Title: Christmas at the comfort food cafe
Author: Debbie Johnson
Book series: Comfort food cafe
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Genre: Romance, Drama, Christmas
My Rating: 7/10
Christmas at the comfort food cafe
Becca Fletcher has always hated Christmas but she has her reasons for being Little Miss Grinch. Now, though, she can’t avoid her version of ho-ho-hell – because she’s traveling to the Comfort Food Cafe to spend the festive season with her sister Laura and her family. She’s expecting mulled wine, 24-hour Christmas movie marathons, and all kinds of very merry torture.
Little does Becca know that the Comfort Food Cafe is like no other place on earth. Perched on a snow-covered hill, it’s a place full of friendship where broken hearts can heal, new love, can blossom and where Becca’s Christmas miracle really could happen – if only she can let it…
A couple of months ago, I decided to read ‘Summer at the comfort food cafe’, which is the first book in this series. I wanted to read the rest of the series too, but since the second book (this one) was a Christmas story, I decided to wait till Christmas. So as you can guess, I finished the book last night and I wanted to write a review about it.
I remember that I really love the first book, which was about Laura and her two children. She recently lost her husband in an accident. But at the comfort food cafe, where she works for the summer, she starts to open up her heart again. Eventually, she falls in love with Matt.
Laura also has a sister, Becca, and this story is all about her. The book starts with two stories from when she was just a kid. The story about Becca and that she ran away during Christmas is basically where this book is about. Because there is a reason why she hates Christmas so much and it all has to do with her ex Shaun. And it makes sense why she is not ready to open her heart for a new relationship. Even though Surfer Sam is trying really hard.
As I said, I liked the first book a lot, even though I had basically nothing in common with Laura. Still loved it. But I recognized myself in Becca. Luckily the thing that happened to her during Christmas, has never happened to me. But I think Becca and I have a couple of things in common; not great with relationships, no alcohol, and a little bit grumpy every now and then. That is why I also liked this book. But in my opinion, this book was way too short. It has only 208 pages. I needed more of Becca and Sam. But there are more books in the comfort food series, so I think I will read more about Sam and Becca very soon. Can’t wait to read this series. The first one gave me that perfect summer vacation feeling, this book gave me the romantic Christmas vibes.