A Summer Escape and Strawberry Cake at the Cosy Kettle: A feel good, laugh out loud romantic comedy

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This book is AMAZING!... Omgggggggggg!!!! What a SCRUMPTIOUS read!!... I genuinely could not, and did not want to put it down at all… I would advise that you switch your phone to silent, grab a ginormous slice of cake and ignore EVERYONE around you while you binge read…The Writing Garnet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

The Cosy Kettle café is the perfect place to escape this summer, for fans of Cathy Bramley, Jenny Colgan and Debbie Johnson. Guests can tuck in to fruit puddings and strawberry-studded ice cream, but for Flora, the warm summer breeze is blowing in big changes…

 

When Flora finds out about her husband’s secret fling, she escapes to the one place she feels safe: her beloved café, The Cosy Kettle, in the charming village of Honeyford. Serving up cream teas to her café regulars is the perfect way to soothe her broken heart, and although she’s never lived in the area, the little community welcome her with open arms.


She’s soon lodging with local eccentric Luna in her remote and beautiful Starlight Cottage, snuggled between rolling green hills. Luna’s handsome son Daniel lost his wife several years ago, and as Flora gets to know him, sharing walks through the blossom-scented woods, they both slowly begin to heal… and she realises that behind Daniel’s quiet exterior, there’s a passionate nature that makes her forget all about her ex-husband.


As she settles into her new life, hosting a baking competition for the village’s summer celebration seems like a great idea… but with Daniel’s mysterious silences leading Flora to believe he’s hiding secrets, she can’t help but wonder if she can really trust him. And when the race to bake the perfect Victoria sponge stirs up old rivalries between locals, Flora starts to feel like she’s bitten off more than she can chew.


After her new start, will Flora ever truly belong in Honeyford? And, this summer, can she risk opening up her heart again?


Readers are loving A Summer Escape and Strawberry Cake at the Cosy Kettle:

 

Love love love this book so much! It's absolutely incredible… anyone who is a fan of a lovely heartwarming book, should definitely read this!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Oh my heart… a must read… I am absolutely blown away with how much I loved and enjoyed it…. A well deserved five starsHighly recommend. I actually devoured most of this book in a day, I couldn’t put it down.’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars

 

‘This is bloody fantastic!!... I completely and utterly fell in love with this story… one of those that you can’t put down… fantastic… will give you all the feels and will have you laughing out loudthe perfect book to read on a summers evening… Absolutely 100% recommended by me!!Curled Up with a Good Book, 5 stars


Funny, heart-warming and totally addictive, I just couldn't put it down… an absolutely smashing book.’ Mrs C’s Honest Book Reviews, 5 stars


Loved the book!!... delightful… Definitely recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘This story was a fabulous feel good read, with a little bit of mystery, some romance and plenty of laughs to keep you going right from the beginning to the end! I loved it and once started, couldn’t put it down!!Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘I have fallen in loveI adored this book… I rate this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and highly recommend it to all who are looking for a summer escape.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


I loved this bookbrilliant characters… a page turner from the start… warm, charming and laugh out loud funny. A thoroughly enjoyable story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


A fabulous, feel-good book filled with yummy food, fantastic characters, a cafe that I desperately want I visit and a storyline that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘This is a perfect place to escape on a sunny summers day… so many funny parts, I laughed all the way through… a definite page turner and I loved it. I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer

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Bookouture
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Published on
Jul 1, 2019
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Pages
342
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ISBN
9781786816702
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Women
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Eligible for Family Library

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‘One of the funniest book I’ve read in 2018… laughed a lot… Highly recommended! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Brilliantly funny, entertaining and damn amazing. Loved it.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars

 

Frankie is a single mother. She’s bold. She’s brave. And she’s winning at life… isn’t she?

 

Underneath her big smile and daring outfits, Frankie’s hiding a secret. Her five-year-old son Liam is awesome. But life as a solo parent is tough. Her job as a barmaid sucks, her meddlesome mother is taking over and she’s far from living her best life.

