My name is Willow Longville. I live in a village called Budbury on the stunning Dorset coast with my mum Lynnie, who sometimes forgets who I am. I’m a waitress at the Comfort Food Café, which is really so much more than a café … it’s my home.
For Willow, the ramshackle café overlooking the beach, together with its warm-hearted community, offers friendship as a daily special and always has a hearty welcome on the menu. But when a handsome stranger blows in on a warm spring breeze, Willow soon realises that her quiet country life will be changed forever.
What a wonderfully refreshing and completely immersive story!
I loved this book right from the very first page. Vibrant characters, complex storyline and a fabulous community setting – I just adored everything about this book. The author has very cleverly approached a difficult subject topic with the introduction of Alzheimer’s but she handles it sensitively and thoroughly and somehow makes a very complex condition, very easily understood. I really felt emotionally tied to every single character in the story for very different reasons and by creating this emotional bond, I was completely thrown into the story.
The pace was just right, keeping me turning the pages desperately wanting to read ‘just one more chapter’ and I really didn’t want the story to end. Having only read one other story set at this Café, I didn’t feel lost or struggle to follow so this book works very well as a standalone story as well as part of the series – which I am definitely going to purchase in its entirety now!
I just want to read it all over again – HIGHLY recommend!!