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The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May #BlogTour #BookReview @nicolamay1 @rararesources

Happy Saturday! Looks as though it is going to be a hot Saturday for me, the high today is supposed to be 90°F🌞

The perfect day to be on the blog tour for this lovely book set in the seaside town of Cockleberry Bay 🏖

The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay.

The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay

by Nicola May

Praise for Nicola May’s books

‘This book will twang your funny bone & your heartstrings’ – Milly Johnson

‘A fun and flighty read’ the Sun

‘A funny and fast-paced romp – thoroughly enjoyable!’  WOMAN Magazine


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.

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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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4.5 Lovely Stars🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

“Love is friendship set on fire…”

This book was an absolute pleasure to read… One of the absolute best parts of being a book blogger/reviewer is the exposure you get to so many amazing authors you wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to… this book is a perfect example of that…. I’ve never read anything by Nicola may, But I can guarantee I will take every opportunity offered to read more books from her…. I like my romance with a touch of humor, a lot of fabulous characters, and a beautiful setting…. this book had all that and the added bonus of some mystery….

Rosa has had a tough life, so when she is offered the opportunity to move to Cockleberry Bay and reopen a corner shop… she thinks this might be a perfect opportunity to get her life straight…. The catch… she can’t sell the shop she needs to give it to somebody who is worthy (when it is time) and also she has no idea who has gifted this to her…. Rosa really had a complete transformation throughout this book, it was so lovely to see… she started out with such thick walls around her, you wondered if there was any way she would be happy in a town where everybody knew everything about you…. and she grew into such a charming person with so many wonderful and Corky friends…. she also has the most adorable dog Hot🐾

There is also romance in this book… but you aren’t quite sure who the love interest is until towards the end…. I had my clear favorite, so I don’t really want to describe them because I probably will give it away…. just know there is not a love triangle, and you really want Rosa to make a certain choice (well at least I did)…. as I mentioned above there is also some mystery in this book… who gave the corner shop to Rosa? Who was involved in the hit and run accident? And what happened to that necklace?

Strongly recommend to fans of Romance with some humor, wonderful quirky characters, and a touch of mystery…

*** thank you so much to Nicola May and Rachel at Rachel‘s Random Resources for a copy of this wonderful book ***

Have a lovely weekend! Berit 💛