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Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe

The Comfort Food Cafe, Book 1
Narrated by: Dawn Murphy
Series: Comfort Food Cafe, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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....

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 teenage children and make the trek from Manchester to Dorset for the summer isn’t one she takes lightly, and it’s 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....

©2019 Debbie Johnson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Full of quirky characters, friendship and humour, you will devour this engaging and heartwarming novel in one sitting." (Sunday Express S Magazine

"My new favourite author." (Holly Martin, best-selling author of Summer at Rose Island)

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Heart warming

I found this a lovely heart warming story. It did have some sad moments, but there were some very funny humorous bits which balanced the book. In the end I couldn’t stop listening, just to see how everything panned out. The reader was very easy to listen to as well. I would recommend this book for its light romance, the interesting stories of the people that come to and work at the Cafe.

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  • Share Faerber
  • 23-12-2019

incredibly boring!

A widow and her kids go on a road trip. It is mostly of the womans thoughts.... no real story,... very depressing. Being a recent widow myself, I just found it intolerable. I much prefer upbeat stories ( actual stories)with some Humor to lighten them to solitary depressing ramblings. I never made it to the end of that drive, so maybe there is a story there....finally but I won't waste my time geting to it. The reader is ok.

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  • Lynda
  • 23-12-2019

Summer at Comfort Food Cafe is just lovely.

I am not really a fan of Chick Lit. but this lighthearted story is so well written and the eclectic cast of characters is just fun. The story line is well thought out and deftly avoids the saccharine and the improbable. This is the second book of Debbie Johnson's I have read and I am pleased to say I am planning to read more. This is not a bodice ripping love story but a comfortable relationship between two adults getting over personal troubles and finding friends, family, and hope along the way.

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  • carolina_miss
  • 17-11-2019

Absolutely perfectly lovely story!

I just loved this story and had a real problem putting it down. The narrator was wonderful! She was able to brilliantly go from one character to the next flawlessly. The author and the narrator formed the perfect combination to take the listener to a wonderful seaside village where you got to know the residents and their love and caring for each other! Loved it!?