The Grand Reopening of Cherry Pie Cafe ~ Cherry Pie Island Book 1 by Jenny Oliver

Title: The Grand Reopening of Cherry Pie Cafe

Author: Jenny Oliver

Publishers: Carina UK 

Available: Kindle 

Publication Date : 27th march 2015 - PRE-ORDER

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Welcome to Jenny Oliver’s brand new Cherry Pie Island series!
There’s nowhere more deliciously welcoming
When Annie White steps back onto Cherry Pie Island, it’s safe to say Dandelion Café has definitely seen better days! Her childhood home on the Thames-side island idyll is exactly the same retreat from the urban bustle of London as she remembers - but Annie’s not convinced that new owner of The Dandelion Cafe is a title she’s thrilled about.
One (shoestring budget) makeover, a few delightful additions to the somewhat retro menu and a lot of cherry pie tastings later, The Dandelion Café is ready for its grand reopening! But however delicious the legendary cherry pie, that’s definitely not enough to make her come home for good. However, the islanders themselves are a different story – but is Annie ready to let the island, and all those that live there, become her recipe for true happiness?
The Grand Reopening of Dandelion Café is Book 1 in The Cherry Pie Island series. Each part of Cherry Pie Island can be read and enjoyed as a standalone story – or as part of the utterly delightful series.


I only blogged about this in Book News the other day, and I was around halfway through then. Well, I couldn't leave it there and let the deliciousness hover. I needed to read it and know what happens. So here I am, back here sharing with you just how bloody brilliant it is! 

I love Jenny Oliver and didn't think she she'd be able to top The Parisian Christmas Bake Off - I love that back so much - but I should have more faith in Jenny, and Jenny I promise you, I do now! I know that Jenny is uber talented and will continue for a long time to provide us book lovers and fans with delicious, fun, laugh-out-loud and romantic stories to come. 

So, Cherry Pie Island... is swoon worthy, and reading the description of the Island make me want to visit there... and the sweet little cafe, Dandelion Cafe (Could the name get any cuter...? Seriously??? I think not!), is truly the perfect setting for this new series. I love how Annie really didn't think she could renovate the cafe on such a small budget, but the locals are like family and they all dig in with the renovations. 

I have to say that I found this book to be the perfect blend of; Carole Matthews' Cake Shop in the Garden, mixed with Rebecca Raisin's Gingerbread Cafe, and true Jenny Oliver, Parisian Bake Off - yet with a NEW, DELICIOUS taste to it. So, if you're a fan of any or all of those books... YOU - NEED - TO - READ - THIS!!! 

The characters are fun, beleivable and realistic, and the dishy one - Matt - well, I actually highlighted and made a note on my kindle when I read a certain description of him...yum...MEEE!! Oh, you want me to share?! Oh, OK, seeing as it's you, but keep this strictly between You and Me, OK? There is this one point in the book where Matt is wearing... a black shirt (Oh dear goodness... i'm swooning already) and dark low slung jeans like a cowboy.... (OK, that just made my tummy do cartwheels!) I am a sucker for black shirts and pair them with dark jeans and I swear, I'll agree to anything... 

Ok, so back with everyone here now, THE GRAND REOPENING OF DANDELION CAFE is heart warming too, as you see Annie almost fight for the approval of her family. She still thinks that no one takes her seriously because of ONE mistake she made when she was 21... we ALL make mistakes at that age ... I still do and that was 5 years ago that I was 21. Anyway, Annie's Dad passed away and she finally inherited this Cafe, after Enid passed on too, and now it all rests on her shoulders to keep it going for the community - and maybe for herself. No pressure?! 

I loved Annie's personality, sweet, friendly, terribly caring and just the right dose of fun - Silver sequined leggings - You can thank me when you read it! And, the chemistry between Matt and Annie is so terribly sweet, that I simply cannot wait for part 2 to be released... I have to wait a whole month before I can get my hands on that... or do I? ... Hmmm I really don't know, but what I do know is that I will be reading it the second I can! 

So, go... shoo.... get on Amazon and pre-order this delight for your Kindle.... You deserve a treat and so does your beloved Kindle! ....

You're still here?!!! Seriously GO NOW!!! Get your copy pre-ordered! But come back soon? Pretty Please? xx


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