The Coffeeholic and the Cafe.

a romantic comedy about addiction

The Coffeeholic and the Cafe.              by Elizabeth Martin.                                                    


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A witty fast-paced chic-lit novel set in the Queensland tropics.

-The Australian Bookshelf. 



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I thoroughly recommend The Coffeeholic and the Cafe for it's true-blue Aussie flavour, the vivid sense of place, the understated romance, the humour and the capacity of this book to have you drooling for a coffee!

-Teddyree, The Eclectic Reader.





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Elizabeth Martin’s debut novel, The Coffeeholic and the Café, both delights and surprises in ways first novels rarely do. A down-to-earth writer with an easy turn of phrase, Martin has the ability to draw us to her protagonist by making her highly relatable.  The Coffeeholic and the Café is a “coming of age” novel that chronicles the trials and tribulations of late bloomer, Claire Douglas, and her quest to find the very thing we are all searching for… Ourselves!


-Melanie Starr, Sassi sam




This book pulled me in from the very first page. It is such an unusual treat to
read a book set in Australia...








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This enchanting novel tells the story of Claire, a self-diagnosed Coffeeholic, who answers a call to set up and run the best coffee shop in Far North Queensland.  But nothing is as she expected.  Her boss hates her, the coffee shop is nothing more than a tin shed out the back of a brick veneer house, and the tall dark man who meets her at the station is called Bruce.  To make this work she has to confront her past and her own limitations.  Even so, can she really create her dream coffee shop?  Can a Coffeeholic run a cafe?  And can she find love at the same time?

A romantic comedy novel set in Far North Queensland that will appeal to all readers, not just coffee lovers!




The Herald Sun gave it a cappuccino with two sugars!  Weekend Book Review 5th Feb.

"A sweet and entertaining Aussie romance."


NO.1 bestseller at Collins, Smithfield 3 weeks in a row October 2010 and again in March 2011! says it "delights and surprises in ways first novels rarely do!"


"a brilliantly entertaining and funny read,"



The Coffeeholic and the Cafe was selected as the first book to be reviewed by ABC Radio Far North Queensland Book Club, on March 8th 2011.  The Book Club was hosted by Fiona Sewell and Pat Morrish and featured Angela Murphy, playwright, and Gavin King, then journalist and opinion columnist, now Cairns MP. 


Click here to see a picture of Tropical Writers having fun in the lead up to the 2010 Tropical Writers Festival. 

Read about the author, Elizabeth Martin in the November issue of Cairns City Life, page 22, here. 


Elizabeth chats with Helene Young on her blog here.  Helene is a Cairns-based pilot and author of five novels, many set in the Far North; Wings of Fear (formerly Border Watch), Shattered Sky, Burning Lies, Half Moon Bay and now Safe Harbour!


Click here to hear Macca's interview on ABC radio 14/11/10.'s interview 14.11.10, scroll to min 37.25.mp3





Elizabeth Martin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and now lives with her husband and 3 boys in Cairns.  Elizabeth has been residing in Far North Queensland since 2000, and loves a good cup of coffee almost as much as a good old-fashioned romance.  This is Elizabeth Martin's first published novel.





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If you would like a signed copy of The Coffeeholic and the Cafe for someone special, contact The Coffee Bean, Cairns.



The Coffeeholic and the Cafe is set in lush Tropical North Queensland, and makes the perfect gift!

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