Happy Wednesday bibliophiles!
I absolutely adored this second chance romance and I am so excited to share my review with you! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and to Liz Eeles for this charming tale!🍒
This was a sweet story bursting with charm, friendship, love, and second chances!
Just like a cherry tart this book was sweet and satisfying! This book was filled with A plethora of things I love in a book; A lovable main character, a wonderful small-town setting, a cast of interesting and quirky characters, and an adorable second chance romance. Not to mention that a book shop features prominently in this book, and who doesn’t love that? Liz Eeles has spun a story guaranteed to make you smile and leave you wanting more!
The book starts out with Callie running late to work and worried because this will not impress her new boss. Callie lives in a charming small town and works in a quaint bookshop. Callie’s New boss Flora is understanding and she also want some input on how to improve the bookshop. Callie has an idea of bringing in a coffee maker and before she knows it she is in charge of opening up a new café. Callie is not only busy with the café opening, but she is also busy dodging her ex, her first love, Noah. Noah is back in town after being absent for eight years, he also has moved to New York and is only back to help his brother with some renovations. Of course Callie and Noah keep crossing paths. Perhaps Callie had made some wrong assumptions all those years ago. But when someone tries to sabotage the café Callie does not know who to trust. Will Callie and Noah re-kindle the flame?
There really was such a remarkable cast of characters in this book. Callie was so likable she really had a heart of gold and there was so much growth in her throughout this book. Stanley, Callie’s 80-year-old grandfather stole every scene he was in. He was going through a bit of a late life crisis wanting to skydive, run marathons, and no longer sugarcoating things. Becca was another character that really really stood out to me she was a young lady with anxiety and a sweet spirit, she had a vulnerability about her that really touched me. There are so many other wonderful characters in this book and I strongly encourage you to pick it up so you can meet them all! Absolutely recommend!
*** Big thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
Fans of Cathy Bramley, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan will fall in love with the Cosy Kettle café, where slices of lemon meringue pie are served in the sun-dappled garden – and where Callie’s new beginning collides with an old flame…
After yet another failed romance, twenty-six-year-old Callie Fulbright is giving up on love. She’s determined to throw all her efforts into her very own, brand-new café: The Cosy Kettle. Serving hot tea, cherry tarts and a welcoming smile to the friendly locals proves to be the perfect distraction, and Callie feels a flush of pride at the fledging business she’s built.
But her new-found confidence is soon put to the test when her gorgeous ex reappears in the quaint little village. She’ll never forget the heartache Noah caused her years ago, but when they bump into each other on the cobbled streets of Honeyford she can’t help but feel a flutter in her chest…
As Callie and Noah share laughter and memories, she starts to wonder if this could be her second chance at happiness. But when Callie discovers that someone is mysteriously trying to ruin the café’s reputation… she has an awful suspicion that Noah knows who’s involved.
Was she wrong to ever trust him again? And can she find out who’s behind the lies and rumours, before it’s too late for the Cosy Kettle?
About the Author
Liz began her writing career as a journalist and press officer before deciding that she’d rather have the freedom of making things up as a novelist.
Being short-listed in the Corvus ‘Love at First Write’ competition and the Novelicious search for a new women’s fiction star gave Liz the push she needed to keep putting pen to paper …. and ‘Annie’s Holiday by the Sea’ (her first published novel) is the result.
Liz lives on the South Coast with her family and, when she’s not writing, likes to spend time walking by the sea, and trying to meditate. Her ambition is to be serene one day …. she’s still got a long way to go.
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