Friday, 13 April 2018

The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May - Blog Tour, Book Review & #Giveaway

Today is my stop on the blog tour for the fabulous The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay - you can read my review below and you could even win a copy for yourself by entering the Rafflecopter giveaway!

Genre:  Romantic Comedy
Publication Date:  9 April 2018
Standalone Novel
Estimated Page Count:  364

Rosa Larkin is down on her luck in London, so when she inherits a near-derelict corner shop in
a quaint Devon village, her first thought is to sell it for cash and sort out her life. But nothing is
straightforward about this legacy.  While the identity of her benefactor remains a mystery, he -
or she - has left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to
somebody who really deserves it.
    Rosa makes up her mind to give it a go: to put everything she has into getting the shop up
and running again in the small seaside community of Cockleberry Bay. But can she do it all on
her own? And if not, who will help her succeed - and who among the following will work
secretly to see her fail?
    There is a handsome rugby player, a sexy plumber, a charlatan reporter and a selection of
meddling locals. Add in a hit and run incident and the disappearance of a valuable engraved
necklace – and what you get is a journey of self-discovery and unpredictable events.

With surprising and heartfelt results, Rosa, accompanied at all times by her little
sausage dog Hot, will slowly unravel the shadowy secrets of the inheritance, and also
bring her own, long-hidden heritage into the light.

Hot Dog, the adorable, lovable, huggable little sausage dog is the real star of this story!  He is so cute and cuddly, you can't help falling in love with him and his big brown eyes.

When his mistress Rosa unexpectedly inherits a run down shop in a small seaside town he is ecstatic as he runs along the beautiful beach, chases the waves and generally has lots of fun playing with his doggy friends, while she wonders what she's let herself in for - whether she can really get the shop up and running again as she's never held down a job for more than five minutes before, has never had any responsibility, and has absolutely zero experience in running her own business

I didn't warm to Rosa at first, she drank way too much and when she did she was just a very unlikeable person with very loose morals!  But my view changed as she busied herself with the shop, she was resilient and independent and easily made friends with the locals.

There was also the huge mystery throughout the story, who had left Rosa the shop and why?  She had no family and had been brought up in foster homes and care homes.  I couldn't guess this puzzle and I thought it was so well written, as we were being drip-fed little clues very gradually.

There's forbidden love, a missing necklace, a hit and run incident, blackmail, love letters and a mysterious old lady who appears and disappears just as suddenly!  It is a delightful and entertaining read and I absolutely loved it!

About Nicola May

Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.
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Giveaway – Win x 3 Paperback copies of The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay (Open Internationally)
*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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