Christmas at the Little Cornish Gift Shop #BookReview #RachelGriffiths

Written by Rachel Griffiths


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Following a series of disastrous dates and losing her job as a room attendant at a top London hotel, Ruby Penrose heads home to Cornwall. Her dreams of making it as a screenwriter failed and she has no idea what to do next. 

Reality TV star Jake Woodhouse was delighted to find a small, isolated Cornish cottage to rent for the holidays. He aims to spend his days there in peace and quiet, licking his wounds – his only company his faithful, but stubborn, British bulldog, Sherlock Bones.

But as Ruby and Jake are drawn together by the magic of the festive season and the Little Cornish Gift Shop, they both begin to realise that sometimes it is possible to learn to trust again, and that friendship can be the most valuable Christmas gift of all.

This is the first of three short stories in The Little Cornish Gift Shop series.

Look out for Spring at The Little Cornish Gift Shop coming in 2019.




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A Glittering Start to a Fab New Series!!    5-stars


I’ve been looking forward to reading this one, and it didn’t let me down! A wonderful beginning to a new series .. with more to come!

Ruby Penrose’s London job comes to an abrupt halt and she heads home to her Nanna in Cornwall for Christmas. Perhaps now she will find the time and inspiration to follow her dreams? Jake Woodhouse’s life – also in London – faced some unsettling events recently and he has travelled to the anonymity of Cornwall to hole up and lick his wounds. As luck would have it, the cottage Jake found to rent belongs to Ruby’s Nanna, so it’s only a matter of time until their paths cross . . .

There are certain authors who will always deliver a very readable, comforting story and Rachel Griffiths is one of them. I knew at the first page that I would enjoy this book but it was even more delicious than I expected! It is a well-crafted tale with real characters in a beautiful setting, and a complete story whilst leaving room for more to follow and I can’t wait! Anyone who knows me well will realise that the inclusion of dogs in this story just added to the perfection; they are such characters and very entertaining, adding to the heartwarming theme. Then there’s the food .. I’m sure I tip the scales more just reading about such goodies! Definitely one to recommend, and with more to come you need to catch up with this one NOW!

My thanks to the author for my copy which I read entirely of my own free well, and the opinions in this review are completely my own.


Tags: Christmas, rom-com
  • Format: ebook
  • Size: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Cosy Cottage Books
  • Publication Date: 20 December 2018
  • Purchase Link: kindle




About the Author



Rachel Griffiths is an author, wife, mother, Earl Grey tea drinker, gin enthusiast, dog walker and fan of the afternoon nap. She loves to read, write and spend time with her family. Over the years, she has had a variety of jobs including stacking supermarket shelves, polishing soaps in a health and beauty shop and teaching pupils how to read and write. After almost twenty years in the classroom, she is lucky enough to be living her dream as a full-time writer.




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