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Thursday, 8 August 2019

#BookReview The Cornish Cream Tea Bus by Cressida Mclaughlin


ABOUT THE BOOK

Next stop, Cornwall! Hop on The Cornish Cream Tea Bus for a delicious, romantic adventure…
‘Captivating’ Heat Magazine ‘Beautiful… heartwarming’ Zara Stoneley ‘A wonderful ray of reading sunshine’ Heidi Swain
Baking fanatic, Charlie Quilter, is surprised when her late uncle bequeaths his vintage bus to her in his will. Keen to give the bus a new lease of life, Charlie thinks it will be the perfect mobile cafĂ© for afternoon tea, and when her friend, Juliette, suggests Charlie comes to stay with her in the picturesque Cornish village of Porthgolow, she’s thrilled at the chance of a new start.
Charlie and her cute dog, Marmite, make new friends wherever their bus stops – except for the sexy but reclusive owner of the posh spa up on the hill, Daniel Harper, who isn’t very pleased that her bus is parked outside his lovely hotel.
Has Charlie’s Cornish dream developed a soggy bottom? Or can she convince Daniel that her bus could be the start of something wonderful for the little village – and for them?
published by HarperCollins

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MY REVIEW


This is the kind of book that just makes you want to run out, purchase a vintage bus and start your own baking business!! It's made me want to do just that and it was a really enjoyable read that is the perfect slice of escapism!

Charlie inherits a vintage bus from her late uncle, and she wants to honour him by restoring the bus to its' former glory but finding a way that she can use it to start her own business.  And her business is baking so she comes up with a plan to start a mobile cafe - sounds perfect to me!!

She ends up taking the bus to Cornwall to stay with a friend and to start some trial runs of how it could all work - everyone she meets is receptive to the idea apart from the owner of the local exclusive Spa, Daniel, who isn't too keen on an old bus being parked in sight of his business so the relationship between him and Charlie doesn't get off to the greatest start! 

But with her determination the business starts well, and maybe even Daniel can be persuaded that it's good for the tourists visiting his spa too!  She knows how to use social media to create a buzz about her bus and it's lovely to see how well the old and new sit alongside one another. It's not all plain sailing though and she wonders who is out to cause trouble for her when things start going wrong.

I loved the different personalities within the pages of this book and the thought of all those cream teas on the bus just made me crave a scone or three!! The use of the bus was such a lovely idea and the character of Charlie was a joy to spend time with - very driven and focused on making the most of the opportunity given to her.  Very inspiring!!  A lovely read!!

★★★★

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