The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea

The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea

by Jaimie Admans

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008296964
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/03/2019
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 661,934
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Jaimie Admans is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies and drinking tea, although she's seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she's got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather and cheese and onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots. She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.

Jaimie loves to hear from readers, you can visit her website at or connect on Twitter @be_the_spark.

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The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Vanessa (Ness) has a poky London flat, a job as a fact-checker for a leading woman’s magazine and a seemingly endless series of days that are all the same. From the sardine-like commute on the Tube, to mind-numbingly pedantic fact checking through her friend and mother’s constant ‘meddling’ to find her a boyfriend, she’s stuck in a rut. And what a rut it is. The bloom is off the rose where London is concerned, and she’s found it increasingly difficult to meet new people, or even find a reason to want to. But, defying all rules of the London Commuter’s Handbook, there is one person she’s encountered on the tube that intrigues her. Train Guy. Taller than most commuters, occasionally making eye contact, and frequently smiling at others – all things not acceptable, she finds herself in near ‘conversation’ distance one commute, until he hops off the train, dropping his phone in the process. She grabs it up – planning to return it, but his height combined with the crowd and her lack of coordination and fitness means he’s long gone. Discussing this ‘encounter’ with her best friend at the office, they are overheard by the boss, and Ness is set with a task. Write up the story of her encounter with Train Guy, then follow it up with finding him, delivering the phone and falling in love. Easy, right? Oh so very not. For Vanessa is in no way a person who is comfortable with using someone to get herself ahead, and Nathaniel (Train Guy) is perhaps her perfect match. A bit goofy, a lot honest and utterly sweet – so very in love with his job of restoration and renovations with a specialty in antique carousels. And he’s on the coast in a small village to do just that. A Victorian-era carousel, hand carved, unlisted and previously unknown, with no attributions for artist or purpose – or even a “how it came to be”. Legends and stories, sure, but nothing real. And he’s got Ness arriving unexpectedly, delivered to his doorstep by well-meaning and wholly involved geriatric residents of the village. Oh this was simply adorable: from Nath’s excitement about the find to his connection to Ness, and her ability to listen and get him to open up about the past that had so hurt him. She’s not divulging her real reasons for her unexpected trip and three-week break, and as the two are so clearly matched to one another to everyone BUT them, the input from residents, her parents and even the changes that occur between them are clever and full of heart. Admans created a lovely story with characters to adore and cheer for, and gives us a bit of insight into how one goes about rectifying a mistake, simply to set things right. Nath and Ness are lovely characters who are much better together than apart, and they finally find a way to make all of that work for them both. 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.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
Jaime Admans is a new author to me. This was a good little gem which had me laughing and smiling often whilst I read. A chance glance between strangers morphs in to so much more for Ness after the man she makes eye contact with on the train accidentally leaves his phone behind. It’s not the first time she has seen him but she has no idea who he is and she decides to track him down to return his phone. Ness wants to be a journalist and when she mentions the phone to her friend and then her boss, they decide it would make a great story and Ness is given the opportunity to write it. Like Prince Charming trying to find the woman who left the glass slipper behind, Ness finds it difficult to tract the man down. When Nathan (the handsome stranger) calls his own phone, they instantly connect. I loved the sweetness of this story, the love and romance was beautifully written and the humour made for some snort worthy laughs. The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea is a feel good story that will not disappoint.  
BringMyBooks More than 1 year ago
Honestly, this was such a delightful book. I loved the set-up and premise of it, and I'm seriously contemplating a visit to a tiny British seaside town, hopefully right before the annual garden show! Both of the MCs were interesting and likeable, and I loved watching their romance build. The synopsis of the book is a bit misleading about how exactly (&for what purpose!) she "tracked" him down to Pearlhome - and even though I think her boss is a right witch, the set-up was a good one. There were, of course, mix-ups and miscommunications and secrets, and to my mind these did go on a little bit too long - but it didn't detract too much from my overall enjoyment. I particularly liked all of the tidbits thrown in about carousels and restoring them - there was a very nice nostalgic feel to all of that information and had me interested in learning even more!
MKF More than 1 year ago
How many times have you exchanged glances with the same person on a train (or bus, for that matter)? Well, Ness has been doing it with a mystery man and then one day he drops his phone and she picks it up. Turns out Nathan is, really is, a good guy. He's restoring a carousel (how cool is that). When Ness heads out to Yorkshire to see him, she doesn't tell him that she's planning to write a story about their meeting and relationship. Or will she? This is a sweet romance with nice details and good characters. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. Perfect escapist reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charming ~ Enchanting ~ Quick Tl;dr: The fact is there might be someone for everyone. Alright, this has to be the perfect holiday read. I wished I wasn't sitting in a wintery wonderland while writing this, though the book had a pretty solid transformational quality. This book is a nice, well-written cozy romance, with solid environmental details and appealing heroine. It is a pretty perfect quick, heart-warming romance for a holiday beach. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.