Blog Tour Review: The Cosy Canal Boat Dream

Posted 25th August 2017 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 1 Comment

Blog Tour Review: The Cosy Canal Boat Dream

I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: The Cosy Canal Boat DreamThe Cosy Canal Boat Dream by Christie Barlow
Also by this author: Evie's Year of Taking Chances, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Clover Cottage, Heartcross Castle
on 22nd August 2017
Pages: 272
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Welcome to the Little Rock marina – where hearts are healed and dreams are made…

For the last two years Nell Andrews has been struggling to stay afloat. As her life tumbled down around her, the only safety net has been her cosy canal boat, The Nollie. Tucked away inside, Nell has found a place to heal her broken heart. And now she’s ready to move on and follow her dream…

Gorgeous Guy Cornish, with his easy Irish charm, makes him an instant hit with everyone at the marina, and the perfect person to help Nell with her project. But Guy has his own reasons for being at the marina, and a past that threatens to sink Nell’s dream…

Thank you to HarperImpulse for letting me be part of this tour. I’ve previously read one of Christie’s books and I loved it so, when I saw this one on Netgalley I had to request a copy. I was thrilled to also be asked to take part in the tour.

I won’t say too much on the story because when, I read the prologue I had so many feels and I don’t want to ruin that for anyone. I will give you a little warning that you may want some tissues nearby.

Christie does an excellent job of describing Little Rock Marina. I loved the Melting Pot, if had one in my local area I would definitely be there everyday, although that would probably not be good for my waistline.

There were many different elements to this story but Christie found a way to blend them seamlessly so that you did not feel like you were reading many different stories.

Nell has a good bunch of people around her and I really loved Bea. She is such a warm and upbeat person that you can’t help but want to be her friend. These two would do anything for each other. I think every one needs a Bea in their life.

While Nell does have a love interest in this book I would say this was part of the B story. The story was more about Nell and the project she knows will heal her.

There were quite a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. Christie enjoys throwing me off my game, I think.

Christie will make you laugh and cry with this book. When I finished it I had a big smile on my face.

About Christie Barlow

Christie Barlow was born in Cheshire and had a successful career as a civil servant until she decided to trade it in for something more glamorous: ironing, mucking out chickens and horses and chasing a mad cocker spaniel while rearing four children. Christie wrote her debut novel, A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, as an example to her kids about realising their dreams.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Goodreads Challenge (2017)
  • Netgalley Challenge (2017)

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