The perfect summer read from the number one bestselling author of The Canal Boat Cafe.
Love is in the Cornish summer air…
Wedding planner Ellie Moon is dreaming up the most beautiful bespoke wedding for Charlie and Daniel, owners of Cornwall’s favourite cream tea bus. Even though her own life has been turned upside down and she’s had to rent out her charming Cornish cottage with its climbing roses and lavender beds, Ellie is determined to give them a day to remember.
Her new tenant, handsome mechanic Jago, keeps popping up around the picture-postcard seaside village of Porthgolow. When they’re thrown together in the effort to help his elderly father get a spring back in his step, she discovers that he is full of surprises. Can romance bloom and give Ellie the fresh start she’s been wishing for?
This is the second book in this series, and I can whole heartedly say it is equally as delightful as the first.
This latest visit to Porthgolow reaquaints us with some much loved characters from the previous book, as well as introducing us to a few new faces along the way. This story see’s Ellie Moon arriving at the picturesque town to start planning the Wedding of Charlie and Daniel, much loved locals who own the cream tea bus.
Ellie’s life has been far from perfect of late, resulting in her having to rent out her beloved cornish cottage. But Ellie refuses to let anything come in between herself and organising the perfect wedding for Charlie and Daniel. She prides herself on her wedding planning service, and I think it is quite remarkable how she manages to keep so professional and optimistic despite the many difficulties in her own life.
And then we meet Jago, her new tennant who just so happens to be an incredibly handsome mechanic. Ellis is determined to keep her focus solely on her work, but as her and Jago keep crossing paths within the village, Ellie finds herself fighting the growing feelings she is developing for her tennant. When Jago and Ellie find themselves being thrown together time and time again, it seems as though the universe is sending them a message. They find themselves pulling together to help Jago’s father, who is in desperate of some good in his life.
As Ellie and Jago spend more time together, she is left wondering whether this could be her happily ever after too. Alongside the tunning storyline of much loved Charlie and Daniel’s impending wedding, there is a huge amount of love and friendship throughout this delightful read.
The characters are all so well fleshed out and have infectious personalities that really allows you to connect with each of them as individuals as their stories progress. The storyline itself is uplifting and heartwarming, making it practically impossible to get to the end without smiling!. This is another absolute beauty of a book by Cressida McLaughlin, and I eagerly await the next in this wonderful series.
About the Author
Cressy was born in South East London surrounded by books and with a cat named after Lawrence of Arabia. She studied English at the University of East Anglia and now lives in Norwich with her husband David.
When she isn’t writing, Cressy spends her spare time reading, returning to London or exploring the beautiful Norfolk coastline.
*Thank you to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours, HarperCollins and Cressida McLaughlin for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*