#Blogtour #Review: The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May @nicolamay1 @rararesources #CockleberryBay #TheCornerShopInCockleberryBay
Release date - 9th April 2018
Book length - 344 pages
Publisher - Self-Published
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Rachel from www.rachelsrandomresources.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Rosa Larkin is down on her luck in London, so when she inherits a near-derelict corner shop in a quaint Devon village, her first thought is to sell it for cash and sort out her life. But nothing is straightforward about this legacy. While the identity of her benefactor remains a mystery, he - or she - has left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.
Rosa makes up her mind to give it a go: to put everything she has into getting the shop up and running again in the small seaside community of Cockleberry Bay. But can she do it all on her own? And if not, who will help her succeed - and who among the following will work secretly to see her fail?
There is a handsome rugby player, a sexy plumber, a charlatan reporter and a selection of meddling locals. Add in a hit and run incident and the disappearance of a valuable engraved necklace – and what you get is a journey of self-discovery and unpredictable events.
With surprising and heartfelt results, Rosa, accompanied at all times by her little sausage dog Hot, will slowly unravel the shadowy secrets of the inheritance, and also bring her own, long-hidden heritage into the light.
THE CORNER SHOP IN COCKLEBERRY BAY by Nicola May will make you laugh out loud and dab your eyes in equal measure and is my favourite story from Nicola May so far.
Rosa Larkin has never really belonged or known what love feels like. Growing up in one care home after another, she learned to be strong and to stay away from commitment. Other than her best friend Josh and her rescued little pooch Hot Dog, Rosa doesn't feel connected with much else in her life. So when she discovers that somebody has left her a shop in the beautiful setting of Cockleberry Bay, she is stunned but more than up for the challenge, and a challenge it will certainly be. From an old store that needs to be whipped into shape, to the bustling and nosy community who know everything about everyone, Rosa finds herself on a whole new adventure with new friendships, secrets, and even the possibility of love but will she ever find out about her past and who she really is?
This novel is brimming with humour but it is also so much more than that. There is a real level of depth to all of these characters but especially Rosa's and I desperately wanted her to learn about her past so she could allow herself to open up to those that deserve her love and friendship.
This story has plenty of drama and it deals with serious topics but the pervading sense of strength and spirit is never dampened.
THE CORNER SHOP IN COCKLEBERRY BAY by Nicola May is a fantastic read and I would love to see more from this community (and Hot Dog, of course!). A must-read!!
The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay is Nicola May’s ninth novel. In 2012 she won Best Author Read at the Festival of Romance for The School Gates and again in 2014 for Christmas Evie. Nicola likes to write about love, life and friendship in a realistic way, describing her novels as ‘chicklit with a kick’. Nicola May lives near the famous Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks – and, naturally, enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola is looking forward to sharing her charming, heartfelt and funny books with you.
For more information:
Website - www.nicolamay.com
Twitter - twitter.com/nicolamay1
Facebook - www.facebook.com/NicolaMayAuthor
Instagram - www.instagram.com/author_nicola/
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