*Ad-gifted: I received a copy of The Cottage in a Cornish Cove in exchange for this post.
As you know I’ve been finding my way back into reading regularly recently, after taking some time out while the girls were smaller. It was virtually impossible to spend more than a couple of minutes with my head in a book. But now once they are in bed I have the time to read. My latest read is The Cottage in a Cornish Cove by Cass Grafton. As you can probably imagine, what drew me to the book was the Cornish setting. I absolutely adore small Cornish coves and villages. Some of my favourites being Mullion Cove, Kynance Cove, Port Isaac, and Cadgwith Cove.
A heart-warming tale of discovering all you never wanted is exactly what you need.
Orphaned as a baby and raised by uncaring relatives, much of Anna Redding’s happiness as a child came from the long summer holidays spent with an elderly family friend, Aunt Meg, in the coastal village of Polkerran.
With Aunt Meg’s passing, Anna is drawn back to the West Country, relocating to the Cornish cove where she was once so happy. Filled with memories, she hopes to perhaps open a B&B—and perhaps cross paths with Alex Tremayne again, a local boy she used to have a major crush on and who only had to walk past Anna to make her heart flutter.
Settling into her new life, and enjoying her work for the older, reclusive and—to be honest—often exasperating Oliver Seymour, Anna is delighted when Alex reappears in Polkerran and sweeps her off her feet.
The stars finally seem to be aligned, but just as Anna thinks all she’s ever wished for is within reach, a shock discovery brings everything under threat, and she discovers she’s living a dream that isn’t hers.
Can Anna rescue the new life she has made for herself and when the testing moment comes, will anyone be there to hold her hand?
What I thought
Straight away I could see that I was going to enjoy The Cottage in a Cornish Cove. The book starts with Anna up in North Yorkshire in a bit of a rut with her love life. She longs for something else. When an unexpected letter arrives from Aunt Meg’s solicitor in Cornwall, she knows where she should go – back to Cornwall. Where she had the best childhood holiday memories.
Anna gives up her job and housemates and moves her whole life to Cornwall. To a little village called Polkerran, where everyone knows everyone’s business. Anna reconnects with her old friends, finds a job and turns the cottage into a quaint B&B. Anna starts up a relationship with Alex – a teenage crush from her childhood. But all is not what it seems with him. Personally I cannot stand his character. Anna’s boss Oliver has a sense of intrigue surrounding him. He seems quite rude and abrupt to begin with, but as the book goes on you can see he has a heart of gold.
Life is going well for Anna until a conversation one day with an old neighbour of Aunt Meg’s brings some bad news for Anna and she might well lose everything in Polkerran.
I absolutely loved The Cottage in a Cornish Cove. It has romance and mystery in a beautiful setting. I can visually see myself in the fictitious village, neighbours popping in and out for tea and cake. Gossiping on the locals. This is book number 1 in the Polkerran series and I cannot wait to read more if they are this good!
It gets a 5 out of 5 stars from me.
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