Way to spend the ‘Festive’ Season

Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe Book Cover Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe
Comfort Food Cafe
Debbie Johnson
Christmas stories
HarperImpulse
October 20, 2016
208

Becca Fletcher has always hated Christmas, but she has her reasons for being Little Miss Grinch. Now, though, she can't avoid her version of ho-ho-hell because she's traveling to the Comfort Food Café to spend the festive season with her sister Laura and her family. She's expecting mulled win, 24-hour Christmas movie marathons and all kinds of very merry torture. Little does Becca know that the Comfort Food Café is like no other place on earth. Perched on a snow-covered hill, it's a place full of friendship where broken hearts can heal, and where new love can blossom. It's where Becca's Christmas miracle really could happen--if only she can let it ..."--

This is the 3rd  book in the Comfort Cafe series that I have read and still found it enjoyable in its genre.

Becca, the Xmas Grinch, just has to change her attitude when she comes to stay with her sister at Xmas. Especially when she finds out just how irresistible Surfer Sam the Coastguard and Shore Ranger really is..

So the cafe and its inhabitants of the mythical Budbury cast a spell again and change a life for the better and we all feel hugged again in Cherie’s vast bosom and happily drinking Laura’s Hot Chocolate….

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Sunshine and the Summer is here?

Sunshine at the Comfort Food Café Book Cover Sunshine at the Comfort Food Café
Comfort Food Cafe #2
Debbie Johnson
Women’s Fiction, humour, contemporary
HarperImpulse
March 8, 2018
400

Return to the Comfort Food Cafe this spring for sunshine, smiles and plenty of truly scrumptious lemon drizzle cake. Perched on a windswept cliff on the stunning Dorset coast at what feels like the edge of the world, the cafe and its warm-hearted community are a haven for lost souls who happen to wander by with a heavy heart and a story to tell. Serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads, and carefully crafted cupcakes, there's nothing a cup of tea and a delicious treat won't fix. For tourists and locals alike, the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter, companionship, and security - a place like no other; a place that offers friendship as a daily special, and where a hearty welcome is always on the menu. So make yourself at home, catch up on the gossip with old friends, meet new ones and fall in love at the Comfort Food Cafe.

Here we journey into the world of Willow and learn why her hair is dyed pink, and why she keeps a journal.

This is a poignant story, sympathetically written with an empathetic look at how life is with someone with Alzheimer’s or indeed any form of dementia.

Willow is the owner of the most desirable dog in the village – at least according to all other dogs – and lives in a cottage on Frank’s farm with her mother.

Her 3 older siblings are scattered but she stayed home and now finds she can’t really leave her delightful, free-spirited mother due to her dementia. And so we learn about the constraints and emotional heartache that come with such circumstances.

 

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Bad Boys Rock…

Deadly Match Book Cover Deadly Match
Bad Boy Incorporated #3
Eve Langlais
Fiction
Eve Langlais
February 28, 2018
198

The third new title in the popular Bad Boy Inc. series. When a retired assassin decides to go looking for love, he decides to trust the pros at a dating service and ends up finding a Deadly Match.

Oh these sexy assassins and fancy being called ‘Charming Reaper’ by your parents even if they are family names.

Bad Boy Inc rocks as do its employees – they are trained to be assassins and spies but not by a Govt and therefore they are not bound by any code of ethics – unless it is their own. But they don’t kill children.

Fun and flirty book.

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Let’s go on holiday!

Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe Book Cover Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe
Comfort Food Cafe
Debbie Johnson
love, sex, marriage, humour,
HarperImpulse
June 16, 2016
400

The brand new book from best-selling author Debbie Johnson will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you raid the pantry in the middle of the night-time The Comfort Food Cafe is perched on a windswept clifftop at what feels like the edge of the world, serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads, and carefully crafted cupcakes. For tourists and locals alike, the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter, companionship, and security - a place like no other; a place that offers friendship as a daily special, and where a hearty welcome is always on the menu. For widowed mum-of-two Laura Walker, the decision to uproot her teen-aged children and make the trek from Manchester to Dorset for the summer isn't one she takes lightly, and is certainly not winning her any awards from her kids, Nate and Lizzie. Even her own parents think she's gone mad. Her new job at the cafe, and the hilarious people she meets there, give Laura the chance she needs to make new friends; to learn to be herself again, and, just possibly, to learn to love again as well. For her, the Comfort Food Cafe doesn't just serve food, it serves a second chance to live her life to the full.

This is just the book to be reading on a cold, miserable, wet winter’s day. As long as you are indoors and warm!

It reminds you that England can have warm days with a shining sun, and that there is no coastline to match the Jurassic Coast. And having been there many times myself, and just back from the (supposedly) prettiest part of Ireland, I am more than ever convinced. Cornwall is over-rated for the distance you need to travel and the traffic you need to battle to get there. And the weather is wetter too!

These books about the Sunshine (Comfort) Cafe are a like a warm hug with hot chocolate, cream and marshmallows. Which they seem to drink a lot of in the Cafe. They somehow just stop short of being too sweet, even though you know that there will be a happy ending (for the romance at least).

I even liked the dogs in them. Though the author doesn’t mention just how much hair a Labrador sheds – boatloads as I have had recent experience of!

 

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How many Fathers? Kate Morgan says why.

Five Fathers: Reverse Harem Book Cover Five Fathers: Reverse Harem
Kate Morgan
Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Sarian Royal
March 2018
Kindle

Sin or piety.
Those are the two things I’m choosing between when I walk up those stone steps and into the church. Heaven or hell. Pain or pleasure. But sometimes, pleasure brings more hurt than pain.
I’ve learned my lesson the hard way and that’s why I’m doing this, giving up everything I know and love for a whole new life. A life dedicated to something, someone, other than myself.
The thing is, sometimes fate has other ideas.
Out of all the churches in town, I picked this one. This building with its vaulted ceilings and stained glass and all its secrets.
This building that houses them.
My five worst sins.
My five most awesome pleasures.

Kate Morgan, author of Five Fathers tells us how.

How I get my ideas for a story and why these ideas appeal.

I get my ideas for new stories from every facet of life—sometimes it’s a dream, sometimes an off-handed comment from a stranger, or sometimes it’s a pre-made cover that I just can’t resist!

My goal with my first release was to pick something taboo, something familiar, and put my own twist on it.  I wanted something that would tantalize those scrolling through book after book on Amazon.  What’s weirder than a romance novel about five mercenaries-for-hire going undercover as priests?!  Even once I had the idea of writing about priests, it morphed and changed to the point where it’s virtually unrecognizable from my starting point.

I have so many other ideas in mind for my second release that the real trouble is narrowing them down!  I really enjoy stories with themes—for example, teachers, stepbrothers, snowboarders, surfers, billionaires, etc—so I always try to look for something that I feel is a tad underdone, and then figure out how to put my own twist on it.  I also have a huge group of author friends who help me work through my messy ideas and form them into polished stories.  Without them, I don’t know what I’d do!

Biography

Kate Morgan is a sassy girl from the coast who likes sun, surf, and reverse harem romance with a naughty twist. If you like a little steam, a little taboo, but always a happy ending with your RH reads, you’ve found the right woman to get you there.

Kate’s books are hot, sassy, and sexy. Plus, this isn’t her first rodeo, so you’re in good hands. 😉 This is a pen name for another popular RH author, but can you guess who?

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