Written by Jane Linfoot
It’s time to come home to Cornwall
With an exiting new life in Paris, Clemmie Hamilton isn’t looking forward to heading home to the picturesque but sleepy village of St Aidan, Cornwall. However, when she discovers that the cosy apartment by the sea, which her grandmother left to her, is under threat from neighbour and property developer, Charlie Hobson, Clemmie realises she can’t abandon her home in its time of need.
With her childhood friends encouraging her, Clemmie decides to turn the apartment into ‘The Little Cornish Kitchen’ – a boutique pop up pudding club raising money for the repairs to the building in an effort to stop Charlie once and for all.
But when Charlie and his easy charm won’t seem to go away, everything soon becomes even messier than the state of Clemmie’s Cornish kitchen…
Delicious, Delectable – and not to be missed!
A perfect summer read .. sweet, squidgy and thoroughly enjoyable!
Clemmie Hamilton grew up in St. Aiden, Cornwall where her three childhood friends still live but she has wanderlust and settling in one place is anathema to her soul. Clemmie likes to travel the world, travelling on as the spirit moves her.
This is only meant to be a fleeting visit while her employer in Paris is away but sometimes places, people – and pets – get under your skin. Her friends know better than to tell her what to do, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to be subtle, and they’ve always got her back!
This novel has the most beautiful setting – I defy anyone not to feel their heartstrings pull for the sound of the beach and a fabulous sea view! What really makes this story unmissable, though, is the superb writing and the skilfully crafted characters. Each with their own idiosyncracies, these women know each other through and through and that they still refer to each other by their childhood names is so cute and sweet! Talking of which, if you have a sweet tooth at all, this is the perfect read to satisfy it. My taste buds were salivating just reading about Clemmie’s baking! On top of which, the recipes are included at the end – what’s not to love? This is a polished tale with a delightful story line and I admit to having a tear in my eye and a rapid heartbeat towards the end .. that would be the totally perfect and beautiful ending. A definite five star read and one I recommend adding to your reading list!
My thanks to publishers Harper Impulse for my copy via NetGalley; also to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2089 KB
- Print Length: 416 pages
- Publisher: HarperImpulse
- Publication Date: 17 May 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- (Paperback) Amazon US
Meet the Author
Jane Linfoot is a best selling author, who lives in a muddy cottage, up a steep hill in Derbyshire, with her family, their pets, and an astonishing number of spiders. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a super-market.
Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea, and wrote her first book by accident, while working as an architect, and renovating country houses. While she loves to write feelgood books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines.
Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.
Her latest books include a series of stand alone novels, based around a seaside wedding shop in Cornwall. Cupcakes and Confetti – The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Sequins and Snowflakes – Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, and Bunting and Bouquets – Summer at the Little Wedding Shop, and most recently, The Little Cornish Kitchen. These are all publishes by Harper Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins.
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