The Cafe at Seashell Cove by Karen Clarke
Welcome to the Café at Seashell Cove, where you’ll find irresistible home-baked cakes, smiling friendly faces – and maybe even a second chance at love… When Cassie Maitland needs a holiday from her glamorous but stressful job in event management, she escapes home to gorgeous Seashell Cove, where her family’s cosy café sits perched on the cliffs above sparkling waves and golden sand. But a lot has changed while Cassie’s been away: her parents have transformed their tired café into a welcoming haven, her friends Meg and Tilly have whole new lives, and old flame Danny’s twinkling eyes and winning smile make Cassie feel even more flustered than they used to. Keen to throw herself back into local life, Cassie starts to run themed events – including a not entirelysuccessful cat-café day, complete with dozens of felines. Luckily Danny is always around to lend a helping hand, and Cassie soon begins to wonder if her life in London was really all she made it out to be… Could a new start in Seashell Cove be exactly what Cassie needs?
Whenever I get my hands on a new book from Karen Clarke I know I'm in for a treat. This one didn't disappoint. Cassie's character was wholly believable (don't we all want to make our parents proud?) and the way her parents try not to let their thoughts and feelings sway their children, but the kids are swayed regardless, is classic. I can see the situation from both sides, as a child and a parent, and I kept nodding my head as I was reading it. Thank you Ms Clarke for another lovely read.
About the Author
Karen Clarke writes romantic comedy novels. Her BEACHSIDE series is set in the fictional seaside town of Shipley and features recurring characters, but each book can be read as a standalone. She is currently working on a new, three-book series set in Devon. Karen has also written three romcoms with a paranormal twist, all available to download When she's not working on her novels, Karen writes short stories for women's magazines and has had over three hundred published globally. Some of them can be read in her short story collection 'BEHIND CLOSED DOORS...and other Tales with a Twist' Karen lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and three grown-up children.