Library Journal Review
This sequel to Molly and the Cat Café brings back beloved characters in a holiday setting. Now Molly and her kittens live with Deb and her daughter Sophie in the Cotswolds' only cat café. Arriving at the café with a Lhasa Apso named Beau, Deb's sister Linda is given shelter after leaving her troubled marriage. Despite the conflict between Beau and the cats, Linda adopts an adult Siamese and tension in the house shoots through the roof. Narrated by Molly, the story is told primarily from her perspective. VERDICT Daley's cast of two- and four-legged characters is pleasant to spend time with; their caring actions may inspire feelings of generosity. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Publishers Weekly Review
Molly, the cat who narrates British author Daley's gentle sequel to 2017's Molly and the Cat Café, lives in kitty luxury at Molly's Cat Café in the Cotswold town of Stourton-on-the-Hill with her five kittens; her human, café owner Debbie Walsh; and Debbie's college-age daughter, Sophie. Their idyllic existence is disrupted by the arrival of Debbie's sister, Linda Fleming, and her yappy canine companion, Beau. Linda has left her husband, and, overcome with sisterly sympathy, Debbie has invited Linda to stay with them awhile. Molly's life is discombobulated even further when one of her kittens goes missing, another takes to wandering, and an imperious Siamese cat named Ming comes to live at the café. To make matters worse, the humans' lives are not going smoothly, either. Unless Molly can figure a way to bring her family together, it won't be a very festive Christmas at Molly's Cat Café. Nominally a mystery, this is a tale for cat lovers who enjoy a sweet, sentimental story. Agent: Kate Burke, Diane Banks Assoc. (U.K.). (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Booklist Review
All seems well at the Cotswolds' one and only cat café. Content on her favorite cushion by the window, the café's namesake, Molly, watches her kittens play and her owner, Debbie, manage customers with warmth and ease. But everything changes when Debbie's narcissistic sister, Linda, suddenly moves into the crowded apartment above the café with her spoiled dog, Beau. Tension runs high as animals and humans attempt to cohabitate. Making matters worse, Linda introduces a new cat to the café, and Molly has no space left to call her own. When winter sets in and two of her family members go missing, Molly is at her wit's end, searching the neighborhood far and wide with hopes of a miracle. In this sequel to Molly and the Cat Café (2017), Daley once again writes a creatively charming story through the eyes of Stourton-on-the-Hill's favorite feline. This is a heartwarming tale that's sure to please, but it will be especially enjoyed by cat lovers who delight in reading about their furry friends.--Melissa Norstedt Copyright 2018 Booklist