Summer at the Cornish Café

Book 1 (The Cornish Café Series)

by Phillipa Ashley 

In Summer at the Cornish Café, we meet Demi when she is working at a café. Unfortunately, due to a run in with an influential customer she loses her job and finds herself homeless again, along with her trusty companion, Mitch (her dog, who is a fabulous character by the way!).

When Cal Penwith comes along with a job offer too good to turn down, they begin the massive task of rebuilding his holiday park and her life is never to be the same again.

I thoroughly enjoyed how their relationship develops throughout this story both professionally and personally. Of course, nothing ever runs smoothly, and they hit many a bump in the road with their development as well as their relationship. Both are such likeable characters though (despite Cal’s fluctuating moods) that I was rooting for them to succeed and find their true happiness. The chemistry between them is evident very early on. They are real and believable characters. Cal has his past, which he is initially reluctant to let go of and Demi, being that bit younger, has a natural vulnerability and relatable concerns. I love that she’s no pushover! The heart wants what it wants though, and we can’t help who we fall for.

This is such a gorgeous read. Set in a beautiful part of the country which I hope to visit again one day. I could just imagine sitting on the beach, sipping wine whilst watching the sun go down. Bliss!

There are several lovely characters in this book, and a couple not so lovely. All are integral though and add their own depth to the story.

Beautifully written, feel-good fiction at its best.

I LOVED it!

Treat yourself….

happy reading!

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