Review: The Cherry Tree Cafe

Posted 6th October 2019 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

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: The Cherry Tree CafeThe Cherry Tree Café by Heidi Swain
Also by this author: Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair, Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market, Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square, Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland
Series: Wynbridge #1
Also in this series: Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair, Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market, Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Wish List
Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 16th July 2015
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance, Women's Literary Fiction
Pages: 464
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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Cupcakes, crafting and love at The Cherry Tree Cafe...
Lizzie Dixon's life feels as though it's fallen apart. Instead of the marriage proposal she was hoping for from her boyfriend, she is unceremoniously dumped, and her job is about to go the same way. So, there's only one option: to go back home to the village she grew up in and to try to start again.

Her best friend Jemma is delighted Lizzie has come back home. She has just bought a little cafe and needs help in getting it ready for the grand opening. And Lizzie's sewing skills are just what she needs.

With a new venture and a new home, things are looking much brighter for Lizzie. But can she get over her broken heart, and will an old flame reignite a love from long ago...?

For everyone who loves settling down to watch Great British Bake-Off, the Great British Sewing Bee, or curling up to read Milly Johnson or Jenny Colgan, The Cherry Tree Cafe is a coffee-break treat.

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I have read quite a few of Heidi’s books in the past and I have adored them. I’ve had The Cherry Tree Cafe on my TBR pile for a very long time and I have been looking for a space in my schedule for a while now.

I’m so annoyed with myself for waiting so long to read this book. I absolutely loved Lizzie and Jemma’s story. Lizzie is such a likeable character. She is also frustrating at times. There was one point where I just wanted to shake her to see sense!

The characters in this book were so easy to like and when they fell out with each other I was so upset. This story is also full of lots of humour. There is some romance but the book is so much more than that.

This book is an excellent debut and if you are like me and haven’t read it then you absolutely should!

About Heidi Swain

Although passionate about writing from an early age, Heidi Swain gained a degree in Literature, flirted briefly with a newspaper career, married and had two children before she finally plucked up the courage to join a creative writing class and take her literary ambitions seriously.

A lover of Galaxy bars, vintage paraphernalia and the odd bottle of fizz, she now writes contemporary fiction and enjoys the company of a whole host of feisty female characters.

Heidi can be found at the keyboard at all hours of the day and night and quite often scribbling longhand in her car during her lunch break. She lives in stunning south Norfolk with her wonderful son and daughter and a mischievous cat called Storm.


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