Review: Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe

Posted 19th December 2016 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Christmas at the Comfort Food CafeChristmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson
Also by this author: Cold Feet at Christmas, Pippa's Cornish Dream, Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper, Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe
Series: Comfort Food Cafe #2
Also in this series: Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe, Coming Home to the Comfort Food Café
Published by One More Chapter on 23rd September 2016
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 209
Source: from Netgalley
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Becca Fletcher has always hated Christmas but she has her reasons for being Little Miss Grinch. Now, though, she can’t avoid her version of ho-ho-hell – because she’s travelling to the Comfort Food Cafe to spend the festive season with her sister Laura and her family. She’s expecting mulled wine, 24-hour Christmas movie marathons and all kinds of very merry torture.

Little does Becca know that the Comfort Food Cafe is like no other place on earth. Perched on a snow-covered hill, it’s a place full of friendship where broken hearts can heal, new love can blossom and where Becca’s Christmas miracle really could happen – if only she can let it…

I love Debbie’s books so when this one arrived on Netgalley I knew I had to have it. Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe was such a great book. I loved the Cafe and what it does for the community that when you add in Christmas I was bound to love this book. Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe focused on Laura and her children, this one focuses on Laura’s sister Becca.

The first part of this book shows the Christmas’ of the past which I really enjoyed. It really helped to give some needed background.

Becca Fletcher has come to the Comfort Food Cafe for Christmas with her family, which is basically her worst nightmare. She is used to a solitary life. She has lived on her own for a long time and she’s not used to having people in her space all the time. Also Becca hates Christmas. She has a good reason but no one knows.

I don’t want to ruin too much of the story but Becca had a life changing thing happen to her and she never forgave herself for the way it turned out. She has carried this secret with her for her entire adult life. She hasn’t shared it with anyone and this has affected her a lot.

As the story progresses we see why Becca is the way she is and we see her change and heal. It was really nice to see Becca let go of the pain and stop hating herself.

This is a lovely story that shows no matter how bad things get it’s never too late to fix them.

About Debbie Johnson

Debbie Johnson is a best-selling author who lives and works in Liverpool, where she divides her time between writing, caring for a small tribe of children and animals, and not doing the housework. She writes romance, fantasy and crime – which is as confusing as it sounds!

Her latest book, The Birthday That Changed Everything (HarperCollins), has been described by Sunday Times best-selling novelist Milly Johnson as ‘a lovely, emotion-filled, giggle-inducing story.’

Her other romantic comedy best-sellers include Cold Feet at Christmas, Pippa’s Cornish Dream and Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper. Her next tale, The Comfort Food Cafe, will be out on HarperImpulse in May 2016.

You can find her supernatural crime thriller, Fear No Evil, featuring Liverpool PI Jayne McCartney, on Amazon, published by Maze/Avon Books.

Debbie also writes urban fantasy, set in modern day Liverpool. Dark Vision and the follow-up Dark Touch are published by Del Rey UK, and earned her the title ‘a Liverpudlian Charlaine Harris’ from The Guardian.


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