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Long and Short Reviews - 4.5 starsA wonderfully emotional journey that has a very happy and a bit of a surprising end.
Single Titles - 4.5 Stars
This story has more twists and turns than a roller-coaster ride and the final dip will surprise the reader.

Coffee Time Romance - 5 cups
This is a wonderfully heartwarming story that has small town values and charm.

Once Upon a Romance

This is a light yet heart-touching romance; I'm definitely looking forward to more romances from Nell Carson.


Romance Reviews Today
THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE is a sweet romance that will charm even the most discriminating reader.
The Romance Dish - 4 stars
It's a heartwarming, sweet small-town story with engaging characters, an easy reading style and a hero and heroine who are perfect for one another.

Confessions from Romaholics - 5 Couples
The Gingerbread House might become one of my favorites of this year. It's a rare book, heartwarming in its story of small town values.

Eye on Romance / Contemporary Romance Writers
There will be many readers who will sigh deeply at the Gray's romantic gestures.

About the Author

Nell Carson grew up in Seattle, Washington, and obtained her degree in literature from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to writing novels, Nell also writes short stories, stage plays, and screenplays. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Ben, their Italian Greyhound, Kelby, and a fickle cat named Oliver. Nell's pastimes include renovating their 1922 bungalow, gardening, and cooking.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance; Reprint edition (October 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161109769X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611097696
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,870,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I was born in Philadelphia but grew up primarily in Seattle. I obtained my degree in Literature from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I now live in Denver with my husband Ben and our beautiful baby boy, Cole. In my spare time I work on the endless renovations of our 1922 bungalow.

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Heather C. on May 7, 2013
Format: Paperback
(This review can also be found on my blog and Goodreads).

I didn't know what to expect with The Gingerbread House by Nell Carson. I'm not really a bit romance reader because I'm not really one for all that mushy stuff. In fact, I try to stay away from strictly romance books (unless they are YA). However, after reading this book, I've been swayed. I loved this book, and I think it may be my favorite adult romance that I've read. Okay, I haven't read many, but this one is definitely one of the best I've read.

Greta runs a bridal shop out of her historic home. It's just not the history that Greta loves about it, but it's also her mother's home since her childhood and the source of many great memories. So when Stephanie Harwood of Harwood Development wants to tear it down to make way for a mall, Greta is devastated. Enter Gray Daniels. Greta finds him extremely attractive. Too bad he's engaged to Stephanie. Will Greta be able to save her workplace and her mother's home? What will happen with Gray?

I think the title of this book is incredibly cute (just like the story)! I love the uniqueness of the title, yet it describes a major plot point in the story. I'm super thrilled the author decided to call her book The Gingerbread House. I must admit that the title is what definitely caught my attention.

I'm not really a fan of the cover. For me, it's just too plain. I felt like the cover is very underwhelming which is a shame because the story is so good. When I first saw the cover, I was a little put off thinking it'd be a really boring story. How wrong was I!?! I felt that maybe an actual photo/picture of the house itself on the cover would've caught my eye. All I can say is please don't judge this book by its cover.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover
The Gingerbread House by Nell Carson follows the story of Greta whose beloved Gingerbread house/bridal business is being bought in her small town through imminent domain to make way for a strip mall. Not only does Greta have to fight for her family home and business, but she also has to learn to navigate having a parent with Alzheimer's. Things get even more complicated when the handsome man that walks into her shop turns out to be the fiancé of the woman trying to ruin her life. Drama and events escalate from here and just get more messy. The Gingerbread House gives a glimpse into Greta's complicated small town life and shows who she can count on when trouble shows up and things start going south.

The Gingerbread House by Nell Carson is a sweet romance story with just a little mystery/drama to keep you interested. Greta is a woman trying to save the last stable thing in her and her mother's lives. On top of fighting the town council to keep her shop and childhood home she has to deal with her mother's Alzheimer's. This lady sure does know how to keep her cool. She never loses it when so many people would. Personally I would have liked to have seen an outburst or two from her. In addition I loved her mother's character as well. She was sweet and endearing in her bouts of forgetfulness and full of spice and mischievousness when lucid. Despite liking these two characters I really wasn't a fan of the leading man, Gray. I may just be used to the "tough" guys of other stories, but Gray was too emotional for me to really like his character. The only other thing is I wish I Stephanie's consequences and the wrap up of her part of the story had been seen.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ellepaul on April 13, 2013
Format: Paperback
The Gingerbread House is one of those sweet, small town romances that just touches your heart and in the end puts a smile on your face. An easy to read book, this is a book that you can curl up on the couch and get lost in.

Greta Kendal owns and runs a bridal shop in her family's historical Victorian house. She has been fighting the town about her home due it the eminent domain law. The town wants her house in order to put up a mall that Stephanie Harwood is determined to build. She is using her fiancé Grey Daniels to help her, even if it means fudging the evidence that proves this is a historical home that needs to be saved.

One thing that surprised me was how short the story was. I mean I never felt like it was rushed, that details were left out or that it ended too soon. This is a perfectly written story that is so enjoyable that I may just have to reads it again!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Alderman on May 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Take two characters, Greta and Gray, mix in an insecure fiance, two aging parents suffering from dimentia, a wedding, a mall and and old house to create a romance with so many story lines it's difficult to keep track of everything that's going on. The storyline is frequently moved along by one or the other aging parent having a lucid moment. While it's moving to have characters actually dealing with life's realities, it's often awkward and stilted. Greta has a wedding boutique, ill mother and an old home that she's try to save from the mall developer aka insecure, conniving fiance with the help of a mysterious benefactor and tenderheart town folk. Gray, other than awesome good looks, came across as a pretty annoying character in dealing with the women (Greta & fiance) in his life. In addition to the mysterious benefactor, there is a mysterious boogie man that arrives along about chapter 26. A totally ludicrous ending made me doubt that I'll read anything by this author again.
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