I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Welcome to Ferry Lane Market by Nicola May
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on 22nd July 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance, Women's Literary Fiction
Source: from Netgalley
Although thirty-three year old Kara Moon loves her hometown of Hartmouth in Cornwall, she has always wondered if she should have followed her dream of leaving to study floristry. But she couldn't bring herself to leave her emotionally delicate single father, and has worked on Ferry Lane Market's flower stall ever since leaving school.
When her good-for-nothing boyfriend cheats on her and steals her life savings, she finally dumps him and rents out her spare room as an Airbnb. Gossip flies around the town as Kara welcomes a series of foreign guests to her flat overlooking the estuary.
Then an anonymous postcard arrives, along with a plane ticket to New York. And there begins the first of three trips of a lifetime, during which she will learn important lessons about herself, her life and what she wants from it - and perhaps find love along the way.
I listened to a chat around Christmas time where Nicola was discussing her previous series Cockleberry Bay. I immediately purchased the first book in the series after the chat. Sadly I haven’t managed to read it yet but when I saw Rachel was organising this tour I knew I had to sign up.
Kara Moon is my sort of girl. She is very down to earth and she is a hard worker. She has a big heart and is clearly loved by all of the locals. I think me and Kara would be excellent friends.
This book is set in the fictional town of Hartmouth in Cornwall. I haven’t been to Cornwall since I was a teenager so I would really love to go again especially after reading this book. Nicola does an excellent job of describing the town and its surroundings. It made me feel like I was really there. I really loved all the locals and I can’t wait to read more books set in Ferry Lane. The market sounds like just the place I would love to go visit.
This is an easy read that will give you all the emotions. You can easily sit for a few hours and not notice how long you have been reading. There are some sad parts but they are sprinkled with lots of happiness. I can’t wait to read more of Nicola’s books.
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