Review: Coming Home to the Comfort Food Cafe

Posted 9th December 2017 by Emma in Reviews / 1 Comment

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: Coming Home to the Comfort Food CafeComing Home to the Comfort Food Café 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, Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe
Series: Comfort Food Café #3
Also in this series: Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe, Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe
Published by HarperImpulse UK on 8th October 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance, Romance, RomCom
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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Welcome to the cosy Comfort Food Café, where there’s kindness in every cup of hot chocolate and the menu is sprinkled with love and happiness…

When Zoe’s best friend Kate dies of breast cancer, her whole world is turned upside down. Within hours, she goes from being the wacky neighbour who can barely keep a houseplant alive to a whole new world of responsibility when she realises she’s guardian to Kate’s 16-year-old daughter, Martha.

Moving to the little village of Budbury in the West Country, Zoe hopes the fresh Dorset sea breeze and the gentle pace of life will help them heal.

Luckily for them both, the friendly community at the Comfort Food Cafe provide listening ears, sage advice, shoulders to cry on, and some truly excellent carrot cake. And when Martha’s enigmatic, absent father suddenly turns up, confusing not only Martha but Zoe too, the love and support of their new-found friends is the best present they could ask for…

Thank you to HarperImpulse for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I am a huge fan of Debbie’s writing and I loved the previous books in this series so this book was a must for me. If you haven’t read the other books this one can be read as a standalone.

This book is about Zoe and Martha. Zoe has recently lost her best friend, Kate, to breast cancer. Martha is Kate’s 16 year old daughter. Both are grieving at the beginning of this book which was extremely emotional to read so, make sure you have a pack of tissues ready. Martha isn’t coping with her grief at all and is pushing Zoe, her now guardian, to her limits. Zoe decides that fresh surroundings will do them both some good.

It was great to be back in Sudbury and the Cafe again. I really love that place and wish I had something nearby. While there are many emotional scenes in this book there are also some big laughs. Debbie knows just how much of each emotion to inject into the story at just the right time.

It was great to catch up with all the characters from the previous books and see how they are doing. I adored every page of this book. It’s one of those stories that will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling.  I know there’s another book coming next year and I can’t wait to go back and join the gang.

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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.

Emma

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Goodreads Challenge (2017)
  • Netgalley Challenge (2017)

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