Book Review: The Pretty Delicious Café by Danielle Hawkins

“It was a wonderful morning, very clear and still. The lawn was silver with dew, the growing tips of the kauri trees on the ridge shone coppery pink in the early morning sunlight…at seven thirty I had a lemon yogurt cake in the oven and was chopping onions.”

– Danielle Hawkins, The Pretty Delicious Café                   


On the outskirts of a small New Zealand seaside town, Lia and her friend Anna work serious hours running their restored cafe. The busy season is just around the corner, and there are other things to occupy them. Anna is about to marry Lia’s twin brother, and Lia’s ex-boyfriend seems not to understand it’s over.
When a gorgeous stranger taps on Lia’s window near midnight and turns out not to be a serial killer, she feels it’s a promising sign. But the past won’t let them be, and Lia must decide whether events rule her life or she does.



Speaking of summer reads, The Pretty Delicious Café by Danielle Hawkins is perfect for putting your feet up and kicking back with a book that is sure to leave a smile on your face!

Set in a small seaside town in New Zealand, Lia and Anna run The Pretty Delicious Café, which is consuming of all their time! One night, Lia has an embarrassing encounter with the new hottie in town and hopes it will be last she sees of him! The universe has other ideas and soon Jed is caught up in Lia’s life which is full of food, her hippie mother, two brothers struggling with love and an ex-boyfriend who doesn’t know when to let go. Lia’s twin brother Rob is marrying her best friend Anna and together, she and Anna have a huge mortgage they’re worried about! What could possibly go wrong?

I really enjoyed this book! In the mania leading up to Christmas, it was the perfect story to sit back with and escape for a while. It is easy to read but very engaging and likable! It is light-hearted and gives you the warm and fuzzies… the story isn’t without some interesting complications but when the overarching message is to follow your heart, you know the story is going to finish exactly where you want it to…

Hawkins writes some lovely dialogue and she infuses her story with warmth and care. It is an endearing and charming read!


AUTHOR: Danielle Hawkins

ISBN: 9781460752586

PUBLISHER: Harper Collins

RRP: $29.99

PUB DATE: 21 November 2016


Thank you to Harper Collins for sending me a reading copy in exchange for an honest review!


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