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Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie  Johnson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: e-books, netgalley

I received a copy of this via NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review

Think i devoured this book as quickly as some of the delicious creations from the kitchens of the Comfort Food Cafe! Absolutely loved it!

Laura Walker is a widow. She's going through the motions of life with her two teenage children, Lizzie and Nate, trying to stay normal for their sakes but life without her beloved David is just too tough for her at times. Life for them is in Manchester and it's where all their family memories are, but when Laura notices an advert for the position of a cook at The Comfort Food Cafe for the summer in Dorset, she is keen to start creating new holiday memories for her and the children as they try and move forward with their lives.

To her surprise she gets the position, so they all move down, including Jimbo the fat black labrador!, and move into Hyacinth House which is part of the package and seems like a perfect base for them, surrounding by other cottages all named after song titles - Lilac Wine being my favourite!

Life in the countryside is a little different for them for a short while but they soon settle right into life in the fresh air and they are all welcomed into the community and the cafe 'family full of so many wonderful characters'. It is so lovely to see them all blossoming after the heartache they suffered just 2 years ago when they lost David

The cafe is set in an idyllic setting overlooking the sea and the way the owner of the cafe, Cherie Moon, seems to have a sixth sense about everyone is so sweet especially when she gets so many things right. Her cafe has become everyones' safe place through the bad times and so many people see it as their second home.

This is a book that makes you laugh and cry in equal measures - many heartbreaking moments for the family to deal with that life throws at you, but they are the perfect example of change sometimes being for the good and how life can make you smile again if you just let it!

highly recommended and I hope we get a chance to visit all the characters again as I'm missing them already!
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Reading Progress

May 4, 2016 – Started Reading
May 4, 2016 – Shelved
May 4, 2016 – Shelved as: e-books
May 4, 2016 – Shelved as: netgalley
May 5, 2016 – Finished Reading

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