St Aidan: a cosy Cornish village where friendships are made for life and it’s always cocktail hour somewhere…
The Little Cornish Kitchen is going on tour!
When internet sensation ‘Cressida Cupcake’ has a soggy bottomed TV fiasco and faces bake-off backlash she jumps at the chance to spend some time hiding out in St Aidan, dog sitting for her brother.
Picturesque Seaspray Cottage is meant to be Cressy Hobson’s port in the storm but with her blog sponsors having fled and her book deal gone sideways her funds are running low and she’s forced to turn to the locals for help. Soon her quiet weeks in Cornwall are filled with chasing sheep, saving the local retirement village, taking The Little Cornish Kitchen into people’s homes for baking nights…and keeping a vigilant guard against romance.
The one and only time Cressy lost her head to love was over a decade ago while in St Aidan, and she won’t be making the same mistake again – a feat easier said than done when Ross Bradbury looks even better a decade on…and every step she takes seems to put him in her path!
I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher in return for an honest review.
This is the perfect uplifting book for a cold and cloudy February day. I love how this author creates believable characters, dreamy romance and plenty of humorous moments in an idyllic Cornish setting.
Cressy is a successful internet baker, but a baking disaster threatens to destroy her fledgling career when social media turns against her. Independent, she initially resists the community support and friendship St Aidan offers but not for long.
Ross, the local vet, has a brief but traumatic history with Cressy, and his presence in the village is hard to ignore. The chemistry is undeniable, but both have internal conflicts to overcome to try again.
This is a lovely multi-generational story with relatable vibrant characters, humour, poignancy and romance.
Jane Linfoot is a best selling author, who lives in a cottage, up the steepest 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 supermarket. 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 feel-good 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 storylines. 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. She has lots of Pinterest boards relating to her novels.