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Series: The Cosy Cottage Café #1
Title: Summer at the Cosy Cottage Café: A feel good second-chance romance
Author: Rachel Griffiths
Published: May 29th, 2017
I’ve a new favourite author – I loved this delightful second-chance romance and am so glad it is the start to a new series, I look forward to reading the subsequent titles!
After Allie’s husband died, she made a new life for herself and her two children by opening the Cosy Cottage Café in the picturesque village of Heatherlea. Doing so has helped rebuild her self confidence, make new friends and support her grown up children. She thought she was happy but there was something missing from her life.
As a teenager, Allie had two best friends, Roger and Chris. She married Roger and Chris disappeared from their lives. Now Chris is coming back to the village to bury his Mum and sort out her affairs. He’s a successful author but he’s always known something was missing from his life – Allie!
After all the years apart, will love find a way for these two to be together again or has time changed their feelings for each other?
This is a moving story of mistakes from the past now having the opportunity to be rectified to enable true love to flourish again. Although a relatively short story, there’s a lot packed into it and I found it a totally engaging read, a real page turner. It has a brilliant mix of romance, village life, comedy and mystery with plenty of twists and turns so you’re never quite sure what will happen next – a great light-hearted, heartwarming read that I have no hesitation in highly recommending! The characters are brought to life within the pages of the book and now feel like old friends I’d love to keep in touch with. I’ll certainly be looking out for the other three stories in the series:
Autumn at The Cosy Cottage Café
Winter at The Cosy Cottage Café
Spring at The Cosy Cottage Café
Allie Jones loves her cosy cottage café in the picturesque village of Heatherlea. She has her independence, two grown-up children and two cute cats. Life is settled and she thinks she’s happy.
Author Chris Monroe has it all. Critical success, a luxurious London apartment, and the kind of jet-set lifestyle most people dream of. But something’s missing.
When a family bereavement throws these two old friends together, they begin to question the true meaning of happiness.
Love is in the air, but do Allie and Chris have room in their hands-on lives for more than a summer fling?