My Thoughts On… The Cafe in Fir Tree Park by Katey Lovell
It may be summer outside, but a new arrival in Fir Tree Park sends an icy chill through the café…
The Cafe in Fir Tree Park is a lovely read that is full of character development and emotional moments! It is a book that I very much enjoyed reading and would highly recommend to others as well. I absolutely loved the way that it was split between different characters and different times throughout the book as well. I loved reading how all of the lives intertwined too. It is a fascinating and entertaining novel that will leave you feeling hopeful and happy – exactly what you want from this kind of book. Katey Lovell has created a strong book that you will remember for a long time. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more books from her.
This book revolves around Fir Tree Park and the people who go to the park every day. At first the characters seem separate and different but as the plot continues, you see how their lives become entangled and intertwined with each other. One of the things that works really well with this book is that a secret flows along between two of the characters but you have no idea what it is until further along. This mystery along with the return of a fellow character really brings the suspense to the novel and definitely keeps you turning the page to see how it might all turn out in the end.
There were so many wonderful characters in this book, but I think my absolute favourite would have to be Maggie. She was so strong and had really come into herself by the time the book had ended. I continuously rooted for her and hoped that her life would turn around as she had worked so hard and come so far. Needless to say Katey Lovell has done a brilliant job of creating a cast of characters that are all unique and fascinating to read about. On top of all of that, she has also managed to give them all a story arc which occurs within the novel too, allowing you to really become attached and empathetic with every character in the book which is absolutely wonderful.
All in all, this is a lovely and heart-warming read that I very much enjoyed reading. I was even able to start reading it and then stop for over a month and then return to it and I remembered all of the characters and everything that had happened – a brilliant sign of a very memorable and entertaining read! It will leave you feeling happy by the end of it but it will also make you feel a whole host of other emotions in the middle too. Katey Lovell has created a strong, moving and interesting novel that will keep you turning the page. She will make you fall in love with all of the characters, making you feel sad when you finally get to the last page and have to say goodbye. I would definitely recommend giving this book a read if that sounds like the kind of book you love reading!
** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **