‘Full of quirky characters, friendship and humour, you will devour this engaging and heartwarming novel in one sitting’ Sunday Express’ S Magazine
Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe 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 teenaged 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…
What readers are saying about Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe:
‘My new favourite author’ – Holly Martin, bestselling author of ‘Summer at Rose Island’
‘A lovely, emotion-filled, giggle-inducing story’ – Sunday Times bestselling author Milly Johnson
‘Heart-warming and optimistic, Summer at the Comfort Food Café is a genuinely gorgeous novel, a book of hope and solidarity, friendship and humour and the belief that everything might just turn out okay after all’ – Sophie, Reviewed the Book
‘Everything I hoped it would be and more’ – Becca’s Books
‘Fans of Paige Toon will enjoy this beautiful story’ – Erin’s Choice
‘If this book had arms it would grab you and pull you in to the most amazing book ever…just magical’ – Lisa Talks About
‘An engaging, entertaining and loveable book’ – Rae’s Reads
‘I wish I could actually go there…an original story and it has such a romantic ending’ – With Love for Books
Debbie Johnson is a best-selling author who lives and works in Liverpool, where she divides her time between writing, caring for a small tribe of children and animals, and not doing the housework.She worked as a journalist for many years, until she decided it would be more fun to make up her own stories than to tell other people’s. After trying her hand at pretty much every genre of writing other than Westerns and spy dramas, she has settled on women’s fiction that seems to make people laugh and make people cry, often at the same time.Her books include The Birthday That Changed Everything, Pippa’s Cornish Dream, and Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe, all published by HarperCollins. She also ghost-wrote model and presenter Abbey Clancy’s debut novel, Remember My Name.Follow her on twitter @debbiemjohnson, or at www.facebook.com/debbiejohnsonauthor – but be warned, she mainly talks about dogs.
”'A truly delicious read…poignant but also full of humour” - - On My Bookshelf
”'Simply delicious. Full of humour, warmth and new beginnings” - - Lozza’s Book Corner
”'It will stay with me for a while…uplifting” - - Emma, Shaz’s Book Blog
”'Full of fun, love, life, laughter, and above all, optimism for a happy ending for everyone” - - Chloe’s Chick Lit Reviews
”'A sheer delight” - - Sunday Express
”'Has all the best ingredients for a holiday read: the beautiful West Country, a family-run farm, and a mystery man with Poldark-style charms” - - Yours Magazine
”'Funny, raunchy, and heartwarming…Buy it. Read it. Tell your friends about it” - - Hello Chick Lit
”'I laughed, screamed in frustration and felt the truly full happy feeling that you get when you turn the final page of a great story…Bridget Jones, eat your heart out” - - Lisa Talks About
”'I've got nothing but love for this novel and its amazing author!” - - Spoonful of Happy Endings
”'If you're looking for a fantastic fun summer story, get this book. You will love it” - - With Love For Books
”'Easily my favourite book so far by Debbie Johnson…a perfect poolside book” - - Rachel’s Random Reads
”'A new and refreshing romance for all fans of romantic comedy whatever their age” - - Jane Hunt Writer Reviews
”'Pure escapism…you’re in for a treat!” - Jera’s Jamboree
”'A book that can put a smile on my face just a few words into the storyline is definitely going places” - - Me, My Books and I
”'Her stories never disappoint” - - Jaffa Reads Too
”'An emotional tale of friendship, heartbreak and learning to love yourself…my new favourite book” - - The Book World of Anne