Christmas at the Marshmallow Cafe
By C. P. Ward
What it’s about?
When downtrodden checkout assistant Bonnie Green receives a letter from a mysterious uncle, she can hardly believe her eyes.
Gifted a hundred-year lease on a famous cafe situated in the middle of a mythical theme park, Bonnie sets off with her best friend Debbie on an adventure to a hidden valley in the Lake District where they will find new friendship, love, and happiness, all set against the magic of Christmas …
and more marshmallows than they can possibly eat….
What I think:
This is a really lovely quick read. A story full of hope and festive cheer.
Poor Bonnie’s life has not turned out to be what she had hoped. In her early 50s, divorced with grown up children she never sees, Bonnie is living alone and working in a supermarket.
A surprise letter leaves her the lease to a cafe in the middle of a Christmas themed park.
The park sounds brilliant. An all-year round Christmas land of elves, reindeer, festive cafes and of course, Santa Claus. But it’s past its best. Neglected for years, the rides are rusted, the gift shops are gathering dust and visitors numbers are dwindling.
Bonnie and her friend Debbie head off to the Lake District to investigate and see if the Marshmallow Cafe could be the start of a new chapter or a risk not not worth taking.
I loved Bonnie! Despite her lack of self- confidence at the beginning of the book, the Christmas magic works its wonders and she blossoms at Christmas land. She throws herself into the project, inspires others and finds a place where she belongs.
Her friendship with Debbie is quite charming. They are such an unlikely pair, but they look after each other and bring out the best in each other. Debbie encourages Bonnie to take chances and embrace change.
This is a charming festive read full of joy and Christmas spirit. I really enjoyed it.
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About the author:
Author Bio – CP Ward is an author from Cornwall in the UK.
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Thank you C P Ward for the gifted copy of the festive read and Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of the blog blitz.