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Wednesday, 15 April 2020

#BlogTour #Giveaway THE GIFT OF COCKLEBERRY BAY by NICOLA MAY #BookReview #TGOCB @rararesources

Delighted to be on the Blog Tour for the latest in one of my favourite series - THE GIFT OF COCKLEBERRY BAY by NICOLA MAY. My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for putting the tour together and letting me be part of it all!

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay 

From the author of the #1 BESTSELLING The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay 

All of our favourite characters from Cockleberry Bay are back in this final, heart warming story in the series. Including Hot, Rosa Smith's adorable dachshund and his new-born puppies.

 Now successfully running the Cockleberry CafĂ© and wishing to start a family herself, Rosa feels the time is right to let her inherited Corner Shop go. However, her benefactor left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.

 Rosa is torn. How can she make such a huge decision? And will it be the right one? Once the news gets out and goes public, untrustworthy newcomers appear in the Bay . . . their motives uncertain. With the revelation of more secrets from Rosa's family heritage, a new journey of unpredictable and life-changing events begins to unfold. 

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay concludes this phenomenally successful series in typically brisk and bolshy style and will delight the many thousands of Rosa's fans 

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Nicola May lives in the UK, five miles from the Queen’s castle in Windsor, with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon and devouring cream teas. Her bestselling The Corner Shop in Cockleberry, the 1st book in the Cockleberry Bay series, went to #1 on Amazon and stayed there for an unprecedented 6 weeks. She classes her novels as ‘chicklit with a kick,’ writing about love, life and friendships in a real, not fluffy kind of way. She likes burgers, mince pies, clocks, birds, bubble baths and facials - but is not so keen on aubergines.

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Giveaway to Win a signed copy of The Gift of Cockleberry Bay (Open INT) 

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The gang are back! And I couldn't be happier to spend time in the company of these wonderful characters and in the charming Cockleberry Bay area! Their daily goings on and drama have delighted me over the previous 2 books, and this is a fitting end to the series and left me with all the feels.... and more!

If you've not read the series before - why not??!!! - this can be read as a standalone, but it's always good to know a little bit about the background of the dynamics of the characters so I'd highly recommend reading books 1 and 2 as well, so you can get the full enjoyment of the latest installment!

There's a storm approaching the Bay in this book, and for a close knit community they are really tested with dealing with the aftermath.  But it's not all doom and gloom as there is plenty going on with the inhabitants, mainly Rosa and her husband Josh, who have big decisions ahead of them - not so easy either when Josh is having to work away in another country so often. There's also puppies!!!

Rosa turns into a bit of a wonderwoman in this story, and I have loved seeing how her character has progressed over the books. Her relationship is always her anchor but it is never without problems - it shows her maturity in how she resolves such issues!

Having to decide on who to leave the shop to is a huge dilemma for Rosa, and I loved trying to work out who I thought would be the best new owner!  This was a wonderful story that I didn't want to end!  Thank you Nicola and thank you Cockleberry Bay for keeping me so entertained throughout this series!!


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