I am so honoured to be part of this blog tour. This book series is FABULOUS. Book 1 made me tweet Nicola May like mad and book 2 made me miss my London tube station. I am so glad my friend once said to me, “have you read any of Nicola May’s books?”
It was Nicola May who inspired me to self publish my own novel so she has a special place in my little writing heart.
From the author of the #1 BESTSELLING The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay
All of our favourite characters from Cockleberry Bay are back in this final, heart warming story in the series. Including Hot, Rosa Smith’s adorable dachshund and his new-born puppies.
Now successfully running the Cockleberry Café and wishing to start a family herself, Rosa feels the time is right to let her inherited Corner Shop go. However, her benefactor left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.
Rosa is torn. How can she make such a huge decision? And will it be the right one? Once the news gets out and goes public, untrustworthy newcomers appear in the Bay . . . their motives uncertain. With the revelation of more secrets from Rosa’s family heritage, a new journey of unpredictable and life-changing events begins to unfold.
Here’s my review:
This book made me feel like I was coming home. I was back in Cockleberry Bay, the sun came out (in my back garden) and life felt good again.
Nicola May didn’t let me get settled for too long as there was high drama with a storm and a small child who needed saving.
This book has something for everyone; romance, humour and a mystery to work out.
Rosa is an excellent character; bubbly, cheeky and lively. Nicola May writes her so well Rosa almost climbs out of the pages. I loved how this book was all about her making the big decision – who to pass the shop onto. As a reader with a vested interest in the Corner Shop I found myself also thinking about Rosa’s options and worrying about how things were going to turn out.
This book was a fantastic end to a wonderful trilogy and this is not the end as I’m going to read the series again soon.
The Gift of Cockleberry Bay concludes this phenomenally successful series in typically brisk and bolshy style and will delight the many thousands of Rosa’s fans
Nicola May lives in the UK, five miles from the Queen’s castle in Windsor, with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon and devouring cream teas.
Her bestselling The Corner Shop in Cockleberry, the 1st book in the Cockleberry Bay series, went to #1 on Amazon and stayed there for an unprecedented 6 weeks.
She classes her novels as ‘chicklit with a kick,’ writing about love, life and friendships in a real, not fluffy kind of way. She likes burgers, mince pies, clocks, birds, bubble baths and facials – but is not so keen on aubergines.
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