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The Carlton Square Series

The Second Chance Café in Carlton Square: A gorgeous summer romance and one of the top holiday reads for women! (The Carlton Square Series, Book 2)

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‘The perfect blend of sweetness and substance, with plenty of laughs along the way’ Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe

One chance isn't always enough…

Everyone expects great things from Emma Billings, but when her future gets derailed by an unexpected turn of events, she realizes that getting back on track means traveling in a different direction.

She finds that new path in the closed-down pub on Carlton Square. Summoning every ounce of ingenuity, and with the help of her friends and family, she opens the Second Chance Café. The charity training business is meant to keep vulnerable kids off the streets and (hopefully) away from the Metropolitan Police, and her new employees are full of ideas, enthusiasm … and trouble. They'll need as much TLC as the customers they’re serving.

This ragtag group of chancers have to make a go of a business they know nothing about, and they do get some expert help from an Italian who's in love with the espresso machine and a professional sandwich whisperer who reads auras, but not everyone is happy to see the café open. Their milk keeps disappearing and someone is canceling the cake orders, but it's when someone commits bloomicide on all their window boxes that Emma realizes things are serious. Can the café survive when NIMBY neighbors and the rival café owner join forces to close them down? Or will Emma’s dreams fall as flat as the cakes they’re serving?

Praise for Lilly Bartlett:

‘Fun, flirtatious and fresh’ Alex Brown, bestselling author The Secret of Orchard Cottage

‘Warm, witty, and wonderful – the perfect rom com’ Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe

‘I loved the humour, the settings, the quirkiness, and ALL the characters’ Jane Linfoot, bestselling author of The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea

‘Absolutely wonderful romantic comedy that is guaranteed to lift your spirits’ Rachel’s Random Reads

Praise for Michele Gorman:

‘I love Michele's books. A fun, sassy writer who always makes me smile’ Carole Matthews

‘So engaging and witty’ Sophie Kinsella

‘Well-written and an easy read’ Daily Mail

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Critical Praise

‘Incredibly well written and highly enjoyable to read. 5*’ Rachel’s Random Reads

‘Well-paced and beautifully written with the right amount of humour. LOVED IT!’ Christie Barlow, author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother

‘Lilly Bartlett provides all the right ingredients for a stupendous book. 5*’ Ali the Dragon Slayer

‘The book is full of great humour and the atmosphere Lilly Bartlett created is beautiful. 4 ½ *’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams

‘Such wonderful characters, it feels like coming home’ 5*” Girl vs Books

‘If the vibe of this novel can be bottled, I bags first dibs’ The Writing Garnet

‘The suspense introduced from the things that go wrong is great and made me read even faster!’ 5* Annie Cooper’s Book Corner

‘The story is charming and the book is a delight’ Says Me Says Mom

‘The characters are genuine, funny, and appealing. The prose is polished, clear, and smooth. 9/10’ What’s Better than Books

‘Emma is such a likeable character’ Chick Lit Chickadees

‘I found myself saying, "yep, I know that feeling" every couple of pages’ Lilac Mills

‘This is a great café read for the summer, an opportunity for you to sit back with a latté and a slice of cake’ Brizzlelass Books

‘Love, successes and pure English charm’ Write Knit Read Purr

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008226596
  • ISBN 10: 0008226598
  • Imprint: HarperImpulse
  • On Sale: 06/23/2017
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 3.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Romance / Holiday
  • BISAC4: FICTION / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
  • BISAC5: FICTION / Humorous / General

The Second Chance Café in Carlton Square: A gorgeous summer romance and one of the top holiday reads for women! (The Carlton Square Series, Book 2) by Lilly Bartlett, Michele Gorman

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