Cottage on a Cornish Cliff #BookReview #BlogTour #KateRyder #Aria #NetGalley

Written by Kate Ryder




Returning to the heart of her beloved Cornwall, Kate Ryder weaves another deliciously irresistible tale of desire, jealousy and the search for understanding, set against the stunning backdrop of the glorious Lizard Peninsula.

Globally renowned actor Oliver Foxley has made the most difficult decision of all and set the love of his life free, in order to try and bring his family back together. But there’s a magnetic pull back to both Cara and Cornwall that Oliver can neither deny nor resist…

Heartbroken for a second time in her short life, single mother Cara knows she has no choice but to pick up the pieces yet again and carry on. Perhaps a complete change of scenery would help her, and her young family? Yet her mind, spirit and heart yearn for the windswept shores of her Cornish Cove…

Cara and Oliver face the agonising choice between following expectations, or following their hearts. How will their story end…?








A Glorious Sequel .. First Class Read!   5 stars


Cara Penhaligon is a gifted Cornish artist whose talent provides her with the ability to raise and care for her three children. As a single parent, Cara has loved and lost not once but twice in her life and is finding an inner strength to carry on and spread her wings in the art world. Will taking new opportunities and uprooting her family be the fresh start they all need – and could she bear to live anywhere else but on the wild and beautiful coast of Cornwall? Oliver Foxley is a very talented and good-looking actor with a wife and four children, but since spending a summer in that same county his life seems to be lacking something. Can he live out his life knowing he’s missing out on real happiness?

First up, confession time; it wasn’t until I began reading this novel that I realised it was a sequel! Having enjoyed Summer in a Cornish Cove so much, I added this one to my list purely on the basis of the author’s name. What a lovely surprise! How rewarding to return to the spectacular Cornish scenery which Kate Ryder describes so aptly that I swear I could smell the sea…

I have revelled in this book; everything about it is just so delicious. The characters are a mixed bunch, all with their own lives and idiosyncrasies and I felt I had been living in among them as I read. Every time I read a story set in Cornwall I have ideas about living there, but none so much as with this series. Full of angst, doubt, happiness and sadness this is one which captivates both heart and soul and until the last few pages I was never sure of exactly where it was heading. An absolutely glorious sequel, deserving no less than five super-shiny, sparkling stars!

My thanks to Aria for not only providing my copy via NetGalley but also for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: family life, romance


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2162 KB
  • Print Length: 474 pages
  • Publisher: Aria
  • Publication Date: 16 October 2018
  • Purchase Links: Amazon UK
  •                                 Amazon US
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Meet the Author




After pursuing a career in publishing and acting, Kate found her passion in writing. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her self-published debut novel received a Chill with a Book, “Book of the Month” Award. She currently lives with her husband in the Tamar Valley in a renovated 200-year-old Cornish sawmill. She finds the Cornish landscape a great source of inspiration. When she is not writing she enjoys reading, art, theatre and travel.

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