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Publisher's Summary

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food by Cathy Bramley was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one audiobook, read by Colleen Prendergast.

Verity Bloom hasn't been interested in cooking anything more complicated than the perfect fish finger sandwich ever since she lost her best friend and baking companion two years ago.

But an opportunity to help a friend lands her right back in the heart of the kitchen. The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is due to open in a few weeks' time and needs the kind of great ideas that only Verity could cook up. And with new friendships bubbling and a sprinkling of romance in the mix, Verity finally begins to feel like she's home.

But when tragedy strikes at the very heart of the cookery school, can Verity find the magic ingredient for Plumberry while still writing her own recipe for happiness?

A heartwarming and romantic story certain to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.

©2017 Penguin Random House UK (P)2016 Cathy Bramley

Critic Reviews

"Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns." (Trisha Ashley)
"Engaging characters and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!" (Katie Fforde)
"Full of joy and fun." (Milly Johnson)

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-06-2018

Colleen Prendergast could narrate the dictionary and I'd be hooked!

I know this is a book review and I love Cathy Bramley stories - this one didn't disappoint at all, I consumed every minute but I particularly love anything narrated by Colleen Prendergast. Five 🌟 to both.

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  • Rory
  • 24-08-2017

Ok but too predictable

Would you try another book written by Cathy Bramley or narrated by Colleen Prendergast?

I would give them another go.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Best bits were the set up of the cookery school and ideas for new events. Worst was the constant references to dead girl and the badly written romance scenes.

What about Colleen Prendergast’s performance did you like?

She was ok.

Did The Plumberry School of Comfort Food inspire you to do anything?

No

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Too much re dead girl. Story line obvious. Supposed to be twists but they were obvious. Romance scenes all slushy and kissy and far too many. Yuck !

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  • Crazyjayne
  • 05-09-2019

Hummmmmm

I can’t say I didn’t like this book but it was a bit bland - maybe the storyteller was to blame? The accents and voices were good but ....I don’t know - I read it till the end but .....I don’t want to be rude as a lot of effort has obviously gone into it .........

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  • Jus ward
  • 03-08-2019

Another lovely book

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love the way Cathy Bramley brings charades from other books into her books and I was so press to read the continuing story of Gabe and Noah in the lemon tree cafe, as well as heating Moe news from Verity and Tom.

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  • Tracy Bland
  • 03-10-2018

Lovely story

story was a little predictable but still a really nice read. Enjoyed the story line and the characters. Will definitely read another book.

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  • Valerie Meakin
  • 14-03-2018

Light holiday read

Nice, easy to listen to. Fun, light read for a hood time out from life.

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  • eddieb
  • 28-02-2018

Can't wait to start new one!

Absolutely loved this one. Didn't want it to end. Roll on next one! can't wait.

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  • g court
  • 05-10-2017

Narrator not great

I haven’t finished the book as I found the narrator a little wooden. Got to chapter 5. Could be a good story just can’t stick with it as I’ve lost interest.

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  • Tina
  • 02-10-2017

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good story but too slow in parts it made me feel like it was dragged out.

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  • Rachie 1971
  • 27-09-2017

Another fab listen

Always great story lines from Cathy Bradley. Easy to listen to. I look forward to each glimpse into the different cosy worlds, every day.

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