12 May 2022
My thanks to the publishers for my copy of the book
and to Rachel's Random Resources for the invitation to the blog tour
Sparkling sun, strolls in the gorgeous French countryside, that first sip of cool, crisp wine – Summer is Kat’s favourite season. And this year should be no exception…
As soon as Kat Jenson set foot in the idyllic French village of Kirchhoffen, she knew she’d found her home.
Now she has a dreamy boyfriend, a delightful dog and the perfect job managing a bustling book café in the vibrant Parc Lemmel.
But when she learns her boyfriend isn’t all he seems, it’s the start of a difficult summer for Kat. Vindictive troublemakers, work woes and family heartache follow, and the clear blue sky that was her life suddenly seems full of clouds.
Then she gets to know the mysterious Noah, and her sun begins to shine brighter than ever. But Noah has problems of his own – ones that could scupper their new-found happiness. Together, can they overcome their many obstacles, and find love again?
📖 My Review...
Parc Lemmel is a wonderful place to spend a holiday, maybe having fun on the funfair rides or taking part in water activities on the lake but the best place, by far, is spending time at the Livres et Café, a wonderful place to sit for a while with delicious French pastries on offer with the tantalising aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the air, and the promise of a best selling novel to while away a sunny afternoon. Kat Jensen, the conscientious manager of the Livres et Café, seems to have the perfect life, a handsome boyfriend and a fulfilling job but when things start to go wrong she finds help and support from a wonderful character called Noah who, it must be said, has his own share of personal problems.
What's always guaranteed with a Sue Moorcroft novel, and this is no exception, is an amazing array of characters who give the story such a warm and compassionate feel that it's a real delight to spend time with all of them. Bringing to perfect life Kat's dilemma as she faces, not just problems in her personal life but also in her business life and the way she copes with everything that life has thrown at her is what makes this such an engrossing story. It goes without saying that each novel is beautifully written which seamlessly immerses the reader in the imaginative world which this talented author creates so skillfully.
Totally unputdownable, Summer at the French Café has definitely stolen its way into my heart, with Kat, Noah and the delightful, Angelique taking centre stage in a wonderful story which brings the French region of Alsace to glorious life. As always, a perfect afternoon in the garden sort of read.
📖 Best Read with..a rich expresso and a delicious Pain au Chocolat
Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has reached the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle UK as well as top 100 in the US. She’s won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary. Sue’s emotionally compelling, feel-good novels are currently released by publishing giant HarperCollins in the UK, US and Canada and by other publishers around the world. She’s also well known for short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses.
Born in Germany into an army family, Sue spent much of her childhood in Cyprus and Malta but settled in Northamptonshire, England aged ten. She loves reading, Formula 1, travel, time spent with friends, dance exercise and yoga.
Twitter @SueMoorcroft #SummerAtTheFrenchCafe