Sunday 16 October 2016

Review of Christmas at the Cornish Cafe by Phillipa Ashley - Five **


The festive, feel-good follow-up to Summer at the Cornish Cafe.
Christmas will be slightly less turbulent than summer, won’t it? Demi certainly hopes so.
She and Cal are keeping their fledgling relationship under wraps for now. But then Kit Bannen, a hunky, blond – and somewhat mysterious – writer arrives at Kilhallon Resort, and not everyone is charmed. Cal is sure that Kit is hiding something. But is he the only one guarding a secret?
Demi is busy baking festive treats for the newly opened Demelza’s cafe, but when Cal’s ex Isla arrives to shoot scenes for her new drama, Demi can’t help but worry that things aren’t quite over between them. Kit flirts with both women, fuelling Cal’s suspicions that Kit has hidden motives for staying on at Kilhallon. Then Cal has to go to London, leaving Demi and Kit to decorate the cafe for Christmas . . . all by themselves.
A storm is brewing in more ways than one. As surprises unfold and truths are uncovered, can Demi and Cal finally open up to each other about their feelings?
This second novel in the bestselling Cornish Cafe series is the perfect book to curl up with this Christmas.


This book was an absolute joy! The on/off romance between Cal & Demi continues but there are many spanners in the works in this book!

A new character, Kit Bannen, causes mayhem - jealousy and then an absolute bombshell! We have storms - literally and figuratively for both the town, Cal & Demi. I can't say too much without giving the plot away!

The characters are wonderfully drawn and deep - I'm amazed how much depth Phillipa can give them in a book! The scenery, as always is described perfectly and makes me want to jump on the next train to Cornwall!

And, if you follow the book carefully - you may just discover an amazing vet called......Annie Cooper ;) 

Really lovely book - thank you to NetGalley & the author for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Can't wait for the next one!

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