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Andrew65
Christmas at the Cat Caf | Jessica Redland
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Having discovered Jessica Redland last Christmas and enjoyed her books since, I was keen to jump into this book about Tabby setting up a Cat Cafe, which seems a novel concept. Unfortunately just before opening her partner deserts her and if that isn‘t enough she also is suffering from the debilitating condition of fibromyalgia. There also seem to be people around her that want to stop the cafe opening.

Andrew65 I loved this book as much as her previous books and do enjoy the writing style of her books, and the romance style of them. I do feel it‘s good that people write about people suffering with medical conditions, and I learned a lot about fibromyalgia in this book which will make me understand it better, but I can see how this might put some people off who read books for escapism. 6mo
Andrew65 However I have to say I felt this was written very well into the book, and only added to the reading experience and the story for me.

I felt the story was very well written, and in particular the slow burn of the developing relationship in Tabby‘s life, and found myself rooting for them. I loved the main characters and was very glad to spend some of the Christmas season with them.
6mo
Andrew65 I‘m not particularly a cat person, but despite that I did love the story and the unique cat part of it, although I‘m sure I wouldn‘t spend the extra money to go to a cat cafe. Just a word of warning if anyone is a cat lover there is one part of the story that could be upsetting. However, even that I feel was very well written in the story.

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Andrew65 Overall if you enjoy these romance style of books I would definitely recommend this book, and gave it five stars. There isn‘t one book by Jessica Redland that I haven‘t enjoyed very much, and look forward to reading more books by her.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
6mo
BookmarkTavern Lovely! 💖💖 6mo
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Andrew65
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This isn‘t what you‘d expect from the title, it isn‘t a cosy Christmas love story. Romance does figure in a subliminal way but it is quite a hard hitting story set at Christmas about a group of former college friends snowed in for Christmas. I wouldn‘t say the characters are the most lovable characters you could wish to meet but the story does work and both the story and characters grow on you the more you read.

#WinterGames

Andrew65 As the story progresses there are quite a few sad and hard hitting moments, with incidents relayed that affect people‘s lives significantly. I felt overall this was a good story and whilst not what was expected the story did really hold up well. Amongst all the relationship information, told in the twin timelines of the current time and their time at college, there is an element of mystery that comes to an head towards the end of the book. 6mo
Andrew65 Overall this is a story I‘d recommend, and an author I‘d recommend, but do not go into it think this is the normal cutesy Christmas Fayre.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

(Trigger Warning : This story does involve a sexual assault, or at least the ramifications of it)
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AnnR Sounds good! If I just based my decision on the title and cover, I might pass up this book as it sounds too romancey for my reading tastes. 6mo
Andrew65 @AnnR There‘s definitely a relationship / romance element to it, but it has far more depth than that. It feels more about friends and their relationship than that. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️ 6mo
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Andrew65
A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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A quick read to see me into Christmas Morning, a re-read.
Always surprises me how short this book is.
I think it makes a better film than a book.

#DashingDecember
#WinterGames

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Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and their show have arrived in London. When murder follows, Glass and Steele are on the case. Book 7 in the series, it advances their relationship, but doesn‘t do much to move forward the overall theme of the series about whether the world should learn magicians exist. Always entertaining.

#serieslove2023 #litsyatoz #scarathlonatoz #LetterC #scarathlon @Catsandbooks @TheSpineView @Andrew65

TheSpineView ❤️📖📚 8mo
Andrew65 This sounds good. Well done 👏👏👏 8mo
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Texreader
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Reviews to come but I‘ve completed my bingo card!!

#litsyatoz #scarathlonatoz #LetterC #scarathlon @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks Amazing! 👏🏼👏🏼🧡🖤 8mo
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Catsandbooks 👍🏼🖤 8mo
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Librarybelle
Caroline's Comets: A True Story | Emily Arnold McCully
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Using excerpts from her autobiography, this #PictureBook tells of Caroline Herschel‘s contributions to astronomy…the Hunter of Comets. Caroline definitely did not have an easy early life! I learned a lot about Caroline and her brother William, who also made some impressive contributions to astronomy. #BBRC #LetterC

LibrarianRyan cool 11mo
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melissajayne
Untitled | Anonymous
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📚 The Harry Potter series
🖋️ Philippa Greggory, Elizabeth Gaskell
🎥 Harry Potter series
📺 Homeland
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🎶 Hello by Adele; Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen (covered by k.d. Lang); Hello, Goodbye by The Beetles; Happy by Pharrell Williams; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland

#manicmonday #letterc

CBee Thanks for playing! How are you feeling? @melissajayne 2y
melissajayne @CBee you‘re welcome; I‘ve come down with a cold. I was feeling pretty rundown in the week leading up to me first with a sore throat and a very stuffy nose. It‘s a work in progress. 2y
CBee @melissajayne hope you feel better soon! 2y
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persephone1408
The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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#manicmonday #letterC @CBee
📚The Cruel Prince, Coldest girl in coldtown
💻Suzanne Collins
🎥Castle, Call me Kat
🎶Spencer Charnas
🎼Cry baby by the Neighbourhood

CBee 😀😀😀 2y
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Ast_Arslan
Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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#manicmonday #LetterC @CBee

1. Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith
2. John Connolly
3. Call me by your name
4. The Clash
5. Crocodile Rock - Elton John