Review The Christmas Cafe by Amanda Prowse

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Bea is fifty three, and she’s just lost her husband after thirty years of marriage. To distract herself from grief, she throws herself into her work running the Reservoir Street Kitchen in one of Sydney’s most fashionable districts.

But then an email from a cafe-owner in Edinburgh prompts her to take a trip to Scotland in the depths of winter. Her journey will be one of self-discovery, as she is drawn back to a secret past – and a secret love – that she has tried to forget.

Set between Sydney and Edinburgh at Christmas, this is a story of family ties, lost love, and the power of the past.

My Thoughts 

It did take me a few chapters to get into his story but once I did I certainly was not disappointed. I read the second half of the book in one sitting because it was unputadownable and a page turner  I  just wanted to know how it ended.

The Book had amazing characters which held the story together perfectly. I especially warmed to Flora the teenager.  I loved the unexpected twists the book took I did not see them coming

I enjoyed the trip to Edinburgh Amanda’s descriptive wording of the city was just magical  and reminded me of my trip there a few years ago. It also has made me really want to go back

I can certainly say you should be over the moon if you get The Christmas Cafe in your stocking this year its a heart warming inspiring story which  you can curl up by the fire with a hot chocolate with. This is also a perfect gift to give a book lover this year.

4.5 Stars

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