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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.The Little Shop in Cornwall by Helen Pollard
Published by Bookouture on 15th June 2020
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance, Women's Literary Fiction
Source: from Netgalley
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Come and spend the summer in a charming village by the sea. Breathe in the crisp, salty air, slip off your shoes and feel the golden sand beneath your feet…
Claudia has never regretted leaving her corporate city life behind and escaping to this piece of coastal paradise. With her cheeky cat Pudding by her side, she has built a community of loyal friends who feel more like family. Her shop at the end of the beach road is full of things that bring joy to locals and visitors alike. Life has finally settled into a perfect, comfortable rhythm.
That is until widower Jason moves to town with his teenage daughter Millie, looking for a new start for both of them. Millie is instantly drawn to the delights of Claudia’s shop and her free-spirited way of life. However, practical architect Jason is less than thrilled about his daughter’s new interests. He doesn’t shy away from telling Claudia exactly what he thinks and sparks fly every time they meet.
But Jason and Millie aren’t the only newcomers this summer and life in the harbour, especially Claudia’s, is about to change in more ways than one. As circumstances throw Claudia into Jason’s path in increasingly unexpected ways, she begins to glimpse what lies beneath his fiery temper and sharp tongue. Claudia was sure her life was complete, but could something have been missing after all?
The only book you need in your beach bag this summer. Fans of Sarah Morgan, Cathy Bramley and Phillipa Ashley will be charmed by this seaside romance filled with warmth, humour and heart.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book and for letting me take part in this tour. I haven’t been to Cornwall for a long time but I remember it being beautiful so I was very excited about returning.
This book has 3 main characters Claudia, Jason and Millie. Claudia and Jason clearly have some sort of attraction but they are so opposite it seems like it can never work. This is a classic hate to love story. Jason speaks before he thinks which gets him into trouble on more than one occasion. I loved Claudia’s way of life. She is living life on her terms and no one else’s. I respect her for standing up for her beliefs even when others disagree so strongly. I couldn’t relate to either Claudia or Jason as my life situations are very different to theirs. I did, however, relate to Millie quite a bit. I understood her anger and pain.
I loved the location and it definitely had me longing for a week in the south-west of the country. Walking along the beaches bear foot with an ice cream. I can almost imagine it! This was a good summer romance story that shows you things aren’t always what they seem at first. It’s a nice easy read that is perfect for lazy summer afternoons.
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