Christmas has never been Katie Seddon’s favourite time of year. Whilst everyone else shares memories of families coming together and festive number ones, the soundtrack to Katie’s childhood wasn’t quite so merry.
But since she moved to the village of Budbury on the gorgeous Dorset coast, Katie and her baby son have found a new family. A family who have been brought together by life’s unexpected roads and the healing magic of a slice of cake and a cupful of kindess at the Comfort Food Café.
This year, Katie’s new friends are determined to give her a Christmas to remember, and with a gorgeous newcomer in town, Katie’s Christmas wish for a happy home for her son might just come true.
There are a few books in the Comfort Food Cafe series but they can be read as a standalone. I have read a couple of them and always get excited to return to Budbury. The fact that the books are set in Dorset is a big bonus for me as I grew up going on holiday there and will visit whenever I can. I love the warmth that the story gives off and you truly feel part of the family. This story has a different person for each chapter and you really feel close to the family and friends adding to that lots of tasty food and romance. You are in for a real treat with this book.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
Thank you to lovereading for sending me a copy of this book.
The Comfort Food Cafe is perched on a windswept clifftop at what feels like the edge of the world, serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads, and carefully crafted cupcakes. For tourists and locals alike, the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter, companionship, and security – a place like no other; a place that offers friendship as a daily special, and where a hearty welcome is always on the menu.
For widowed mum-of-two Laura Walker, the decision to uproot her teenaged children and make the trek from Manchester to Dorset for the summer isn’t one she takes lightly, and it’s certainly not winning her any awards from her kids, Nate and Lizzie. Even her own parents think she’s gone mad.
Her new job at the cafe, and the hilarious people she meets there, give Laura the chance she needs to make new friends; to learn to be herself again, and – just possibly – to learn to love again as well.
For her, the Comfort Food Cafe doesn’t just serve food – it serves a second chance to live her life to the full…
You cannot get any more Summery than the front of this book, it has everything you want. Debbie Johnson is a new author to me and I thought I would give a couple of her books a try and I am so glad I did. This one is the perfect Summer read. I love the story line and I felt a warmth towards Laura who makes the decision to uproot her kids and go and work in a Cafe in Dorset. Expect lots of laughs along the way, I love the fact that they go to Dorset as I know it very well. I use to go the down there as a child and now my parents have gone to live down there I get to go there every month or so. I loved all the characters in this book and really didn’t want it to end.
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