Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Review: Christmas at the Cat Café by Melissa Daley

Christmas at the Cat Cafe is the wonderfully festive sequel to Melissa Daley's uplifting tale, Molly and the Cat Cafe. The Costwolds' town of Stourton-on-the-Hill has its very own cat cafe. Resident cat Molly, and her kittens, live here in feline paradise, while owner Debbie serves the locals home-made goodies. But even in the most idyllic surroundings, things don't always go to plan... When Debbie's heartbroken sister Linda arrives at the cafe, Debbie insists she move in. But Linda is not alone, and the cats are devastated with the arrival of Linda's dog, Beau. Sadly, Beau's arrival is not the only bombshell - now Molly's home is also under threat when a rival cat moves in on her turf. With Christmas approaching, Molly is unsettled, barely roused by the promise of tinsel to play with. Fearing for her feline family she hopelessly stares out of the cafe window searching for an answer. Only a Christmas miracle could bring everyone together...

My Review: 

Heartwarming and unforgettable.  Christmas at the Cat Café is a story for all ages.  

Molly’s Cat Café is located in the quaint town of Stourton.  Debbie owns the café and is the caretaker of the cats.  The story is told from cat’s point of view.  Molly is happy with her life in the café with her caretakers, kittens and baby-daddy, Jasper.  But, their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of Debbie’s sister Linda who moves in their tiny loft and brings her dog, Beau.  The loft was barely big enough for Debbie, her daughter, and the cats.  The final straw was when Linda decided to adopt a Siamese cat named Ming for the cafe.  Ming steals Molly’s glory and this sets off a chain of incidents that no one expected.  With Christmas being known as a season of miracles, Molly’s Cat Café soon becomes a happy place for everyone again.  

I really enjoyed the story and the author’s writing style.  She totally got into Molly’s head and it felt so real like maybe it is how cats feel.  I started thinking of my new kitten and what my two older cats might be thinking of their newcomer.  This is the second book in a series, but I feel it can be read as a stand-alone.  It’s a wonderful story all by itself.  If you love cats and a sweet story, this book will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling and a smile on your face.  

Thank you to St Martin’s Press and NetGalley for allowing me to read this and ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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