A Perfect Cornish Escape – Phillipa Ashley #BookReview #PorthmellowHarbour#3 #Avon #NetGalley #5*


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Summer in Cornwall is the perfect time for a fresh start…

Seven years ago, Marina Hudson’s husband was lost at sea. She vowed to love him forever – but when kind-hearted Lachlan arrives in Porthmellow, should she deny herself another chance at happiness?

Tiff Trescott was living life to the full as a journalist in London – until her boyfriend’s betrayal brought it all crashing down. Fleeing to her cousin Marina’s cottage, Tiff feels like a fish out of water. And when brooding local Dirk wins a day with her in a charity auction, she’s thrown headfirst into Cornish life.

This summer promises new beginnings for both Tiff and Marina. But are they too good to be true?


Escape to Cornwall with this emotional, uplifting read from the bestselling author of A Perfect Cornish Summer and A Perfect Cornish Christmas. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Trisha Ashley.


Porthmellow Harbour series

Book 1 – A Perfect Cornish Summer

Book 2 – A Perfect Cornish Christmas

Book 3 – A Perfect Cornish Escape


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Entertaining & Enjoyable!      stars 5


What could be better in these times of lockdown than a virtual trip to Cornwall, one of the most visited counties?

Marina hasn’t had her troubles to seek; seven years ago her husband set out fishing in his kayak and never returned. The wrecked kayak was found, but never Nate. She has been faithful to his memory, but seven years is a long time – and Lachlan has appeared in the town. Cousin Tiff was a London journalist but, thanks to her ex-boyfriend, her life has crashed and burned in the city so she swears off men and heads to Porthmellow to stay with Marina and get her life back. But she didn’t bargain for meeting dark and brooding Dirk . . .

Oh, how lovely it is to be back in Porthmellow again. With some new characters in a different area of the town to concentrate on, it’s rewarding to come across those from the previous two novels popping up. There is a real community feel to these novels, and Phillipa Ashley deserves all the credit for conjuring up such a fantastic place and transferring it all to the page so successfully. A wonderful tale with lots of different elements which is both entertaining and enjoyable and, whilst this is a stand-alone read, I would recommend reading the whole series – they’re too good to miss! Absolutely a five star read.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: romance


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Author Bio



Phillipa Ashley writes warm, funny romantic fiction for a variety of world-famous international publishers.

After studying English at Oxford, she worked as a copywriter and journalist. Her first novel, Decent Exposure, won the RNA New Writers Award and was made into a TV movie called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hopkins. As Pippa Croft, she also wrote the Oxford Blue series – The First Time We Met, The Second Time I Saw You and Third Time Lucky.

Phillipa lives in a Staffordshire village and has an engineer husband and scientist daughter who indulge her arty whims. She runs a holiday-let business in the Lake District, but a big part of her heart belongs to Cornwall. She visits the county several times a year for ‘research purposes’, an arduous task that involves sampling cream teas, swimming in wild Cornish coves and following actors around film shoots in a camper van.


Social Media

Website: http://phillipa-ashley.com/

Twitter: @PhillipaAshley

Facebook: @PhillipaAshleyAuthor


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