Debbie Johnson Wins RONA Award
Best-selling author, Debbie Johnson, wins the ‘Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year 2017’ with her novel, Summer at the Comfort Food Café, published in June 2016 by HarperCollins.
“The judges called The Comfort Food Café “an extremely enjoyable novel, tremendously warm and enveloping, with great characterisation. It really came from the heart”” – Romantic Novelists’ Association Blog
‘Full of quirky characters, friendship and humour, you will devour this engaging and heartwarming novel in one sitting’ – Sunday Express’ S Magazine
The brand new book from bestselling author Debbie Johnson will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you raid the pantry in the middle of the night…
The Comfort Food Cafe is perched on a windswept clifftop at what feels like the edge of the world, serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads, and carefully crafted cupcakes. For tourists and locals alike, the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter, companionship, and security – a place like no other; a place that offers friendship as a daily special, and where a hearty welcome is always on the menu.
For widowed mum-of-two Laura Walker, the decision to uproot her teenaged children and make the trek from Manchester to Dorset for the summer isn’t one she takes lightly, and it’s certainly not winning her any awards from her kids, Nate and Lizzie. Even her own parents think she’s gone mad.
Her new job at the cafe, and the hilarious people she meets there, give Laura the chance she needs to make new friends; to learn to be herself again, and – just possibly – to learn to love again as well.
For her, the Comfort Food Cafe doesn’t just serve food – it serves a second chance to live her life to the full…
What readers are saying about Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe:
‘My new favourite author’ – Holly Martin, bestselling author of ‘Summer at Rose Island’
‘A lovely, emotion-filled, giggle-inducing story’ – Sunday Times bestselling author Milly Johnson
‘Heart-warming and optimistic, Summer at the Comfort Food Café is a genuinely gorgeous novel, a book of hope and solidarity, friendship and humour and the belief that everything might just turn out okay after all’ – Sophie, Reviewed the Book
‘Everything I hoped it would be and more’ – Becca’s Books
‘Fans of Paige Toon will enjoy this beautiful story’ – Erin’s Choice
‘If this book had arms it would grab you and pull you in to the most amazing book ever…just magical’ – Lisa Talks About
‘An engaging, entertaining and loveable book’ – Rae’s Reads
‘I wish I could actually go there…an original story and it has such a romantic ending’ – With Love for Books