Morning all! I wish I could say that the novel we’re looking at today matches the weather, but while Summer at Conwenna Cove is a light, bright summer read, the day outside my window is decidedly dark and gloomy!
All the more reason, though to give this latest novel from Darcie Boleyn a read and prep yourself for the warm summer evenings…
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?
What I Thought:
As I said, this book is a light, summery read evoking what’s best about living ‘Down South’. Cornwall is beautifully described and will make any reader want to make the journey to that rocky coastline and fantastic beaches.
As goes our main couple in the book, Eve and Jack, they are caring, nice people who have had bad times in their lives and now deserve something to go their way – and it definitely does!
What I think marks this book out is the plot points about the greyhound rescue. There are parallels between the rescue dogs and the characters, their reluctance to open up without careful handling being a case in point, but these parts also bring an interesting animal rights issue to the fore, raising awareness without stepping outside the bounds of the story. Cleverly done.
This book is definitely worth putting on your ‘summer read’ list, and Darcie Boleyn has also been kind enough to suggest some of her current favourites to complete it…
Darcie Boleyn’s Top Ten Romance Books
This is always very difficult to do because I’ve read so many fabulous books and there are so many I still want to read. In fact, my TBR pile is out of control because I can’t resist buying every great book I see. So, in no particular order, here are some (but not all) that I’ve read and enjoyed recently:
The Little Cottage on Lovelace Lane by Alice Ross
One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin
Summer at Oyster Bay by Jenny Hale
The Scandalous Proposal of Lord Bennett by Raven McAllan
Blurring the Line by Kierney Scott
How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie by Gina Calanni
Love, Lies and Lemon Cake by Sue Watson
Driving Home for Christmas by A. L. Michael
Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge
The Christmas Project by Maxine Morrey
Summer at Conwenna Cove is out now in Kindle format (and at the time of writing, a snip at just 99p!), published by Canelo. To find out more about Darcie Boleyn, you can catch up with her blog, or you can connect with her on Twitter.
The blog tour is ongoing, so please do check out some of these fantastic blogs for reviews and more exclusive content!
Note: I received a copy of the book from Netgalley for the blog tour and to provide an honest review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.