Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van By Ali McNamara

Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van By Ali McNamara

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Welcome to the gorgeous Cornish town of St Felix, where there’s magic in the air…

When Ana inherits a broken-down camper van from her best friend, she takes the chance for a quick trip to Cornwall – some sea air and fish and chips on the beach is just the tonic she needs.

But St Felix has bigger plans for Ana. She discovers a series of unsent postcards, dating back to the 1950s, hidden in the upholstery of the van. Ana knows that it’s a sign: she’ll make sure that the messages reach the person that they were meant for. And as the broken-down van is restored to gleaming health, so Ana begins to find her way back to happiness.

My Thoughts:

The paperback cover of this book is lovely, its really eye catching and I love the way different things on it are embossed. I loved the idea of the plot and it really took hold of me, hoping that Ana and Noah would find out what they were looking for. It has an interesting ending which puts a spin on things but it works well. Another author I will definitely have to read more of.

I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daisys-Vintage-Cornish-Camper-Van-ebook

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One Cornish Summer By Liz Fenwick

One Cornish Summer By Liz Fenwick

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Against the beauty of Cornwall, a story of two women struggling with their past: one cannot remember hers, the other cannot forget…

When Hebe receives a life-changing diagnosis at only 53, she struggles to make sense of what it will mean for her, her job and the man she loves. With memories slipping away by the day, she flees to the one place she has always felt safe and peaceful – Cornwall, and the house her family spent so many summers in.

Lucy is having her own crisis, and seizes the chance to follow her aunt to Cornwall. Curious about what has driven Hebe there after so many years, she also has to battle with the secret she has kept since her family’s last summer there more than ten years ago.

Both women will learn that memories live in our hearts and that sharing secrets can set you free… But can they find their way back to the things that are truly important to them?

My Thoughts:

Liz Fenwick has done it again, she is such a brilliant author and her words transport you to Cornwall where her books are based. You really feel as though you are there in the midst of things. I loved this story and the characters, they seem to come alive with Liz’s descriptive writing. Helwyn House is fictious but it is based on a National Trust property called Godolphin House which I will definitely make time to visit at some point. A must read.

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Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Cornish-Summer-Liz-Fenwick-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Cornish-Summer-Liz-Fenwick

Coming Home By Fern Britton

Coming Home By Fern Britton

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This title will be released on June 28, 2018. 

When the only place you want to be is home…

When Ella’s beloved grandmother dies, she comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart. There she finds her home again and discovers a new life, and new love … But she also opens a treasure trove of secrets.

Sennen left Cornwall a young single mum but unable to cope. She left her children, her family and part of her. She’s spent the years hiding from her past, hiding from herself.

Now it’s time to come back. To Cornwall. To face her mistakes. To pray for forgiveness. To hope for a future with her daughter.

My Thoughts:

I always get excited when I see that Fern Britton has a new book out and I could not wait for this one. Fern’s books are pure escapism and wonderful to read on a cold and frosty morning. I managed to read this book in a day and a half, I just couldn’t put it down. I found the story intriguing and had to know if Sennen would ever come back to her children. The last few chapters bought tears to my eyes I wont say if they were happy ones or not but this is one book you wont want to miss out on reading.

I received a advanced reading copy of this book. Thank you Lovereading.

https://www.lovereading.co.uk/

Pre-order your copy here:

Kindle editon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-uplifting-family-secrets-ebook

Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-uplifting-family-secrets

 

 

The Picture House By the Sea By Holly Hepburn

The Picture House By the Sea By Holly Hepburn

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The picture house by the sea is the Palace at Polwhipple – a lovely art deco cinema, nestled in front of azure Cornish seas. But it is long past its heyday now, and its only saving grace is Ferrelli’s, the family run ice-cream concession in the foyer, which is widely known as the best ice-cream for miles.

So when Ferdie, the owner of Ferelli’s, breaks his leg, his granddaughter Gina drops everything to come and help out. But when she arrives she is dismayed by the state of the cinema, which she remembers fondly from summer holidays when she was little, and she is determined to give it the makeover it deserves.

Along with local renovation expert Ben, she sets about reviving the Palace to its former glory.
But the cinema needs more than a lick of paint. Its very future is  under threat from a developer with greed in his eyes. Can Gina save the place before it is too late?

My Thoughts:

The picture house by the sea is a wonderful read, I love the concept of the book and how Gina comes to help out her grandfather’s business. The idea of inventing ice cream flavours to go with the films is pure genius and I loved reading about the ice cream side of it. There is plenty of drama and romance that will have you swept of your feet.

