The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.
Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.
Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.
With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.
Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay is available in ebook and paperback now. You can purchase a copy of both using the link below.
This was an entertaining, easy read which would be great for enjoying in the sun this summer. I was a huge fan of the first book in this series so I jumped at the chance to read and review this book. It was very nice to revisit Cockleberry Bay and the characters again with it feeling like I never left.
The author tackles quite a few serious topics which made for very interesting reading. I think it would have been very easy to make this a light, fluffy book but instead the author tackles alcoholism and mental health issues which are two quite taboo subjects. These are both handled very sensitively and I enjoyed watching the storylines involving them develop.
There are some fabulous characters in this book which were very well developed and ended up seeming like old friends by the end. There is a great variety of characters that all have different plotlines running alongside each other which ensured there was lots of interesting things going on. My favourite characters had to be the four legged ones that the author included who made me laugh with their antics. Their plotline was one of my favourite in the book and helped bring some light relief from the more serious themes.
This is the second book in the series and while I think it could be read as a standalone it’s probably best to read them in order so you know a bit more about the characters history. I hope this isn’t the last we’ll hear from Cockleberry Bay and I look forward to what the author comes up with next.
Huge thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random resources for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Award winning author Nicola May writes what she calls chick lit with a kick!
The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay held the #1 spot on Kindle Store for over a month in 2019 and it’s sequel Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay can be pre-ordered right here! Publication date July 5, 2019. The 3rd book in the series will be available December 2019.
The School Gates & Christmas Yves won awards for Best Author Published reads at the Festival of Romance in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Let Love Win was also nominated in 2013.
Love Me Tinder was ebook of the week in The Sun newspaper.
Nicola likes watching films that involve a lot of swooning and eating cream teas.
For more details about her books go to http://www.nicolamay.com