 

She’s lost her way and she’s starting to feel… lonely.

 

When Frankie’s overbearing mother breaks her leg and has to go and live with her saintly sister, it’s time for Frankie to shake things up. Because she wants to turn things around for the little boy who holds the keys to her broken heart.

 

Surrounded by perfect mothers, Frankie quickly realises she needs some real mum friends to get her through repetitive school runs and red-faced dating disasters. The kind of people who don’t judge your shop bought cakes and bring wine to your door, just because.

 

So Frankie sweeps up anxious Kate and organised Alison in her whirlwind. As the unlikely trio face the trials and tantrums of motherhood, they learn that parenting is about surviving one day at a time.

 

And together they can wing it through anything, can’t they?

 

A hilarious, feel-good story for every parent who has ever struggled bleary-eyed through toddler tantrums, school fancy dress fails and found friendship over wine and cake. Perfect for fans of The UnMumsy Mum, Why Mummy Drinks and Fiona Gibson.

 

What readers are saying about I Will Survive:

 

‘Absolutely fabulous, it is such a good read, I would recommend it to everyone you will laugh out loud.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A brilliant, laugh out loud read… I loved the characters, the writing, it really is the perfect read… such a wonderful novel… I highly recommend this book - and I dare you not to sing I Will Survive every time you pick the book up.’ Lead Reads Books 

 

‘Funny and entertaining… perfect for a relaxing time on the sofa, with lots of LOL moments.’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams

 

‘Made me laugh out loud with a big beamer of a smile on my face… A fabulous, fun-filled, gentle read which will make you laugh.’ The Writing Garnet

 

‘This book is what the doctor ordered!... a lovely free-flowing book and so quick to lose yourself in… For me it is so relatable in this period of my life, but please do not get me wrong EVERYONE can enjoy this book, even if you are not a mum. There is something for everyone I promise. I was laughing out loud a lot.’ Zooloo’s Book Blog

 

‘Full of laugh out loud moments, many cry your eyes out moments as well… will touch your heart…’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Brilliant story… I thoroughly enjoyed it… laughing out loud. The story is very relatable to real life.’ Turning the Pages with Lattes, 5 stars

 

‘I read it in one go on a lazy Sunday and it was all I needed to reload my batteries…’ B for Book review, 5 stars

 

‘I could relate to so much in this book…. Don’t think this book is only aimed at mums though, everyone can read this book and enjoy it. Some of the struggles they faced made me cry, and I mean really cry!! Others made me laugh. This book takes you on a true rollercoaster of emotions. Highly recommended! Stardust Book Reviews

 

‘Makes you feel so much better about parenthood, but I have to say this is the best book in this field that I have read! It is completely feel good and oh my goodness this book is so so funny! It will have you laughing until you cry!  A fantastically funny read! If you pick this up you will be sure to enjoy it!’ Jessica’s Book Biz, 5 stars

Talia Hibbert, one of contemporary romance’s brightest new stars, delivers a witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman who’s tired of being “boring” and recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help her experience new things—perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Jasmine Guillory, and Helen Hoang!

Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items?

Enjoy a drunken night out.Ride a motorcycle.Go camping.Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex.Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage.And... do something bad.

But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job.

Redford ‘Red’ Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit.

But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe’s wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior…

Fans of Jenny Oliver, Cathy Bramley and Debbie Johnson will love this hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy! A storm is brewing on the stunning Cornish coast – but will sunshine follow the rain?
When Annie Trebarwith unexpectedly inherits Tregavara House, her much-loved family home atop the cliffs of Salt Bay, she begins to wonder: with all the good friends and warm memories she’s made in the village, could it be her forever home? 

Luckily her gorgeous Poldark-lookalike boyfriend, Josh Pasco, has exactly the same idea. High on the Cornish cliffs he gets down on one knee, and Annie has everything she’s ever dreamed of.

