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‘My new favourite author’ – Holly Martin, bestselling author of ‘Summer at Rose Island’

'A lovely, emotion-filled, giggle-inducing story' – Sunday Times bestselling author Milly Johnson

The brand new book from bestselling 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 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 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…

What readers are saying about Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe:

‘Heart-warming and optimistic, Summer at the Comfort Food Café is a genuinely gorgeous novel, a book of hope and solidarity, friendship and humour and the belief that everything might just turn out okay after all’ – Sophie, Reviewed the Book

‘Everything I hoped it would be and more’ – Becca’s Books

‘Fans of Paige Toon will enjoy this beautiful story’ – Erin’s Choice

‘If this book had arms it would grab you and pull you in to the most amazing book ever…just magical’ – Lisa Talks About

‘An engaging, entertaining and loveable book’ – Rae’s Reads

‘I wish I could actually go there…an original story and it has such a romantic ending’ – With Love for Books

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1780 KB
  • Print Length: 347 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0008150257
  • Publisher: HarperImpulse (29 April 2016)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015EXDQIA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

… have to say that I was prepared to be disappointed by this book

 on 2 August 2016
By salsworldofbooks
I have to say that I was prepared to be disappointed by this book. I didn’t know much about the author and bought it on the strength of favourable reviews I saw from other book bloggers on Twitter and as we all know, not everyone has the same taste. Initially I intended to keep it for a holiday read but couldn’t resist in the end and began to read.

Idyllic Summer

 on 4 December 2017
By Midgebear
Snapped this one up when I was looking for Christmas Reads – bought the second book in the series and when I realised it was the second thought what the heck and bought this one as well. I am so glad I did! I could have happily snarfed up this book in a day but the family had Board Games in mind so had to stop at a frustrating 90% of the way through and just polished it all off this morning.

Laughter and Tears with good food too…

 on 9 October 2016
By Nikkib
Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous…I laughed, cried and smiled my way through this book. ..Debbie’s storytelling puts you right in the moment, makes you feel that you’re there with the characters in a gorgeous part of the world, one which she clearly knows very well.

Heart warming and perfect read for the summer

 on 2 July 2016
By Shaz Goodwin
Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe begins in such a unique way with a job description and Laura’s letter in response. Not only does it give Laura’s background but her sense of loss is palpable making sure she had my emotions from the very beginning.

5 – "This is the Comfort Food Café… and miracles can happen here." Stars!

 on 27 March 2018
By Miss Claire L. Robinson
5 – “This is the Comfort Food Café… and miracles can happen here.” Stars!

More than Comfort Food.. a delightful escape into a different world

 on 7 January 2018
By C Thomas
I’ve now read two of the Comfort Food Cafe books.. this one and Coming Home to the Comfort Food Cafe. I read them in the wrong order… but you can do that- it doesn’t matter a bit.

Unputdownable, well.written, enjoyable.

 on 17 July 2016
By Tina J.
One of the best stories I’ve read in a long time. I’ve not read any of Debbie’s books before, but have bought another now.

Feel good and fluffy, an ideal read to help de-stress

 on 29 December 2016
By Mrs Rebecca Carter
Sometimes all you want to read is a nice feel good chick lit, that makes you feel all cosy and warm with deep thought not required. That’s what you get with Summer and the Comfort Food Cafe.

I saw a recommendation from one of my favourite authors on Twitter for this book so when I …

 on 18 March 2018
By Lels
I saw a recommendation from one of my favourite authors on Twitter for this book so when I was offered a free copy from Netgalley.com I took the opportunity to try it.

A perfect Summer read

 on 6 July 2018
By Hannah Symonds
You cannot get any more Summery than the front of this book, it has everything you want. Debbie Johnson is a new author to me and I thought I would give a couple of her books a try and I am so glad I did. This one is the perfect Summer read. I love the story line and I felt a warmth towards Laura who makes the decision to uproot her kids and go and work in a Cafe in Dorset. Expect lots of laughs along the way, I love the fact that they go to Dorset as I know it very well. I use to go the down there as a child and now my parents have gone to live down there I get to go there every month or so. I loved all the characters in this book and really didn’t want it to end. 
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