Title: Christmas at the Cat Cafe
Author: Melissa Daley
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: October 23, 2018
Page Count: 320
My rating: 5 stars
About the book:
The wonderfully festive sequel to Melissa Daley’s uplifting tale, Molly and the Cat Cafe.
The town of Stourton-on-the-Hill has its very own cat café. 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 according to plan . . .
When Debbie’s heartbroken sister Linda arrives at the café, 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 café window searching for an answer. Only a Christmas miracle could bring everyone together . . .
Christmas at the Cat Cafe by Melissa Daley is the second book in the contemporary Cat Cafe series. When I first noticed this series I thought maybe they were a cozy mystery or romance type of read but what we actually have is the story told from the point of view of Molly the cat and it’s actually a lot of fun to read.
In the first book Molly had been a very spoiled feline living with her elderly owner and the two being inseparable. Unfortunately for both Molly and her owner as time passed her owner began having issues with her memory and her son decided it was time to move her into a care facility. The son was not a fan of Molly and re-homed her into a place with some big scary dogs in which Molly made the decision to set out to find a new wonderful owner of her own leading her to the doorstep of Debbie.
Debbie had been having issues with her business and with some inspiration from Molly the cafe was turned into Molly’s Cat Cafe. Things had been well with Molly and Debbie and Molly even had kittens of her own but now Debbie’s sister Linda has moved in with not only a dog in the midst but another cat Molly doesn’t quite like causing havoc for the holidays.
These books are so cute to read coming from the point of view of a cat, you not only have animals issues to but you do get the conversations and happenings of the humans around Molly which brings in drama and intrigue there for a engaging contemporary tale. The book is one that may bring tears and certainly some laughs along the way too with cat lovers nodding along to some antics.The story is one that may bring tears and certainly some laughs along the way too with cat lovers nodding along to some antics, definitely recommend the series.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
MELISSA DALEY lives in Hertfordshire with her two cats, two children, and one husband. One of her cats, Nancy, has a writing pedigree of her own and can be found on Facebook as Nancy Harpenden-Cat. Melissa was inspired by the Cotswolds town of Stow-on-the-Wold, which provides the backdrop for Melissa’s novel, Molly and the Cat Café.