Today I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for this book, which follows on from Snowflakes over the Starfish Cafe, which I reviewed here. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of the book to review.
Welcome back to the Starfish Café – where you will find stunning views, delicious food and lifelong friendships.
A new season…
As winter turns to spring, Hollie – owner of The Starfish Café – is feeling content as she settles into her new life with her loving boyfriend, Jake, and their adorable dog Pickle.
But when an unwelcome visitor threatens the future of her café, Hollie must stay strong to protect her family’s legacy…
A leap of faith…
Emerging from an unhappy relationship, Tori finds herself with nowhere to stay and nobody to talk to. The long-hidden secrets of her past weigh heavily on her until a chance encounter with Finley, struggling to come to terms with his own secrets, provides an opportunity to open up.
Can she find the strength to stop hiding from her past and face up to her family? Especially when that would mean letting her guard down and learning to trust again…
A fresh start…?
Little do Hollie and Tori know that their lives are about to collide at The Starfish Café and they may be able to help each other with a fresh start. After all, with good friends in your life, nothing is impossible…
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The Review: I loved this book. Sometimes when you read a second book with the same characters it’s not as good as the first but I found this one to be even better than the previous book.
In this book we follow Hollie and Jake as they explore and adapt to their new relationship. We also meet Tori who is dealing with the ending of a relationship and what that means for her. As always the characters are so realistic. I already like Hollie and Jake, but I warmed to Tori instantly. Tori is a great character who decides to reassess her life in after her relationship ends and we get to follow her as she does this.
With these books the setting is almost as important as the characters and this one takes us further into the history of the cafe as well as the feeling of warmth and cosiness in the cafe, as well as giving us the beautiful coastal views. This is a place I’d love to visit, if it were real, because it’s lovely and has a real sense of community.
I read this at a time when I was having trouble concentrating on many books, because I had a lot going on personally. However, this book wasn’t one of them, when I read it I got swept up into a big warm hug, like wearing a massive hand knitted jumper. It was lovely and enveloping and was the perfect escapism that I needed then. While again there are serious issues discussed and dealt with by the characters, this is overall a lovely, heart-warming read.
This book is perfect if you need to escape like I did, or if you’re wanting something that feels like a giant hug. I cannot wait for more from this author who is fast becoming a favourite of mine. More please!
Jessica Redland is the top 10 bestselling author of over thirteen novels, including The Secret to Happiness. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.
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