The Gift of Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May


The Gift of Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May

From the author of the #1 BESTSELLING The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay

All our favourite characters from Cockleberry Bay are back, including Hot, Rosa Smith’s adorable dachshund, and his new-born puppies.

Now successfully running the Cockleberry Café and wishing to start a family herself, Rosa feels the time is right to let her inherited corner shop go. However, her benefactor left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.

Rosa is torn. How can she make such a huge decision? And will it be the right one? Once the news gets out, untrustworthy strangers appear in the Bay, their motives uncertain. With the revelation of more secrets from Rosa’s family heritage, a new series of unpredictable and life-changing events begins to unfold.

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay concludes this phenomenally successful series in typically brisk and bolshy style, and will delight Rosa’s many thousands of fans.

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay

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My Thoughts

I have been a great fan of the Cockleberry Series from Nicola May since the first book was published. I love the excellent storytelling and stunning location but my absolute favourite part of the books is the main character Rosa who always has her loyal companion Hot the Dachshund by her side.

Rosa has overcome so much in her life. Underneath her streetwise and straight-talking exterior there is a heart of gold. She doesn’t suffer fools but will go the extra mile for anyone in need of help.

In The Gift of Cockleberry Bay, we meet up again with Rosa and all the other familiar characters. Rosa’s life has improved immeasurably since she arrived in Cockleberry Bay but she still has trials and tribulations which keep you guessing. Her main problem is who to choose to take over the little shop which she inherited from her grandfather. She comes up with an ingenious and charitable way to keep the shop going whilst she concentrates on the cafe and looks forward to starting a family. Unfortunately, some people will jump at the chance to take advantage and Rosa needs to use all her skills to work out who is genuine.

This is the last in the trilogy but I can see scope for another episode at least. The characters are so entertaining and it would be lovely to see what happens next in Cockleberry Bay.

Here are my reviews of the first two books in the series.

The Corner Shop In Cockleberry Bay

Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay

Thank you to Lightning Books for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.

About The Author


Award winning author Nicola May writes what she calls chick lit with a kick!

The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay held the #1 spot on Kindle Store for over a month in 2019 and was back up there again in 2020. The second and third books in the trilogy; Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay and The Gift of Cockleberry Bay are out now too.

The School Gates & Christmas Evie won awards for Best Author Published reads at the Festival of Romance in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Let Love Win was also nominated in 2013.

It Started with a Click (formally Love Me Tinder) was ebook of the week in The Sun newspaper.

Nicola likes watching films that involve a lot of swooning and eating cream teas.

For more details about her books go to

Thank you for reading.

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