Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Book Review - Summer at Coastguard Cottages by Jennifer Bohnet

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Title: Summer at Coastguard Cottages
Author: Jennifer Bohnet
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 23rd August 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

A summer of secrets!

Karen is escaping to her little cottage on the Devonshire coast this summer – it’s the perfect way to forget about her ex-husband. So she’s surprised to find love again when she least expected it!

Bruce is learning to live again after the death of his beloved wife. She loved their cottage by the sea but Bruce is torn by the bitter sweet memories – should he sell up and stay in the city?

Carrie is at a crossroads in her life after inheriting a fortune from the father she never met. Now she must make a life-changing decision that will affect her new friends, too…

Could eight weeks at Coastguard Cottages change all of their lives – forever?

If you fancy summer on the Devonshire coastline, featuring four main characters all going through different things in their lives,  but that all have things in common too, then spending your summer at the Coastguard Cottages is a good idea. 

For these are a row of cottages that are all owned by different people, sometimes rented out, but normally a regular community of people each summer. They reminded me of communities of beach hut owners, but instead these are decent sized properties! 

This is the summer where everything is going to change in our characters lives. Karen is trying to work out what to do about her husband, and whether she really will divorce him. Bruce is facing his first summer without his beloved late wife. Guy is renting out Charlie's cottage and is recovering from events in his life a year ago, he has also met one of the coastguard cottage owners before. 

Then there is Carrie, and it was her story I was most interested in, when she is left an unexpected inheritance and ends up on a journey of self-discovery.  

There are even a couple of gorgeous dogs that feature a fair amount in the book and I would have loved to have either one as my own pet! 

This was an enjoyable book that had quite a few surprises crop up during the story. It certainly made me feel like I was experiencing a Devonshire summer, and I loved the idea of the daily sundowners where all the cottage owners would get together for a bit to socialise and lower the flag. I also really liked seeing just how Karen, Bruce and Carries lives change in just 8 weeks. 

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

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