Saturday, 21 April 2018

The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May @nicolamay1 #BlogTour @rararesources #TCSICB #Giveaway #Review

I'm thrilled to be one of the stops on the blog tour for The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May. You can catch my review today but first of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

Rosa Larkin is down on her luck in London, so when she inherits a near-derelict corner shop in a quaint Devon village, her first thought is to sell it for cash and sort out her life. But nothing is straightforward about this legacy.  While the identity of her benefactor remains a mystery, he - or she - has left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it. 

     Rosa makes up her mind to give it a go: to put everything she has into getting the shop up and running again in the small seaside community of Cockleberry Bay. But can she do it all on her own? And if not, who will help her succeed - and who among the following will work secretly to see her fail?

     There is a handsome rugby player, a sexy plumber, a charlatan reporter and a selection of meddling locals. Add in a hit and run incident and the disappearance of a valuable engraved necklace – and what you get is a journey of self-discovery and unpredictable events.
With surprising and heartfelt results, Rosa, accompanied at all times by her little sausage dog Hot, will slowly unravel the shadowy secrets of the inheritance, and also bring her own, long-hidden heritage into the light.

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This book has pretty much everything to keep you entertained especially a likeable and loveable character in Rosa and of course a special mention has to go to Hot her wonderful dog! Now Rosa isn't perfect and her past has definitely influenced her but I loved her down to earth personality especially her friendship with Josh. There are secrets and a mystery at the heart of the story that definitely had me intrigued. I loved getting to know the various characters that Rosa meets once she moves to Cockleberry Bay. There was a lovely quirkiness to both the characters and story that made it feel so special.

Nicola May has a writing style that will warm your heart and completely pull you into the story. There are some darker moments as not everyone Rosa encounters is likeable, however it all balances out to create a really rounded story. I spent an evening reading this book and I didn't want to put it down!

The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay has a little bit of drama, witty writing and characters to fall in love with.

Five stars from me!

With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.

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