Monday, 22 August 2016

Blog Tour - Q&A and Review - Breakfast under a Cornish Sun by Samantha Tonge

If you are looking for a perfect summer book that is set in beautiful Cornwall then look no further. So first of all here is the description, then read on for a lovely Q&A with Samantha Tonge and finally you can see my review for this brilliant book.

Breakfast under a Cornish Sun

Kate Golightly needs to move forward and what better way to do that then with a trip to the Cornish coast with best friend and boss, Izzy.
The sea wind is just what Kate needs to finally relax and begin to let go of her past. Except she’s suddenly got one big reason to panic! She RSVP’d ‘yes’ to the Queen Bee of her high school’s wedding saying she’s bringing her boyfriend (she doesn’t have one) who looks just like Ross Poldark!
With only two weeks to find the Poldark look-alike of her dreams Kate is under a lot of pressure for the Cornish coast to deliver…


Q&A with Samantha Tonge

What do you like to do when you're not writing?

I love spending time with my family – a precious thing, now the kids are older and have their own lives. Second to that, baking and cycling. Well, I say cycling – I’m kidding myself a little there. But it does, at least, counteract any negative effects of all the cake I eat!

Can you choose three words that best describe your personality?

Ambitious. Caring. Bonkers.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three books would you want with you?

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Love, love. Pure escapism that would help me turn a blind eye to the fact I was scarily stranded. And Team Edward all the way. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Never has there been a better romance – that might be lacking if I was all on my own and for me, romance is as important as oxygen. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. So inspiring it would motivate me to man up over my desert island situation. Plus the teenage voice is exquisite.

What was the last book you read?

Badass – a Navy Seal Romance by Linda Barlow and Alana Alberton. Heh, heh, I am going through my badboy erotica phase, in terms of reading J This is very well-written with characters to care for.

What did you enjoy most about writing Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun?

Whilst I loved describing the fabulous Cornish views and food, it was developing the emotional stories of the main characters. I wish those people were real so that I could give them one big hug.

Of all the characters you have created, can you pick a favorite and why?

Ooh. That is hard. If I was forced to pick... I think Gemma out of my bestselling debut, Doubting Abbey. She is what she is. Has no agenda. Yet will give her last penny to help a friend and has the most BONKERS sense of humour.

Many thanks to Samantha for taking part in the Q&A.

My thoughts:

As soon as I saw the front cover I thought it was lovely and after reading the description I knew I had to request a copy.

The story grabbed my attention from the first page and before you say it's because of the Poldark reference. It really isn't, oh who am I kidding of course it is!

From there descriptions of yummy donuts which definitely made me wish that Donuts and Daiquiris was a real place.

I got attached to Kate as a character she had a great personality and I was hoping she got her happy ever after. Tremaine and Lucas were interesting characters too. The issues that the characters were dealing with were well written and I felt like I got to know them pretty well.

Cornwall is one of the places that I have always wanted to visit and after reading this book I know I will definitely have to go now. Samantha Tonge describes the area beautifully and I almost felt as if I was there as I was reading. The story flowed well and at a good pace not really losing momentum.


I will definitely be reading more books by Samantha Tonge.

Breakfast Under A Cornish Sun is a perfect summer read that leaves you with a smile!

Five stars from me!

Thank you to Carina UK & Netgalley for my copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.

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