Hello, Book Dragons! Today I would like to welcome you all on my stop of the Blog Tour for Summer at Sandcastle Cottage By Christina Jones and I would like to share a review, with all of you. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂
Thank You very much to the publisher – Accent Press Ltd for the review copy.
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Release date: 18 03 2021
Price*: Kindle £5.99 (GBP)/ Paperback £8.19 (GBP)
Kindle $5.99 (USD)/ Paperback $11.43 (USD)
Pages: ~ 368
My rating: Really liked it.
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What I learned from this book: I would love to have holidays in a small idyllic village by the sea…
Description of the book: After trials, tears and a torturous break-up, Kitty Appleby has finally found where she’s meant to be. Tumbledown Sandcastle Cottage, in the delightful seaside village of Firefly Common, is home, and Kitty’s eccentric band of friends and neighbours are enjoying a glorious summer.
There’s just one tiny little problem. Sandcastle Cottage doesn’t belong to them. And Mavis Mullholland, Kitty’s landlord, is on her way home from her round-the-world cruise . . .
Kitty can’t bear to lose the community that’s welcomed her in. But secretly, she can’t bear to leave Sandcastle Cottage without finding out more about the mysterious and enigmatic Vinny . Why can’t she stop thinking about him, when she’s faced with losing everything?
How this book made me feel: A cosy romance story is something I really needed right now. Something light, fluffy and enjoyable. This novel ticked all those requirements.
This book is told from multiple perspectives, Kitty, Apollo and Jemini are sharing their thoughts and feelings. I really liked not only the main characters but all characters mentioned in this book. They all are very realistic, unique and incredibly funny. The protagonists had a difficult past, but I am happy about their present life.
The narrative was very entertaining and enjoyable. I really enjoyed the little twists and turns, that the author incorporated into this novel. The topics discussed in this book were difficult relationships, everyday life, racism, looking for love, friendships and plenty more. One thing that really annoyed me is the term “politically correct” used in multiple places throughout this book. I don’t think it was needed and it irked me a lot.
I absolutely loved the setting of this book. I would love to spend holidays in a place like Firefly Common, where you can go to the beach and enjoy idyllic walks. The book is set during summer, so it was a great escape to somewhere nice during the lockdown. The chapters of the book have medium length, but the story is very entertaining and the pages just fly by. The ending was quite predictable, but I liked the way this story was concluded. There is a short story/prequel to this book called Christmas At Sandcastle Cottage. I haven’t read it, but I hope it would explain the past situations of the main characters better.
So, to conclude, I really enjoyed this funny, romantic novel, filled with intriguing and humorous characters as well as the plot that takes you to a beautiful place and makes you believe in a better life. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice place to escape, and in need of something to cheer them up. Do give it a go and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the author: Christina Jones has written all of her life (as well as having millions of Proper Jobs including factory worker, secretary, nightclub dancer, blood donor attendant, barmaid, waitress, civil servant and fruit picker) Christina first had a short story published when she was just 14 years old. She has written for teenage and women’s magazines – fiction and non-fiction – for a number of years, had her own humour column in The Oxford Times, and has contributed to national newspapers.
Website: christinajones.co.uk / Twitter: @bucolicfrolics / Facebook: @ChristinaJonesAuthor
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