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Coming Home to Roseford Villas by Fay Keenan #Review

  Today we return to the series by Fay Keenan set in the Somerset village of Roseford. Coming Home to Roseford Villas was published by Boldwood Books on 12th April.   Aurora Henderson and Leo McKendrick were love’s young dream when they first dated as teenagers. But like many a first love, parents, life, and distance got in the way, and the couple lost touch. Now, twenty years later, Aurora – Rory to her friends – needs a break. Burnt out from her teaching career and longing to write a novel, Rory heads to the idyllic village of Roseford for a summer of writing and relaxation. Leo needs a change too. Ex-pat life in Australia has come to a sticky end so the opportunity to run his family’s B&B, Roseford Villas, for the summer is too good to turn down. Neither Rory nor Leo believe in fate, but when Leo opens the door to his latest guest, he might just have to reconsider. And when a sultry summer fills with nostalgia and memories and six weeks flies by too fast, love’s young

The Little Cornish Kitchen by Jane Linfoot ** Blog Tour Review & Giveaway**

Welcome to The Little Cornish Kitchen blog tour. Jane Linfoot's latest novel was published in May 2018 by Harper Impulse. It is a lovely Summer romance to dive into. There is also a great Giveaway to enter and the chance to win a signed copy of the book. Details on how to enter this International Giveaway are at the foot of this post.


It's time to come home to Cornwall


With an exciting new life in Paris, Clemmie Hamilton isn't looking forward to heading home to the picturesque but sleepy village of St Aidan, Cornwall. However, when she discovers that the cosy apartment by the sea, which her grandmother left to her, is under threat from neighbour and property developer, Charlie Hobson, Clemmie realises she can't abandon her home in its time of need.


With her childhood friends encouraging her, Clemmie decides to turn the apartment into 'The Little Cornish Kitchen' – a boutique pop up pudding club raising money for the repairs to the building in an effort to stop Charlie once and for all. But when Charlie and his easy charm won't seem to go away, everything soon becomes even messier than the state of Clemmie's Cornish kitchen…

My Thoughts

This has all the ingredients you look for in a summer romcom, with its beautiful setting, full of the sounds, colours and flavours of the deliciousness which Clemmie can create. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and seeing the changes which returning to her childhood home brings. Hankering for her life in Paris at the beginning, she gradually begins to remember more and more about her family through her grandmother's home and belongings. As her friends surround her with love and support, you see her focus begin to change. 

    There is a real charm about the story and I loved the animals who all seem to make their minds up pretty quickly about how they feel about Clemmie. With an enigmatic and maybe misunderstood male lead, you tend to suspect how the story might pan out but it is a heartwarming read. with plenty of obstacles put in the way. Each of Clemmie's friends have their own distinct personality and life apart from Clemmie's story and I am hoping that they will feature in any sequels that there could be.  

In short: sun, sea and deliciousness.

About the Author


Jane Linfoot is a best selling author, who lives in a muddy cottage, up a steep hill in Derbyshire, with her family, their pets, and an astonishing number of spiders. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a supermarket. 

Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea, and wrote her first book by accident, while working as an architect, and renovating country houses. While she loves to write feelgood books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines. 

Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.

Her latest books include a series of stand alone novels, based around a seaside wedding shop in Cornwall. Cupcakes and Confetti – The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Sequins and Snowflakes – Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, and Bunting and Bouquets – Summer at the Little Wedding Shop, and most recently, The Little Cornish Kitchen. These are all published by Harper Impulse,  an imprint of Harper Collins.

Follow Jane on Twitter @janelinfoot@, or find her on her Author Page Facebook or her Personal Page Facebook. She’s also on Instagram, and has lots of Pinterest boards relating to her novels.

Book link: Amazon UK 

Thanks to Jane Linfoot, Harper Impulse and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.  

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Giveaway (International)







Win a signed copy of The Little Cornish Kitchen, Mermaid Notebook and Sugar Unicorns (Open Internationally). To enter, follow the link below and good luck!


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