Thursday 16 July 2015

Review of The Cherry Tree Cafe by Heidi Swain - Five *


Cupcakes, crafting and love at The Cherry Tree Cafe...

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. She has just bought a little cafe and needs help in getting it ready for the grand opening. And Lizzie's sewing skills are just what she needs.

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.


This is a winner from Heidi - it has everything! A cafe, cupcakes, a talented craft heroine, an old flame, smooth city-types, happily married couple, lovely daughter and parents from hell (or so we are led to believe).

The plot never runs smoothly, there are more hiccups than a child drinking lemonade too fast. There are some wonderful lines, laugh out loud moments and other times I had tears in my eyes.

Lizzie is perfect - she has doubts, reaches wrong conclusions, refuses to,listen but ultimately I found myself really identifying with her. Ben is a perfect foil and the less said about Jay the better!

Was sad when it finished. Hope there's another book about the Cherry Tree Cafe!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I've already had the pleasure of reading this book, and loved it. The characters stayed with me, which is always a good sign.