Release date: March 12, 2019
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Fans of Cathy Bramley, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan will fall in love with the Cosy Kettle café, where slices of lemon meringue pie are served in the sun-dappled garden – and where Callie’s new beginning collides with an old flame…
After yet another failed romance, twenty-six-year-old Callie Fulbright is giving up on love. She’s determined to throw all her efforts into her very own, brand-new café: The Cosy Kettle. Serving hot tea, cherry tarts and a welcoming smile to the friendly locals proves to be the perfect distraction, and Callie feels a flush of pride at the fledging business she’s built.
But her new-found confidence is soon put to the test when her gorgeous ex reappears in the quaint little village. She’ll never forget the heartache Noah caused her years ago, but when they bump into each other on the cobbled streets of Honeyford she can’t help but feel a flutter in her chest…
As Callie and Noah share laughter and memories, she starts to wonder if this could be her second chance at happiness. But when Callie discovers that someone is mysteriously trying to ruin the café’s reputation… she has an awful suspicion that Noah knows who’s involved.
Was she wrong to ever trust him again? And can she find out who’s behind the lies and rumours, before it’s too late for the Cosy Kettle?
I have a huge obsession with British Chick Lit and Liz Eeles is one of my absolute favorite authors when I need a feel good and fun book! I adored her last series and while I was excited she was starting a new one with new characters and a new town, I was also a little nervous about connecting with a whole new group. That was silly of me because I’m just as obsessed with this new series, it was fabulous and just SO much fun and absolutely perfect for spring reading!
Per usual the author has created a protagonist that I loved right away, Callie is so warm and lovely and I was rooting for her right away. She works in a bookstore which is something I fantasize about when I think about running away from my life 😜 and watching her open a cafe and simultaneously learn many things about her own strength of character was such a delight. The secondary characters are just as engaging and endearing as Callie and as it’s the start of a brand new series, I can’t wait to see more from them in future books.
This was just such such a charming read, the setting is perfect and gorgeous and the author always manages to bring these little villages to life for me and makes them so easy to picture. I loved everything about this one and recommended it for those days when you need a pick me up, it’s ideal to chase a bad day away, it’s got humor, heart and romance, what more could you want?!
New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle in three words: Warm, Charming and Sweet.
Overall rating: 5/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.