Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Blog Tour ~ The Cottage in a Cornish Cove by Cass Grafton

Delighted to be hosting one of today's Blog Tour stops

on Publication Day

Tabby Cow Press
11 February 2020

My thanks to the author and Rachel's Random Resources for my copy of this book
and the invitation to be part of this blog tour today

A heart warming tale of discovering all you never wanted is exactly what you needed. 

Orphaned as a baby and raised by indifferent relatives, much of Anna Redding’s happiness as a child came from the long summer holidays spent with an elderly family friend, Aunt Meg, in the quaint village of Polkerran. With Aunt Meg’s passing, Anna is drawn back to the West Country, relocating to the Cornish cove where she was once so happy. Filled with memories, she hopes to perhaps open a B&B and perhaps cross paths with Alex Tremayne again, a local boy she used to have a major crush on and who only had to walk past Anna to make her heart flutter. 

Settling into her new life, and enjoying her work for the older, reclusive and to be honest often exasperating Oliver Seymour, Anna is delighted when Alex reappears in Polkerran and sweeps her off her feet. 

The stars are finally aligned, but just as Anna thinks all she’s ever wished for is within reach, a shock discovery brings everything under threat, and she finds herself living a dream that isn’t hers. Can Anna rescue the new life she has made for herself and, when the testing moment comes, who will be there to hold her hand? 

The Cottage in a Cornish Cove is the first in an uplifting series of romances from Cass Grafton. Get to know the locals, wallow in the quaintness of Polkerran, and fall in love with romance all over again.

What did I think about it..

Anna Redding is at something of a crossroads in her life, but then, fate has a funny old way of interfering, and before she knows it, after an unexpected legacy, Anna is soon heading to the pretty seaside resort of Polkerran, in Cornwall, to take up residence in a gorgeous seaside property that once belonged to a much loved family friend. Anna soon finds herself embraced by the Polkerran people, and being in the heart of this quirky community is what makes this book so special. There's such an abundance of lovely characters who help Anna settle into her new life and it is their warmth and wit which really give the story its heart and soul.

The author really knows how to bring the atmosphere of Cornwall alive and I could soon picture the ruggedness of the Cornish coast and felt the sting of salt water and the cry of the seabirds but most of all I fell in love with Anna, she's such a lovely character, the type of person you would want as a best friend, and I could quite easily see myself sitting in her kitchen, sipping coffee, and eating one of her delicious cream scones.

Sometimes a book comes along at just the right time to fulfill a need, and The  Cottage in a Cornish Cove is definitely one of those comfortable reads which filled me with a lovely warm feeling of contentment. The story flows beautifully and such is Anna's personality that you really start to feel at ease in her company and only want the best for her but hey, this is fiction after all, and the author does a wonderful job of creating tension in some places and heartwarming scenes in others so that neither one outshines the other.

The Cottage in a Cornish Cove is every bit as wonderful as I expected from this talented author and I'm already looking forward to seeing where this series goes in future stories.

An avid bookworm since childhood, Cass Grafton writes the sort of stories she loves to read heart warming, character driven and strong on location. Having moved around extensively and lived in three countries, she finds places inspiring and the setting of her novels often becomes as much a part of the story as her characters. 

She leans heavily towards the upbeat and insists on a happy ever after. As one of her favourite authors, Jane Austen, once wrote, ‘let other pens dwell on guilt and misery’. 

Cass loves travelling, words, cats and wine but never in the same glass. She has two grown up children and currently splits her time between Switzerland, where she lives with her husband and imaginary cats, and England, where she lives with her characters.

Twitter @CassGrafton 

Instagram @cassgraftonauthor


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