Release date - 18th May 2017
Book length - 331 pages
Publisher - www.bookouture.com
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Prepare to be whisked away to the Cornish seaside, where clear blue skies, crashing waves, and a welcoming choir await you.
Annie Trebarwith has no family to tie her down, and she likes it that way. But when a letter arrives, unexpectedly inviting her to visit her great aunt Alice in her family’s ancestral home, curiosity gets the better of her and she travels to deepest Cornwall to meet the family she’s never known.
Salt Bay is beautiful and Tregavara House imposing – but there’s no phone signal and some of the locals, like the gorgeous but brooding Josh, are incredibly grumpy. But Alice’s poor health compels Annie to stay, so to keep herself busy she relaunches the Salt Bay Choral Society.
Annie is surprised to see how much the choir means to the community, and she even starts to break through Josh’s surly exterior. As she begins to put down roots in Salt Bay, Annie soon realises that there’s a lot to be said for finding the place where you belong after all…
Annie’s Lovely Choir by the Sea is a heartwarming story about family, belonging and the healing power of music, perfect for fans of Alex Brown, Rachael Lucas and Carole Matthews.
Having read quite a few books set in Cornwall I have really fallen in love with this magical place, so I was delighted that this novel would take me to this idyllic setting again. Hilarious from the start, I immediately connected with Annie and from the very first page, I was hooked.
Annie Trebarwith doesn't like complications or commitment but when she finds herself boyfriendless, jobless, and living with a carefree student, she can't stop thinking about a letter that could change everything. For her entire life, it was just Annie and her mother and ever since her mom died, Annie has happily accepted the fact that she has no family - family means relationships and that always spells trouble for her. So when she receives a letter from her Great-Aunt, Alice Gowan, who lives in Cornwall, Annie is thrown for a loop, but her natural curiosity takes over and she finds herself travelling to beautiful Cornwall.
But when she arrives it is nothing like she expects. For one thing, it seems to rain 90% of the time, she almost gets knocked down by an infuriating, brooding driver, who also happens to be sexy as sin, there is no Wifi, and Alice wants Annie to stay, which is just not possible. Annie starts to learn secrets about her family and the tragic story of the Salt Bay Choral Society, but it is only when she revives the choir that she begins to establish real friendships and feelings for many of the people in this nosy community. She knows it will hurt when she leaves them behind to return to her real life in London. But she cannot stay. It was never in her plans...
ANNIE'S LOVELY CHOIR BY THE SEA by Liz Eeles is such a charming, heartwarming and enjoyable read about love, hope, and opening yourself up to happiness. Annie is such a funny and wonderful character, and I love her honesty as she traverses the ups and downs throughout this story. Annie fears the hurt and vulnerability that comes along with belonging to somewhere and someone and when she revives the Salt Bay choir, we watch as she slowly takes down her guard little by little.
Josh, Alice, Kayla, and the many other captivating characters in this novel are all equally as compelling and I really couldn't get enough of the Salt Bay community. ANNIE'S LOVELY CHOIR BY THE SEA by Liz Eeles is everything you want in a contemporary novel, and it's sharp wit and excellent narrative makes it truly shine. I can't wait to return to Salt Bay. Go and buy this book!!!!!
Liz began her writing career as a journalist for newspapers and magazines before moving into the health sector as a communications manager and press officer. The low point of her career was abandoning an interview with Cliff Richard after two questions because she was about to faint – her excuse is that she was newly pregnant at the time.
Liz is from Gloucestershire but now lives by the sea in West Sussex with her husband and grown-up daughter. She spends a lot of time meaning to meditate, avoiding exercise, and missing her son who lives in London. For more information:
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*I want to thank Kim from Bookouture and Liz Eeles, for the chance to read and review this outstanding novel, and take part in this great blog tour. Happy reading!!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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