Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Book Review - There's Something About Cornwall by Daisy James

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Title: There's Something About Cornwall
Author: Daisy James
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 8th March 2017
Rating: 5 Stars

A knight in a shining camper van!

Life is far from picture perfect for food photographer, Emilie Roberts. Not only has her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, he’s also stolen her dream assignment to beautiful Venice! Instead, Emilie is heading to the wind-swept Cornish coast…

Emilie doesn’t think it can get any worse – until disaster strikes on the very first day! And there’s only one man to rescue this damsel in distress: extremely hunky surfing instructor, Matt Ashby.

Racing from shoot to shoot in a bright orange vintage camper van, Matt isn’t the conventional knight in shining armour – but can he make all of Emilie’s fairy tale dreams come true?

Scenery lovers and foodies will be in heaven with this fantastic new book from Daisy James. It combines a road trip around the county of Cornwall, with little artisan industries, gorgeous photography and as many Cornish desserts as you can think of and more! 

I say its a road trip, but let me be more precise, its more of a trip around Cornwall in a campervan, which is rather orange in colour! We do visit in a couple of weeks, a large number of towns around Cornwall, from Perranporth, to St Austell, to St Ives to Bodmin and more besides (and not in that order). 

I loved seeing glimpses into all these great stunning places in and around Cornwall. I also loved Emilie's job as a food photographer, and seeing how she sets up these great photo shoots to make everything look fabulous. 

In fact Emilie's confidence is a an all time low when she agrees to take the photos for Lucinda's new cookbook, and only really does it as a favour to her friend Alice. Her confidence was knocked in her most recent relationship, and the her ex also steals the dream job in Venice that she was determined to get. 

Then there is the food itself which sounds gorgeous. What amuses me is that for a food photographer Emilie has an even worse diet than me. However like me she has an aversion to seafood, so I could completely sympathises with one restaurant she was persuaded to go to. 

Almost forgot to mention Matt, the hot surfer dude who replaces Alice as Emilie's companion on the trip and who is one of my favourite characters. And there is also Marcus, Lucinda's long suffering PA, who loves a gossip and kept me greatly entertained every time he spoke.  There is also a cameo in the book by another of HQ digital's authors, which amused me to see! 

There's Something About Cornwall is perfect escapist romantic comedy, its a joy to read, and I loved every second. It's easy to follow and with each book Daisy James is becoming more of a must read author for me, for when I just want to relax with a book, and ignore the world around me for a few hours. 

Thank you to Netgalley and HQ Digital for this copy of the book which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

For a chance to win a book on the history of the much-loved, iconic camper van, a mug and a coaster, just follow Daisy James on Twitter and retweet the pinned tweet. The prize will be drawn on 31st March 2017 (UK only).

1 comment:

  1. A huge thank you, Rachel, for your wonderful review of There's Something About Cornwall. I'm delighted you enjoyed it. Love Daisyx


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