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Despite the drama of the opening day, Verity and the rest of the team are determined to tighten up their apron strings and make a success of the cookery school – even their previously hot-tempered chef is showing his soft side and getting stuck in.

The charming village of Plumberry is working its magic on Verity too, and as Verity's plans for a major event at the cookery school come together, the whole community starts to get involved…

But as friendships bubble and a sprinkling of romance is added to the mix, will Verity get her fingers burnt just when things were looking peachy?

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. This is Part Two.

Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
'Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!' Katie Fforde
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1841 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (5 April 2016)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01913WWTS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Bittersweet and charming.

One person found this helpful.
 on 6 June 2016
By Rebecca Minton
Okay so Cooking Up A Storm is part 2 of Cathy Bramley’s Plumberry School of Comfort food, which is a whole novel split up into 4 novellas, released in intervals. I really love how Cathy’s novels are split up into four, as it’s great to slip them in between other novels, yet still getting a lovely full novel.

A storm in a teacup!

 on 19 July 2016
By Rani S
In this second part we have Gloria in hospital following her fall during the grand opening of her cookery school. Verify had planned to return to Nottingham but now decides to stay to help out Gloria. There’s quite a bit of tension between the head chef and verity on how the cooking lessons should run. On top of that a camera crew descend on the school in the aftermath of a storm when power is out. Finally just as Verity’s love life looks to be heading in the right direction a blast from the past arrives putting paid to her future and with uncertainty concerning where the school goes from there. Rather a dramatic ending and I can’t wait to read the next part!

Wonderfully warm read.

 on 8 April 2016
By Bookish Bits
It was lovely to be back with Verity Bloom and the host of others, watching the newly opened Plumberry School of Comfort Food as the classes get underway. Head Chef, Tom, has to try and check his teaching methods as it’s more Gordon Ramsey than Cook With Mother, not quite the ethos that Gloria was looking for…and Verity has to be on hand with tissues for the more sensitive trainees.

undemanding but enjoyable and addictive

 on 9 July 2016
By Karia..
I found I engaged with these characters from the start and wanted to know more about them. The book is easy reading but does not suffer for that style. The situation is intriguing and novel and I found myself identifying with a few of the people. The bucolic setting instantly made me relax, just as it did the heroine of the book. I’m looking forward to reading more of these books.


 on 14 May 2016
By Chris Greenwood
Lovely believable characters in an utterly believable story line which you get so involved with.Again, having to wait so long for each publication is very frustrating, I now have to wait quite a long time for part 4, it makes me so frustrated and I lose the grip of the story, but other wise, excellent.

More, more, more

 on 27 August 2017
By A. E. Ward
The trials and tribulations of Verity Bloom and the Plumberry School of Comfort food part two keep me wanting more. I’m looking forward to part three

The tension mounts!

 on 13 April 2016
By Mancunian Reader
Another great part to this story from Bramley – the tension mounts as we wonder how Gloria is and whether Verity’s lovelife will take a positive turn. It is feel-good and fun and leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling inside. The perfect calorie-free treat.

A good series.

 on 1 November 2017
By Amber
I really enjoyed this series. The characters were portrayed well so that I wanted to find out what happened to them.

Plumberry School of Comford Food

 on 8 May 2016
By Mrs. Mj Barrington
Very pleasant, light reading. As wih her other books Cathy Bramley does not just tell a story but brings the countryside to life as well. Good to have the recipes too, even though I do not cook as much as was used to doing.

Perfect for a lovely long lunch break.

 on 22 May 2016
By LidoLil
What’s your dream? The Plumberry School is one woman’s dream that leads those in the book to find new paths, people and themselves.Cathy Bramley’s part works are well written and characters believable and engaging. In this busy life satisfying to read a stand alone story in an hour. And when you can find another hour know that you can pick up and enjoy the next chapters.
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