Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

Happy Thursday, readers! Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Jenny Colgan's latest, The Cafe by the Sea.

Sooooo I'm still reading this one. It happens, life catches up to you sometimes. So I have to do what I only occasionally do and rely on the official synopsis rather than crafting my own. Sorry!

Here's a bit about the book from Goodreads:

Years ago, Flora fled the quiet Scottish island where she grew up -- and she hasn't looked back. What would she have done on Mure? It's a place where everyone has known her all her life, where no one will let her forget the past. In bright, bustling London, she can be anonymous, ambitious... and hopeleslly in love with her boss.

But when fate brings Flora back to the island, she's suddenly swept once more into life with her brothers -- all strapping, loud and seemingly incapable of basic housework -- and her father. Yet even amid the chaos of their reunion, Flora discovers a passion for cooking -- and find herself restoring dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbour: a café by the sea.

But with the seasons changing, Flora must come to terms with past mistakes -- and work out exactly where her future lies...

Jenny Colgan's writing is absolutely perfect for anyone looking for a lighthearted and gooey read. Perfect for summer beach reading or poolside reading or, as is my case, backyard hammock reading. Her prose sweeps you away sending you right along with Flora as she returns to Mure. 

Don't be mistaken, though, The Cafe by the Sea does get into some deep themes. And yet, under Colgan's deft hand, it never overwhelms the reader to the point of bringing down the read. Instead, it remains a heartfelt feel good tale. 

And did I mention there's food? I mean, of course there would be in a book about a cafe! Colgan is kind enough to even include a handful of recipes, too. (I know because  I checked!)

If you haven't treated yourself to one of Jenny Colgan's books yet, I highly suggest you run out and do so now. You can't go wrong with any one of her reads!

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Jenny Colgan and her work you can visit her website here. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

Purchase Links: HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Kate Unger said...

I just heard about this book yesterday. It was recommended to me based on the new Modern Mrs Darcy reading personality quiz. I had already added it to my list, but I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Including recipes in a book about food or restaurants always strikes me as the perfect touch. I love that!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.