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A Gift from the Comfort Food Café

by Debbie Johnson

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Relationship Stories Sagas and Romance

LoveReading View on A Gift from the Comfort Food Café

Ahh, what a lovely, engaging read this is, there is also an edge to be found too, which makes it particularly relatable. Katie has made running away from difficult times an art form, now she is settled on the Dorset coast with her four-year-old son, she is determined to stay put. A Gift from the Comfort Good Café forms part of the 'Comfort Food Café' series of books, it reads quite beautifully as a standalone, yet you will recognise the other characters and of course the café if you’re already a fan. I would love to pay a visit to Budbury, to sit down to tea and toast in the café and allow the energy of the characters as they go about their daily business to surround me. Debbie Johnson has given Katie a really strong voice, while Katie has her vulnerabilities, it’s wonderful to see her confidence grow. The romance is of course as delicious as the cake on offer and a light sparkling sense of fun bounces from the pages. All in all a quite gorgeous and beautifully comforting read.

Featured in the LoveReading Christmas Gift Guide.

Liz Robinson

A Gift from the Comfort Food Café Synopsis

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.

A Gift from the Comfort Food Café Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

You are in for a real treat with this book. Full review

Hannah Ward

Delightful, uplifting, heartwarming and totally addictive – you must read this book. Full review

Susan Wallace

Katie Seddon escapes to the coastal village of Bradbury with her son Saul. She has managed to keep herself to herself until this fateful Christmas when she things change.... Full review

Janet Monks

Good story but you really need to read the books in the right order to understand what is going on. Full review

Sandra Firth

A Gift from the Comfort Food Café Press Reviews

`Oh how I wish the Comfort Food Cafe was real!' Annie's Book Corner

`I felt like I was returning home to friends who I hadn't seen in a long while...warm hearted and just plain lovely' Lisa Talks About

`Perfect to enjoy on a crisp afternoon with a delicious hot chocolate (with marshmallows!). I'm sure you'll fall in love with the cafe and all its regulars too' Alba in Bookland

`A true festive book with a lovely heartwarming story' The Reading Shed

`What a wonderful return to the Comfort Food Cafe...had me smiling from start to finish' Rachel's Random Reads

`A sheer delight' - Sunday Express

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ISBN: 9780008258856
Publication date: 18/10/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008258856
Publication date: 18th October 2018
Author: Debbie Johnson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Romance,

About Debbie Johnson

Debbie Johnson is a journalist and writer based in Merseyside. After a lifetime of retelling other people's stories, she decided to come up with some of her own. Debbie won the Harry Bowling Prize in 2010.

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