Sunday 5 May 2019

Blog Tour ~ A Perfect Cornish Summer by Phillipa Ashley

Jaffareadstoo is thrilled to be hosting today's stop on  A Perfect Cornish Summer  Blog Tour

25 April 2019

My thanks to the NetGalley, the publishers and Sabah for my ecopy of this book
and the invitation to be part of the blog tour

For Sam Lovell, organising the summer festival in her hometown is one of the highlights of her year. It’s not always smooth sailing, but she loves to see Porthmellow’s harbour packed with happy visitors, and being on the committee has provided a much-needed distraction from the drama in her family life (and the distinct lack of it in her love life).

When their star guest pulls out with only a few weeks to go, everyone’s delighted when a London chef who grew up locally steps in at the last minute. But Gabe Matthias is the last person Sam was expecting to see, and his return to Porthmellow will change her quiet coastal life for ever.

My thoughts..

I've just spent a very enjoyable afternoon in the seaside town of Porthmellow in Cornwall and have been delighted to have made friends with the wonderful characters who feature in this perfect summer story.

There is much to enjoy in the company of Sam Lovell, who with a group of friends runs the annual Porthmellow summer festival, however, the festival is not without its problems. When this year's celebrity chef cancels at the last minute, the one person who offers to help is none other than local boy, Gabe Matthias, who has made his name, and fortune, as one of the country's top chefs. All would be well, except Sam, and the handsome Gabe, have some complicated personal history, and reason for this is what makes the story such a heart-warming read.

A Perfect Cornish Summer is the first in a new Cornish series, and, as with any first book in a series there is a certain amount of getting to know the characters, however, there's a such a lovely mixture of people that it becomes a real pleasure to get to know them, as they each bring something really special to the story. There are several twists which I didn't see coming, and lots of really interesting developments, especially in the relationship between Sam and Gabe. I particularly enjoyed reading of the ups and downs of organising the summer festival, as of course, like real life, nothing ever runs to according to plan for Sam, and her group of festival organisers.

A Perfect Cornish Summer is such a lovely feel-good story that I raced through it at top speed and I can't wait to read the next one ๐Ÿ˜Š

Phillipa Ashley writes warm, funny romantic fiction for a variety of international publishers. The first two books in her best-selling Cornish Cafรฉ series made the Amazon Top 20 and Top 10 chart in 2016.

Phillipa lives in a Staffordshire village with her husband and has a grown-up daughter.

Twitter @PhillipaAshley #APerfectCornishSummer


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