Book Review (Book Tour) - The Second Chance Café in Carlton Square - Lily Bartlett (aka Michele Gorman) | Miki's Hope

Book Review (Book Tour) - The Second Chance Café in Carlton Square - Lily Bartlett (aka Michele Gorman)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I read the Big Little Wedding in Carleton Square and loved it (see my review here). There was no way I was going to say no when asked to read the 2nd in this wonderfully funny series when asked!

This one is probably going to strike a cord for all you Mom's out there! Emma is trying to re-find herself while having twins, a husband who is a doll---BUT--and trying to open her new cafe. Thank heavens for her parents and Aunt!! She has decided to hire disadvantaged kids who might otherwise be getting into more trouble then they already have been.

However there is a person in town who is trying to shut her down-----how she circumvents all this will have you grinning.

A definite MUST read!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

"The perfect blend of sweetness and substance" Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe
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?

Book Can be Purchased at:

Amazon UK:
Amazon US

To read a chapter or two click into the book cover at either of the above two sites!

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Lilly Bartlett’s cozy romcoms are full of warmth, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters.

Lilly is the pen-name of USA Today and Sunday Times best-selling author, Michele Gorman, who writes best friend-girl power comedies under her own name.

and in case you don't know

Michele Gorman is the USA Today and Sunday Times best-selling author of nine romantic comedies. Born and raised in the US, Michele has lived in London for 17 years. She is very fond of naps, ice cream and Richard Curtis films but objects to spiders and the word “portion”.


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Gladys Parker said...

I already think I will like this one. I despise criminals and their activities, although, I believe there are a huge amount of children that are raised to become bad. If they were raised differently it very well could be another path they take. Also this sounds like a comfortable as I think of them read. One I can read before bed and remain relaxed as that is when I do my reading.

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