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Friday, November 18, 2022

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Book: Let Them Eat Fruitcake

Author: Kathleen J. Robison

Genre: Christian Holiday Romance

Release date: October 11, 2022

Faith, romance, and fruitcake.

Victoria Randall has it all—a new job in an ideal locale and the eye of Chad, the hunkiest guy in her apartment building. Christmas is going to be great this year. But when a call from her best guy friend back in Bay Town tells her that her grandmother isn’t doing well, she decides to fly to Grandma’s rescue.

Art has loved Victoria since they were five, but after she returns and keeps him locked into total friend zone he decides to let to let his hopes go. Easier said than done when he spends so much time with her, making and delivering her grandmother’s fruitcakes. Add to that the legend of  love surrounding them, and well… it’s tough.

A horrible accident puts things into perspective for both Art and Victoria, but Art decides it’s too late, and when some guy shows up acting like Victoria’s boyfriend, he’s sure of it. By the time she’s ready to head back to California, all hope of a romance between them seems lost—right up to the moment her grandmother thrusts a piece of fruitcake into her hands.

Are the matchmaking properties of Sally Trotman’s fruitcake their last chance at a happily-ever-after? Find out in Let Them Eat Fruitcake—a story of faith, romance, and of course, fruitcake.


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About the Author

Kathleen J. Robison is an Okinawan-American, born in Okinawa, and raised in California, Florida, Mississippi, and Singapore. Her travels and her family are the sources of her inspiration for her books. Kathleen and her Pastor husband have eight adult children. Seven are married, blessing them with eighteen grandchildren and counting. Her ethnically diverse background extends to her family of currently thirty-five personalities which provide many opportunities to share God’s amazing love amidst the challenges of real life.

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Writing this book has been a treasured time, and I’m so excited it’s released. Joining Miz Sally again (from previous Bay Town Books) and meeting her granddaughter, Victoria and love interest, Art, was a delightful journey of love and faith at Christmas. I hope you’ll feel the magic (God’s spirit) as much as I felt moved by Him to write it.

Although totally fictional, it’s personal, and close to my heart. My mother-in-law has baked fruitcakes forever. I even remember her mother, from Wales, baking fruitcakes over fifty years ago, but I wasn’t a fan of the sweet bread then. And I don’t remember how the story idea came about, but when it did, I knew I wanted to bake with my mother-in-law, red-haired Harriet…well, white-haired now. But still as feisty as the reputation of redheads, and so very generous.

My mother-in-law turned ninety-eight on this book’s release date, and she is still baking fruitcakes. Dozens of loaves. She continues to live in her own home, cooks, cleans, and drives to pick up great-grandchildren after school. Needless to say, she’s amazing. Two years ago, when I decided to write Let Them Eat Fruitcake, the first thing I wanted to do was ask if I could bake with her. I didn’t have to. She called my husband and said, “Let me talk to Kathy.” We were both quite shocked, as she’d never asked to talk to me before. Although I share a close relationship with her, her phone calls are reserved for mother-son conversations.

“Kathy, I was thinking…I want you to come make fruitcakes with me. No one else is interested in it, and I’d like to pass it down to you.” I almost cried. It definitely was a God-winked moment, and I told her so. And we did. We’ve baked and passed out the luscious cakes for two years in a row. My own grandmother also made fruitcakes, but all my family says Harriet’s is the best. So, I look forward to baking again with her this Christmas. I wish I could pass on the recipe, but it’s a mega batch! If you go on my FB Author Page and/or my blog at, there’s a video that shows what I mean. I pray that Let Them Eat Fruitcake blesses the readers and points them to following the Spirit of God moving in their lives. Whether it’s through fruitcake or anything else! I hope you enjoy this fun Christmas romance.


Get ready for a faith filled holiday story as two people learn to trust God and wait on Him for answers. The story is emotional yet fun at the same time. How many of you have had fruit cake before? I can say I’m not a big fan but something about the fruitcake in this story sounded yummy. Some  say it is magical but most think it is a way to bring people together. There may be a tad too much alcohol in it but everyone that tries grandmother’s fruit cake in the story seem to find a happily ever after. 

Victoria has a lot  going on with her job in California, trying for a huge promotion and  a guy who is pushy and rude trying to sweep  her off her feet. When she gets a call from her best friend that her grandmother needs her she drops everything to go to her. The grandmother in this story is by far my favorite character. Victoria will soon find out just how feisty her grandmother is. 

Art grabbed my heart with his humbleness and how he has been in love with Victoria forever. Having her back in town makes him happy but he is struggling with his feelings. He has always been there for Victoria but he feels she is pushing away more than usual. 

The story illustrates how we need to wait on God and not try to make things happen on our own. Victoria is trying to decide whether to stay and care for her grandmother or go back home to California. I loved the moments she and her grandmother spent together . I think her grandmother has had enough of Victoria giving Art mixed signals. She tells her,” Now don’t go thinking you get everything you want, whenever you want it.” How many times have we prayed for something and expected to get exactly what we prayed for? We need to keep our eyes on Jesus  and press in. Let Him be our everything and wait on Him for answers.

I loved following Art and Victoria as they each seek God and trust in Him. They are meant to be together but something is holding Victoria back. The author puts in a little drama that maybe will wake Victoria up, but we will have to see. I loved the Christmas theme and how the author brings joy into our hearts as she reminds us to “Keep our eyes on Jesus.” 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 20

deb’s Book Review, November 21

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Inklings and notions, November 23

Splashes of Joy, November 24

By the Book, November 25

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 26

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 27

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 28

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 29

For Him and My Family, November 30

Artistic Nobody, December 1 (Author Interview)

Holly’s Book Corner, December 1


To celebrate her tour, Kathleen is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I look forward to meeting Victoria's grandmother. She sounds like quite a character, and her fruitcake sounds interesting.

  2. Thank you for sharing your review of Let Them Eat Fruitcake, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

  3. It sounds like an amazing book. I can't wait to read it.

  4. Let Them Eat Fruitcake sounds like a fantastic holiday romance for me to enjoy and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks for sharing your review, Texas Book-aholic!

    Have a marvelous week!