Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

"This book from bestselling author Debbie Johnson will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you raid the pantry in the middle of the night…
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…"

I *love* Debbie Johnson and Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe is absolutely no exception.  I'm absolutely desperate to get my hands on Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe already (and the other four subsequent books in the series) in the hope for some snippet of a mention of some of the characters contained in this wonderful book.

The beginning of the book is absolutely unique; the most wonderful, heartbreaking, job application letter from Laura, a character you'll warm to instantly and want to give a massive cuddle.  What follows is an amusing journey from Manchester to Dorset with two teenage children and one old and loveable dog.  

There are a lot of very strong characters in this book, whether that be the main character or any other character that appears.  It's exceptionally well-written which I think is probably evidenced by there being five more books in the series!

This book has some really special moments in it and is bound to make you smile and might also make you cry.  It's a heartwarming book of motherhood, friendship and humour, it's easy to read and I loved it.