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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

Welcome to Ferry Lane Market by Nicola May #Review

 

Today we have the first in a new series by Nicola May: Welcome to Ferry Lane Market. I loved her series set in Cockleberry Bay so this has been highly anticipated. 

 
Although thirty-three-year-old Kara Moon loves her hometown of Hartmouth in Cornwall, she has always wondered if she should have followed her dream of going off to study floristry. But she couldn't bring herself to abandon her emotionally delicate single father, and has worked on Ferry Lane Market's flower stall ever since leaving school.

When her good-for-nothing boyfriend cheats on her and steals her life savings, she finally dumps him and rents out her spare room as an Airbnb. Gossip flies around the town as Kara welcomes a series of foreign guests to her flat overlooking the estuary.

Then an anonymous postcard arrives, along with a plane ticket to New York. And there begins the first of three trips of a lifetime, during which she will learn important lessons about herself, her life and what she wants from it - and perhaps find love along the way.

'Delightful and witty with a heroine you'll be rooting for . . . joyful escapism' Milly Johnson

'Spirited, adventurous and full of heart!' Heidi Swain


 My Thoughts

What a great start to a new series! The setting is delightful and slightly unusual with lots of potential. You immediately are introduced to a variety of characters and you can anticipate that each member of this close-knit community will have their own story to tell - you hope! The Moon family turn out to have a complicated dynamic and are at the centre of this first story. Kara is so likeable, with her own vulnerabilities but a heart of gold. She's at a stage of her life where she is ready for a change. Thank goodness you say, within seconds of meeting Jago. I enjoyed Kara's friendships with her nearest and dearest and there is plenty of humour to be found there!

    Family is an intrinsic part of the story, as well as coming to terms with the past and moving on. There is warmth to be found in her conversations with her father and grandfather. Not a everything in the story is sweetness and light. There are some sad moments and others which will make you shake your head at the selfishness but the majority of the story is completely uplifting and positive.

In short: A great start to a new series!

About the Author



Nicola May writes 'chick lit with a kick' and is the internationally bestselling author of eleven romantic comedies. All have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK across all genres in January 2019 and March 2020 respectively. It was also the second best-selling eBook of 2019 in the UK. Nicola's books have also been sold in many languages.

You can follow Nicola here: Website  | Facebook  | Twitter 
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Book link: Amazon UK |  Amazon US 
 

More praise for Nicola May!

 

'This book will twang your funny bone & your heartstrings' - Milly Johnson

'A fun and flighty read' - Sun

'A funny and fast-paced romp - thoroughly enjoyable!' WOMAN Magazine

'One of those books that I can't stop thinking about way after I've read it! - Kim The Bookworm

'This book is so addictive that you will literally lose 3 hours of your life, and you won't care!' - Cara's Book Boudoir

 

Readers love Nicola May, too!

 

'A FABULOUS must-read' - 5 STARS

'An excellent book of friendship - with a little wickedness!' - 5 STARS

'Good for the soul' - 5 STARS

'I loved it and devoured it in a matter of days' - 5 STARS

'A wonderful, feel-good novel with some grit thrown in' - 5 STARS

'Marvellous, beautiful and heart-warming' - 5 STARS

'Sea, sand and sex - a soppy delight' - 5 STARS

'A truly lovely book' - 5 STARS

'Fun and whimsy, plus a dog!' - 5 STARS

'Nicola May is a brilliant, relevant writer for today, exposing today's issues with tenderness, and always demonstrating a warm, human, heartfelt response' - 5 STARS


Thanks to Nicola May and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources 
for a place on the tour and a copy of the book.
 
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