Book Review “Snowflakes over The Starfish Café” by Jessica Redland.

Synopsis, book blurb

Snowflakes Over the Starfish Café

Welcome to The Starfish Café – where you will find stunning views, delicious food and lifelong friendships.

Two broken hearts.

Since she inherited The Starfish Café, Hollie has poured her heart into the business, striving to keep her mother’s traditions and warm-hearted spirit alive. But behind closed doors Hollie is searching for true happiness, as she grieves the tragic loss of her family who were once the beating heart of the café…

An unexpected meeting.

Jake lives by two rules: don’t let anyone get close and don’t talk about what happened. Little does he know that a chance meeting at The Starfish Café, facilitated by a fluffy lost dog, is about to turn his world upside down…

The chance to love again.

Can Hollie and Jake break down the barriers that have been holding them back from finding love and happiness, before Christmas comes around? Afterall, with courage, nothing is impossible…



This book is one of those that will stay with me for a very long time. Moments that make you smile, moments that make you sigh and moments that actually made my heart hurt.

To me this book is much more that a romance, it is more a life lesson on how to cope with life and all that is throws at you.

The two main characters, Hollie and Jack have both been through huge tragedies that have shaped them and how they are spurred on in their lives to honour the memories of their loved ones, but at what cost to them? They clearly should be and need to be together. They are immensely good for each other but do they ever actually get to that point of trust that means they can fully give each other the chance of a life filled with love? No spoilers from me on this one.

As I just said, I don’t want to give away any spoilers but their is one section of the book that includes a “Rubik’s cube” that moved me to tears. It is simply the best analogy for rebuilding a life that I have ever read.

My advice is, grab yourself a copy, a cuppa, a comfy chair and immerse yourself in this wonderfully written book. It is full of characters that will remind us someone we know, Mrs Sultana is just wonderful, even though she is a background character she and other seemingly background characters have stories that only lend themselves to making this book one of the best I have read. A five star book all the way.

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Jessica Redland writes uplifting stories of love, friendship, family and community set in Yorkshire where she lives. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the stunning North Yorkshire Coast and her Hedgehog Hollow series takes them into beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review “Snowflakes over The Starfish Café” by Jessica Redland.

  1. Oh my goodness, what an amazing review to end the blog tour for Snowflakes at The Starfish Cafe! Thank you for taking part in the tour, Niki, and for your very kind words about the story. I loved reading your summary, and particularly what you said about it being a lesson in life as that’s very much where I was going with this, exploring how to find the courage to face what seems impossible. I’m thrilled you loved the Rubik’s Cube and to hear it’s one of the best books you’ve read is so flattering. Thank you once more x

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    1. Hi Jessica,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my review. I am absolutely chuffed to bits that you enjoyed it so much. I do try to make my reviews about how the book made me feel rather than just repeat the blurb in different words. Thanks for writing such an amazing book.

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