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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Book Review - Winter at The Cosy Cottage Café by Rachel Griffiths

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Review by Suze

Camilla values her independence. She is her own boss and can do what she likes. She doesn't want to fall in love, because she thinks love only hurts. When Camilla's father left her mother Camilla had to pick up the pieces. She had to be there for her mother and she took care of her younger sister. This left Camilla with a negative view on love. Camilla's always been fine and there was never anyone who managed to steal her heart, until Tom.

Tom is a local vet. He wanted a fresh start and moved to Heatherlea only recently. He's trying to get to know people and would love to be Camilla's friend. The same goes for his British Bulldog Hairy Pawter, who's left quite an impression the first time he met Camilla. Tom isn't like the men Camilla usually dates, but Camilla is willing to give him a chance. Will he be the first man to break through her barriers or is he going to mess things up?

Winter at the Cosy Cottage Café is a wonderful winter story. I immediately loved Camilla. She's loyal, fierce and protective. She can take care of herself and I liked her strength and determination. She's always there for her family and friends, but she doesn't allow anyone to be there for her. This gradually changes and that was amazing to see. There are plenty of ups and downs in Camilla's life while it used to be quite predictable and I enjoyed watching her responses. I couldn't wait to find out if she'd finally let herself be happy.

Rachel Griffiths has a lovely heartwarming writing style. She has a fantastic sense of humor and I often laugh out loud when I read her stories. I love how unrestrained her writing is, which is a great gift. Every little detail is exactly as it should be. Winter at the Cosy Cottage Café is an entertaining story about true love, family, friendship and relationships in general. It's a sweet and charming festive story. It also has a terrific feelgood factor that really cheered me up.


If you love cozy romantic stories Winter at the Cosy Cottage Café would be a perfect choice. It's the third The Cosy Cottage Café story, but can easily be read as a standalone. Of course I'd recommend you to read all of the stories instead as they're wonderful.


  1. Oh, this sounds so good. I'd love to read it. And that cover is so sweet.

  2. Oh, this sounds darling!


  3. This sounds like a perfect winter read!

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  5. I love the cover and this sounds like a really good winter read! Thanks for the review.

  6. It sounds like the perfect holiday read to me. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. I so enjoy winter stories. Adding to my TBR list.

  8. I want to visit the Cosy Cottage Cafe.