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  • The Comfort Food Cafe, Book 1
  • By: Debbie Johnson
  • Narrated by: Dawn Murphy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

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Summer at the Comfort Food Café

By: Debbie Johnson
Narrated by: Dawn Murphy
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Summary

The brand new book from best-selling author Debbie Johnson 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 teenage 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....

©2019 Debbie Johnson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Full of quirky characters, friendship and humour, you will devour this engaging and heartwarming novel in one sitting." (Sunday Express S Magazine)

"My new favourite author." (Holly Martin, best-selling author of Summer at Rose Island)

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Gorgeous read

It’s so expressive and honest. The characters become your family too. I particularly loved the narrators accent. A joy to listen to

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Absolutely glorious

Oh my goodness this book is glorious, I got totally engrossed in listening to it and it is beautifully written and very well narrated. I ended up in tears and can’t wait to listen to the rest of the series.

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Enjoyable

A really enjoyable, if not predictable story. A nice easy going story with good characters

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Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this. Great story - well written, great narration. Made me laugh out loud lots of times. Downloading all the others now.

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Lovely

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will definitely listen to the others in the series.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

A lovely easy listen. Feel good at its best! Look forward to the next one.

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Very Enjoyable

Lovely summer tale. Enjoyed all the characters. Ideal holiday read. Good humoured, understanding of human nature sometimes a bit preferable all in all I would recommend

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Great little light hearted read

light hearted and feel good story, well read by Dawn Murphy.
the story draws you in and makes you feel like you want to visit the Comfort Food Cafe

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Loved it

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Love love love

Just read it, great characters and beautiful story. I hope it gets made into a film.

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