One summer they’ll never forget…
Meet Sabine, desperately fighting to save her little kiosk from closure whilst turning down her friend Owen’s proposals, time and time again.
Cue Harriet, returning to Dartmouth after thirty years, haunted by the scandal that drove her away and shocked by a legacy that threatens her relationship with her journalist daughter.
Enter Rachel, the mysterious newcomer who has an unexpected chemistry with a local widower, and who sets in motion a chain of events she could never have predicted…
One thing’s for sure, as the autumn tide turns, there’ll be more than one secret laid bare!
What does TWG think?
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the front cover of this book!! It’s so pretty!! I must admit, based on the cover alone, I thought Jennifer Bohnet’s book was going to be the sunshine on a rainy day, sand between your toes – type of read. But it wasn’t, not really! There is A LOT more to this novel that meets the eye. Each situation took me by surprise as I really wasn’t expecting them at all.
I was curious to see how the little kiosk tied into the storyline as I just assumed it would be the centre of attention. Whilst it did play an important part in the story, it seemed to be more of a background addition as opposed to a focal point. A bit like a meeting point. I loved how much Sabine adored the kiosk, it was cute!
There are a lot of overlapping situations in this book as villagers reappeared, some made themselves more known than others, yet every character seemed to have a big question mark looming over their heads. At the start of the book, we obviously aren’t aware as to why they have that question mark, but as time goes on and the storyline begins to unfold, the reasons become clear and the overlap of situations becomes even more complicated.
Personally, there seemed to be quite a few characters with a lot of issues which took a while to become resolved. It was as though there was a constant conveyor belt of issues without anyone having a clue what to do with them. I couldn’t gel with that part of the storyline, however, when those situations started getting resolved in the last part of the book, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
For such a beautiful looking book, it does contain quite a few shockers, all of which were written with such a realistic feel. I could tell that the author had written those parts from her heart.
Overall, I loved how diverse the characters were, no two were the same and they all brought something different to the feel of the book. I genuinely can’t pick just one favourite. Whilst the pace of the novel seemed to stop and start, I enjoyed the storyline based on the fuzzy feeling it gave me. The Little Kiosk by the Sea made me smile, go ‘awwww!’, get angry, as well as cover my mouth in shock. It kept me entertained and was brilliant for laying on the sofa with, ignoring the outside world.
I’m English but I’ve lived in France for the past 17 years. After 11 years down on the Cote d’Azur where Richard my husband was a guardian for a villa, we moved from the Mediterranean coast to a small quirky cottage in Finistere, Brittany. A bit of a culture shock to say the least! When I’m not writing I love reading, cooking and having friends around for lunch – lunches that follow the French tradition of lasting for several hours. The Little Kiosk By The Sea is set in my absolute favourite place in England, Dartmouth South Devon, where we lived for several years before moving to France.
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