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Summer on the Little Cornish Isles: The Starfish Studio by Phillipa Ashley


One summer can change everything …

Poppy has always loved Cornwall. So when her boyfriend Dan suggests they leave their office jobs and take over the Starfish Studio on the Isles of Scilly, Poppy doesn’t need asking twice.

But things don’t go to plan when Dan dumps her, weeks before they’re due to move. Determined not to give up, Poppy accepts the help of local photographer Jake, her landlord’s grandson. But Jake is distracted by a loss from his past.

Can they turn the crumbling gallery into a success in time for tourist season? And will a summer on the little Cornish Isles mend just the studio – or Poppy’s heart too?


If nothing else, this book has made me want to visit The Scilly Isles - the descriptions are gorgeous! I'd be perfectly happy to swap lives with Poppy too - the idea of running an art gallery in such an idyllic location fills me with longing. And Jake is positively yummy.

This novel is escapism at it's best.

About the Author Phillipa Ashley is the author of the Amazon and Bookseller Heatseekers best-selling Cornish Cafe series. Before she became a full-time writer, she studied English at Oxford and worked as a copywriter and journalist. As Pippa Croft, Phillipa also writes as the Oxford Blue series which is published by Penguin Books. She lives in a Staffordshire village with her husband and has a grown-up daughter. When she's not writing, she loves falling off surf boards and following Poldark around in a camper van. Her new best-selling Little Cornish Isles series is available now. Amazon UK

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