• The Dover Café Under Fire

  • The Dover Café, Book 3
  • By: Ginny Bell
  • Narrated by: Bea Holland
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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The Dover Café Under Fire

By: Ginny Bell
Narrated by: Bea Holland
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Publisher's Summary

The third book in a moving and heartwarming World War II saga series. Perfect for listeners of Ellie Dean and Annie Groves and for fans of the Home Fires series.

Dover 1940

As firebombs fall on Dover, Edie Castle's life is thrown into turmoil when the garage where she lives and works is damaged and her beloved boss is arrested.

With no job and nowhere else to go, Edie returns to Castle's Café and her formidable mother, Nellie. Living with her mother is never easy, but tensions reach boiling point when an old friend of Nellie's arrives looking for a place to stay.

Meanwhile, desperate to clear her boss's name, Edie turns to his nephew for help. But when the café is engulfed in scandal, a shocking tragedy brings long-buried memories to the surface, and Edie realises she can't trust anyone—not even her own mother...

©2022 Ginny Bell (P)2022 Bonnier Books UK

Critic Reviews

"Brilliantly written and researched... I loved it." (Rosie Goodwin)

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When is the next one???

I absolutely love this series. The characters are like family members and the stories are so wonderful. Twists and turns, joy and heartache, love and hate, all set during WW2 in a wonderful place called Dover. "If Dover Falls, England Falls." This series has everything. Looking forward to the next book. Is it ready yet???

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Another good story, rushed ending

I was on pins and needles waiting for this book to be released; I even preordered it! I have enjoyed this series immensely! The characters have become friends. This book was no different until the end. The ending felt rushed, like the author was running out of pages or ideas or time and just threw it together. It wasn’t even really what could be described as a cliffhanger. It was quite a disappointment. I am unable to determine whether there will be a sequel in the series or if this is how the story is to be left. I’m hopeful for another book to redeem the way this one ended. Bea Holland is an incredible narrator. She does a fabulous job and is a pleasure to listen to.

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Love these books!

Cannot wait for the next one!! I can never put these down!!!!
Hope we don’t have to wait too long!

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Wow what a story!

I really got hooked on this series and couldn’t wait for this to be released. It was well worth the wait!
This is the best of them all. Beautifully written and performed.
Being a 57 year old, heterosexual male, I’m sure I’m not the target demo but you can’t deny a great story!
Can’t wait for the next

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Excellent

I really enjoyed this series, with The Dover Cafe under Fire being the best. The ending was a little abrupt but perhaps leaving the reader/listener wanting more is a mark of a good book. Excellent narration.

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Was a little disappointed

I still enjoyed the series and liked this book but it feels rushed and undone. There is leaving a cliff hanger and then there is not completed. This book left me feeling Unfinished soI hope you write another to end the series or at least give some look into the future as to how everyone ended up. Ugg and I spent $16 dollars to have this unfinished feeling.

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  • janet
  • 11-28-22

Best story I've listen to for a long time

loved all 3 Dover cafe books I hope it carries on I have addicted to the stories




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  • Janet Jones
  • 11-18-22

A heart...

warming brilliant storyline with some lovely characters in and some great antics within the book. The narrator was very good at using different voices for the characters.

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  • CATRIONA
  • 11-01-22

Lovely

Really enjoyed this next book in the Castles life. Author really brings to life the history, sounds and culture of wartime.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-15-22

love the Dover cafe saga

loved every minute. you are dragged back in time and feel you are there within the castle family. bea holland is a fabulous narrator and makes it so easy to listen to

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  • MrsBish2014
  • 10-09-22

Was super excited for the next installment..

Really love this series of books.... BUT.... It might just be me, but I found it a little hard to keep up with all the characters and their separate storylines, as there are so many characters . Maybe I need to listen a second time to absorb it all properly? 😂

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  • Emilie
  • 10-06-22

So sad

This book of the Dover cafe saga was sad and ended on a cliffhanger I am now going to have to wait for the next one

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  • Warburton D.
  • 10-02-22

Narrator

I thought the narration was excellent and it was very well performed which made it easy to follow.

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  • Alison laskey
  • 09-29-22

I love this book

brilliant I love following the story of the castle family and I'm hoping there will be more books about Dover cafe in the future

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  • Lazy Daze
  • 09-26-22

Yet another wonderful book in this series

Really didn't want this book to end but it's been left open for further stories so fingers crossed ☺️

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  • shaz
  • 09-26-22

brilliant

I love listening to the Dover Cafe it's like you are in the cafe with them all, it's a really great listening and I hope you can Ginny Bell writes a 4th book.

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  • Jan
  • 11-01-22

Dover girl relates

I absolutely loved all 3 books & hope there is another in the making!
I live in Perth, Western Australia, having left Dover in my early 20's. It was a walk down memory lane for me, I recognised so many of the areas in the book including the Royal Oak, a regular watering hole in my late teens! My Mum worked in Hattons, the hat shop in the market square before leaving during the war, and my Mum & Dad met at a dance in Dover when he was part of the Barrage Ballons team. More please!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-25-22

love this storyline

loved the narration and the characters, definitely recommend, this is the 3rd book in the series and hoping there's more

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-17-22

A great read

Loved it, well written and great narration. Enjoyed the whole series, characters really well developed over the series

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  • Cathryn
  • 10-13-22

A must listen to!

What a great story! I hope there is to be more books in this series.

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  • Colette McNeill
  • 09-25-22

Heartwarming and exciting

I have loved all three of the Dover Cafe books and hope there is another coming to continue the story.

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  • Sandie E
  • 09-21-22

Brilliant

I enjoyed all 3 books immensely, though this the 3rd, had a rather weird ending to me. However, I’m saying that it may be due to a 4th sequel perhaps. I’m going to miss the characters, as you listen you feel like one of the family.
Great narration!!!

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  • Happy shopper
  • 09-21-22

Loved loved loved

I have thoroughly loved all the books in this series and I hope there’s another one to come.
Vale Ginny Bell for amazing story writing and to Bea Holland for such great story telling