Pippa's Cornish Dream

Pippa's Cornish Dream

by Debbie Johnson

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ISBN-13: 9780008150501
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 793,930
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Debbie Johnson is a best-selling author who lives and works in Liverpool, where she divides her time between writing, caring for a small tribe of children and animals, and not doing the housework.She worked as a journalist for many years, until she decided it would be more fun to make up her own stories than to tell other people’s. After trying her hand at pretty much every genre of writing other than Westerns and spy dramas, she has settled on women’s fiction that seems to make people laugh and make people cry, often at the same time.Her books include The Birthday That Changed Everything, Pippa’s Cornish Dream, and Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe, all published by HarperCollins. She also ghost-wrote model and presenter Abbey Clancy’s debut novel, Remember My Name.Follow her on twitter @debbiemjohnson, or at www.facebook.com/debbiejohnsonauthor – but be warned, she mainly talks about dogs.

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Pippa's Cornish Dream 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the story, and loved how it revealed itself. This landed in the pile that says 'read more by this author'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This well written story made me happy, brought a few tears to my eyes and had the perfect ending. It is a modern fairy tale about the love we all want.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honest Well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a morally clean/chaste book, this isn't it. If not you, you might enjoy it. I thought the premise was interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay... Guilty confession... I love light-hearted romances that can make me laugh. This made me laugh and it also made me a little teary-eyed here and there. A perfect combination.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Pippa Harte was meant for more glamourous chores than clearing a blocked loo, but life takes unexpected turns and all that can be done is to ‘keep calm and carry on’. And, with the loss of her parents, the raising of her younger siblings and the management of the family farm and guest cottages fell squarely on her shoulders. She should have been studying at Oxford, and I expected a touch of anger over the loss of that opportunity, but Pippa is engaging and so very real in dealing with the daily surprises that life brings. These are exacerbated by her teenaged brother playing fast and loose with the rules, the usual maintenance and husbandry surprises that come with her family business and the daily challenges of raising children. But, an unexpected guest arrives, dragging the onus of his bad past behind him. Ben is all that Pippa likes: handsome, charming and quite intriguing. He’s not interested in a ‘relationship’ and with Pippa’s responsibilities she can’t wool-gather all day waiting for him to make a move beyond the friendship they are developing, so she’s almost resigned herself to ‘no Ben”. The characters in this story are layered and nuanced: the kids all have distinct traits and most feel very appropriate and real for their age. Additionally, they name the animals with some cutesy but wholly believable names from popular culture, tying the story and the children again to the present. As the relationship between Pippa and Ben develops, there is a solid trajectory and series of reveals that make this rather ‘tried and true’ premise take on a very modern feel. Narration is in third person, solidly presenting people, emotions, and setting in ways that are easily accessible and instantly bring visual references to readers. A wonderful engaging story that will leave you with a smile. 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.