My #Review of Comfort and Joy by Cathy Bramley @CathyBramley

Curl up with this feel-good short story, full of romance, surprises and a sprinkling of Christmas magic…!

It’s been a busy year for Verity Bloom at the Plumberry School of Comfort Food, but Christmas Eve is finally here. With delicious treats all wrapped up and the ingredients packed away, Verity is looking forward to a relaxing few days with her new boyfriend.

Good food, family and friends – it’s a simple recipe for true comfort and joy, and all Verity’s friends in the village are full of excitement about the holidays too.

But the weather has other plans in store… Relentless rain leads to a power cut that spells disaster for many of Plumberry’s residents. It’s starting to look like this year’s celebrations could be a total washout.

With dreams of a perfect Christmas dashed, will the last of the festive cheer be swept away in the downpour? Or can the cookery school create a Christmas miracle for everyone Verity holds dear?



‘Full of joy and fun’ Milly Johnson
‘Engaging characters and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley



I had actually forgotten that I had this book to read so it was a lovely surprise to find it on my Kindle!  I was a huge fan of the Plumberry School of Comfort Food series so I knew I was in for a treat as soon as I started it!

I can honestly say that reading it felt like I was catching up with old friends!  I loved the story and the writing style was excellent as I have come to expect from any of Cathy’s books.  The characters are genuine and well-rounded and best of all, very likeable.

Five stars from me, I thought  the whole thing was lovely and I was whisked away to Plumberry with them for a blissful few hours – I wholeheartedly enjoyed it – and definitely recommend it!!