Tuesday, July 25, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Cafe by the Sea

About The Café by the Sea

• Paperback: 416 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 27, 2017)

The beloved author of The Bookshop on the Corner returns with a sparkling, sunny, soulful new novel perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand.

Years ago, Flora fled the quiet Scottish island where she grew up -- and she hasn't looked back. What would she have done on Mure? It's a place where everyone has known her all her life, where no one will let her forget the past. In bright, bustling London, she can be anonymous, ambitious... and hopelessly in love with her boss.

But when fate brings Flora back to the island, she's suddenly swept once more into life with her brothers -- all strapping, loud, and seemingly incapable of basic housework -- and her father. Yet even amid the chaos of their reunion, Flora discovers a passion for cooking -- and find herself restoring dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbour: a café by the sea.

But with the seasons changing, Flora must come to terms with past mistakes -- and work out exactly where her future lies...

Funny and heartfelt, The Café by the Sea is a delightful summertime novel that puts a modern twist on the classic Seven Brides for Seven Brothers story.

Purchase Links

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Review:  Jenny Colgan is one of my favorite authors from the UK.  A few years back she wrote a Doctor Who novel, and well she won my heart then.

I adore the Little Beach Street Bakery series too, perhaps a little more than this book.

This book, like her others falls into the chicklit category, but the characters feel real. You like them and you can relate to them. Flora feels like she could be your bff, the kind of bff that you occasionally want to smack for the way she thinks, but still she could be your bff.

You always get quirky characters and some family drama. Heck it's Flora's family that really brings this story to life.

Its a light read, but I wouldn't go as far as saying it is fluff.  I truly enjoyed this book

Rating: 4 flowers

About Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Bookshop on the Corner, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.

Find out more about Jenny at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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