Spring at The Cosy Cottage Cafe

Written by Rachel Griffiths




Artist Honey Blackwell is happy with her life. Well, almost. She lives in the picturesque village of Heatherlea, has three close friends and a soft spot for local supply teacher Dane Ackerman. If only she could put her past behind her and embrace the present.

Dane is working hard to prove himself at the village primary school and doesn’t really have time for love, but he’s drawn to Honey and hopes she feels the same. When a permanent teaching position is advertised in Heatherlea, he faces stiff competition to secure it.

As Honey and Dane deal with the ups and downs of life, will they be able to find a way to be together, or will they have to accept that sometimes love just isn’t enough?

This is the fourth short story in The Cosy Cottage Café series.

Now available:

Summer at The Cosy Cottage Café
Autumn at The Cosy Cottage Café
Winter at The Cosy Cottage Café
Spring at The Cosy Cottage Café

Coming soon:

A Wedding at The Cosy Cottage Café





Fabulous, Feel-Good Series!  5 stars


The Cosy Cottage Cafe is central to the village of Heatherlea and I don’t think the place would be half as attractive without it! On my fourth visit, there’s still something new to discover  – and the food sounds divine!

This novel has Honey as the central character; living in the cottage she inherited from her aunt, Honey has multiple secrets tucked away and they affect her self-confidence especially with Dane, the very handsome young supply teacher who has caught her eye. Along with following their relationship – or lack of one, we also get the chance to catch up with Honey’s friend Allie, the owner of The Cosy Cottage Cafe, as well as friends and families previously encountered.

The tale of the events in the village move along well in this book, furthering previous story lines and bring some to their conclusion. The characters are all varied, interesting, true-to-life and so well written! Rachel Griffiths has a real talent for drawing the reader in and making you care about the people she writes about. This is a fabulous, feel-good series – one which I fully endorse – and I’m very happy to note that there is a fifth book in the pipeline. Some things are just too good to ever want them to end! I can’t finish this review without giving mention to the fabulous covers for this series, showing The Cosy Cottage Cafe through the seasons – just gorgeous!

My grateful thanks to the author for my copy of her novel. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: rom-com


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1847 KB
  • Print Length: 145 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Publication Date: 9 April 2018
  • Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/4hUmLf1






Rachel Griffiths is an author, wife, mother, Earl Grey tea drinker, gin enthusiast, dog walker and fan of the afternoon nap. She loves to read, write and spend time with her family. Over the years, she has had a variety of jobs including working in a supermarket, polishing soaps in a health and beauty shop and teaching pupils how to read and write. After almost twenty years in the classroom, she is lucky enough to be living her dream as a full-time writer.



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