5 April 2022
My thanks to the publishers for my copy of the book
and to Rachel's Random Resources for the invitation to take part in the blog tour
Welcome back to the Starfish Café - where you will find stunning views, delicious food and lifelong friendships.
A new season...
As winter turns to spring, Hollie - owner of The Starfish Café - is feeling content as she settles into her new life with her loving boyfriend, Jake, and their adorable dog Pickle.
But when an unwelcome visitor threatens the future of her café, Hollie must stay strong to protect her family's legacy...
A leap of faith...
Emerging from an unhappy relationship, Tori finds herself with nowhere to stay and nobody to talk to. The long-hidden secrets of her past weigh heavily on her until a chance encounter with Finley, struggling to come to terms with his own secrets, provides an opportunity to open up.
Can she find the strength to stop hiding from her past and face up to her family? Especially when that would mean letting her guard down and learning to trust again...
A fresh start...?
Little do Hollie and Tori know that their lives are about to collide at The Starfish Café and they may be able to help each other with a fresh start. After all, with good friends in your life, nothing is impossible...
📖 My Review..
In this second book of this three book series we return to the Starfish Café as Hollie continues to make a success of her wonderful café which sits above the beautiful bay of Starfish Point on the North Yorkshire coast. Hollie's life seems to have settled, her love life with Jake is going well and her wonderful dog, Pickle continues to be a ray of sunshine. However, there are some darker times ahead ...
Running alongside Hollie's story is that of Tori, a troubled young woman, who is facing her own particular worries but when her path crosses with that of Hollie at the Starfish Café, these two strong women find that they can help each other out of their current situations.
There is so much to enjoy in this lovely series as it not only brings the characters to life in such a vibrant and believable way but it also brings into focus the lovely Yorkshire coast and those, particularly in the RNLI, who keep the coast line safe. I enjoy this author's style of writing so much, every book has a lovely warm feel to it and even though sometimes the story takes a darker turn, and in this one there's a real dastardly villain, yet there is always something brighter on the horizon.
Spring Tides at the Starfish Café has all the ingredients I wanted for a deliciously relaxing read. A glorious coastal setting, vibrant characters who live, laugh and love in a wonderfully creative story which entertains right from the start. And even though this is the second book in the series it is perfectly possible to read it as a standalone but why miss out on a glorious set of stories, so do start at the beginning and escape to Starfish Point with Hollie, Jake and Pickle.
🍴Best read with...one of Hollie's delicious cheese scones, hot from the oven
About the Author
Jessica Redland is the top 10 bestselling author of over thirteen novels, including The Secret to Happiness. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.
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