Written by Jenny Colgan
Dreams start here…
On the quayside next to the Endless Beach sits the Summer Seaside Kitchen. It’s a haven for tourists and locals alike, who all come to eat the freshest local produce on the island and catch up with the gossip. Flora, who runs the cafe, feels safe and content – unless she thinks too hard about her relationship with Joel, her gorgeous but emotionally (and physically) distant boyfriend.
While Flora is in turmoil about her relationship. her best friend Lorna is pining after the local doctor. Saif came to the island as a refugee, having lost all of his family. But he’s about to get some shocking news which will change everything for him.
As cold winter nights shift to long summer days, can Flora find her happy-ever-after with Joel?
A Sheer Delight!
This book encompasses such a lot – love, family, resettlement of refugees, island life, to mention just a few – and it’s so well written you feel yourself being absorbed into the island of Mure and the endless beach.
The author includes a small section of information catching you up on who is who, what, where and why and this sets the scene beautifully. Instead of trying to work everyone out, I just sank into the story – and a wonderful story it is. Life is real on Mure, everyone has their everyday issues to deal with and while they spend their lives in an idyllic setting, very few have idyllic lives. Getting to know the inhabitants is a sheer delight, and it wasn’t without a hint of sadness that I reached the final page. The characters are, without exception, very endearing and island life is clearly laid out for the reader. I’ve always enjoyed Jenny Colgan’s novels but I think I have a new favourite in The Endless Beach.
My thanks to publishers Sphere for approving my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: family, friendship, island life, love, refugees
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1532.0 KB
- Print Length: 448 pages
- Publisher: Sphere
- Publication Date: 11 January 2018
About the Author
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels – Little Beach Street Bakery and the Top 5 bestseller Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2013. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café was also a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller, and won the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance 2012.
Jenny is married with three children and lives in Scotland. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.