Christmas at the Cornish Café

Christmas at the Cornish Caf An utterly glorious escapist read from one of the freshest voices to emerge in women s fiction today I loved every gorgeous page CLAUDIA CARROLLThe festive feel good follow up to Summer at the Corni

  • Title: Christmas at the Cornish Café
  • Author: Phillipa Ashley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • An utterly glorious, escapist read from one of the freshest voices to emerge in women s fiction today I loved every gorgeous page CLAUDIA CARROLLThe festive, feel good follow up to Summer at the Cornish Cafe.Christmas will be slightly less turbulent than summer, won t it Demi certainly hopes so.She and Cal are keeping their fledgling relationship under wraps for now An utterly glorious, escapist read from one of the freshest voices to emerge in women s fiction today I loved every gorgeous page CLAUDIA CARROLLThe festive, feel good follow up to Summer at the Cornish Cafe.Christmas will be slightly less turbulent than summer, won t it Demi certainly hopes so.She and Cal are keeping their fledgling relationship under wraps for now But then Kit Bannen, a hunky, blond and somewhat mysterious writer arrives at Kilhallon Resort, and not everyone is charmed Cal is sure that Kit is hiding something But is he the only one guarding a secret Demi is busy baking festive treats for the newly opened Demelza s cafe, but when Cal s ex Isla arrives to shoot scenes for her new drama, Demi can t help but worry that things aren t quite over between them Kit flirts with both women, fuelling Cal s suspicions that Kit has hidden motives for staying on at Kilhallon Then Cal has to go to London, leaving Demi and Kit to decorate the cafe for Christmas all by themselves.A storm is brewing in ways than one As surprises unfold and truths are uncovered, can Demi and Cal finally open up to each other about their feelings This second novel in the bestselling Cornish Cafe series is the perfect book to curl up with this Christmas You can t help but fall in love with the characters in this book With its determined heroine and smouldering Poldark alike this sweeping love story grips you and doesn t let go until the very last page HELEN COX

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    1. 3.5 stars The story of a young couple opening up a new business in Kilhallon, Cornwall. It's a holiday park where cabins and yurts are rented and young Demelza has opened a café on the grounds. Her boyfriend, Cal, owns the property and oversees the entire operation. This is the second book in the series and although it can be read as a stand alone as I did, it really should be read in order. I felt like I was always lagging behind, missing something and not sure of the complexities of the chara [...]

    2. Awesome read !Wow feeling very festive after reading this story ! Now I don't like to give the story away but you won't be disappointed for sure whether you have read the first book or not. Phillipa has come up trumps yet again, just makes me want to head back to Cornwall, but right now I'll have to make do with baking some mince pies . good job Phillips Ashley ! I do hope there's more to come of this series ( I feel there is ! )

    3. Firstly I want to say, in no uncertain terms, you HAVE to read this book! This book follows on from Summer at the Cornish Cafe, it works perfectly as a standalone book but I think you get a lot more from it if you read that one first. The author has managed to get across the information that you need to know from book one, without it being boring for people who have already read that book, it's a fine line to tread but she has perfected it.The two main characters in the book are Demi and Cal, th [...]

    4. I loved the return to Kilhallon and Demelza’s cafe. Kilhallon displays it’s stormy, brooding side in this book- along with the snow. It’s described so beautifully that you can conjure up the images as if you’d spent your holiday there. The cover is so enticing that you couldn’t fail to pick it up to read. I am so grateful to have received a proof copy from Harper Collins and have really enjoyed reading it.Cal and Demi have a stormy relationship with both hedging around their issues whi [...]

    5. Loved it, read it over chtidtmasLoved the way the book switches from character to character so you see things from each perspective. You feGreat reads, funny, sad, endearing. Loved it and did not want it to end.

    6. Where on earth do I start? I am sitting here pretty much gobsmacked, about how much I enjoyed the book, and how it really was a book of two halves, or parts at least. There is a lot of light hearted moments, and build up to the magical time of year. Demi loves Christmas, and is hoping this will be one of her best ever. Cal had a nightmare of a Christmas last year, and so is hoping things will be a lot better this time. The resort opens, as does the Cafe and there are mouthwatering mentions of so [...]

    7. I was so excited about the follow up to Summer at the Cornish Cafe and I have to say that I was not at all disappointed! The thing I loved most about SATCC is that I got lost in the characters and story line so easily and really cared about what happened to them (and of course rooted for Demi and Cal to get together). Christmas at the Cornish Cafe took those characters set in the wonderful wild Cornwall and really padded them out and gave them depth, and also introduced some new characters, all [...]

