#BookReview Summer at the Art Cafe by Sue McDonagh #PublicationDay

From watercolours and cupcakes to leather jackets and freedom …
If you won a gorgeous purple motorbike, and your domineering husband said you were too fat for leathers and should sell it, would you do as you were told – or learn to ride it in secret?

Artist and café owner Lucy Daumier intends to do just that – but learning to ride is far from easy, especially under the critical eye of prickly motorcycle instructor, Ash Connor.

But gradually Lucy gets the hang of it, and in the process re-discovers the girl she used to be. So starts an exciting summer of new friendships and fun – as well as a realisation that there is more to Ash than meets the eye when she is introduced to his seven-year-old daughter, Daisy.

But can Lucy’s new-found happiness last when a spiteful family member wants to see her fail? 

Publisher – Choc Lit

Out now!!

Purchase Links

Amazon UK

Amazon US






Imagine winning your dream motorbike – despite never having learnt to ride one!! That is exactly what happens to Lucy, who is the owner of the Art Cafe. She has always loved motorbikes but never managed to achieve her dream to own and ride one, until now! As soon as she wins the bike she books lessons and is determined to grab this opportunity before it passes by. Some of the people in her life though aren’t best pleased with her choice, especially Gerry her other half, who is a repulsive and nasty piece of work!! Forever putting her down, belittling her hopes and dreams all under the guise of claiming to love her and is sure this ambition to ride is just a mid life crisis.

But under the careful watch and support of Ash, her bike tutor, she finds a strength inside of her to go for it and blossoms as a person as she does! And this doesn’t go unnoticed – both by Gerry and by Ash! He’s a single dad to the charmingly delightful Daisy, and they all soon find themselves becoming more involved with each other on a day to day basis.

I loved the transformation Lucy goes through in this book! The confidence that doing something that she’s always dreamt of doing does for her is amazing! I found it to be such an enjoyable and inspiring book full of fabulous characters and I just hope we get to visit them all again in the future!!



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