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The Pretty Delicious Cafe

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Narrated by: Jessica Grace-Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins

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One flaky family. One ex-boyfriend who won't go away. And one handsome stranger who probably will....

For fans of Doc Martin and and Monica McInerney, a warm, witty novel, brimming with the trademark romance, friendship, and eccentricity that Danielle Hawkins' fans love.

On the outskirts of a small seaside town, Lia and her friend Anna work serious hours running their restored cafe. The summer season is upon them, they have Anna's wedding to plan, and Lia's ex-boyfriend seems not to understand it's over. 

When a gorgeous stranger taps on Lia's window near midnight and turns out not to be a serial killer, she feels it's a promising sign. But no one comes without a past, and his arrives in the form of a four-year-old son. Just as Lia decides to give things a try, problems from her own past rear up.

The Pretty Delicious Cafe reminds us of the joy - and hazards - to be found in family, friends, and good food - and that being a little bit weird isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Praise for Danielle Hawkins' The Pretty Delicious Cafe:

"Everything a summer read should be - warm and witty." (Who Weekly

"Incredibly fast paced with effortlessly flowing witty dialogue, it's hard to believe The Pretty Delicious Cafe is a book and not a television series - this is a book fans of Bridget Jones' Diary and Offspring will love to sink their teeth into." (Better Reading

"A sweet, tasty treat of a tale, sprinkled with wry humour and sparkling dialogue, dusted with a touch of the bitter-sweet." (The Reader booksellers' blog)

©2016 Danielle Hawkins (P)2019 HarperAudio

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