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33/4 stars 4 stars for me means I loved it enough to buy it after borrowing from the library It also indicates that I should read it again in the future So, I’m almost there but want to think about for a while.So, this story was heartwarming, sweet, and funny with a good balance of happy and sad A smattering of profanity but not too bad Slightly sexy without unnecessary details Overall, a nice, satisfying read I’m looking forward to reading book 2.Second read: Upgraded to 4 stars! It had some really good quotes/thoughts about grief, and a sweet story I thought this might be an annoying book, but it was far from it the group of characters was quirky and supportive, and I really enjoyed it. Laura lost her husband who was also her best friend They were childhood sweethearts and he died way too young Laura thinks she and the children, Lizzy and Nate, need a change of scenery after a long time of being sad, so she takes a job for the summer that will enable them to stay in Dorset at the beach At first Nate and Lizzie aren't very happy with their mother's decision, but their complaints are soon forgotten when they're there for a few days The Comfort Food Café is a wonderful friendly location and the owner, Cherie makes sure Laura feels right at home cooking and serving the customers.Laura slowly becomes herself again Cherie tries to make her as happy as possible, which is exactly what she needs She enjoys working at the café with the customers and loves preparing the food She also spends a lot of time with Matt, the local vet and her neighbor He's handsome and Laura likes him very much, but she's still not over the death of her husband Maybe time will change things for them though Will their summer at the Comfort Food Café make Laura and her children feel whole again?The Comfort Food Café is such a wonderful place I loved the idea of food that's being served to make someone's life a little better The regular customers all need someone who listens to their stories and they are there for a special kind of food they can't get anywhere else any longer It's such a touching subject and it's what I loved most about this book It's a place where people are heartwarming, where they are generous and where someone has the chance to heal It's the perfect environment for Laura to come out of her depression She's there to receive some extra kindness and care and to be there for others, which is a perfect combination.Summer at the Comfort Food Café is a great uplifting summer read Laura is a sweet woman who stumbles through life Some of the things she does, especially by accident, are really funny Nate and Lizzy are perceptive kids and they made me smile Matt is cute and very nice, which is a good combination Cherie is eccentric and has such a kind heart, she's fabulous I loved all the customers of the café and enjoyed reading about their lives The setting is fantastic and I wish I could actually go there I loved Debbie Johnson's dreamy descriptions of the place Her vivid writing about food is mouthwatering and I can't wait to try some of Laura's recipes Summer at the Comfort Food Café is such an original story and it has a lovely romantic ending. Keeping this fairly short since I liked this book and did not care for the sequel at all I liked the main character (Laura) taking her children away for the summer in order for the family to do some real healing two years after the death of her husband Laura had been in love with her husband since they were children, and after a freak accident doesn't know how she and their family will survive without him She takes a job at a place called the Comfort Food Cafe She meets some new people and happily starts to find a place for herself and her children.So, I know a lot of romance readers do not like romance novels that have a widowed husband/wife I don't mind this one probably because the dead husband sounded great and felt real to me as I was reading I didn't get the idea that Laura was trying to replace him at all And her kids still thought of him as well, but did want their mom to start to move on and be how she used to be before their dad died Laura felt like a very developed character and I got a great sense of her daughter, not that much of her son though I also like Laura's love interest, though I wish we had gotten somedetails about him than we get The food that Laura makes for certain customers had cute backstories to them I do wish that we would have gotten recipes for certain things though I don't know why when a romance novel revolves around food or baking they don't include recipes That's my favorite thing to do is to read a recipe from a book and try it out The writing was okay and I thought this was a very solid romance novel. It’s impossible to not love everything about this book From the scrumptious looking cover, the idyllic setting, the wonderful story as well as the lovely characters, it ticked all the right boxes for me for a light hearted and entertaining read.Laura is still trying to get over the death of her husband, running out of money though she decides to take a holiday job so that her and the children can still have a holiday whilst she is at least earning some money.The cafe itself seems to be a haven for residents that seem to be on their own and come there to share companionship over delicious food It certainly had my mouth watering over some of the food, especially Frank’s bacon sarnie that has to be cooked in a special way which is just how I like mine.I don’t think Laura bargains for just how much her and the kids fall for the area as well as the residents.The whole novel is heart warming, quirky and charming It is a lovely story of moving on, taking chances as well as embracing new friendships.A fabulous book and highly recommended.My thanks to Kerry at Harper Impulse for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I received a copy of this via NetGalley in return for a fair and honest reviewThink i devoured this book as quickly as some of the delicious creations from the kitchens of the Comfort Food Cafe! Absolutely loved it!Laura Walker is a widow She's going through the motions of life with her two teenage children, Lizzie and Nate, trying to stay normal for their sakes but life without her beloved David is just too tough for her at times Life for them is in Manchester and it's where all their family memories are, but when Laura notices an advert for the position of a cook at The Comfort Food Cafe for the summer in Dorset, she is keen to start creating new holiday memories for her and the children as they try and move forward with their lives.To her surprise she gets the position, so they all move down, including Jimbo the fat black labrador!, and move into Hyacinth House which is part of the package and seems like a perfect base for them, surrounding by other cottages all named after song titles Lilac Wine being my favourite!Life in the countryside is a little different for them for a short while but they soon settle right into life in the fresh air and they are all welcomed into the community and the cafe 'family full of so many wonderful characters' It is so lovely to see them all blossoming after the heartache they suffered just 2 years ago when they lost DavidThe cafe is set in