A Summer Escape and Strawberry Cake at the Cosy Kettle
by Liz Eeles
Pub Date 01 Jul 2019
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The Cosy Kettle café is the perfect place to escape this summer, for fans of Cathy Bramley, Jenny Colgan and Debbie Johnson. Guests can tuck in to fruit puddings and strawberry-studded ice cream, but for Flora, the warm summer breeze is blowing in big changes…
When Flora finds out about her husband’s secret fling, she escapes to the one place she feels safe: her beloved café, The Cosy Kettle, in the charming village of Honeyford. Serving up cream teas to her café regulars is the perfect way to soothe her broken heart, and although she’s never lived in the area, the little community welcome her with open arms.
She’s soon lodging with local eccentric Luna in her remote and beautiful Starlight Cottage, snuggled between rolling green hills. Luna’s handsome son Daniel lost his wife several years ago, and as Flora gets to know him, sharing walks through the blossom-scented woods, they both slowly begin to heal… and she realises that behind Daniel’s quiet exterior, there’s a passionate nature that makes her forget all about her ex-husband.
As she settles into her new life, hosting a baking competition for the village’s summer celebration seems like a great idea… but with Daniel’s mysterious silences leading Flora to believe he’s hiding secrets, she can’t help but wonder if she can really trust him. And when the race to bake the perfect Victoria sponge stirs up old rivalries between locals, Flora starts to feel like she’s bitten off more than she can chew.
After her new start, will Flora ever truly belong in Honeyford? And, this summer, can she risk opening up her heart again?
A Note From the Publisher
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Readers are loving the Cosy Kettle books:
‘So many funny parts that I found myself laughing all the way through! It is a definite page turnerand I literally could not put it down once I started it!… a delight to read… Fabulous!! Highly recommended!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘What an absolutely brilliant book, it has everything you could possibly want… I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. It is the perfect book to brighten your day… heart-warming andtotally laugh-out-loud funny… you can’t help smiling when you’re reading it.’ MrsCsHonestBookReviews, 5 stars
‘Words cannot describe how much I adored this novel… I loved every minute… hooks you from the start… will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy and I just loved every page… simply brilliant.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars
‘I absolutely adored this beautiful book… completely delightful… will warm your heart and leave you smiling from ear to ear. Highly recommend to all.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘It is such a charming story!! It brings warm fuzzy feelings and tugs at your heart strings with stories of love and family… It also makes you chuckle a lot… hilarious… a fantastic read and I would definitely recommend it!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Completely delightful story that crept up alongside me and enveloped me with a huge hug… gave me a warm fuzzy feeling.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘My goodness… Lovely, warm, comforting and just what I needed… everything I could have asked for and more. I was laughing, sighing contentedly and hoping for Callie's happily ever after.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Warm and cosy… wonderful… A really enjoyable read – with a cup of tea and a piece of cake, this will be a fab weekend read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘What a lovely story! It has romance, books, cakes and a whole cast of eccentric supporting characters… If you love Cathy Bramley, I'd recommend you pick this up straight away!’ Goodreads reviewer