I am thrilled today to be on the blog tour for this book. Many thanks to Anne Cater and the publishers for having me on the tour and sending me a copy for the book for review.
Blurb: Welcome to Brew, a cafe where kindness is almost as important as coffee… almost!
Abbie has fled London and the humiliation of not being able to make rent after being made redundant. Her
sister, Louise, unlucky in love, has thrown herself into her career at the local hospital. And Eszter, who has
travelled from Hungary with her daughter Zoe, is hoping to fulfil her husband’s dying wish: to reunite his
This summer, three very different women are inspired by the random acts of kindness written up on the
Kindness Board at Brew, and decide to make a pact to be kinder to others and to themselves.
Can a little bit of kindness really change your life? Eszter, Abbie and Louise are about to find out!
**Summer at the Kindness Cafe was previously published
as a four-part serial titled Random Acts of Kindness.
This is the complete story in one package.**
My Review: I absolutely loved this book, so much so that I’m not sure how to review it and do it justice. We meet Abbie, Louise and Eszter at different stages in their lives but all with dilemmas and problems to overcome. All of the characters are brilliantly crafted, they come to life straight off the page with so much realism that you feel you could bump into them round the next corner.
I loved watching the main characters going on their journeys and developing as the book progressed. It was a joy to go on the journey with them and the amount of depth and warmth in the story is, I think, the most I’ve found in any book I’ve read yet. The problems the characters are experiencing are completely realistic and it was good to see that while they handled them they had some challenges along the way which is more realistic than the lovely smooth journey that some books take tgreir characters on.
I got completely caught up in this story and honestly would recommend this to anyone looking for a fantastic read. It’s a summery book but I think you could read it at any time of year and feel all warm and cosy while you’re reading. I can’t wait for this author to write more, this is a fabulous read!
About the author:
Victoria Walters was discovered in a short story competition run by Simon & Schuster’s The Hot Bed.
Her first novel, The Second Love of my Life was published by Headline, and she returns to the fold with Summer at the Kindness Cafe, her second novel.