The Pretty Delicious Café …
I found this book to be a charming read by NZ author, Danielle Hawkins. Nothing too strenuous , just what is needed to delve into while on holiday.
Set in a small rural seaside town in New Zealand, the novel’s central character is Lia, whose twin brother is about to marry her best friend and business partner, Anna. Lia and Anna run a busy little café, and if you like food, the recipes and food mentioned throughout the book are sure to have your mouth watering. There are some really likeable characters in this book, such as the twins’ slightly vague, new-age, hippy-ish mum. The very Kiwi-ness of this book resonates – the loveable, but slightly dis-functional family and the quirky depiction of life in small town New Zealand where everyone knows everyone. And did I mention the food!! There are recipes at the back of the book which I will be trying.
There is also, of course, the standard dose of romance that comes with my idea of a good holiday read. All in all, a great light-hearted warm fuzzy kind of book. I would rate it 7/10.