Release date - 23rd June 2017
Book length - 243 pages
Publisher - www.harperimpulseromance.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
One chance isn't always enough
Everyone expects great things from Emma Billings, but when her future gets derailed by an unexpected turn of events, she realizes that getting back on track means traveling in a different direction.
She finds it in the closed-down pub on Carlton Square. Summoning every ounce of ingenuity, and with the help of her friends and family, she opens the Second Chance Café. The charity training business is meant to keep vulnerable kids off the streets and (hopefully) away from the Metropolitan Police, and her new employees are full of ideas, enthusiasm ... and trouble. They'll need as much TLC as the customers they’re serving.
This ragtag group of chancers have to make a go of a business they know nothing about, and they do get some expert help from an Italian who's in love with the espresso machine and a professional sandwich whisperer who reads auras, but not everyone is happy to see the café open. Their milk keeps disappearing and someone is canceling the cake orders, but it's when someone commits bloomicide on all their window boxes that Emma realizes things are serious. Can the café survive when NIMBY neighbors and the rival café owner join forces to close them down? Or will Emma’s dreams fall as flat as the cakes they’re serving?
It was the end of a tiring day and I couldn't sleep with the heat (yes, in Ireland!) when I picked up THE SECOND CHANCE CAFÈ IN CARLTON SQUARE by Lilly Bartlett and lost myself and my grumpy mood amongst the pages of this wonderful book.
Emma Billings has thrown everything into her new business venture, The Second Chance Cafè - a place for the community, a place where everyone is welcome, and a place where vulnerable young people are given the opportunity to learn new skills and gain work experience. It is everything she thought it would be and a whole lot more.
Finding the perfect trainees and juggling motherhood and family life with the cafè, is no walk in the park. And to top it off there are those in the area who want The Second Chance Cafè to fail and will do their best to make it happen.
With hilarious moments throughout, THE SECOND CHANCE CAFÈ IN CARLTON SQUARE by Lilly Bartlett is a heartwarming story of friendship, determination, and family life, all wrapped up in a place that you would love to call home. The characters are engaging and the story is well-paced from start to finish, and to be honest, I didn't want this story to end.
THE SECOND CHANCE CAFÈ IN CARLTON SQUARE by Lilly Bartlett is everything I wanted in one story and I highly recommend it!
Lilly Bartlett’s cosy romcoms are full of warmth, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters.
Lilly is the pen-name of Sunday Times and USA Today best-selling author, Michele Gorman, who writes best friend-girl power comedies under her own name. For more information:
Website - www.michelegorman.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/MicheleGormanUK
Facebook - www.facebook.com/MicheleGormanBooks
Instagram - www.instagram.com/michelegormanuk/
*I want to thank the author Michele Gorman (aka Lilly Bartlett) for the opportunity to review this wonderful story and take part in this blog tour. Don't forget to check out all of the other stops along the way!!!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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