The Lemon Tree Cafe By Cathy Bramley

The Lemon Tree Cafe By Cathy Bramley

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When Rosie Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at the Lemon Tree Cafe – a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire – feels like the perfect way to keep busy.

Surrounded by the rich scent of espresso, delicious biscotti and juicy village gossip, Rosie soon finds herself falling for her new way of life. But she is haunted by a terrible secret, one that even the appearance of a handsome new face can’t quite help her move on from.

Then disaster looms and the cafe’s fortunes are threatened . . . and Rosie discovers that her nonna has been hiding a dark past of her own. With surprises, betrayal and more than one secret brewing, can she find a way to save the Lemon Tree Cafe and help both herself and Nonna achieve the happy endings they deserve?

My Thoughts:

The cover of this book is so colourful and inviting, it makes you want to jump right in. You can’t go wrong with a Cathy Bramley book, you just know your going to get a real corker and this story did not disappoint. There is love, secrets, surprises and a whole lot of tasty sounding food. Loved it.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lemon-Tree-Café-Cathy-Bramley-ebook/

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lemon-Tree-Café-Cathy-Bramley

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Ivy Lane By Cathy Bramley

Ivy Lane By Cathy Bramley

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From spring to summer, autumn to winter, a lot can happen in a single year . . .

Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude if she is ever to leave the past behind and move on with her life. As she seeks out peace and quiet in a new town, taking on a plot at Ivy Lane allotments seems like the perfect solution.

But the friendly Ivy Lane community has other ideas and gradually draw Tilly in to their cosy, comforting world of planting seedlings, organizing bake sales and planning seasonal parties.

As the seasons pass, will Tilly learn to stop hiding amongst the sweetpeas and let people back into her life – and her heart?

My Thoughts: 

Having read some of Cathy’s other books, I was really looking forward to reading this one. I loved Tilly even though she had heartbreak in her past, she still manages to look after her good friends. I was wishing that she had a happy ending and I thought the ending was the right one. I loved the idea of a small village all getting together and how they help each other out. I absolutely loved this book and there are some tasty recipes in the back section of this book that I may try out.

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ivy-Lane-Cathy-Bramley/

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food By Cathy Bramley

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food By Cathy Bramley

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Verity Bloom hasn’t been interested in cooking anything more complicated than the perfect fish finger sandwich, ever since she lost her best friend and baking companion two years ago.

But an opportunity to help a friend lands her right back in the heart of the kitchen. The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is due to open in a few weeks’ time and needs the kind of great ideas that only Verity could cook up. And with new friendships bubbling and a sprinkling of romance in the mix, Verity finally begins to feel like she’s home.

But when tragedy strikes at the very heart of the cookery school, can Verity find the magic ingredient for Plumberry while still writing her own recipe for happiness?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed reading this story, even though I had never met the characters before it did feel as if I knew them already. The cover of this book is really enticing and colourful and I wasn’t sure about the significance of the kingfisher but if you read this book you will find out. My heart went out to Verity and I can see what a lovely girl she is by what she had done for her best friend and how her life is now. The story was a bit emotional but there were also some laughs, I liked the sound of the two dachshunds Comfrey and Sage they sounded like little pickles. There are also some fantastic recipes at the end of this book for you to try out, I will definitely be making the mac n cheese as it is my favourite food.

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plumberry-School-Comfort-Food

Appleby Farm By Cathy Bramley

Appleby Farm By Cathy Bramley

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Freya Moorcroft has wild red hair, mischievous green eyes, a warm smile and a heart of gold. She’s been happy working at the café round the corner from Ivy Lane allotments and her romance with her new boyfriend is going well, she thinks, but a part of her still misses the beautiful rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home: Appleby Farm.

Then a phone call out of the blue and a desperate plea for help change everything…

The farm is in financial trouble, and it’s taking its toll on the aunt and uncle who raised Freya. Heading home to lend a hand, Freya quickly learns that things are worse than she first thought. As she summons up all her creativity and determination to turn things around, Freya is surprised as her own dreams for the future begin to take shape.

Love makes the world go round, according to Freya. Not money. But will saving Appleby Farm and following her heart come at a price?

My Thoughts:

Cathy Bramley is a new author to me and I am not sure why I hadn’t read any of her books before as they are wonderful. The cover design looks amazing, I felt like I just wanted to leap in and start reading. I loved the whole concept of Freya helping her family out when they needed her the most and quite literally saving the day.  There are animals which is great as I am a big animal lover and there is romance. I loved this book from start to finish and now want to read all Cathy’s other books. Such a lovely story and I am glad I have found a new author I absolutely love.

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Appleby-Farm-Cathy-Bramley/