When you’ve spent your life trying to be perfect, how easy is it to let go?
Marion Marksharp is the undisputed queen of Penmenna and has the perfect life – ask anyone. Doting husband? Hmm, maybe not… Well-behaved, angelic children? Definitely not. A network of close, supportive friends? Not so much, it turns out.
Marion sets out to change her autocratic ways by starting up a wedding planning enterprise in the village. But between her husband’s suspicious absences, her PTA frenemies and her own perfectionist tendencies, organising the dream wedding for her friend isn’t going smoothly and she’s running out of time to pull it off…
In this final book in the Cornish Village School series, the village comes together one last time to make sure everyone gets their happy ever after.
A second-chance romance perfect for fans of Tilly Tennant and Cathy Bramley.
The Cornish Village School series
Book 1 – Breaking the Rules https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07D1KTR6T
Book 2 – Second Chances https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07HLZDQFF
Book 3 – Summer Love https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07Q4RFKT9
Book 4 – Christmas Wishes https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VDX3WYQ
Book 5 – Happy Ever After https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0848KDB7M
A Stupendous Finale!
This has been an absolutely fantastic series, and choosing Marion Marksharp to be the focus of this final book is nothing short of brilliant!
Marion has always prided herself in being in full control of everything in her life – husband, sons and most definitely Penmenna school’s PTA which she rules over with a rod of iron. The very last thing she expected was her husband to step out of line but, when he does, she deals with the situation swiftly and concisely – and moves on. Marion swiftly sets about making a career for herself; organisation is most definitely what she excels at so what better than to be a wedding-cum-party planner extraordinaire? But can she pull it off at short notice?
Throughout the previous four novels in this series, the character of Marion Marsharp has always been larger than life and the cause of much laughter – so it was a treat to get to know her better. The laughter hasn’t gone away though, but her personality – finally – begins to shine through. The antics of her boys has always provided much giggling, and this time round is no different. Up until now, her husband has been very much a bit player but this is our opportunity to get to see things from his perspective too. With all previous characters making welcome appearances, this is a fitting finale to what has been an amazingly entertaining series; I admit to being gobsmacked to note from the acknowledgements that these were the author’s first ever books as the writing has always been so polished and accomplished. While this can easily be enjoyed as a stand-alone read I really would recommend reading the first four books before embarking on this one – trust me, you will understand Marion much better! A stupendous end to a sparkling series, and a novel which deserves no less than a full house of stars which I’m delighted to give it!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: romantic comedy
- Format: ebook
- Size: 304 pages
- Publisher: Canelo
- Publication Date: 18 June 2020
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Kitty Wilson lived in Cornwall for twenty-five years having been dragged there, against her will, as a stroppy teen. She is now remarkably grateful to her parents for their foresight and wisdom – and that her own children aren’t as hideous. Recently she has moved to Bristol, but only for love and on the understanding that she and her partner will be returning to Cornwall to live very soon. She spends most of her time welded to the keyboard, dreaming of the beach or bombing back down the motorway for a quick visit! She has a penchant for very loud music, equally loud dresses and romantic heroines who speak their mind.