New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle

New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle by Liz Eeles

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This book was always going to be a winner for a dessert foodie like myself. With a gorgeous front cover (pun unintended) and a book synopsis that mentions lemon meringue pie, it was as though “New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle” was written especially for me, though the title is a bit of a mouthful! Are there any other reasons for wanting to read this novel? Well, of course! Despite the impression that it’s set in a Cafe, it’s actually mainly about a book-store which is just as good.

After yet another failed romance, twenty-six-year-old Callie Fulbright is giving up on love and instead, she’s putting all her efforts into running her very own, brand-new café: The Cosy Kettle in Honeyford, a beautiful and picturesque Cotswold’s village. Serving hot tea, cherry tarts and a welcoming smile to the friendly locals proves to be the perfect distraction, and Callie is very proud of her fledgeling business.

However, her confidence is soon put to the test when her lovely 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 are her feelings for him rekindled?

As Callie and Noah share their 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 starts to suspect that Noah knows who’s involved.

Can Noah be trusted? Can she find the perpetrator of the lies and rumours, before it’s too late for the Cosy Kettle?

The opening chapters drew me into the story and captured my attention immediately. There was a lot going on and many of the characters were very funny and easy to relate to, particularly Callie. Some of the other characters in the book were extremely amusing and unusual, like Callie’s Grandfather, Stanley.

Liz Eeles’ writing style is very natural, with a good steady pace. Delightful and entertaining “New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle” is a quick, light read for all Romance or Women’s fiction fans. It’s a great book with which to curl up on the sofa on a cold and windy night, or any time, really, with a mug of hot chocolate and a slice of cake.

Although I haven’t read any of the other books by Liz Eeles yet, I intend to in the future and I wholeheartedly recommend this one.

{Thank you to #NetGalley, Bookouture and Liz Eeles for the free copy of #NewStartsAndCherryTartsAtTheCosyKettle and for giving me the opportunity to provide an honest review.}



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