Delighted to have two Bookouture blog tours for you today! First up is a review of Liz Eeles’ new novel, ‘New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle’. Many thanks to Bookouture for the tour invite and ARC.
After yet another failed romance, twenty-six-year-old Callie Fulbright is giving up on love. She’s determined to throw all her efforts into her very own, brand-new café: The Cosy Kettle. Serving hot tea, cherry tarts and a welcoming smile to the friendly locals proves to be the perfect distraction, and Callie feels a flush of pride at the fledging business she’s built.
But her new-found confidence is soon put to the test when her gorgeous ex reappears in the quaint little village. She’ll never forget the heartache Noah caused her years ago, but when they bump into each other on the cobbled streets of Honeyford she can’t help but feel a flutter in her chest…
As Callie and Noah share laughter and memories, she starts to wonder if this could be her second chance at happiness. But when Callie discovers that someone is mysteriously trying to ruin the café’s reputation… she has an awful suspicion that Noah knows who’s involved.
Was she wrong to ever trust him again? And can she find out who’s behind the lies and rumours, before it’s too late for the Cosy Kettle?
What does TWG think?
Oh I just love, love, LOVE this cover!!! It’s so pretty – it reminds me of a Cathy Bramley novel!
I highly recommend you get a brew on the go before settling down with this treat of a book because, trust me when I say this, you ain’t gonna want to put the book down! If you’re a fan of light hearted readers, colourful character, hilarious family members AND the very welcome addiction of both books AND sweet treats, then Liz Eeles’ novel is for you.
Even though Callie puts herself in the middle of characters who need a shoulder to lean on for one reason or another, the overall storyline isn’t a tense read at all. Sometimes you just need a book that won’t be so taxing on your mind, don’t you?
I adored the fact that the story was set in a bookshop….whilst also being insanely jealous I’ll admit, as it gave the book a unique spin, especially what with having a coffee shop in it. Hello a little slice of heaven!
Yes, that’s exactly it – this book is a little slice of heaven! A book that will tickle your tastebuds and ignite your literary passion all in one place – what more could you want? Of course there’s the addition of Callie’s grandad, a character who had me in absolute stitches! He’s fab!
I really do recommend popping into the Cosy Kettle and meeting up with a fabulous bunch of characters who are guaranteed to become your new friends. A truly lovely, scrumptious read.
About the author.
Liz began her writing career as a journalist and press officer before deciding that she’d rather have the freedom of making things up as a novelist.
Being short-listed in the Corvus ‘Love at First Write’ competition and the Novelicious search for a new women’s fiction star gave Liz the push she needed to keep putting pen to paper …. and ‘Annie’s Holiday by the Sea’ (her first published novel) is the result.
Liz lives on the South Coast with her family and, when she’s not writing, likes to spend time walking by the sea, and trying to meditate. Her ambition is to be serene one day …. she’s still got a long way to go.