I am delighted to be a part of the blog tour and to share my review of; A Winter Warmer at the Little Cornish Kitchen by Jane Linfoot.
A Winter Warmer at the Little Cornish Kitchen
St Aidan: a cosy Cornish village where friendships are made for life and it’s always cocktail hour somewhere…
A clean slate in the world’s cosiest cottage by the sea…
When Gwen Starkey and her best friend, Stella Simpson, arrive in St Aidan to take on a cottage renovation, it’s the fresh start they both so desperately need. But when their new adventure begins with them unintentionally breaking into their neighbour, Ollie Lancaster’s cottage – thinking it’s their new home – and Gwen accidentally flashing the gorgeous Ollie before they flee, the life-long friends realise that life in Cornwall is going to be anything but quiet!
They also quickly discover that they’re in over their heads and it’s going to take a village to turn their cottage’s narrow walls into the luxurious hideaway of their dreams. St Aidan is full of colourful characters just waiting to welcome them, if only Gwen and Stella can find the courage to start leaving the past behind them…
Cosy, heartwarming and delicious!
Firstly, a word of warning; don’t read this book if you’re on a diet as I can guarantee you will be snacking your way through reading, especially if like me you have a sweet tooth (or a full mouth of precious teeth) and weak-willed and crave anything with chocolate. Honestly, I swear my jeans are tighter. LOL!
I loved the sound of this book instantly, the title alone is so charming and draws you in and the cover makes you want to reach out with grabby hands and read it.
I adored the setting, the Cornish coast is beautifully written it’s like a character all on its own I was transported there by the lusciously richly descriptive writing. I have been reaching more for stories set near the sea lately, I’ve never been to Cornwall but I got a real sense of how atmospheric and beautiful it is and I adored the community feel to the story.
I did think that the romance aspect took a back step, it wasn’t the overriding element of the story which was a little bit of a disappointment but I could see where the author was going with each other the character’s storylines, I just wished that romance blossomed a little faster than it initially did as there seemed to be a rather a lot of dithering due to other factors. But saying that as the romance wasn’t pushed forefront from the beginning allowed me to properly get to know the characters and watch as they develop and change throughout the story which I liked.
I have read Jane Linfoot books in the past and loved them, which is one of the reasons this book appealed to me, as it’s been far too long since I had the time to read this author’s work. I thought this book was a little slower in pace than I usually read and different to what I remember from her previous books, yet I do think the pacing worked for the characters and the story.
I thoroughly enjoyed my first trip to St Aiden – and will definitely return again, I loved the richly detailed and charming setting, the characters are likeable and relatable and the overall story is delightful.
I write a fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines, and lots of heart. Writing is fab because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I live in a cottage up the steepest hill in Derbyshire, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the chaos. Happily, we’re within walking distance of a supermarket. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, and most things French. When I’m not on Facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be out with my two Old English sheepdogs or in the garden. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.
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