Win a Family Weekend Break with Lovereading and VisitWiltshire - click here for details...

hold back the stars book price comparison debuts of the month
Search our site
Once A Pilgrim by James Deegan Read the opening extract of the brand new James Deegan book before its publication on 25/01/2018

The Lemon Tree Cafe by Cathy Bramley
  

Lovereading view...

Originally published in four parts, this is the story in a single volume. If you are familiar with The Plumberry School of Comfort then you will recognise some of the characters here. We concentrate on Rosie Featherstone, her sister and their grandmother as they fall in love, face their pasts, uncover secrets and embrace second chances. The lovely Lemon Tree Café eventually thrives after many drawbacks. Because this was published as a series it is crammed full of incident, cliff hangers and drama for the end of each section must draw you into the next. And it certainly does. Partway through Rosie and her grandmother go to Italy to put some family secrets to rest. Upon their return they give the café a full Italian make-over and business flourishes. This is a delightful, romantic comedy, charming, and warm, affectionate and irresistible. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

Win an advanced copy of Fern Britton's new novel!

What a way to start the New Year! We have 10 pre-publication copies of Fern Britton's new Cornish drama to give away!

To have a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 12 February 2018. The winners will be notified by 19 February 2018,

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 12/02/2018

Synopsis

The Lemon Tree Cafe by Cathy Bramley

The Lemon Tree Cafe was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. When Rosie Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at the Lemon Tree Cafe - a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire - feels like the perfect way to keep busy. Surrounded by the rich scent of espresso, delicious biscotti and juicy village gossip, Rosie soon finds herself falling for her new way of life. But she is haunted by a terrible secret, one that even the appearance of a handsome new face can't quite help her move on from. Then disaster looms and the cafe's fortunes are threatened . . . and Rosie discovers that her nonna has been hiding a dark past of her own. With surprises, betrayal and more than one secret brewing, can she find a way to save the Lemon Tree Cafe and help both herself and Nonna achieve the happy endings they deserve? Your favourite authors have loved reading bestseller Cathy Bramley: 'Delightful!' Katie Fforde 'Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson 'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley

Reviews

Uplifting, love-filled slice of brilliance Heat

Full of joy and fun Milly Johnson

Uplifting . . . Books by Cathy Bramley are brilliantly life affirming Good Housekeeping

Cathy Bramley serves up the perfect concoction of charm and escapism Sunday Express

Romantic, touching and funny - the perfect recipe. I love Cathy's writing and her characters - her books are delicious Rachael Lucas

About the Author

Cathy Bramley

Cathy Bramley is the author of the bestselling romantic comedies Ivy Lane, Appleby Farm and Wickham Hall (all four-part serialised novels) and Conditional Love. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her husband, two daughters and a dog. Cathy loves to hear from her readers.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

24th August 2017

Author

Cathy Bramley

More books by Cathy Bramley
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.cathybramley.co.uk/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Family Drama
If You Like...You'll Love
Literary Fiction

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Romance

ISBN

9780552172097

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools