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Publisher's Summary

Bea has just lost her husband after 30 years of marriage. To distract herself from grief, she throws herself into her work running the Reservoir Street Kitchen in Sydney's most fashionable district.

But then an email from a café-owner in Edinburgh prompts her to take a trip to Scotland in the depths of winter - a journey of self-discovery into a secret past that she has tried to forget.

©2015 Amanda Prowse (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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"Powerful and emotional family drama that packs a real punch." (Heat)

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  • scotty
  • 12-08-15

Absolutely delightful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most definitely.the problems with a teenage Flora are so realistic and Beas talks with her are so wise.Its so warm and cosy its like hugging a cup of hot chocolate.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Christmas Café?

When Bea finds out who Alex is.

Have you listened to any of Federay Holmes’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but I hope I can find some more books read by her.what a soothing calming voice she has.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not one moment but each talk between Bea and Flora .

Any additional comments?

If Amanda Prowse can write stuff like this she should be a councellor I am sure she could sort out my family's problems if this book is anything to go by.

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  • Linda
  • 01-27-17

A but twee for me

Having just discovered Amanda prowse - I was a little bit disappointed with this, it's a nice story but a bit predictable and not as good as "another love" or "my husbands wife". However it was pleasant enough.

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  • bodytone
  • 01-07-16

Enjoyed immensely

This is the first book I've had from this author but I will definitely look for more , it was a good story and narrated well

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  • Michalina
  • 01-05-16

rather average

What did you like best about The Christmas Café? What did you like least?

Scottish winter theme

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

expected

Did Federay Holmes do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

so so

Could you see The Christmas Café being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

not really. the characters are not complex enough

Any additional comments?

I got an impression that the writer tries to hard to force her point of view on things through main characters... it's a shame

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  • Jo
  • 11-04-15

Beautiful story telling

Just loved this book. My first ever audio book and I couldn't wait to sit in my chair and once again be engrossed in this story. Lots of twists and turns and likeable characters