My favourite Alfie book so far. I love how Alfie compares himself to his humans, the problems they are having with their children and his with George. Christmas may be close but Alfie is not feeling very festive. New neighbours have moved in next door with their lovely house cat Hana. Alfie senses the new humans aren't happy and wants his humans to "bring them into the fold" but with teenage hormones thrown into the mix this will be harder than he thinks. He's also having to face one of his best friends being seriously ill and his son George wanting to spend more time with his own friends and not with Alfie. Can Alfie work his usual magic so humans and cats can have a good Christmas or is this one step too far even for him. Lovely and very well written, if you like cats you should definitely read this!
Alfie the Doorstep Cat returns with his kitten George in the fifth novel in this heartwarming series. This time he has new neighbours to befriend, as well as a taciturn elderly widower who is struggling to live independently to help and also the couple who own Alfie’s girlfriend, the mother of George. The new next door neighbours have returned to London from Japan and they have a house cat that never goes out. George is once again smitten! With more friends and neighbours than ever, the time is ripe for Alfie and George to have more adventures. But as Christmas nears, can Alfie sort out all the problems and squabbles in his community and save the day. You bet he can! I really enjoyed this novel and it was just lovely to meet the characters from the neighbourhood once again. The children are growing up and their parents are getting ready for Christmas and beyond. Everyone is very busy, the children are excited and their close friendships are thriving. Alfie’s family are hosting Christmas day this year, the same as last year at their holiday property and everyone is invited to join in the festivities. There’s even a fledgling romance in the air. Meeting Alfie’s three families one more is delightful, their characters and lives developing further. This novel is all about family and community and is a real feel-good read suitable for families and young adult readers alike. It’s highly recommended by me. I received this novel through my membership of NetGalley and from publisher Avon in return for an honest review. Thank you most sincerely for my copy.