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Summary

The charming new novel from the author of The Canal Boat Cafe. Perfect for cake lovers and old-fashioned romantics!

On your marks, get set....

Baking fanatic Charlie Quilter, still nursing a broken heart, is surprised when her late uncle bequeaths his vintage 1950s Routemaster bus to her in his will. She adored driving around with him in it when she was a child and can’t contemplate selling it.

When Charlie loses her job, her friend Juliette has an exciting idea and suggests Charlie come to stay with her in the picturesque Cornish village of Porthgolow. Thrilled at the chance of a new start, Charlie packs her spatula, her pinny and her cute dog Marmite onto the bus, and they head off for a summer adventure.... 

©2019 Cressida McLaughlin (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Captivating." (Heat Magazine

"A wonderful ray of reading sunshine." (Heidi Swain)  

"Beautiful...heartwarming." (Zara Stoneley) 

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Totally predictable,

Charming in its own way, but predictable, unrealistic and naive. Won’t be reading another from this author.

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Escape to corwall

Enjoyable listening, felt as I was there enjoying the beautiful cornish scenery. Very light easy enjoyable story.

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Wonderful Cornish story!

Escape into the world of friendship, misunderstandings, a vintage bus, love and Cornish cream teas. Wonderful story with twists and turns. I’m hoping there will be another book to follow this successful one.

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Brilliant storyline all through her well narated.

Hopeful of a follow on on this series. To good to be the last all books are brilliant but some are just a lot better than others

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Lovely well-rounded story

I haven't listened to, what I consider to be, a 'fluffy' book for a while because I'd geown tired of them. This book far exceeds the 'fluffy' name and is a very well-rounded and interesting story. My eyes did not roll with annoyance once and the story was not easy to predict, like some are.
Thankfully I've already purchased the next 2 in the series during the Christmas sale...I must have known it would be good!

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Lovely

I loved this story, want to hear what’s next though. I think there is one xx

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Brilliant series

Believable characters. Story twists n turns just like real life. Set in the delightful cornish countryside. Allows the reader to appreciate the area for sure.

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really nice listen. really good story I couldn't stop listening really enjoyed it will be downloading the 2nd book

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Not great narrator

I didn't enjoy this book very much as I had already read The Canal Boat Cafe and for me it was very very similar just a bus instead of a barge. Unfortunately, I gave up.

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Magical

I absolutely loved this book. It took me to this beautiful village and I was part of everything going on. I am so sad that it’s not a real place!

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  • 07-04-21

I love this book

this was just to find books some parts were predictable but otherwise I just love the story his detail into each of the characters. I also love the storyline which is kind of predictable but a good feel happy ending story. I really love learning the background having two characters because I was introduced to them through book number three. I plan on continuing this series with book number two so I can get the full story of all the characters. I'm going about this backwards but it's been fun.

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  • Joshua Freedman
  • 05-04-21

Ok but not much depth

As other reviewers have said, pleasant book... but it was too simple. Challenges solved, all happy but didn’t have the complexity or struggle to make the resolution satisfactory

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  • Sandra S
  • 22-11-20

Cornish Cream Tea Bus

Loved the story, characters and narrator. Now I want cream tea yummies and to visit

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  • Veronica
  • 01-07-20

Good book but not a big fan of the narration.

The story is sweet and for anyone who likes authors like Jenny Colgan, but the way it was read made it sound like the book was written for a very young audience, which was disturbing and took away from the humorous parts. It was an okay book though.

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  • Karen
  • 12-05-20

An Angry Main Character

I liked the story ok. I did not like the main character being so angry and so quick to become angry. I just wanted the book to be over.