A Gift from the Comfort Food Café: Celebrate Christmas in the cosy village of Budbury with the most heartwarming read of 2018!

A Gift from the Comfort Food Café: Celebrate Christmas in the cosy village of Budbury with the most heartwarming read of 2018!

by Debbie Johnson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008258863
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/18/2018
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 17,855
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Debbie Johnson is a best-selling author who lives and works in Liverpool, where she divides her time between writing, caring for a small tribe of children and animals, and not doing the housework.
Her books include The Birthday That Changed Everything, Pippa’s Cornish Dream, and Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe, all published by HarperCollins.
Follow her on twitter @debbiemjohnson, or at www.facebook.com/debbiejohnsonauthor – but be warned, she mainly talks about dogs.

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A Gift from the Comfort Food Café: Celebrate Christmas in the cosy village of Budbury with the most heartwarming read of 2018! 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Valerian70 5 months ago
4.5 Stars Ah, good old Budbury, a place that belongs in a different age. An age where life is slower and everyone has their place in the world, knows what that is and sticks to it. This is a good, old-fashioned romance set in the modern era in a town that is, to the say the least, magical. The themes of the book don't stand up to tight scrutiny but for sheer enjoyability this one rates very highly. Katie we have met before, she is a peripheral character mentioned in a couple of the earlier Budbury books but now we get the chance to find out much more about her and her little boy. Like many of the influx of newcomers poor Katie has had a rough time of it, this time it is not at the hands of a man but rather the effects her parents all out fighting had on her. She more than shies from confrontation she runs a million miles from it and any other social situation. Will Budbury coax her out of her self-imposed exile? Will Auburn and Willow's brother Van manage to break through that hard defensive wall? You know you shouldn't really care and deep inside you know exactly how it will end but still you find yourself compelled to read on. I'm not quite sure just how Debbie Johnson manages it but her characters are lively and honest, even the bad bits about their personalities are laid bare but you find yourself falling in love with them. She writes with warmth, charm and wit and this sucks you in to the story despite all your better judgement and leaves you with a wistful smile on your face and the fervent wish that you could find your own Budbury. The whole Comfort Food Cafe series exist in a place untouched by real life and yet an integral part of it but they work through the power of the people that live there. This was a joyous festive read. To be fair Christmas is a peripheral adjunct to the main story but there is enough there to make this a nigh on perfect seasonal read. If you want some escapism with a happy ending that doesn't leave you fearing you will get Type 2 Diabetes then this one fits the bill nicely.
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Anonymous 11 months ago
Delicious holiday romance set in the glorious village of Budbury. Katie Seddon is a single mother of a three year old boy called Saul. She moved away from her parents in Bristol to get away from their constant fighting only to find herself copying their behaviour with Saul's father so she moved to Budbury where she has kept herself aloof from the rest of the villagers. But as Christmas approaches she decides that maybe it's time to let other people in to her life, to let them help her with Saul, to join in with the activities at the Comfort Food Cafe, maybe even to let Auburn's brother Van get close. But as tensions rise can Katie overcome her instinct to run? Lovely, just lovely addition to the Comfort Food Cafe series - great if you have read the others but I think it can easily be read alone. If you like cake and eccentric characters and romance you'll love this. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
ColeCampfireBlog 11 months ago
I was really looking forward to reading one of these Comfort Food Cafe Books. For me, this is the first book I’ve read in the series, but is actually the 5th book and can definitely be read as a stand alone. This is the best time of year for me to want to snuggle up with this type of book, as the cooler weather and darker days set in. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the story, and all things tied to the Cafe. I loved this book! I couldn’t help but wish I lived in this small, slow-paced village with all the wonderful people that surround the cafe…and the yummy cake! Katie moves to this small village with her little boy Saul to have a simpler life, after a rocky childhood from her parents’ constant fighting. She is afraid to follow in their footsteps and give her son the same traumatic experiences she had. This makes her a bit of a loner at first in this welcoming village. She has to work through a few things before she can move forward in a healthy relationship and accept the village’s open arms for her and her son Saul. We have a cafe in Eugene that I thought of while reading this book, Cornbread Cafe. It’s not set in a small village, but they have the best comfort food when I’m in the mood! Here are some of the other titles in this series… 29FBA09C-D13C-43CD-8540-F2BF39B0AE09 CA3E7CDD-7B9B-4AA8-9B12-8C6FDECCBA9E 0DAF64FE-0A7B-4BE2-B1EE-327F427FF3BC C5457733-DB5D-43C8-9666-21E2C2963C91 I received this advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Thank you to NetGalley, Harper Collins, and the author, Debbie Johnson for this copy. The book will be released October 18th, 2018. Go check it out and snuggle up with a good book for Fall!