This was originally published as four separate novella’s in e- book format.

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kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Picture-House-Sea-Holly-Hepburn-ebook

paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Picture-House-Sea-Holly-Hepburn

A London Affair By Jan Ellis

A London Affair By Jan Ellis

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Turning her back on university, Kate hopes to find an exciting opportunity that will take her away from wellies and wet sheep in the English countryside to the glitz and glamour of London.

However, after a year selling chutney on a chilly market stall, the prospects for a glittering career in the capital are looking increasingly unlikely.

All that changes when Ned, the intriguing buyer from a smart London deli, brings a welcome chance to follow her dream, and Kate finally embarks on a new chapter, leaving behind rural life and ex-boyfriend, Steve, in exchange for six months in the hectic café scene.

In Chelsea, Kate finds a bunch of ready-made friends in her flat-mates and grows close to Clare, Imogen, Freddy and the glamorous Russian heiress, Valentina. Imogen’s many comical attempts to find Kate a boyfriend backfire for Kate, but result in a twist in Immy and Freddy’s relationship.

Friendships deepen and secrets are revealed when Kate accepts an invitation to spend Christmas at the coast with Ned.

Back from the holidays, the flat-mates receive news that changes everything and forces Kate to make some big decisions: stay in London, return home or follow her heart to Cornwall?

My Thoughts:

I was asked to review this book by Jan Ellis the author herself, she asked me a she knew how much I had loved her previous books. I didn’t waste too much time and managed to read it within a day and a half, it was brilliant. I felt as though I was transported into the places where Jan takes us in her stories. I liked Kate the main character and her story. It was a really interesting but light read. I loved it. I look forward to reading the next book.

If you would like to purchase this book please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/London-Affair-Jan-Ellis-ebook

A Baby at the Beach Cafe By Lucy Diamond

A Baby at the Beach Cafe By Lucy Diamond

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Evie loves running her beach cafe in Cornwall but with a baby on the way, she’s been told to put her feet up. Let someone else take over? Not likely.

Helen’s come to Cornwall to escape the stress of city living. She hopes a seaside life will be the answer to all her dreams. When she sees a job advertised at the cafe it sounds perfect.

But the two women clash and sparks fly. . . and then events take a dramatic turn. Can the pair of them put aside their differences in a crisis?

My Thoughts:

I am a world book night giver today so I will be giving out this book to people who don’t normally read for pleasure or own books. If you want to know more see my previous post. I kept a copy for myself as I am a big fan of Lucy Diamond. Well I devoured it in one sitting, I  felt sad at the end that it had finished. It is a nice easy quick read one where you don’t have to think too much and one which I will remember. It is also part of the quick reads of 2016 and the best part of that is they only cost £1. I loved the story it made me think actually you know what if I wanted to I could do anything I want to do.  I have read many of Lucy’s books before and loved all of them. She is such a brilliant writer.

If you would like to have a look at Lucy’s other books, please click on the link below:

http://www.lucydiamond.co.uk/

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-Beach-Cafe-Quick-Reads/

The Farm at the Edge of the World By Sarah Vaughan

The Farm at the Edge of the World By Sarah Vaughan

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This title will be released on June 30, 2016.

1939, and Will and Alice are evacuated to a granite farm in north Cornwall, perched on a windswept cliff. There they meet the farmer’s daughter, Maggie, and against fields of shimmering barley and a sky that stretches forever, enjoy a childhood largely protected from the ravages of war.

But in the sweltering summer of 1943 something happens that will have tragic consequences. A small lie escalates. Over 70 years on Alice is determined to atone for her behaviour – but has she left it too late?

2014, and Maggie’s granddaughter Lucy flees to the childhood home she couldn’t wait to leave thirteen years earlier, marriage over; career apparently ended thanks to one terrible mistake. Can she rebuild herself and the family farm? And can she help her grandmother, plagued by a secret, to find some lasting peace?

My Thoughts:

I feel very grateful to Sarah for sending me an advanced copy of her new book. After reading Sarah’s previous book the art of baking blind, I couldn’t wait to see what was in store for her next book. I couldn’t wait to get stuck in and I literally enjoyed every single minute that I was reading this book. I loved the story and the fact that it is set on a farm well that is my ideal setting. I am a big fan of animals and I use to work on a farm so the story brought back all my memories which was nice. The story goes from past to present which sometimes can become confusing but I didn’t find it at all. I enjoyed reading about 1943 and the way certain things were. An emotional story but you will be able to see light at the end of the tunnel. This is a book you do not want to miss out on reading.

If you would like to pre order this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Farm-at-Edge-World