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Saturday, 6 May 2017

The New Beginnings Coffee Club by Samantha Tonge #bookreview

About The New Beginnings Coffee Club

Everyone deserves a second chance…don’t they?

Jenny Masters finds herself living the modern dream. Wife to a millionaire, living in a mansion and mother to Kardashian-obsessed ten-year-old April, there isn’t anything missing. Until, her whole world comes crashing down, forcing Jenny and April to leave behind their glittering life and start over with nothing.
With village gossip following her wherever she goes, she finds refuge and a job in the new coffee shop in town. As the days pass Jenny fears she doesn’t have what it takes to pick herself back up and give April the life she always wanted to. But with the help of enigmatic new boss Noah, and housemate Elle, Jenny realises it’s never too late to become the woman life really intended you to be!

My review of The New Beginnings Coffee Club

The New Beginnings Coffee Club is a delightful read that envelops you in a warm hug. This was just the book I was looking for after reading some very dark and disturbing stories. This novel is all about hope, and the fact that anyone can make a new start in life, no matter what the circumstances.

So, the book rotated around Jenny, the protagonist, mother to April, who suddenly loses it all. Her whirlwind life, married to hunky millionaire Zach, isn't quite what it is cracked up to be and she soon finds herself forging a new life foe herself and her young daughter with the help of Noah and Elle. On paper, this would seem to be a superficial and lighthearted read, but there is much more to this book. This book is all about finding your identity, believing in yourself and knowing that life just finds a way... in the end.

I liked Jenny the instant I met her. The young Jenny, making cakes with her mother was delightful, and I soon realised that this essence of who she really is, had been obliterated by marrying Zach and his expensive and luxurious lifestyle. Throughout the book we see a gradual change come over her, as she begins to truly believe in herself. The same is also true for April. My heart broke when I read that this little girl was more interested in her makeup and designer clothes than playing and just being a 'little girl'. It was therefore delightful to see her 'be' a little girl once more.

My heart though truly belonged to Noah. How could I not fall in love with this man? He is kind, gorgeous and is a generally nice guy. Plus, he owns a coffee shop and knows everything that there is to know about this addictive bean. I love coffee, in fact it is probably safest to say that I am slightly addicted to it, so I really enjoyed the many coffee references that were dotted about this book. What I also found refreshing, was that Noah also had depth. He wasn't just the run of the mill 'hero'. He too had his own secrets and demons to face and completely surprised me with his back story.

The New Beginnings Coffee Club is a gorgeous treat of read and perfect for those long summer days. This book made me appreciate all the simple things in life, those things that I just take for granted. It also made me drink a lot of coffee while reading it... so win win! A thoroughly enjoyable  read! 

The New Beginnings Coffee Club published by HQ Digital on 5 May 2017, is available to buy from Amazon here.

With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an Advanced Reader Copy.

About the author

Samantha lives in Cheshire with her lovely family and a cat that thinks it's a dog. Along with writing, her days are spent cycling, willing cakes to rise and avoiding housework. A love of fiction developed as a child, when she was known for reading Enid Blyton books in the bath. A desire to write bubbled away in the background whilst she pursued other careers, including a fun stint working at Disneyland Paris. Formally trained as a linguist, Samantha now likes nothing more than holing herself up in the spare room, in front of the keyboard. Writing romantic comedy novels is her passion.

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