But when a summer storm causes catastrophic damage to the beautiful but aging house, Annie and Josh are faced with tumbling tiles and a massive repair bill – and a roof that’s leaked straight onto her wedding gown…

Can the Salt Bay community save Annie’s house and her wedding – and give Annie the happy-ever-after she’s always wanted?

Read what people are saying about Annie’s Summer by the Sea:

 

‘I flew through this book in one sitting… A fresh, vibrant, and completely exciting story about love, friendship, and the value of community and is definitely worth reading.’ Books of All Kinds, 5 stars

 

‘Delightfully written. Liz's writing has the perfect mix of romance with a smidge of drama.’ Star Crossed Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I enjoyed every second of this book. The author’s style is romantic, sweet, fresh, emotional and very authentic. Of course there is also the beautiful setting and all these things together create a magnificent atmosphere.’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams, 5 stars

 

‘I fell immediately in love with Salt Bay and its inhabitants… I loved Liz Eeles’ descriptive writing… A beautiful story full of emotion and I admit I did get teary-eyed a few times… A lot of humour and most of all, a real sense of community spirit with all the residents of Salt Bay… I can highly recommend this.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘There were some serious laugh-out-loud moments – I love Kayla! The setting of the book sounds absolutely gorgeous as well, and I was daydreaming about possibly visiting Cornwall for some time after finishing this novel!... Beautiful book.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars

 

‘Full of love and laughs. There are also some tears thrown in for good measure… Thank you to the author, it’s been fantastic!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘An excellent read with great characters and story line… Such a divine read… Full of romance and set in beautiful Cornwall – what more could you ask for? Has you laughing… Amazing read, just can't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A lovely story of community and friends, both old and new.’ For the Love of Books

 

‘A fun, enjoyable read.’ Goodreads reviewer
 

‘Magical… A gorgeous read, perfect for snuggling up in a blanket with a warm drink. I enjoyed every second of this wonderful story!’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams, 5 stars

 

Annie Trebarwith is happily settled in Salt Bay with her beloved great-aunt Alice and gorgeous boyfriend Josh Pasco. Snow is in the air, and Christmas is just around the corner.

 

But when the father she’s never met, aging rock god Barry, turns up with the half-sister Annie didn’t know existed, life suddenly gets complicated. Barry and Storm are soon clashing with the entire village, and their antics are even driving a wedge between Annie and Josh.

 

Can Annie prevent her new family ruining the festivities and repair things with Josh in time for a cosy Christmas? Or will their relationship end up as frosty as the Salt Bay air?


Annie’s Christmas by the Sea is a hilarious and heart-warming story about family, friends and the magic of Christmas, perfect for fans of Lily Graham, Holly Martin and Phillipa Ashley.

 

Read what everyone is saying about Annie’s Christmas by the Sea:

 

‘I absolutely adored this book!!… It's just too good!!… A very special feel good book, that will have you laughing out loud, shedding a tear, falling in love with Salt Bay, its characters and not wanting to leave… I really can't recommend this book enough!!!… A perfect read.’ Dash Fan Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘Fantastic… Hilarious… I am loving Liz Eeles’ writing style, she has a great way of describing her characters so that they feel so real… Really hope that there will be more Salt Bay books in the future.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

 

‘I was hooked from the very first word… Seriously addictive… I absolutely adored this book and I would definitely recommend it.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

 

‘A super read… Beautifully written… A super all-round feel-good factor story that made me smile, giggle and think of family.’ Books From Dusk Til Dawn, 5 stars

 

‘Brilliant!… A touching, laugh-out-loud novel.’ The Writing Garnet, 4 stars

 

‘I highly recommend this sweet, adorable series to anyone who needs a pick-me-up!’ Novel Gossip, 5 stars

 

‘It was great to be back in Salt Bay, and at Christmas as well. How pretty must the little Cornish village be with Christmas lights and a sprinkling of snow!… This was just as funny a book as what the first one was… A fantastic Christmassy story that has you crying with laughter!… Well recommended!  Five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘This is the kind of book that you need to sit down with a mug of warm hot chocolate and a mince pie – delightful!’ Donna’s Book Blog, 4 stars

