The Grand Reopening of Dandelion Cafe (Cherry Pie Island, #1) by Jenny Oliver

Dear Reader,

The Grand Reopening of Dandelion Café (Cherry Pie Island, #1)


Welcome to Jenny Oliver’s brand new Cherry Pie Island series!

Home, Sweet Home….?

There’s nowhere more deliciously welcoming...

When Annie White steps back onto Cherry Pie Island, it’s safe to say her newly inherited Dandelion Café has seen better days! And while her childhood home on the Thames-side island idyll is exactly the same retreat from the urban bustle of London she remembers, Annie’s not convinced that Owner of The Dandelion Cafe is a title she’ll be keeping for long. Not that she can bear the idea of letting her dedicated, if endearingly disorganized staff lose their jobs. Plus café life does also have the added bonus of working a stone’s throw away from millionaire Matt and his disarmingly charming smile!

One (shoestring budget) café 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 once she’s brought the dilapidated old café back to life, Annie finds herself wishing her stay on the island was just a bit longer. She always intended to go back to the big city…but could island living finally have lured her back home for good?


What a great way to begin the Cherry Pie Island series. First off what a gorgeous cover - love the sky blue. I just knew by the cover that this was going to be brilliant and of course its written by Jenny Oliver!

We meet Annie White who finds herself in a dilemma. She has inherited the run down Dandelion Café which is not in the best of shape but there is something about it that is tugging on the heart strings. Annie decides to bring it back to life. She has made some past mistakes and there is certain people that will not let her forget this. Her know-it-all brother does not agree that Annie should re-open the café so she is determined to prove him wrong and with plenty of help from a great cast of characters, Annie is on a mission.

This was such a feel good story. It was warm and atmospheric. I enjoyed reading about the steps Annie took to kind of reinvent herself. I look forward to the second instalment. Well done, Jenny!


Kind regards,

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