The Christmas Cafe at Seashell Cove – Karen Clarke

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the café at Seashell Cove, where there’s hot chocolate to keep you warm – and the man of your dreams could be waiting…

Interior designer Tilly Campbell loves being carefree and single. But her latest job is redecorating the cosy local café for a Christmas party, and when her friends confess their plans for the big night – including a proposal, a declaration of love and a pregnancy announcement – Tilly starts to wonder if she might be missing out…

Transforming the café into a winter wonderland is more of a challenge than she thought, so when she bumps into gorgeous newcomer Seth, Tilly welcomes the distraction. Seth is a single father, struggling to settle his son Jack into their new cottage, and Tilly is determined to help them make their house into a home in time for Christmas.

But with the café still in chaos just days before the party it looks like it’s going to be a Christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons… With friends old and new relying on her, can Tilly save the Christmas party?

And could she finally find love waiting for her under the mistletoe?



My review

This is the second book by this author that I read and this may be needless to say that I would not read a second one if I did not think the first one was great. But I am saying it anyway : the first one was great and the second one was as wonderful.

It was nice meeting up with a lot of characters we got to know in the previous one but we were introduced to some new ones as well. Some were very nice, others not so much.

The story takes place in the days leading up to Christmas and a party where everyone is looking forward to. But the path to this big event may not be as smooth as people were hoping …

And what will Father Christmas have in store for Tilly?

A lovely, cosy and heartwarming Christmas story about love, family and friendship. It is fluently written and makes you laugh out loud but will also make you want to shed a tear. 5 stars.

Thanks you, Karen Clarke, Bookouture and Netgalley


About the author

After giving up her job as a library assistant, Karen now writes full-time. She’s had over 300 stories published in women’s magazines in the UK and abroad, and has written three paranormal romantic comedies, published by Little, Brown/Corsair. When she’s not writing she reads avidly, walks dogs at her local rescue centre, and is eagerly awaiting the next season of The Walking Dead. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and three grown-up children.