Friday, 18 August 2017

Autumn at The Cosy Cottage Cafe by Rachel Griffiths @authorRG

Motherhood has been one of the great blessings of Dawn Dix-Beaumont’s life but with her children’s growing independence, it’s finally time for Dawn to return to teaching. However, Mother Nature has other ideas…

Rick Beaumont loves his family but he’s busier than ever. With his high-flying career, two children and a third on the way, there’s a lot to juggle.

Battling expectations, disappointments and a few surprises along the way, Dawn and Rick find their commitment to each other tested to the limit. The next steps they take will be the most important of their lives.

So when the pressure mounts and an important decision has to be made, will Dawn and Rick’s marriage become stronger than ever, or will it be time to move in different directions?

This is the second of four short stories in The Cosy Cottage Café series.

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Now available:
Summer at The Cosy Cottage Café
Autumn at The Cosy Cottage Café

Coming soon:
Winter at The Cosy Cottage Café
Spring at The Cosy Cottage Café

I guess anyone who reads my blog knows that I like to read a few different genres from thrillers through to romance. However I do love to find a book that gives me a warm and cosy feeling that also leaves me smiling. Most of the books I read do this but some do it better than others. It was easy to put the first book in the series Summer at The Cosy Cottage Café well into this category. With this in mind I did wonder if the second book would leave me feeling the same, well let's find out...

Even though Autumn at The Cosy Cottage Café is the second book in The Cosy Cottage Café series it's still easily classed as a standalone. However I would recommend reading the first book as you get to meet Allie and Chris and read their wonderful story.

I loved that this story focused on a family and every day life because of this it felt very real. I found myself nodding along at certain parts agreeing with Dawn and particular situations. It was very easy to feel a connection to Dawn whether it's because she is a mother or it could be that she is a genuinely likeable character who is trying to do her best. The relationship between Dawn and Rick felt realistic after all no marriage is perfect so it was nice to see the down to earth way they are portrayed. They really are a perfect match but can they get themselves through this rough patch?

Even though it's a short story it was very easy to connect with the story and the characters. It was lovely to catch up with Allie, Chris and The Cosy Cottage Café and of course to revisit Heatherlea. I loved the little subplot with Wallace and I couldn't help but laugh even when there were times I shouldn't have. The scene in the café with Allie was pretty funny though!

Autumn at The Cosy Cottage Café brought a smile to my face and a few giggles too. It's a quick read so very easy to read in an evening which is exactly what I did. After grabbing a cup of tea and maybe a little bit of chocolate (okay a full bar of chocolate) I settled down feeling completely relaxed and caught up in the story. I enjoyed catching up with this group of friends and I'm definitely intrigued about what will happen next.

A sweet and enjoyable story that is guaranteed to leave you with a smile.

With thanks to Rachel Griffiths for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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  1. What a lovely review! I also read lots of different genres but always love the heart-warming cosy reads from time to time. This book sounds like the perfect read that I will definitely be getting to at some point soon! - And probably the first book too! Thanks for sharing x

    1. Thank you x It's a really heart warming story and I can definitely recommend the first book too. Hope you enjoy :)