Thank you for stopping by I have an action packed blog today as I review all five books in The Oddest Little Series by Beth Good which I will be sharing throughout the morning.
First up is The Oddest Little Beach Shop, so let's take a look at the description for the book and then you can read on for my review...
The Oddest Little Beach Shop
'I love Beth Good's quirky style!' - bestselling author Katie Fforde
From the first day of Annie's arrival in the sleepy Cornish resort of Polzel, next-door neighbour Gabriel seems determined to make her life difficult.
Despite his sexy looks and angelic name, Gabriel behaves like an ogre to everyone, and has apparently been that way since losing his wife in a surfing accident. Annie would do far better, her friend Claudia urges her, to focus her attentions on Jamie instead. Jamie's the hottest lifeguard in the village - and her co-worker in the Polzel beach shop.
But when Polzel's famous annual pie-rolling contest sees Annie and Gabriel forced together, it turns out Annie might have a thing for big Cornish ogres after all . . .
A feel-good summer novella from popular romantic comedy writer Beth Good and another quirky entry in her 'Oddest Little Shop' series.
If you are looking for a short story to pass a few hours with then look no further this story had me smiling away pretty much all the way through. Especially whenever Annie and Gabriel interacted they certainly didn't have the best of first meetings that's for sure. Annie has arrived in Polzel with her nephew to try and make a fresh start after suffering the loss of her sister. I loved how she settled into life in Cornwall like embracing surfing lessons. Who knew Cornish Pasties could be so funny!
The pacing of the story is really good and as it is a novella it didn't feel too rushed either. The Oddest Little Beach Shop is a wonderful uplifting story about new beginnings and even finding love along the way. I really enjoyed Beth Good's writing style it is down to earth with plenty of humour sprinkled all the way through.
Heartwarming and so much fun to read!
Five stars from me!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy.
Born and raised in Essex, England, Beth Good was whisked away to an island tax haven at the age of eleven to attend an exclusive public school and rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Sadly, she never became rich or famous herself, so had to settle for infamy as a writer of dubious novels. She writes under several different names, mainly to avoid confusing her readers - and herself! As Beth Good she writes romantic comedy and feel-good fiction. She also writes thrillers as Jane Holland, historicals as Victoria Lamb and Elizabeth Moss, and feel-good fiction as Hannah Coates.
Beth currently lives in the West Country where she spends a great deal of time thinking romantic thoughts while staring out of her window at sheep. (These two actions are unrelated.)
You can find her most days on Twitter as @BethGoodWriter where she occasionally indulges in pointless banter about chocolate making and the Great British Bake Off. Due to a basic inability to say no, she has too many children and not enough money, which means she needs as many readers as she can get.
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