an idyllic setting overlooking the sea and the way the owner of the cafe, Cherie Moon, seems to have a sixth sense about everyone is so sweet especially when she gets so many things right Her cafe has become everyones' safe place through the bad times and so many people see it as their second home.This is a book that makes you laugh and cry in equal measures many heartbreaking moments for the family to deal with that life throws at you, but they are the perfect example of change sometimes being for the good and how life can make you smile again if you just let it!highly recommended and I hope we get a chance to visit all the characters again as I'm missing them already! I love Debbies books and she didn’t disappoint at all this was simply brilliant set in the beautiful seaside village and so quaint and beautiful It’s heartbreaking and heartwarming and shows how you can move forward if you want to Has romance and family issues and making new friends to You want to keep reading and not put it down and worth farthan five stars Cherie owns the comfort food cafe and is wanting someone to help her in the cafe over the summer Laura sees the advert and has recently lost her husband and feels she needs a change She applied and got the job she moves her two children down for the summer to which they are aren’t happy about but they arrive and she starts making new friends and getting use to the cafe and the children and her settle in and make new friends She also makes friends with a male but she thinks it’s to soon so is ready to go home and the children don’t want to go so they can change her mind or do they stay as Cherie wants them to stay as well and run the cafe Brilliant read. I'm so glad I read this book because OH EM GEE IT WAS GREAT! It deserves all the stars!The characters are so well written and the story is both cute and sad and uplifiting and sweet and heartbreaking and hopeful.Tbf the first place in my heart will forever be reserved for The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts, but this one is close second.I definitely want to read rest of the books in that series! 5 This is the Comfort Food Café… and miracles can happen here Stars!Book one in Debbie Johnson’s Comfort Food Café series brings on the summer season, and also gives us the story of a widow and her two children trying to move on from the unexpected death of her husband/their father Something about thisupping sticks and dragging us all off to Dorsetfeels like the first step to finding out who I’m going to be next… This isn’t the first book I have read in the series, I actually read book two a couple of years ago, so I remembered Laura Walker and her children Nate and Lizzie as secondary characters from that I also remember in the telling of that book being intrigued as to the origins of Laura’s arrival in the town of Budbury, Dorset, and reading Summer at the Comfort Food Café gave me all the answers I needed Bit by bit Day by busy day I am feeling stronger This is not a short book by today's standards, by Debbie manages to cram a whole lot of story into it You are introduced to all the characters that live and reside in Budbury, Cherie Moon is the matriarch of the group in that she is the owner/proprietor of the town hub; The Comfort Food Café A place that isabout the people that it serves than the profit going into the till And somewhere that Laura sorely needs in that it offers her a distraction from her own life and troubles, it also gives her a purpose, something that has been sorely lacking since the loss of her husband You watch her grow in confidence and pull herself back out of the shadow of grief as the story develops.Please… ignore the tears I can’t help them Just… see the rest of me.There are some really funny moments in this book, the author has a real knack of hitting the write note when delivering certain scenarios and situations, at one point I went from howling with laughter to howling in tears in the space of a few paragraphs There are highs, and I have to say the last 25% of the book had me sniffling intothan a few tissues, but for all that I came away at the end with massive smile on my face I loved the secondary characters, Laura’s children obviously play a huge part in the story as well, and Matt, the brooding, sexy vet… *insert girly sigh here! We both have pasts and we both have our emotional burdensbut right now, we are simply enjoying each other for who and what we are right now…” I read this book in a day, I loved each and every page, (even the ones that had me crying like a baby), so much so that I have already made a start on book four; Sunshine at the Comfort Food Café I am saving book three; Coming Home to the Comfort Food Café for Christmas, so I know without doubt I have something to look forward too from this author later on this year.ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review. ^READ BOOK ☉ Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe ⇦ 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 menuFor widowed mumoftwo 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 madBut following the death of her beloved husband David two years earlier, Laura knows that it’s time to move on To find a way to live without him, instead of just surviving To find her new place in the world, and to fill the gap that he’s left in all their livesHer 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 wellFor her, the Comfort Food Cafe doesn’t just serve food – it serves a second chance to live her life to the full… Hegel's Epistemological Realism: A Study of the Aim and Method of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads Simple Stunning Wedding Organizer: Planning Your Perfect Celebration and carefully crafted cupcakes For tourists and locals alike Urban Legend Detectives Case 4: The Samejima Case the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter Und Nietzsche weinte companionship Die vier Jahreszeiten and security – a place like no other; a place that offers friendship as a daily special Schatten des Gestern and where a hearty welcome is always on the menuFor widowed mumoftwo Laura Walker Mituri, rituri, simboluri în societatea contemporană the decision to uproot her teenaged children and make the trek from Manchester to Dorset for the summer isn’t one she takes lightly The Devil's Double Buch, Deutsch Ausgabe: Ich war Saddams Sohn and it’s certainly not winning her any awards from her kids The Huguenot Sword Nate and Lizzie Even her own parents think she’s gone madBut following the death of her beloved husband David two years earlier Manifesto del partito Comunista Laura knows that it’s time to move on To find a way to live without him Only Say the Word instead of just surviving To find her new place in the world Con gái thủy thần and to fill the gap that he’s left in all their livesHer new job at the cafe Talking Cures and Placebo Effects and the hilarious people she meets there Dárek z pravé lásky: 12 zimních políbení give Laura the chance she needs to make new friends; to learn to be herself again The Bewitched Wolf and – just possibly – to learn to love again as wellFor her Rambles Around Folkestone: And Other Special Articles (Classic Reprint) the Comfort Food Cafe doesn’t just serve food – it serves a second chance to live her life to the full…