    8. Demi has mostly overcome her problems from the previous book and is now excited to be opening her own café, Demelzas, on Cal's holiday park in Kilhallon in Cornwall - she is also in the early stages of an exciting romance with Cal life has changed for her!All the old characters are back and the café is servicing delicious Christmas fayre - make sure you are not hungry before you start reading! A lovely warm hearted book depicting life in a lovely Cornish village - definitely a book to curl up [...]

    9. Demi Jones aus Hinter dem Café das Meer hat im Kilhallon-Resort in Cornwall Arbeit und Unterkunft gefunden. Ihre Chefs Polly und Cal betreiben dort einen Campingplatz der Luxusklasse mit vermieteten Cottages und Jurten. Demi eröffnet zusätzlich zu ihrem Job bei Cal direkt am Küstenwanderweg im Oktober ihr Demelza’s Café, das sie zu Ehren ihrer Großmutter getauft hat. Sie ist passionierte Bäckerin und als Bloggerin in den Social Media bestens vernetzt, so dass dem Erfolg ihres Cafés nic [...]

    10. I was thrilled to receive a proof copy of this excellent novel, from Harper Collins. Christmas at the Cornish Café is book two of the Penwith Trilogy and it was a joy to return to the characters and setting of Summer at the Cornish Café. Amid the final preparations for the opening of Demelza’s café and receiving guests at the newly refurbished Kilhallon holiday park Cal and Demi both face uncomfortable issues from their pasts and these challenges enrich this already absorbing story. With he [...]

    11. My thoughts:Since reading Summer at the Cornish Cafe I was eager to read the next in the series. So I was very happy to receive a proof copy through the post.So what did I thinkI love that the characters are complex and interesting. Demi is a likeable and resilient character and Cal is perfect as the brooding love interest. I liked the fact that this book explores the past trauma that Cal experienced. It really gives both his character and the story extra depth. Every character adds a little som [...]

    12. Blurb Christmas will be slightly less turbulent than summer, won’t it? Demi certainly hopes so.She and Cal are keeping their fledgling relationship under wraps for now. But then Kit Bannen, a hunky, blond – and somewhat mysterious – writer arrives at Kilhallon Resort, and not everyone is charmed. Cal is sure that Kit is hiding something. But is he the only one guarding a secret?Demi is busy baking festive treats for the newly opened Demelza’s cafe, but when Cal’s ex Isla arrives to sho [...]

    13. Christmas at the Cornish Café by Phillipa Ashley is a wonderful new festive Christmas novel with a feel good ending. It has been a dream for Demi for over a year to open Demelza’s Café in Kilhallon Park. She and Cal Penwith have turned a rundown family home into a lovely resort near the Village of St.Trenyan in the corner of Cornwall.Demi has had a troubled life, leaving home as a youngster and has become estranged from a father whom she thinks has ignored her since her mother’s death. She [...]

    14. The second in a series of 3 books by Phillipa Ashley, the first being Summer at the Cornish Cafe. I found Christmas at the Cornish Cafe a great read and was happy to meet up with Demi and Cal to see how they were getting on. A nice easy read, with good plot, nice characters and Christmas thrown into the mix. I am looking forward to reading the last in the trilogy now.

    15. This book was an absolute joy! The on/off romance between Cal & Demi continues but there are many spanners in the works in this book!A new character, Kit Bannen, causes mayhem - jealousy and then an absolute bombshell! We have storms - literally and figuratively for both the town, Cal & Demi. I can't say too much without giving the plot away!The characters are wonderfully drawn and deep - I'm amazed how much depth Phillipa can give them in a book! The scenery, as always is described perf [...]

    16. I was looking forward to reading this but was far better than I expected it was excellent and great follow on from the Cornish cafe. Demi is doing really well with her cage but what about her relationship. Can she find love and also she lost contact with her father and he turns up at her cafe how does she cope. How does the business go do they manage to make a go of it or does a stranger who turns up change relationships around. Well written and excellent characters well worth reading.

    17. Earlier in the year,I really enjoyed the first book in this planned trilogy from Phillipa Ashley, Summer at the Cornish Café, but I did feel there was a distinct lack of the café as mentioned in the title. I realise the first in a series was all about setting the scene and the sharing the history behind the characters and just getting a feel for everything and that two more books would follow but one of my pet peeves is when something is mentioned in a title and it fails to materialise. I have [...]

