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The Christmas Café
22 Oct 2015 * PAPERBACK * £7.99 * 9781784970376

Bea doesnt believe in second chances. A widow at fifty-three, she is resigned to living alone forever at her home in Sydney. Until a letter from a cafe owner in Edinburgh draws her back to a secret past – and a secret love – that she had long ago tried to forget...

Fiction / FA (Fiction)
Extent: 368 pages
Format: 198 x 129 mm
Exclusive sale: GB CA IN ZA SG US
Not for sale: AU NZ
The Christmas CaféAmanda Prowse

Bea does not believe in second chances.

A widow at fifty-three, Bea knows she must accept that she will be alone forever. She buries her grief in hard work, and soon the deli she runs in Surry Hills has a reputation for the best carrot cake in Sydney.

But then an email from a cafe-owner in Edinburgh leads her to take a trip to Scotland in the depths of winter. There, transported by the twinkling lights and falling snow of a traditional Christmas, Bea is drawn back to a secret past – and a secret love – that she has long ago tried to forget...

PREVIOUS BOOKS:
POPPY DAY.
WHAT HAVE I DONE.
CLOVER'S CHILD.
A LITTLE LOVE.
WILL YOU REMEMBER ME?
A MOTHER'S STORY.
PERFECT DAUGHTER.

Amanda Prowse is the author of several novels including the number 1 bestsellers What Have I Done?, Perfect Daughter and My Husband's Wife. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, and she is published in dozens of languages. Described by reviewers as 'the queen of family drama', Amanda's characters and stories are often inspired by real life issues. The research for her books has led to partnerships with ITV and Femail among others. Amanda lives in Bristol with her husband and two sons. As her many twitter followers know, she almost never switches off. But when she does, she can be found drinking tea in her favourite armchair, scribbling ideas for her next book.

'A story of lost love which captures snowy Edinburgh and Sydney café-culture perfectly. This is a lovely, peaceful, pre-Christmas read with delightful characters', Sarah Harper, Lovereading

'What a really lovely story this is and so easy to read ... It's totally absorbing, warm, comforting and a real pleasure to read', Judith Waring, Lovereading

'There's no shortage of books with Christmas in the title, but this family-focused story stands out from the rest', Closer

'A heartwarming novel to read in the run-up to Christmas – hot, balmy beaches to herald the festive season on one side of the world, and light dustings of snow on the other side', TripFiction

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