Review: Raising The Bar

Posted 25th June 2020 by Emma in Reviews / 1 Comment

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Review: Raising The BarRaising The Bar by Bella Osborne
Also by this author: Build Me Up Buttercup, A Budding Romance, Oopsy Daisy, Rooting for You!
Series: Ottercombe Bay #3
Also in this series: Where There's a Will, Gin and Trouble, Shaken and Stirred
Published by Avon on 5th April 2018
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 96
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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Escape to the Devon coast, with Part Three of a brand-new four-part serial from the author of Willow Cottage.
Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.
With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?

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Thank you to Avon for my copy of this book via Netgalley. Parts 1 and 2 were so gripping that I was very excited to read part 3.

In this part, Daisy is finally starting to unravel her past and what really happened to her mother. The bar is finally up and running and definitely a place I would go and visit both in the day and the night. I am a massive hot chocolate fan and a gin convert so Daisy might just find me moving in! Daisy is starting to settle in Ottercombe bay despite her insistence that she is living after 12 months I think she’s fallen for the place.

This was a lovely short read that I managed to sneak into an afternoon. This is perfect for a little escapism. Bella writes such engaging short stories that leave you wanting more. I can’t wait to read part 4!

About Bella Osborne

Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full length novel. She’s now written four romantic comedies and been shortlisted twice for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year.
Bella’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you.
She lives in The Midlands, UK with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s dog. When not writing she’s usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.


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