer we listened to his albums when I was growing up and would go to my maternal grandmother’s house on Sunday for a lunch that lasted all day long. So when my kids were little I made a tape with his music on it to share with them.

We also really love Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer to sing in the car, with all kinds of answer-back made up lyrics and echos. It’s so much fun.


  1. The cover is gorgeous! Never too early to start reading Christmas time themed books and will definitely be putting this on my TBR. My favourite christmas song is Fairytale of New York.

  2. I am really liking the cover of the book. I am not sure I have ever read a christmas book. And I don't know any of these songs either. Time to change that! xx corinne

  3. That book sounds really good - I haven't really read a Christmas themed book before, so I might have to get this one!



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