I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the gorgeous The 24 Hour Cafe by Libby Page. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Orion Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this heartwarming book.
About the book:
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lido comes a story of friendship, belonging and never giving up on your dreams
Welcome to the café that never sleeps.
Day and night, Stella’s Café opens its doors to the lonely and the lost, the morning people and the night owls. It’s a place where everyone is always welcome, where life can wait at the door.
Meet Hannah and Mona: best friends, waitresses, dreamers. They love working at Stella’s – the different people they meet, the small kindnesses exchanged. But is it time to step outside and make their own way in life?
Come inside and spend twenty-four hours at Stella’s Café, where one day might just be enough to change your life . . .
About the author:
Libby Page wrote The Lido while working in marketing and moonlighting as a writer. The Lido has sold in over twenty territories around the world and film rights have been sold to Catalyst Global Media.
Libby lives in London where she enjoys finding pockets of community within the city.
Follow Libby on twitter @libbypagewrites
The 24 Hour Cafe by Libby Page is a beautiful, heartfelt and uplifting book that embraces the themes of love, female friendship and belonging. I couldn’t help but fall in love with this magical book and the characters who inhabit it from the outset. The many and varied stories so beautifully told within its pages captured my imagination, tugging at my heartstrings and making me feel a myriad of emotions as I allowed myself to be swept along by the gorgeous storytelling.
Hannah and Mona are best friends, work colleagues and housemates. They love working at Stella’s Café, a place where people from all walks of life can meet and connect, secure in the knowledge that they’re always welcome no matter what’s happening in their everyday lives. This book not only tells Hannah and Mona’s story, but also the stories of the many different people who walk through the doors of Stella’s 24 hour cafe every day.
Oh, how I loved this book! The 24 Hour Café is warm and welcoming, like being enveloped in a comforting hug as you begin to lose yourself in its pages. We see only glimpses of the lives of the people who walk through the door, but each one leaves an impact, their brief stay making us feel so many emotions, their stories real, raw and brutally honest at times. But above all I was left with a feeling of hope as I turned the final page, bereft that the journey with these characters was finally over.
But Hannah and Mona are at the heart of this story, their friendship reaching a crossroads as they must decide which path their lives are going to take them down next. Is it time to make some changes?
Libby Page has written a gloriously uplifting book that I absolutely adored! This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but it definitely won’t be the last! A heartwarming read I would highly recommend.
The 24 Hour Cafe by Libby Page is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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