For my second blog tour post of the day I’m thrilled to share my book review of the delightful Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May. Thank you to Rachel Gilbey and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this lovely book.
About the book:
The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.
Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.
Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.
With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.
About the author:
Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.
Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May is the second book in the Cockleberry Bay series, but the first one I have read. It’s an easy read, but is a book with more substance than at first appears. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the residents of Cockleberry Bay and will definitely go back and read the first in the series to see how it all began.
Rosa is by far my favourite character, with her fragility and emotional turmoil drawing me to her from the moment I met her. Her inherited corner shop is a huge success, but her personal life is in tatters as she suspects her husband is having an affair. Is she right, or are her fears and jealousy causing her to see things that aren’t there? Rosa has to reach rock bottom before finally coming to terms with the darkness within herself and beginning the slow climb back to happiness. I empathised so much with Rosa and the predicament she found herself in and rooted for her from the outset, hoping that she would somehow find her way through to the other side and be happy again.
Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay is more than just a story about Rosa, though. It has a cast of larger than life characters who love to meddle in the lives of the local inhabitants. Titch’s search for the father of her sick baby is a definite highlight as is the wonderful, unforgettable Hot, the dog you can’t help but fall in love with!
Nicola May has written a delightful, heartwarming book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I can’t wait to go back to the start of this lovely, beautifully written series to see how it all began, and look forward to seeing more of Rosa, Hot and the other inhabitants of Cockleberry Bay in the future.
Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay is the perfect book to read as you relax on your summer holiday this year. Recommended.
Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May is available to buy today: Amazon UK
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