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Christmas at the Little Waffle Shack (Heritage Cove #2) by Helen J. Rolfe

Christmas at the Little Waffle Shack


Heritage Cove is in full swing for the festive season and as the temperature dips, who will be lucky in love this Christmas?

It’s December in Heritage Cove and along with the village Christmas tree, frosty mornings and the promise of the most wonderful time of the year, the new waffle shack is about to open. And its owner isn’t a stranger to the Cove, because after all this time, Daniel is back to make amends with his brother Harvey – as well as a few other locals he might have offended along the way.

Fairly new to the village, local blacksmith Lucy has kept up the pretence of being with her ex for the sake of his gran but she’s fed up with all the lies. Determined to come clean and live the life she wants to live, she’s devastated to find that her attraction to Daniel is tainted by the fact he’s hiding a few things of his own. And his secrets are ones she isn’t sure she’ll ever be able to get past.

Heritage Cove is full of friendship and community; it’s a welcoming place people visit and never want to leave. But will it work its magic for Daniel and Lucy?

A festive read packed with Christmas romance, love and second chances, this is Book 2 in a series of standalone novels set in Heritage Cove, the little village by the sea…


Who doesn’t love waffles? Even better, waffles served by a tall, dark, and handsome man determined to make amends for his past transgressions in his home town of Heritage Cove?

Daniel had been the local hoodlum when he left Heritage Cove years ago and now he is back to make amends. However, not all is forgiven. Especially from his brother, Harvey. Daniel’s story is tragic but inspiring. He has a lot to make up for and his courage to open his own waffle shack and face his demons head-on is commendable. But people are jumping to conclusions about his life and he has to get ahead of this before the woman he is attracted to totally writes him off. Would she ever give him a chance?

From Lucy’s experience, life is too short to fight with someone you care about. Between a mountain of Christmas orders to fill, an ex-husband who won’t take no for an answer, and an attractive new business owner in town with too many secrets, she is beyond frazzled and disappointed. She can’t be blindsided again.

I like the fact that Lucy is a blacksmith. Her pieces sound incredible and I admire her determination to open her own business in a new town.  I also like the idea of Daniel’s waffle shack which sounds delicious. Lucy and Daniel have a rocky start with Daniel’s secrets and Lucy’s mistrust. Their story builds slowly by Lucy confronting her ex-husband, Daniel beginning to resolve his differences with his brother, and the two of them finally sitting down to talk. There are also a lot of important supporting characters in this book such as Daniel’s brother Harvey, his girlfriend Melissa, and Lucy’s friend Tilly.

I recommend this sweet romance with strong characters, a beautiful setting, and realistic situations. It emphasizes that change doesn’t happen overnight so take one step at a time and there are two sides to every story.

Thank you to Ms. Rolfe for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.

The Heritage Cove Series

Coming Home to Heritage Cove (2020)
2 Christmas at the Little Waffle Shack (2020)
Summer at the Twist and Turn Bakery (2021)
     aka Summer Serendipity at the Twist and Turn Bakery
Winter at Mistletoe Gate Farm (2021)
     aka A Winter Wedding at Mistletoe Gate Farm
Finding Happiness at Heritage View (2022)
Christmas Nights at the Star and Lantern (2023) – REVIEW



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Helen RolfeHelen J Rolfe writes romantic fiction and contemporary women’s fiction and enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community.

Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries where she thinks her readers might like to escape to.

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