Sunshine at the Comfort Food CafeTitle: Sunshine at the Comfort Food Café

Author: Debbie Johnson

Pages: 272 Pages

Publisher: Harper Impulse/ Harper Collins

The Blurb

Come to the Comfort Food Café this spring for sunshine, smiles and plenty of truly scrumptious lemon drizzle cake.

My name is Willow Longville. I live in a village called Budbury on the stunning Dorset coast with my mum Lynnie, who sometimes forgets who I am. I’m a waitress at the Comfort Food Café, which is really so much more than a café … it’s my home.

For Willow, the ramshackle café overlooking the beach, together with its warm-hearted community, offers friendship as a daily special and always has a hearty welcome on the menu. But when a handsome stranger blows in on a warm spring breeze, Willow soon realises that her quiet country life will be changed forever.

Curl up with this gorgeous novel and make yourself at home at the Comfort Food Café.

The Review

Damn you Debbie Johnson (*wildly shakes fist in the air*). You have only bloody gone and done it again. Just when I think I can’t love the Comfort Food Café series anymore you break out Sunshine at the Comfort Food Café.

The character focus of this latest instalment is Willow. We have seen her float in and out of the café with her wild pink hair but she has always remained a little bit of a mystery. Her tale is one of emotional hardship. She is a young girl dealing with the emotional strain of having a mother with Alzheimer’s disease. She feels swamped by responsibility what with looking after her mum, working two jobs and dealing with hospital visits. It is no wonder that Willow has no time for herself. Once again, the wonderful cast of characters have come to her aid and proven just how lovely it would be to live in Budbury.

For me, Sunshine at the Comfort Food Café was probably my favourite of the series so far and that is probably because as a character I can relate to Willow more than any of the others. How she reacts and how she deals with situations and even how she speaks would be how I would behave so I found that strangely comforting.

Sunshine at the Comfort Food Café is lovely. It is a sad yet uplifting story about family, those you are born with and those you choose. It is simply stunning.

Sunshine at the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson is available now.

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5 Stars

Title: Saving Miranda: A Love…Maybe Valentine eShort

Author: Catherine Ferguson

Pages: 51 Pages

Publisher: Harper Impulse/Avon Books

The Blurb

The Serendipitous One: Part of the Love…Maybe ebook short story collection.

Finding love isn’t always a walk in the park…

Miranda falls head over heels for dynamic (but mysteriously absent) Rufus and his desire to rescue the planet, but has she really found her perfect match?

A warm-hearted and humourous short story from the bestselling author of Humbugs and Heartstrings.

The Review

What a little gem of a story.

I have read most of the Love…Maybe series and Saving Miranda stands out because it is so funny. Miranda is a Bridget Jones-esque character who always ends up in some sort of pickle. She is the cause of many of the humorous situations in this book.

Ferguson uses the concept that ‘friends know best’ and has Miranda succumb to the charms of two men. Saving Miranda is a great read. I read it whilst waiting to have some blood tests so it is definitely a good read for your next doctor’s visit or your daily commute. It is a short but sassy read.

Saving Miranda: A Love…Maybe Valentine eShort by Catherine Ferguson is available now.

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3 Stars

Title: Deliver Us to Dublin…With Care

Author: Aimee Duffy

Pages: 40 Pages

Publisher: Harper Impulse

The Blurb

The final instalment of Summer Flings – a fun, flirty and laugh out loud rom com series of short stories.

Miserable, lonely and broken hearted, Ciara returns to Dublin on a mission to sort out her life. A Job is at the top of the list but a visit to the doctor has surprising repercussions.

She refuses to drift apart from her friends now that real life has begun, struggles to fit new relationships into her life and still has to deal with everything else fate throws her way.

But even Ciara should know that there’s always something a little bit special to be found at the end of the rainbow…

The ideal summer treat for those relaxing days soaking up the sun!

The Review

Well, that was just lovely.

The Summer Flings series has a finally come to a close in Dublin. Like the best romance stories, all things come together in the end. We know that Ciara is going to sort herself out and she resolves her issues with her friends. And let’s face it, we know she is going to get her man. All the ingredients to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

I do think that Aimee Duffy did miss and opportunity with the Summer Slings series by tying everything up with a neat little bow. She could have carried on by focusing on one of the other characters in the cast maybe by telling Elle’s story or indeed how Gem is going to deal with her major life changes.

All in all, the Summer Flings series really was enjoyable to read.

Deliver Us to Dublin…With Care (Summer Flings, #7) by Aimee Duffy is available now.

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3 Stars

Title: Flirting in Florence (Summer Flings, #6)

Author: Aimee Duffy

Pages: 40 Pages

Publisher: Harper Impulse

The Blurb

Part 6 of Summer Flings – a fun, flirty and laugh out loud rom com series of short stories.

Instead of hitting the designer shops with her friends, Ciara’s all about proving Florence can be enjoyed on a budget – and she isn’t talking about the sexy Italians Elle and Gem pick up for the duration!

One-on-one with Zack is getting too intense so she plans a grape squishing trip to a vineyard hoping to leave her problems back in the city. Of course her doomed affair is the least of her worries when her friendship with his cousin in on the line.

The ideal summer treat for those relaxing days soaking up the sun!

The Review

Things are falling apart in Florence. Ciara has tried to teach Zack that he can live life on a budget, that he can follow his own dream without the financial backing of his family.

But things have fallen apart and Ciara has gotten scared of the future. It is all going a bit cattywampus.

In the sixth instalment of the Summer Flings series we see the friendship base between Gem, Ciara and Elle fall apart along with Ciaira and Zack’s relationship. Florence sounds lovely but this leg of the holiday does not.

Let’s hope it all gets resolved in the seventh and final part of the Summer Flings series because Flirting in Florence left me with a stomach ache from worrying.

Flirting in Florence (Summer Flings, #6) by Aimee Duffy is available now.

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3 Stars

Title: Ibiza Insanity (Summer Flings, #5)

Author: Aimee Duffy

Pages: 40 Pages

Publisher: Harper Impulse

The Blurb

Part 5 of Summer Flings – a fun, flirty and laugh out loud rom com series of short stories.

After their not-so-relaxing week in the sun, the girls are off to the clubbing capital of the world to let off some steam.

Skater boys, Ibiza’s Next Top Model Competition and skimpy gold bikini’s don’t compare to the man Ciara’s desperate to cheer up. She’s beginning to realize her summer fling isn’t as uncomplicated as it should be.

To make things worse, she finds out that her best friends are keeping secrets from her that could change everything…

The ideal summer treat for those relaxing days soaking up the sun!

The Review

Oh Ibiza is the party town and Gem and Elle are ready to party. Ciara is too loved up to really care. Zack and Ciara are flinging away and I won’t lie to you…it is a little steamy.

Ibiza Insanity wasn’t my favourite of the Summer Flings series but mainly because the rest have been so very good. What Ibiza Insanity does do is start to dangle some serious plot clues and cliffhangers that I am excited to learn more about.

Ibiza Insanity (Summer Flings, #5) by Aimee Duffy is available now.

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3 StarsIbi