Wednesday 8 April 2020

Book Review: Summer at Conwenna Cove by Darcie Boleyn

Last Updated: 14 October 2021

Summer at Conwenna Cove by Darcie Boleyn book cover

AD* | In a gorgeous Cornish village, two brokenhearted people fall head over heels. But can the magic of Conwenna Cove heal the hurts of the past?

Eve has a glittering career, a loving husband and a future. But a terrible twist of fate means she loses it all, and with nowhere left to turn she flees to her Aunt Mary’s home in Cornwall. The last thing on her mind is romance – until she meets Jack.

Jack has seen the worst things people can do to each other and realised he is better off alone. He settles in Conwenna Cove and saves his affections for the rescue dogs he cares for. But when Eve arrives in the village he can’t deny his attraction to her.

Eve and Jack are both scared to trust, but when they come together it’s impossible for either to ignore their feelings. Can they put their fears aside and learn to love again?

I've been looking forward to reading Summer at Conwenna Cove ever since I was lucky enough to be on the blog tour for the book's release back in 2017. However, with everyone stuck in isolation and the country in lockdown, what better time than the present to escape to a picturesque Cornish fishing village and a lighthearted cocktail of sunshine, sea, tranquillity - and, of course, love?

Summer at Conwenna Cove offers the perfect escape from reality, instantly transporting you to the beautiful village of Conwenna. Life in this quaint Cornish hideaway sounds utterly idyllic, and by the end of the book, I was definitely wishing I could visit, too!

The two main characters in the book are Eve and Jack; both are troubled souls searching for calm and respite in the haven of Conwenna Cove. From their very first meeting, it's clear that the two are destined to end up together, yet the road to happiness is certainly not straightforward for this unlikely pair.

In addition to Eve and Jack, the book is filled with a whole host of lovely characters. Eve's aunt Mary (Jack's landlady) and Eileen, Mary's dotty friend, make a particularly nice accompaniment to Eve and Jack's budding romance - not to mention the plentiful supply of delicious, homemade cakes that come their way! However, though, it's not just the human cast who deserve a mention, as Gabe the rescue greyhound is sure to steal any reader's heart! With his soulful eyes, his gentle affection, and his sad past, Gabe certainly is a dog unlike any other.

From baking to greyhounds to gorgeous coastal scenery - and with a wonderful splash of true love thrown in for good measure - Summer at Conwenna Cove is a good read and a wonderful way to escape reality for a few hours.

Rating: 3 stars

Summer at Conwenna Cove is available to buy now.

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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