About the book
Cosy up at the Comfort Food Cafe for a romance that isn’t just for Christmas…
‘As cosy as a buttered crumpet’ Sunday Times bestseller Milly Johnson
*Don’t miss out on the new Comfort Food Cafe novel and return to Budbury for a Christmas to remember*
Christmas has never been Katie Seddon’s favourite time of year. Whilst everyone else shares memories of families coming together and festive number ones, the soundtrack to Katie’s childhood wasn’t quite so merry.
But since she moved to the village of Budbury on the gorgeous Dorset coast, Katie and her baby son have found a new family. A family who have been brought together by life’s unexpected roads and the healing magic of a slice of cake and a cupful of kindess at the Comfort Food Café.
This year, Katie’s new friends are determined to give her a Christmas to remember, and with a gorgeous newcomer in town, Katie’s Christmas wish for a happy home for her son might just come true.
Published by HarperCollins
With the Comfort Food Cafe series, you know exactly what you’re going to get – and this latest addition to the series is full of the warm fuzzies that makes for such an enjoyable read!
This story features Katie who has recently moved to the area with her young son Saul. And we see her life from the age of 7 and how her perception of Christmas and family life has always been tainted by her constantly bickering parents, leading to her running away on a number of occasions. She’s been out on her own for many years and prefers it that way, and even now with young Saul – who is a total sweetheart!! – she is guarded about who she lets in to her life.
But being alone isn’t really possible in the idyllic setting of Budbury, where everyone knows everyone else and is just like one big family, always looking out for one another! And it also seems to be full of the most gorgeous and considerate blokes (where is this place?! I need to move there!!) – step forward Van, Lynnie’s son, who has struck up the cutest bond with young Saul and Katie is happy to have him around, but still wary of getting too close. Just in case it all goes wrong. And things also get a little more complicated when her mum shows up in town!
I loved being back in Budbury as it feels so familiar now, with old characters popping up to help Katie along the way. There’s lots of fun moments to enjoy throughout as well as watching the characters coming to terms with changes in their lives and trying to move on from the past.
A fabulously festive read!
My thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the e-copy in return for a fair and honest review.