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  • Writer's pictureLilac Mills

The Cornish Guest House (Tremarnock Book 2) by Emma Burstall


A new couple have arrived in Tremarnock, but will these glamorous strangers fit into village life?

Tremarnock is a small fishing village, crowded with holidaymakers in the summer, but a sleepy Cornish backwater at other times of the year.

Here Liz has found refuge with her young daughter, Rosie, after her relationship with Rosie's father came unstuck. Now happily married, all seems set for a quiet autumn and merry Christmas. But strangers have bought the local guest house and seem to have big plans. Why is he so charming and confident, but she so frightened? Are they who they say they are?

And what are they really doing with the guest house?


Though this is billed as the second in the series, it's perfectly readable as a stand-alone.

There's such a lot going on in this book that I don't know where to start. I loved the feel and the atmosphere of the village so much, and the characters were a lovely mix of young and old, good and bad, and everything in between. There were enough twists and turns to keep me turning the pages, and a lovely feel-good feeling at the end.

I'll certainly be reading more in this series.

About the Author

Tremarnock Summer is the latest in my Cornish series, set in a fictional seaside fishing village. Fortunately for me, the research involves making frequent trips to my favourite part of South East Cornwall, going on long walks along the cliffs, eating cream teas and chatting with locals in cosy, out-of-the-way pubs. Not exactly a hardship.

My previous novels are Tremarnock, The Cornish Guest House, (Tremarnock 1 and 2), The Darling Girls, Never Close Your Eyes and Gym and Slimline. They're very different stories, but all are warm, heartfelt tales about women, love, life, relationships and families, so maybe they're not that dissimilar after all. I studied English at Cambridge University before becoming a journalist for local and national newspapers and women's magazines. I live with my husband in South West London and we have three children and two fat cats called Pablo and Dolly. As well as visiting Cornwall, I like reading (a lot) and running in Richmond Park with my friends (slowly).

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