Escape to the Art Cafe by Sue McDonagh / #Review @ChocLituk @SueMcDonaghLit

The Art Café #3

Heartbreak and cake at the Art Café …
It was meant to be the perfect romantic holiday. But then Flora Bexton’s boyfriend does the unthinkable, and she responds in the only logical way: she steals his motorbike and escapes for a holiday by herself on the Welsh coast.
Far from the lonely trip she imagined, Flora soon finds comfort at the friendly local Art Café where the legendary hot chocolate and cake help to ease her troubled mind. And when Aussie-Welsh lifeguard Jake Foley steps in just when Flora needs help the most, she realises that her ‘holiday’ feels more like home with every passing day …




Woohoo, we are back in Wales and meet up with the people at the Art Café. I am so glad to see them again, because I really missed them.

This is book 3 in the series but you don’t have to hold back if you have not read the two previous ones yet. If you pick up this one, you will be seduced by the lovely writing style and great story line, which will lead you to buying the other two as well. You will be very tempted to know what happened to Jo (book 1) and Lucy (book 2).

This time the spotlight is on Flora who is a bundle of energy and you just have to love her. Her future is not looking so bright at the moment, but this being a feel good book, you already know that this is going to change. How, where and when and which mountains she will have to climb first, is for you to find out. 🙂

I just adored this book. The author really knows how to entertain her readers. 5 stars.

Thank you, Sue McDonagh and Choc Lit


About the author

Sue McDonagh’s career as a policewoman for Essex Police was cut short when she was diagnosed at the age of twenty-four with ovarian cancer. After a successful recovery and a stint working as a Press Officer she moved to Wales.

In Wales her love of art evolved into a full-time occupation and she made a living teaching and sketching portraits at shows. In 2014 she was a regional finalist for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. She now works exclusively to commissions from her art gallery.

In 2009 she learned to ride a motorbike, and now helps run Curvy Riders, a national, women only, motorbike club. Her joy of motorbikes and her love of writing inspired her to write the Art Café series. Sue, granny of two little girls and proud mum of two stepsons, lives a mile from the sea in Wales. She can often be found with her border terrier, Scribbles, at her art gallery. Scribble thinks the customers only come in to see him. Sometimes, Sue thinks that too.

When she’s not painting, she’s writing or on her motorbike. She belongs to a local writing group and the Romantic Novelist’s Association.


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