Fans of Jenny Oliver, Cathy Bramley and Debbie Johnson will love this hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy! A storm is brewing on the stunning Cornish coast – but will sunshine follow the rain?
When Annie Trebarwith unexpectedly inherits Tregavara House, her much-loved family home atop the cliffs of Salt Bay, she begins to wonder: with all the good friends and warm memories she’s made in the village, could it be her forever home?
Luckily her gorgeous Poldark-lookalike boyfriend, Josh Pasco, has exactly the same idea. High on the Cornish cliffs he gets down on one knee, and Annie has everything she’s ever dreamed of.
But when a summer storm causes catastrophic damage to the beautiful but aging house, Annie and Josh are faced with tumbling tiles and a massive repair bill – and a roof that’s leaked straight onto her wedding gown…
Can the Salt Bay community save Annie’s house and her wedding – and give Annie the happy-ever-after she’s always wanted?
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‘Everything about this book was just perfect… I got such a good feeling from this book within the first few chapters and I totally fell in love with Salt Bay and its residents… A simply brilliant read that left me wondering why haven't we heard from this author before… It was more than worth the wait as I loved, loved this book.’ Shaz’s Book Blog
‘A breath of fresh air… I knew I was going to love this book and I wasn't wrong. This is without a doubt a fabulous read and one that will no doubt get this author a huge following as I for one can not wait to read more by her.’ By The Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘I absolutely fell in love… A totally outstanding debut that made me giggle and maybe even tear up a few times, I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a super fun, light read.’ Novel Gossip, 5 stars
‘Hilarious… A charming, heart-warming and enjoyable read about love, hope, and opening yourself up to happiness. Annie is such a funny and wonderful character… I really couldn't get enough of the Salt Bay community… Everything you want in a contemporary novel, and its sharp wit and excellent narrative makes it truly shine. I can't wait to return to Salt Bay. Go and buy this book!!!!!’ Books of All Kinds, 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Annie Trebarwith has found a home in Cornwall: the slightly offbeat, often meddlesome and gossipy town of Salt Bay, courtesy of her great-aunt Alice. It’s been nearly a year since the very unhappy Annie arrived in Salt Bay – and much has changed. She’s found a home here, a connection to the old house and place, home to generations before her. From isolation and loneliness, Annie has amassed a half-sister, a father she never knew, a cousin who is best left in London, an Aunt that she loves dearly, her caregiver in the form of a young, socially awkward girl and a boyfriend. She’s also found a best friend in the outrageous and often blunt-spoken Australian Kayla: and plenty of villagers all singing in the choir. But, money is more than tight, the old house needs work, and cousin Toby is a constant thorn. But with Alice’s death shortly after her 84th birthday – things are thrown into chaos as Toby, being himself, announces that they will all be needing to find a new home as he’s got plans for the house. Suddenly, Annie’s security and family have been threatened – until it is revealed that Alice left the house to her. Money is tight, a spring storm shows the repairs are more a desperate need than a ‘patch and hope’ job, and inheritance taxes are huge. Add to that, Toby’s constant pressure to sell and a change in her relationship with Josh- a wedding is on the horizon: without money for splashy do, barely enough for a dress, and plenty of worries about the future of the house and Annie’s place in it. Best read as part of the series, but certainly enjoyable on its own: the ongoing saga of Annie’s life in Cornwall – a place she never wanted to be, has shown her and us just how much Salt Bay and Trevegara house have wormed their way into her very being. Finding and making a family, one she didn’t have as a child, becoming accepted into the community and struggling to find a way to keep the house and her place in it doesn’t make for a clear path, or an easy one. But, there does seem to be some intervention, divine and otherwise as the members of the choir take over the wedding planning, a ‘test guest’ for her B & B idea makes waves with the newsagent, her father comes through in the most unexpected way, and a dress, the PERFECT dress appears at the bottom of a trunk long ignored. Unsure and unconvinced that Cornwall and Salt Bay were the place for her, Annie discovers just how important the place and it’s people have become to her, and being a Trebarwith in Trevegara house is meant to be. If you’ve not read this series and want to escape to the coast with laughter, love and some truly memorable people, grab this one now…. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
This is the 3rd book in a series, and had I known that, I probably wouldn't have chosen to request it to review. But I'm so glad I didn't do my research before requesting it, because it was a fun, enjoyable read. Set in a seaside Cornish town that I'd love to visit, the book is centered on Annie, her friends and family, her relationship with her boyfriend Josh, and the challenges they all face trying to keep their ancestral home. I liked the wit and humor in this story, along with the likable, realistic characters and what is described as a lovely village setting. I pictured the scenery in Doc Martin, which is filmed in Cornwall. My only regret is not having read the first two books, but this can definitely be a stand-alone book. I will certainly be reading the other books in this series, to read more about how Annie's life led her to the events in this book. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a nice, family story, a romance, or books set in England. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.