Christmas at the Cat Café by Jessica Redland @JessicaRedland @BoldwoodBooks #bookreview #ChristmasattheCatCaféChristmas at the Cat Café by Jessica Redland
Published by Boldwood Books on September 15, 2023
Genres: Christmas Read, Women's Fiction
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It had always been Tabby's dream to work with cats and an inheritance from her beloved nanna has finally made that a reality. Idyllic Castle Street in Whitsborough Bay couldn’t be a better place for pastry chef Tabby to open a cat café with her boyfriend, Leon.

But when Leon leaves her in the lurch, the pressure mounts for Tabby. With Christmas fast approaching, she has to open the café on her own – a daunting prospect, especially when she's been hiding her health issues from the ones she loves.

Faced with local resistance to the café – and somebody seemingly determined that she won’t succeed – Tabby will need her friends, family and cats more than ever to recover her broken Christmas spirit and pull together for a Christmas miracle.

Will the cat café bring the festive joy to Castle Street as Tabby had hoped or will it be a cat-astrophe? And can the magic of Christmas on Castle Street mend Tabby's broken heart as well as her business?

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My Thoughts

“Christmas at the Cat Café” by Jessica Redland is delightful. The story revolves around a cozy cat café and its owner, Tabby, who is struggling with health issues and trying to keep the business afloat.

I enjoyed the story’s setting; it had a certain charm. The characters were also quite endearing, especially the cats’ adorable antics.

The plot is heartwarming and perfect for the holiday season, with love, friendship, and family themes. The author does a great job of creating a festive atmosphere and incorporating the spirit of Christmas throughout the story.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves cats, cozy holiday reads or wants to escape into a heartwarming story. It’s a sweet, uplifting read that will leave you warm and fuzzy.


About Jessica Redland

I was born in Teesside but now live in Scarborough on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast. My home inspired the creation of the fictional seaside town of Whitsborough Bay where I set many of my books although the Hedgehog Hollow series takes readers to a gorgeous new countryside setting in the Yorkshire Wolds.

I live with my husband, our teenage daughter and sprocker spaniel, Ella. I’m a self-confessed stationery addict with a ridiculously large collection of notepads who loves chocolate (although it doesn’t love me), hedgehogs, 80s music, collectible teddy bears and lighthouses.

Other than a career detour into retail to set up and run my own teddy bear shop (the inspiration for novel Bear With Me), I’ve always worked in HR, specialising in resourcing, coaching and L&D. Writing always had to take a back seat to the day job until June 2020 when I left the world of HR to become a full-time author. I’m so very grateful to anyone who has bought or borrowed my books in whatever format, helping me fulfil a long-held dream of writing full-time. I still can’t believe I get to spend every day chatting to my fictional friends and making stuff up.