Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for A Cornish Affair by Jo Lambert. Thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to join the tour and to Ruby Fiction for my review copy.
About the Book
Even in your hometown, you can feel like an outsider…
In the close-knit community of Carrenporth in Cornwall everyone knows everyone else’s business. Luke Carrack is only too aware of this. He’s been away for two years but nothing has changed – from the town gossips who can’t see past the scandal of his childhood, to the cold way he is treated by some of his so-called family.
The only person who seems to understand is local hotelier’s daughter Cat Trevelyan, although even Luke’s new friendship with her could set tongues wagging.
But Carrenporth is about to experience far bigger scandals than the return of Luke Carrack – and the secrets unearthed in the process will shake the sleepy seaside town to its core …
Format: ebook (330 pp.) Publisher: Ruby Fiction
Published: 18th June 2019 Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction
Find A Cornish Affair on Goodreads
Luke and Cat’s relationship is initially characterised by mutual dislike and misunderstanding but gradually changes into something different. Hey, if it was good enough for Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice…. The reader follows the highs and lows, the ups and downs of their relationship. I liked the back story the author created for Luke which made him an engaging character the reader (well, this one at least) was always rooting for.
The small village of Carrenporth is picture postcard Cornwall with its harbour and fishing fleet, its high street full of tea shops and small businesses and its beaches perfect for surfing not far away. And presiding over it all the luxury hotel and spa owned by Cat’s family. To begin with family relationships are the focus of the book but that all changes when a tragic event occurs. Existing loyalties – family, friends, community – are tested but new, and sometimes unexpected ones, are forged as secrets of the past are revealed. Readers may find their opinions of certain characters do a complete about turn.
A Cornish Affair, with its mix of romance and mystery and its Cornish setting, would make the perfect beach or summer read.
Find more books set in Cornwall here.
I received a review copy courtesy of publishers, Ruby Fiction.
In three words: Light, romantic, mystery
Try something similar…Tremarnock Summer by Emma Burstall (read my review here)
About the Author
Jo Lambert lives on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. She has been writing since 2008. Her first five books, a set of linked romantic sagas following the lives of several families in West Somerset, was followed in 2015 by Summer Moved On, a contemporary romance set in South Devon. A sequel, Watercolours in the Rain followed in 2017,
In June 2018 Jo signed to Choc Lit and her debut A Cornish Affair, set in North Cornwall, has just been published. Jo is currently working on another coastal romance, this time set in South Cornwall.
When she isn’t writing she reads and reviews. She also has an active blog. Jo loves travel, red wine and rock music and she often takes the odd photograph or two.
Connect with Jo