My Review: This is a well written story with great characters. I got into the story fairly quickly due to its quirky opening pages. Alex, an Author and Hope , a mother who is off on her travels with her student daughter. Alex, due to circumstance, walks into Hope’s life and fills in for her whilst she is on her travels. Living above the Wrong Order Cafe and working there. It’s a cafe with a twist and a Parrot with a mouth like a sewer. Whilst Alex decides if she’s made the right decision, she connects with Tom, Jade, Reenie, Fletch etc. Alex at times comes across as obnoxious. It’s a brave, funny and very serious bit of story telling. Dementia features strongly in this book and it’s quite emotional. Recommended.

The Memory of You

A gorgeously uplifting story about memories, storytelling, love and friendship, about the journeys we take and the people we meet, what we remember and how there are some things we can never forget.

Alex would like to believe she’s a woman who has it all. Or that’s what she tells everyone, including herself. But this is far from true. Actually she’s on the cusp of losing her home, her dream career as a writer is in tatters, her ex won’t speak to her, and her mother’s gone forever.

But then a chance meeting with a stranger named Hope gives her the opportunity of a lifetime, when Hope jokes that perhaps Alex should take over her job in a cafe while she goes travelling.

Just at that moment, it sounds like the answer to all her problems. So Alex persuades Hope to let her step into her shoes for a month. She brushes away Hope’s attempts to explain about the café, instead demanding to know more about the owner Tom.

But she should have asked to know more. Because the ‘Wrong Order Café’ isn’t like anywhere she’s ever been before. And Alex’s life is about to change forever…

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Samantha Tonge is the bestselling and award-winning author of over 15 romantic fiction titles published by HQ, and most recently Aria. Her first book for Boldwood, Under One Roof, was published in February 2022 and her move to Boldwood marks a broadening of her writing into multi-generational woman’s fiction. She lives in Manchester with her family.

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