Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Book Review - Summer on the Little Cornish Isles by Phillipa Ashley - Blog Tour

The Amazon Purchase link below is an Amazon Affiliate link.
Amazon UK
Title: Summer on the Little Cornish Isles
Author: Phillipa Ashley
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 9th July 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

One summer can change everything …

Poppy has always loved Cornwall – the crisp sea air, the welcoming community. So when her boyfriend Dan suggests they leave their office jobs and take over the Starfish Studio on the Isles of Scilly, Poppy doesn’t need asking twice.

But things don’t go to plan when Dan dumps her, weeks before they’re due to move. Determined not to give up, Poppy accepts the help of local photographer Jake, her landlord’s grandson. But Jake is distracted by a loss from his past.

Can they turn the crumbling gallery into a success in time for tourist season? And will a summer on the little Cornish Isles mend just the studio – or Poppy’s heart too?

I am absolutely loving The Little Cornish Isles and all the books set there. The Isle of Scilly sound so picturesque that is no surprise that Poppy falls in love with the islands and a few years after she visited as a tourist she is now trying to make a go of a business. 

She has taken over the Starfish Studio a small art gallery and is attempting to make it a success, if she can overcome the knowledge that Dan who she was meant to be making this life changing move with dumped her a month ago, and the studio being in worse condition than she anticipated. 

I loved seeing how Poppy's determination started to appear and as she let down some barriers start to become part of the community on the island.  Helping her is Jake who has a very good reason for being reluctant to be on the islands for longer than strictly necessary. 

Both characters are easy to relate to and I enjoyed getting to know them.  Leo the cat was utterly hilarious, especially with all the human traits he was given by the author! It was also good to in passing at least catch up with the characters from the other books in the series, although this can easily be read as a standalone. 

This is a really enjoyable story that is well written, with great descriptions, dialogue and some great storylines all wrapped up in one book! 

Thank you to Netgalley and Avon for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

Please do take a look at all the other stops on this blog tour

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...