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.Summer at Sandcastle Cottage by Christina Jones
Published by Headline Accent on December 28, 2021
Genres: Fiction, Chick-lit, Romance
'THIS BOOK IS A DELIGHT. WARM, FUNNY AND FULL OF LOVE!' Katie Fforde, author of A Springtime Affair
'LOVELY, SUNSHINEY . . . A TREAT' Carole Matthews, author of Sunny Days and Sea Breezes
"...Before anyone or anything else could stop her, she pulled the
flimsy airmail letter from her pocket and opened it. The writing
was black, small, and cursive, and there was a lot of it . . ."
THE SUNNIEST AND MOST UPLIFTING AUTHOR RETURNS!
DISCOVER WHY READERS LOVE CHRISTINA JONES . . .
Left me with a massive smile on my face and great warmth in my heart" Netgalley reviewer
***** "Lovely and sunny, with the right mix of drama and romance . . . The chip shop, the beach and the sunshine just add to the joy" Netgalley reviewer
***** "I've been reading Christina's books for longer than I care to remember . . . I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone" Netgalley reviewer*****"A wonderful book of a family built up of friendships . . . Just loved it"Amazon reviewer
So great to see Christiana Jones back writing again . . . Left me with a massive smile on my face and great warmth in my heart" Amazon reviewer
After trials, tears and a torturous break-up, Kitty Appleby has finally found where she's meant to be. Tumbledown Sandcastle Cottage, in the delightful seaside village of Firefly Common, is home, and Kitty's eccentric band of friends and neighbours are enjoying a glorious summer.
There's just one tiny little problem. Sandcastle Cottage doesn't belong to them. And Mavis Mullholland, Kitty's landlord, is on her way home from her round-the-world cruise . . .
Kitty can't bear to lose the communitythat's welcomed her in. But secretly, she can't bear to leave Sandcastle Cottage without finding out more about the mysterious and enigmatic Vinny . . . Why can't she stop thinking about him, when she's faced with losing everything?
PRAISE FOR CHRISTINA JONES
'FABULOUS' The Times
'A WONDERFUL WRITER' Jill Mansell, author of AND NOW YOU'RE BACK
So I really loved Summer at Sandcastle Cottage. Even if at the beginning I felt like I was missing some part of the story. And it was only after the story ended and I put my detective hat on I found out that there is a prequel short story. Which would have been lovely to read. But never mind.
I love Kitty, Jemini and Apollo, little Teddy and the dogs. They seem like an unlikely group of people to live together. But somehow they work to create an incredible community and family. Plus they all have different things to bring to the table and contribute in different ways. But perhaps the best thing about this group is how supportive they are of each other.
I loved my time spent in this book. And in a way I feel that the story is not really finished. I do hope that the author brings us back to Firefly Common because I feel there is so much more to do.
Summer at Sandcastle Cottage was the perfect read for a sunny day and one that I devoured far too quickly. This is feel good at its best. One with a happy every after.
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