Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May.
Today I am excited to join the blog tour for Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May.
Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, the publisher and author for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay
The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.
Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.
Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.
With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.
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This time when we visit Cockleberry Bay everything seems very settled in the life of main character Rosa. She has recently married Josh, reacquainted with her mother and is busy running the corner shop that she inherited. As always, Hot the mini dachshund is constantly by her side, and this time a female dachshund makes an appearance.
Of course, things are not always as they seem and Rosa faces problems that result from her damaged childhood. Best friend Titch is back, but she herself is struggling as a single mum and Rosa’s psychic mum Mary is there to keep a close eye on everyone.
The result, as expected, is high drama which really gets the pages turning. Alongside plenty of comedy moments, there are serious issues and an absolute host of quirky, damaged but loveable characters. The idyllic location is described beautifully and you really feel that you have set foot in this picturesque Devonshire village right next to the sea.
If you haven’t read The Corner Shop In Cockleberry Bay I strongly advise that you do, but this works well as a standalone too. I found it to be thought-provoking as Rosa faces her issues and you really feel part of her journey. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable read and I hope we get to go back to Cockleberry Bay again very soon.
You can read my review of Nicola May’s previous novel The Corner Shop In Cockleberry Bay here
About Nicola May
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.