Sunday, 11 March 2018

Book Review - The Great Cornish Getaway by Fern Britton

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Title: The Great Cornish Getaway
Author: Fern Britton
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: Puchased
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 1st February 2018
Rating: 5 Stars


As the sun sits high in the sky over Cornwall, and the sea breeze brings a welcome relief to the residents of the seaside village of Trevay, a stranger arrives in need of a safe haven.

The fact that the stranger is a Hollywood heartthrob makes villagers Penny and Dorrie even more keen to help. They both know what it’s like to feel that you need a break from life, and they bring the village together to keep their stranger’s secret. It’s not long before he’s helping some of the villagers find the answers to their own problems. In return, they find a place for him in their hearts.

Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart

Wow that is certainly one quick read, I couldn't put it down and under an hour after starting it I was finished. If anything I would say the story was too short, as I was enjoying it so much that I didn't want it to end. 

Being a huge fan of Fern Britton and familiar with her Pendruggan setting, meant I was delighted to see a whole bunch of familiar characters. However even if you have never read anything by this author this is 100% a standalone novella, with a lovely storyline and warm writing that draws you in. 

This story features a very famous actor escaping for a few days in Cornwall, while hoping that people can be trusted with the secret that he is there. He just wants a break from his regular start studded life amongst good honest people. 

In just over 100 pages, there are laughs, drama, action, and some truly fabulous scenes in a story that was a joy to read.  This is another excellent book from Fern Britton and has proven to me she is one of the truly talented authors who can tell a great story in either 100 pages, or a full length novel, and still hook the reader in, and that is a skill set that not many have. 

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