‘Full of heart, hope, friendship, family and laughter, and a plot with a mystery gagging to be solved’ Kim Nash on Welcome to Ferry Lane Market
When Star Bligh got pregnant at the age of sixteen, she thought her life was over. Now thirty-three, mother to Skye and owner of the successful jewellery stall in Ferry Lane Market in Hartmouth, Cornwall, she wouldn’t change a thing about it.
Well, maybe one. A few months ago she fell hard for American visitor Jack, but then he left without even saying goodbye and ever since she has struggled to get him out of her head. Until the handsome, roguish Conor turns up and sweeps her off her feet. But then one day, Star is shocked to bump into Jack. He’s back in Hartmouth to tell her why he left – but is she ready to listen?
As things get more complicated with her love life, another revelation threatens to turn the lovely world she has built for her and Skye upside down. But could this be the one thing that will make it complete?
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I received a digital ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest review.
Another fantastic book from the amazing series writer, Nicola May. I was thrilled to read and review the first book in this series, so leapt at the chance for this second instalment. The characters are mostly familiar, but this time the focus is on Steren ‘Sta’ Bligh. A single mum, whose own mother was also a single mum, Star has had her personal life on hold whilst her daughter reaches adulthood.
In book one, Star had a brief encounter with Air BnB guest, Jack. So brief that they have had no contact since he that night and has now disappeared from all contact. However, months later, things start to look up when newcomer, the lovable rogue Conor shows up and turns her world upside down.
It was an absolute joy to revisit the residents of Hartmouth, they already seem so familiar, and the story picked up smoothly from book one, it was like catching up with an old friend. Kara, Billy and the rest of the characters are incredibly well developed, and yet there was chance to learn a little more about each of them. My favourite, from the supporting cast, would have to be a toss-up between great aunt Florrie and Billy’s brother, Daz.
The subjects, which this gorgeous book explores, are beautifully handled. Nicola May has a sensitive style as she examines some potentially difficult topics, she manages it a skilled amount of empathy and humour. She even sneaked in a quick mention of Cockleberry Bay.
This is another highly recommended escape, I can’t wait for the next one.
Nicola May writes ‘chick lit with a kick’ and is the internationally bestselling author of eleven romantic comedies. All have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK across all genres in January 2019 and March 2020 respectively. It was also the second best-selling eBook of 2019 in the UK. Nicola’s books have also been sold in many languages.
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