Cupcakes, crafting and love at The Cherry Tree Cafe... Perfect feel-good summer reading for fans of Great British Bake-Off
Lizzie Dixon's life feels as though it's fallen apart. Instead of the marriage proposal she was hoping for from her boyfriend, she is unceremoniously dumped, and her job is about to go the same way. So, there's only one option: to go back home to the village she grew up in and to try to start again.
Her best friend Jemma is delighted Lizzie has come back home as she has just bought a little cafe and Lizzie's sewing skills are just what she needs to help get it ready for the grand opening.
With a new venture and a new home, things are looking much brighter for Lizzie. But can she get over her broken heart, and will an old flame reignite a love from long ago...?
For everyone who loves settling down to watch Great British Bake-Off, the Great British Sewing Bee, or curling up to read Milly Johnson or Jenny Colgan,The Cherry Tree Cafe is a coffee-break treat.
'A heart-warming sweet treat of a read' Mandy Baggot
'Fans of Jenny Colgan and Carole Matthews will enjoy this heartfelt debut novel from talented new author, Heidi Swain. The Cherry Tree Cafe is that most delicious of things - a warm and gently funny story of reinvention, romance, and second chances that you'll devour in one sitting' Katie Oliver, author of the bestselling 'Marrying Mr Darcy' series
'The Cherry Tree Cafe is every bit as delicious as the cover promises. Drop in for a minute, and the fabulous world of the crafting cafe wraps itself around you, pulling you in right from the first page. Beautifully written, with a heroine I rooted for all the way, and a great supporting cast. Original and assured, and like a cup of Orange Pekoe tea - perfect to enjoy in the afternoon' Jane Linfoot, author of The Vintage Cinema Club
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Loved this book, great characters and story. Really enjoyed seeing where it was going to go.
Main character annoying
The main character was a pain in the backside so I had little empathy for her. Also the story seemed very rushed.
***SPOILERS - SORT OF***
There was no realistic explanation for why the key characters fell out in the middle. And there was no build up to the ending. One minute the stroppy main character hated him then they got together and it was the epilogue!
Will stick to Milly Johnson for my easy to read chick lit.
Nice idea for a book, but it's written so badly that it really diminishes what should be a good read. It jumps around and feels like huge parts are missing. The author seems to assume that the reader has some prior knowledge of her characters so you never feel really introduced to them.
The main character is not particularly likeable and there are lots of sub characters just thrown in randomly. The author has tried to squeeze too much in to one book that whole thing doesn't really make sense.