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The Cherry Tree Cafe

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
4 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

Cupcakes, crafting and love at The Cherry Tree Cafe.... 

Lizzie Dixon's life feels as though it's fallen apart. Instead of the marriage proposal she was hoping for from her boyfriend, she is unceremoniously dumped, and her job is about to go the same way. So there's only one option: to go back home to the village she grew up in and to try to start again.  

Her best friend, Jemma, is delighted Lizzie has come back home, as she has just bought a little cafe, and Lizzie's sewing skills are just what she needs to help get it ready for the grand opening.  

With a new venture and a new home, things are looking much brighter for Lizzie. But can she get over her broken heart, and will an old flame reignite a love from long ago?  

For everyone who loves settling down to watch Great British Bake-Off and the Great British Sewing Bee or curling up to read Milly Johnson or Jenny Colgan, The Cherry Tree Cafe is a coffee-break treat.
 

©2018 Heidi Swain (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic Reviews

"A heart-warming sweet treat of a read." (Mandy Baggot)

"Fans of Jenny Colgan and Carole Matthews will enjoy this heartfelt debut novel from talented new author, Heidi Swain. The Cherry Tree Cafe is that most delicious of things - a warm and gently funny story of reinvention, romance, and second chances that you'll devour in one sitting." (Katie Oliver, author of the best-selling Marrying Mr Darcy series)

"The Cherry Tree Cafe is every bit as delicious as the cover promises. Drop in for a minute, and the fabulous world of the crafting cafe wraps itself around you, pulling you in right from the first page. Beautifully written, with a heroine I rooted for all the way, and a great supporting cast. Original and assured, and like a cup of Orange Pekoe tea - perfect to enjoy in the afternoon." (Jane Linfoot, author of The Vintage Cinema Club)

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  • vicki
  • 12-03-2019

The Cherry Tree Cafe

I enjoy having an interesting, light book.to.listen to.as.I drive or.do.chores. A.book that includes decorating, crafts, baking and romance is even better. Bride's books are a.great listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-01-2019

Wonderful

I loved this book! The characters were wonderful and the story was so different ! I love crafting so this was especially nice! I can’t wait to read another book by Heidi! The narrator is incredible , loved her !!!

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  • Elaine Cobb
  • 10-08-2018

Judges women for making choices about their own bodies

It was fine as an escapist read but certain bits had my blood boiling ”on what planet could she think that [her decision to have an abortion] was acceptable” and “ if she loved you, why did she have an abortion?” Main character was a bit whiney, but other than that it was a decent story.

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  • Alice
  • 07-08-2018

Mildly entertaning

I was inspired by the ideas in this book, to the point where I had to make bunting! However the amount of sheer procrastination and secret keeping by almost all the characters seemed silly and felt like Heidi Swain's way to pad the pages out. Worth a listen if you like sewing with a cup of tea and a story in the background but not wonderfully entertaining.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-05-2019

Good story, shame about the ending

I thought the story was great, as were the characters but the ending was a real disappointment and it felt really rushed. Average chapter time 20 minutes. Final chapter, 9 minutes and the whole story was pretty much wrapped up in that last 9 minutes. Still worth a listen though.

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  • Nicky
  • 08-05-2019

Entertaining would go to th cafe if it were real

I liked this book and the idea of the cafe, romantic side a bit weak.

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  • Trevelyan
  • 29-03-2019

Very well read

The story was quite enjoyable and the idea of setting it among cakes, bunting and a cosy cafe was inviting. I just felt that the plot was slowed up by the unnecessary keeping of secrets, telling of lies and lack of ordinary common sense! It became frustrating and I nearly gave up at one point, almost shouting at the main characters to get on with it!!
The story was exceptionally well read by Karen Cass.

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  • Dewdrop
  • 23-02-2019

Pleasant and lovely story

It may have taken me a few months to get through this (for personal reasons) but on the whole this was a very pleasant and satisfying story.
Some of the story has now been forgotten, due to the length of time it's taken me to listen to it all but the ending was beautiful.
I would highly recommend.

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  • Mrs Jennifer Wintle
  • 27-01-2019

Twisted and Clever Romance

Loved every second. Even had me joining in to be careful of that snyde Jay! Such a brilliant author is Heidi Swain.

But Karen Class has bought to life with such a colourful, natural and characteristic voice - leading me in the imaginary world of Winbridge.

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  • Holly C.
  • 25-12-2018

really petty and uninteresting story sorry!

I'm 8 chapters in and still waiting for the story to actually get going. I'm leaving the book here. poor storyline in my opinion and feels really predictable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-2018

The Cherry Tree Cafe

A wonderful book. Could not put it down. Fasted I've listened to a book it was so good. It was witty funny and so down to earth you could live that life. I imagined myself in those situations. Karen Cass is a brilliant narrater. I will read this book again and again.

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  • Louise
  • 08-11-2018

Lovely book great listen

Another good book from Heidi well written and read look forward to more from her .