Warning: this sequel is so GOOD you might find daily life a struggle while reading it.
I was on a Hammersmith bound London tube train, sucking on several wine gums when I became engrossed in this book, Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay.
It is Nicola May’s sequel to the Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay. I won’t give away what happens in the book but I came across one of the many good bits (a powerful romantic cliffhanger). I reacted by gasping, muttering something about the book to a group of Chinese students, dropping my packet of wine gums, dashing off the tube at the wrong station and in a sweaty panic…not about being on the wrong station or missing my connection… but about what was happening in the book, sending the author an emotional Twitter message.
As I said, this book is soooo good you can end up missing a few trains!
To my dismay Nicola would not put me out of my romantic misery and told me to read on 😫
It was worth it 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Here’s the blurb:
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.
Here’s my review:
If you were crazy about The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay then expect your book craziness to soar to new heights with the sequel.
It was so nice to see all the characters again and it had that ‘coming home’ feeling to it.
Nicola May should write TV soap opera scripts. She’s the queen of turning ordinary down-to-earth folk who are a little bit quirky into entertaining and funny characters. I do hope one day Nicola turns to TV script writing.
For me this sequel was more powerful in terms of romantic drama than the first. The level of emotion Nicola May conjures up is astonishing and things get quite tense. I had to turn to sucking comforting wine gums to get me through certain parts.
I don’t want to give too much away because it really is a cracking read for all romcom fans!
3 Things About The Author:
– She will respond quickly if you find yourself in a fluster over her book at a London tube station.
– She won’t give anything away either if you are in the middle of a romantic cliffhanger.
– She’s still my Author heroine 😍
Nicola & Rachel – thank you for allowing me to be a part of this fabulous blog tour.
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.
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