Sunday, 3 September 2017

Book Review - Confetti at the Cornish Cafe by Phillipa Ashley

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Title: Confetti at the Cornish Cafe
Author: Phillipa Ashley
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 29th May 2017
Rating: 5 Stars

Cal and Demi are preparing to launch their beloved Kilhallon Resort in Cornwall as a wedding venue. With the cliff-top setting and coastal views, it's the perfect place for a magical ceremony.

But their first clients are no ordinary couple. The bride and groom are internationally famous celebrities Lily Craig and Ben Trevone. As secrets surface and truths are told, can Demi and Cal ensure that Kilhallon's first wedding is a success? One thing’s for sure, this will be a Cornish celebration to remember . . .

What a way to round up a trilogy, this book covers all the loose ends and in such a great way. There is plenty of drama throughout the book to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

I have absolutely loved the Cornish Café series, and it was great to see this latest instalment in Cal and Demi’s lives.  This could be read as a standalone and the prologue gives plenty of either recap for existing readers, or a good summary of the key points in their story leading up to the start of this book. 

Kilhallon is gearing up for the wedding of the year, and also the first wedding held at the glamping site, and it’s for famous actors Ben and Lily. They seem nice enough, just want a down to earth wedding that looks like it was thrown together naturally at the last moment. 

Of course its not that simple, and Demi has to hire a wedding planner to help out, and between them all they have to weather large amounts of speculation as to whether the wedding is really being held there. 
As the book progresses there are moments of high action and drama, there are moments of laughter and romance and generally there is the feeling that that book is building to a crescendo. And what a finale sequence it was, the last perhaps quarter of the book was in some ways completely unpredictable, in fact I was expecting some completely other unexpected occurrences, which didn’t happen! 

I love Demi, and have done since the first book, and I’m so pleased for the range of character development there has been through, and her various continuing storylines are wrapped up really well in this book. As is Cal’s biggest long term storyline. 

Confetti at the Cornish Café is a celebration of a quirky wedding with some rather unique ideas, some adorable dogs, and the romance between Cal and Demi. It is a really great story and as a fan of the series I think it’s a great way for it to wind up. 

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

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