 

‘How I only wish Salt Bay was real. This is a book to sit down with with a pre-Christmas mince pie and a smile on your face… There are some very funny shenanigans… The story is full of Christmas Cornwall magic… A warm and fun novel perfect for Christmas.’ The Booktrail, 4 stars

 

‘Grabs hold of your heart and fills it with warmth… Perfect for a cosy read.’ Ali-The Dragon Slayer, 4 stars

 

‘A real, warm, festive story.’ Star Crossed Reviews, 4 stars

 

‘It was so nice to be reunited with all the lovely characters and to return to the picturesque Salt Bay… I highly recommend both of these books as they will make you smile and leave you feeling all happy and cosy inside. Wonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘Beautfully set. Definitely recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘A story that was a joy to read and perfect for the run up to Christmas.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 4 stars

 

‘An uplifting, cosy read… So warm and inviting you’ll never want to leave.’ Shaz’s Book Blog, 4 stars

Fans of Cathy Bramley, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan will fall in love with the Cosy Kettle café, where slices of lemon meringue pie are served in the sun-dappled garden – and where Callie’s new beginning collides with an old flame…

 

After yet another failed romance, twenty-six-year-old Callie Fulbright is giving up on love. She’s determined to throw all her efforts into her very own, brand-new café: The Cosy Kettle. Serving hot tea, cherry tarts and a welcoming smile to the friendly locals proves to be the perfect distraction, and Callie feels a flush of pride at the fledgling business she’s built.

 

But her new-found confidence is soon put to the test when her gorgeous ex reappears in the quaint little village. She’ll never forget the heartache Noah caused her years ago, but when they bump into each other on the cobbled streets of Honeyford she can’t help but feel a flutter in her chest…

 

As Callie and Noah share laughter and memories, she starts to wonder if this could be her second chance at happiness. But when Callie discovers that someone is mysteriously trying to ruin the café’s reputation… she has an awful suspicion that Noah knows who’s involved.

 

Was she wrong to ever trust him again? And can she find out who’s behind the lies and rumours, before it’s too late for the Cosy Kettle?

 

Readers are falling in love with Callie’s story:

 

‘Words cannot describe how much I adored this novel… I loved every minute… hooks you from the start… will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy and I just loved every page… simply brilliant.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars

 

‘The story grabs me from the very first page… wonderful!… reading about the cups of coffee and plates of lemon drizzle cakes made my taste buds tingle!... I found myself laughing all the way through!  It is a definite page turner and I literally could not put it down once I started it!... a delight to read… Fabulous!! Highly recommended!’ Stardust Book Reviews

 

‘I absolutely adored this beautiful book… completely delightful… will warm your heart and leave you smiling from ear to ear. Highly recommend to all.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘What an absolutely brilliant book, it has everything you could possibly want… I fell in love with this book from the very beginning… heart-warming and totally laugh-out-loud funny… you can’t help smiling when you’re reading it.’ MrsCsHonestBookReviews, 5 stars

 

‘It is such a charming story!! It brings warm fuzzy feelings and tugs at your heart strings with stories of love and family… It also makes you chuckle a lot… hilarious… a fantastic read and I would definitely recommend it!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Completely delightful story that crept up alongside me and enveloped me with a huge hug… gave me a warm fuzzy feeling.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘My goodness… Lovely, warm, comforting and just what I needed… everything I could have asked for and more. I was laughing, sighing contentedly and hoping for Callie's happily ever after.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Warm and cosy… wonderful… A really enjoyable read – with a cup of tea and a piece of cake, this will be a fab weekend read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘What a lovely story! It has romance, books, cakes and a whole cast of eccentric supporting characters…. If you love Cathy Bramley, I'd recommend you pick this up straight away!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Amazing light hearted romance read!’ Bookish Bibliophile

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