    18. It's hard to rate because the recipes included did sound pretty nice, and there's enough mystery to keep me interested, but the format was HORRIBLE, as in the indecisiveness when it comes to whether or not to put POV characters, location, specific events, or timeframe, at the top of the chapters. It just looks super messing and unprofessional. Pacing was also super off; while it's not uncommon to leave the big reveal at the end, it came out as a very monologue-ish infodump. It didn't help that I [...]

    19. When this dropped onto my Kindle I couldn't wait to get started, but I was slightly disappointed for the first few chapters, it just didn't grip me and make me want to keep turning the pages.I couldn't work out what was happening between Demi & Cal, their relationship didn't seem to be how I had imagined it should be and the arrival of Kit just didn't seem to be right and I couldn't put a finger on why oh how wrong could I be, by about a quarter of a way through the book I struggled to put t [...]

    20. A great read continuing the ups and downs of Demelza and life in Cornwall. Not sure if I preferred the first book but it was enjoyable all the same and makes me want to live in Cornwall, even on a run down holiday camp. Looking forward to the third book in the series.

    21. A romantic story set in Cornwall, it really makes you feel like you are in Cornwall. The story line is very good and very easy to follow. A lovely book to read over the festive period

    22. Follow my reviews. :Jane Hunt Writer First StepsJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews FacebookJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews Google+Connect on:Twitter A festive, gentle romantic story with complex characters and an interesting plot. The story concentrates on opening the café and there are lots of new characters. One threatens Cal’s new found happiness with Demi. A lot happens in this story. Demi achieves her potential by leading the café project. She carries more than her share of emotional baggage a [...]

    23. I'm so surprised that this book didn't work for me at all, especially as I think back to the first novel in the series that I rated with 4 stars. Here everything just dragged on, it was full of things - but things that for me were totally insignificant, and so on the other hand I think you must be a VERY talented author (and I mean it seriously!) to be able to write a book about those things. I must admit, I couldn't wait for the words "The End". It may sound harsh, but this is the way I felt wh [...]

    24. Demi is running a cafe on a cliff top and helping the owner (who she is in a beginning relationship with) to develop his holiday cottage business. When another very dishy man arrives to rent one of the cottages she is friendly towards him without guessing the hidden agenda that has prompted him to come and stay. A lovely, warm story about family relationships and a community that pulls together at a time of crisis. There are some serious, emotional themes woven in to the more frivolous love and [...]

    25. After reading Summer at the Cornish Cafe I couldn’t wait to read the next book in the series. Cal and Demi are back and this time Demelzas Café is up and running.Kilhallon sounds like such an amazing place to visit the way it’s described makes me want to go off and find it! I did find it hard to get into the book at first but it soon got going and boy was it hard to put down! The one thing I must point out is that you will most likely be so hungry reading about all the yummy food at the caf [...]

    26. After reading ‘Summer at the Cornish Cafe’, I really couldn’t wait to read this sequel. All the main characters are back, with some new ones as well. As soon as I started reading it, the mental images I had of the setting from the first book came straight back to me which was lovely.This book is a bit of a rollercoaster with anguish, natural disasters and accidents within. But what I had not expected when I started to read was that I enjoyed this book even more than the first one.I am real [...]

    27. This is a book that unfortunately I didn't really enjoy. I kind of enjoyed the first book in the series but this second part was for me a little bit boring. I felt like everything was too slow, there was not a good pace in this story. I wanted to abandon the book but forced myself to read until the end. I still put 3 stars because I like the main characters, they are lovely. I like the setting of the book, and I like the idea of the book but I'm really sorry to say but this book was not for me. [...]

    28. This was an absolute joy of a book to read, although I fear my waistline may well suffer. I felt my visit to this gorgeous café in my favourite part of the world, meeting these lovely characters just made me want to jump into the pages and join in the festivities and chomp on mince pies and clotted cream for ever more.Phillipa’s writing really gets you in the Christmas spirit.Thank You so much to the publishers and netgalley for sending me over a early copy to review xx

    29. I really enjoyed the story of Demi and Cal as it continued on into the second book in the series. It was a nice holiday read full of family drama and happy endings. I was given a copy by Netgalley for my honest review.

    30. I loved spending Christmas with Cal and Demi at the Cornish Café. Now I want to go to Cornwall and rewatch Poldark and drink lots of mulled wine.

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