Monday, 20 November 2017

Winter at The Cosy Cottage Cafe by Rachel Griffiths @authorRG #Review

I received an ARC from the author.

Camilla Dix is fiercely independent. Growing up, she had to be strong for her mother and younger sister after her father left them for a new life in Benidorm. Camilla has kept her heart firmly closed to love, and never allows her relationships with men to develop into anything serious. 

Tom Stone moved to Heatherlea for a fresh start. He’s been hurt in the past and has no intention of making himself vulnerable again. The only company he wants at night is that of his rescue British Bulldog Hairy Pawter.

However, when Camilla and Tom meet, they can’t deny their mutual attraction, and something deeper soon develops between them.

As snows falls over Heatherlea, mulled wine flows and festive carols fill the air, but can Camilla and Tom put their fears aside and trust each other enough to let love in? 

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

Now available:

Summer at The Cosy Cottage Café
Autumn at The Cosy Cottage Café 
Winter at The Cosy Cottage Café

Coming soon:

Spring at The Cosy Cottage Café


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To begin with I have to mention the cover, I have loved every one of the covers for The Cosy Cottage Cafe Series so far but this one has to be my favourite. It could possibly be the snowman or the holly but I just think it's lovely. This series of books have been so enjoyable and I can't believe that I will be reading the last one in 2018. I'm looking forward to reading Spring at The Cosy Cottage Cafe but I think I will also be a little sad that it will be over!

One of the main things that stands out in this series is the group of friends I feel as if I could just drop in for a chat with them. Along with having a drink, a slice of pizza and of course a piece of cake not that I'm greedy or anything! Just like the previous books this one has a lovely warm and comforting feel to it as if I'm getting wrapped up in a cosy fluffy blanket. That is definitely down to some delightful characters and the wonderful down to earth writing style that Rachel Griffiths has. Even though this book is the third in the series I still think it could be classed as a standalone. However you really are missing out on getting to know some lovely characters.

In this book we follow Camilla in the run up to Christmas and I couldn't wait to see how her story would turn out. Camilla has a strong personality but also that little bit of vulnerability after having faced issues within her family when she was younger. I love the relationship with her sister Dawn and how she feels she has to look out for her. I'm not going to go into the plot too much but there is a big shock in store for Camilla and her family. Camilla also seems to be finding herself in plenty of embarassing situations whenever she is near Tom who is the vet in the village of Heatherlea. Tom is so loveable, I think I may have fallen a little for him myself and I loved their sweet interactions. You also get to meet a very cute British Bulldog with one moment in particular that really stands out. So a special mention has to go to Hairy Pawter (brilliant name) he was such a perfect addition to the story!

Winter at The Cosy Cottage Cafe is a story that is not only witty but will also melt your heart. From the wonderful characters who will have you rooting for their happy ending to the heartwarming nature of the story.

Five stars from me!

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

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