Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy

A Cosy Christmas Short Story from The Sunday Times Bestseller


Curl up this Christmas with bestselling author Cathy Bramley - COMFORT AND JOY continues the story of The Plumberry School of Comfort Food and **contains recipes!**

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 Verity cook up a miracle for everyone she holds dear?

Readers have been loving Comfort and Joy!
'A deliciously romantic winter treat' Rachael Lucas
'The descriptions of food and drink in this story are just wonderful! I loved it . . . A delicious festive treat with lots of lovely surprises!' One More Page
'The perfect fireside read to touch the heart . . . Read it!' Linda's Book Bag
'Imagine everything good about Christmas - friends, family, kindness, love, laughter and generosity . . . A perfect read. I loved this' Crooks on Books
'An absolute gem' Laura Bambrey Books
'Full of warmth, romance and Christmas magic!' Christie Barlow
'Cathy always manages to create likeable characters and really get across that sense of community' Laura's Little Book Blog


  • A deliciously romantic winter treat
    Rachael Lucas

About the author

Cathy Bramley

Cathy Bramley is the Sunday Times bestselling author of romantic comedies including Wickham Hall, The Lemon Tree Café, Hetty's Farmhouse Bakery and A Match Made in Devon. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her family.

Her recent career as a full-time writer of light-hearted, romantic fiction has come as somewhat of a lovely surprise after spending eighteen years running her own marketing agency. However, she has been always an avid reader, never without a book on the go and now thinks she may have found her dream job!

Cathy loves to hear from her readers. You can get in touch via her website or on social media.
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