Summer of the Castle Cafe by Donna Ashcroft
of the Castle Cafe by Donna Ashcroft is a fun light modern romance set in England. The story’s main character is Alice Appleton had moved to Castle Cove after the death of her mother. Her mother’s death had left her feeling like she
wasn’t accomplishing anything and if she didn’t take some chances her world would never change. So she is planning a long awaited trip to see her father in Thailand and training for the marathon in Castle Cove.
Jay O’Donnell helps on the rescue squad and is a carpenter hired to come fix the broken cupboard where Alice works. He is a person who is always saving or helping others and he sets her right
off. Slowly, they began to develop a relationship and Alice begins to consider her options… but….
This would be a great summer beach read. I enjoyed
the characters (and hope to revisit some of them again) and the plot line. It was light yet had some poignant truths mixed in - including as much as you think you know about your parents and their relationship - you really don’t. Summer of the
Castle Cafe by Donna Ashcroft was a good read.