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Escape to Sandy Cove, where the scent of summer and the sound of wedding bells are in the air!

Ella makes brides’ dreams come true – there’s no dress she can’t make perfect with her sewing skills and some sparkle. But Ella’s own love life is no fairy tale. Recently dumped, surrounded by fussy brides, and with the prospect of wearing a hideous brown bridesmaid dress to her friend’s wedding, Ella feels more alone than ever, so agrees to go on a blind date.

A mix-up on the night introduces her to Kit. Kit is definitely not the man she was supposed to meet, but he could end up changing her life in ways she never thought possible…

A perfectly funny, feel-good summer romance that will whisk you away to sandy beaches and a seaside wedding.

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

My Thoughts…

Originally released as a four-part serial, it’s an entertaining read.

Part 1

Ella’s world is full of demanding brides, ungrateful bosses, and wedding dresses. She’s a lovely character, hardworking, constantly put upon and always trying to please others. I love the mix of laugh-out-loud hilarity and poignant moments. The believably created friendship dynamic between Ella, Lucy and Brittany defines this story and makes it engaging

Meeting Kit is unexpected for Ella and threatens unwelcome life changes. The plot has twists, and the book’s first part has a dramatic ending, making reading the rest of the story essential.

Part 2

The second part of this engaging book has Ella starting her own business, but her horrible ex-boss Wanda isn’t making it easy.

Kit, whom she met under stressful circumstances, is helping her convert her garage. The attraction between them is simmering nicely; the mystery concerning their parents makes anything more than friendship unlikely. Brittany’s hen night is full of hilarity.

I love the characters, the dynamics between Elle and her friends, the hint of romance with Kit and the intrigue surrounding their parents. The mix of humour and poignancy continues with Lucy’s viewpoint focusing on darker issues.

Part 3

The third part of A Wedding at Sandy Cove begins with a family drama at Ella’s launch party. The reveal is surprising and leaves Ella saddened and shocked. Her relationship with Kit develops, but love never runs smoothly. Ellas’ fledgling business suffers a setback to add to her woes. Lucy has a surprise visitor and Brittany’s wedding day is eventful.

I love the romance in this part of the story that takes Ella, Kit and the reader on an emotional journey. The humour lightens the poignant moments, and Ella’s character development is evident.

Part 4

So much has happened in the first three parts of this story that I wondered if the final part would resolve everything, but thankfully it is. Lucy is loved up, and you hope maybe she can find what she wants from this relationship. The divorce case she can’t forget has startling revelations and gives the story a dramatic subplot. Ella and Kit’s friendship is in doubt with the incident at the wedding, but on the positive side, Ella’s new business is succeeding.

Full of confusion, humour and romance, this delivers the perfect ending for all the friends. I love the drama and the wit; finally, Ella’s sense of self-worth is where it should be. Do Ella and Kit have their happy-ever-after? You’ll have to read this and find out, but I loved the ending too.

Bella Osborne

Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year she finished a full-length novel. Since then, she’s written seven best-selling romantic comedies, and she’s been shortlisted three times for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

Bella’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you. She lives in The Midlands, UK, with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s a dog. When not writing, Bella is usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.

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Read my review of A Perfect Fit (part 4)


Author, blogger and book reviewer. I am the author of 'The Dragon Legacy' series and 'The Dangerous Gift'. Animal welfare supporter. Loves reading, writing, countryside walks, cookery and gardening, .

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