The weather has been miserable this spring so I was happy to be invited by Rachel’s Random Resources to escape to The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May in exchange for an honest review.
The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay
Title: The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay
Author: Nicola May
Publisher: Nowell Publishing
Release date: 9th April 2018
Praise for Nicola May’s books
‘This book will twang your funny bone & your heartstrings’ – Milly Johnson
‘A fun and flighty read’ the Sun
‘A funny and fast-paced romp – thoroughly enjoyable!’ WOMAN Magazine
Rosa Larkin is down on her luck in London, so when she inherits a near-derelict corner shop in a quaint Devon village, her first thought is to sell it for cash and sort out her life. But nothing is straightforward about this legacy. While the identity of her benefactor remains a mystery, he – or she – has left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.
Rosa makes up her mind to give it a go: to put everything she has into getting the shop up and running again in the small seaside community of Cockleberry Bay. But can she do it all on her own? And if not, who will help her succeed – and who among the following will work secretly to see her fail?
There is a handsome rugby player, a sexy plumber, a charlatan reporter and a selection of meddling locals. Add in a hit and run incident and the disappearance of a valuable engraved necklace – and what you get is a journey of self-discovery and unpredictable events.
With surprising and heartfelt results, Rosa, accompanied at all times by her little sausage dog Hot, will slowly unravel the shadowy secrets of the inheritance, and also bring her own, long-hidden heritage into the light.
This is women’s fiction with a touch of realism to the main character, Rosa. It starts in a common way for chick lit with Rosa gaining an inheritance that could be life changing but from the first page, I found she was different to many protagonists of these stories. Yes she is naive in how real life works when it comes to living alone and running a business but beyond that, she is straight talking, rude at times and broken; she is very real. She remains true to that throughout and her personality carries the story forward as she tackles the locals and digs into the shop’s secrets with Hot, her adorable dachshund at her side.
This book is an enjoyable, refreshing, light-hearted read for sunny days and dreaming of warmer weather.
Purchase from –
Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B8KML35/
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07B8KML35/
Amazon CA – https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07B8KML35/
Amazon AU – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07B8KML35/
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.
Follow Nicola May
Website – www.nicolamay.com
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Twitter – https://twitter.com/nicolamay1
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