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Saturday, 21 April 2018

The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May #BlogTour #BookReview #Giveaway

Super excited to be the latest stop on this fabulous blog tour, hosted by Rachels Random Resoures, to share the love for this book that is filled with romance, attitude and fun! As well as my review, there's always a giveaway... now that got your attention didn't it?!!!! 

Praise for Nicola May’s books 

‘This book will twang your funny bone & your heartstrings’ – Milly Johnson 
‘A fun and flighty read’ the Sun 
‘A funny and fast-paced romp – thoroughly enjoyable!’  WOMAN Magazine 
Rosa Larkin is down on her luck in London, so when she inherits a near-derelict corner shop in a quaint Devon village, her first thought is to sell it for cash and sort out her life. But nothing is straightforward about this legacy.  While the identity of her benefactor remains a mystery, he or she has left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.  
     Rosa makes up her mind to give it a go: to put everything she has into getting the shop up and running again in the small seaside community of Cockleberry Bay. But can she do it all on her own? And if not, who will help her succeed - and who among the following will work secretly to see her fail? 
     There is a handsome rugby player, a sexy plumber, a charlatan reporter and a selection of meddling locals. Add in a hit and run incident and the disappearance of a valuable engraved necklace – and what you get is a journey of self-discovery and unpredictable events.  
With surprising and heartfelt results, Rosa, accompanied at all times by her little sausage dog Hot, will slowly unravel the shadowy secrets of the inheritance, and also bring her own, long-hidden heritage into the light. 
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About Nicola May 

Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick. 
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Giveaway – Win x 3 Paperback copies of The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay (Open Internationally) 
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This is a chick lit book with attitude! The main character Rosa is not your normal kind of 'heroine' - she's had an extremely tough upbringing`and finds herself unable to settle and very happy to pick fights with those who she sees as treating her badly.

Then out of nowhere she is contacted to say she has inherited a corner shop in a place she's never visited or even heard of in Devon! And it couldn't have come at a better time as she's just walked out on yet another job so she has nothing to lose in packing up all her things - and Hot her loyal sausage dog! - and heading to Devon to find out more about this shop, the area and why, and more importantly who, has left her this shop and flat.

She soon finds she's at the centre of attention in this quaint tourist village, something she isn't used to, but soon finds some trustworthy new friends, and some who are not so nice! Her friend Josh, who she lived with is busy with his life, but is always there for her on the phone or for a visit to help her settle in - he's her voice of reason when she wonders where her life is going and what she should do.

As she clears up the flat that has laid empty for so long, she uncovers quite a few secrets and as she settles down to village life she starts to relish life as a shop owner and the new challenges that this brings her way. With all the goings on, she finds herself in anything but a quiet and sleepy tourist destination!

I really loved the character of Rosa - she's rough round the edges but extremely likeable - as is Hot her faithful companion! I also loved the character of Mary who she befriends and how they are there for each other when needed.

I found this to be an enjoyable, fun, edgy and not your normal light and fluffy chick lit read - more please!!!


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