Monday 31 August 2015

Book of The Month: August

The Little Flower Shop By The Sea
by Ali McNamara

The blossom is out in the little Cornish harbour town of St Felix

But Poppy Carmichael's spirits aren't lifted by the pretty West Country spring. Inheriting her grandmother's flower shop has forced her to return to Cornwall, a place that holds too many memories.

Poppy is determined to do her best for the sake of her adored grandmother, but she struggles with the responsibility of the more-shabby-than-chic shop. And with the added complication of Jake, the gruff but gorgeous local flower grower, Poppy is very tempted to run away...

The pretty little town has a few surprises in store for Poppy. With new friends to help her and romance blooming, it's time for Poppy to open her heart to St Felix and to the special magic of a little flower shop by the sea!
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I was really looking forward to reading The Little Flower Shop By The Sea as it sounded like a fun read with a gorgeous seaside setting. But I was patient and saved the book for my holiday - and I'm so glad I did as it made the perfect pool-side read!

The writing is warm and I loved the sense of community within St Felix. I devoured the book, finishing it in a couple of days as I didn't want to put it down.

With it's array of fantastic characters (both of the human and animal variety) and its vivid coastal setting, I didn't want the book to end. I wanted to remain in St Felix and find out more about the characters we meet. I'm hoping that one day Ali McNamara will return to St Felix, perhaps to The Blue Canary...

You can see my full review of The Little Flower Shop By The Sea here

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