Summer at the Kindness Café written by Victoria Walters, publisher Simon & Schuster UK, is available NOW in ebook and audiobook format and is due to be released in paperback format on 13th June 2019.
To buy/pre-order link: https://amzn.to/2WfIpVO
Welcome to Brew, a cafe where kindness is almost as important as coffee… almost!
Abbie has fled London and the humiliation of not being able to make rent after being made redundant. Her sister, Louise, unlucky in love, has thrown herself into her career at the local hospital. And Eszter, who has travelled from Hungary with her daughter Zoe, is hoping to fulfil her husband’s dying wish: to reunite his family.
This summer, three very different women are inspired by the random acts of kindness written up on the Kindness Board at Brew, and decide to make a pact to be kinder to others and to themselves.
Can a little bit of kindness really change your life? Eszter, Abbie and Louise are about to find out!
**Summer at the Kindness Cafe was previously published as a four-part serial titled Random Acts of Kindness. This is the complete story in one package.**
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the paperback launch of Victoria Walter’s latest novel: Summer at the Kindness Café.
Summer at the Kindness Café is centred around three young women who have felt heartbreak and loss in their own way. Abbie, Louise and Eszter have come to escape, make amends, recoup in a little fictional town called Littlewood. As in most towns there is a welcoming café and Brew has a little special something about it, apart from the generosity of the owners it has a sort of novelty that draws visitors in and reminds them of the good in people all around them.
A bond soon starts developing within the three women and they share the ethos of the kindness and hospitality stemmed from the cafe and this is spreading to all that they touch. Littlewood becomes an haven for the women as they each moved to the town for different reasons. After a little while Abbie, Louise and Eszter soon become settled with their new lives. New friendships for the women are being made bringing much hope for the future but life has a way of throwing stumbling blocks in their paths. Will all the good that the women have built in the little town soon be a forgotten memory?
Summer at the Kindness Café is a gorgeous, heart-warming tale that is quite inspirational. Kindness doesn’t cost anything. There is a definite cosy, feel-good feel to this novel and it is the perfect summer holiday read.
I have worked in an Infant and Secondary School and I can totally see the concept of the spreading and paying back of kindness working with children. Kindness is not age related and has no barriers, the inspiration from Victoria Walters novel could prove a very useful tool in schools building morale, ownership of actions and a sense of togetherness.
About the Author
Victoria Walters was discovered in a short story competition run by Simon & Schuster’s The Hot Bed. Her first novel, The Second Love of my Life was published by Headline, and she returns to the fold with Summer at the Kindness Cafe, her second novel.