Am beyond thrilled to be on the blog tour of this gem by the lovely Cass Grafton today!
What they say: A heart-warming tale of discovering all you never wanted is exactly what you needed. Orphaned as a baby and raised by indifferent relatives, much of Anna Redding’s happiness as a child came from the long summer holidays spent with an elderly family friend, Aunt Meg, in the quaintvillage of Polkerran.With Aunt Meg’s passing, Anna is drawn back to the West Country, relocating to the Cornish covewhere she was once so happy. Filled with memories, she hopes to perhaps open a B&B—and perhaps cross paths with Alex Tremayne again, a local boy she used to have a major crush on and who only had to walk past Anna to make her heart flutter. Settling into her new life, and enjoying her work for the older, reclusive and—to be honest—often exasperating Oliver Seymour, Anna is delighted when Alex reappears in Polkerran and sweeps heroff her feet.The stars are finally aligned, but just as Anna thinks all she’s ever wished for is within reach, a shock discovery brings everything under threat, and she finds herself living a dream that isn’t hers. Can Anna rescue the new life she has made for herself and, when the testing moment comes, whowill be there to hold her hand? The Cottage in a Cornish Coveis the first in an uplifting series of romances from Cass Grafton. Get to know the locals, wallow in the quaintness of Polkerran, and fall in love with romance all over again.
The Review: When warm, light, romantic reads are your thing, you tend to hang out in the same places as many other authors, writers, bloggers and readers, and when the name Cass Grafton came up for a blog tour, I jumped, as I had come across her a number of times on social media and given how lovely she was, and the ravings I’d heard over her books and blogs (check them out below, apologies that there’s no Twitter link, my phone will not put it in, which is a pity as she’s got a great feed so definitely look that out too!)
Anyhoo, back to the review. The book starred with some great interactions between three friends, in particular in relation to horoscopes and I settled in, happy out.
There is a quote from the likes of Jane Austin, Emily Bronte and more at the beginning of each chapter that was apt to each situation and I adored them, my eyes drinking in the beauty and favouring every word. I almost laughed when I came to Wuthering Heights, and in particular Heathcliff, as the book definitely take a turn from contemporary modern setting to warm village one to a very atmospheric one in her new job working for a very dark and foreboding character.
I beyond hearted this book, with its fantastic, mesmirising settings, great characters, fun, enchanting romance and the added element of mysteries that have you clamouring to get to the end but not wanting the book to finish either. So basically think Kitty Wilson meets Laura Briggs. Thanks so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review. Oh and don’t forget the giveaway below!!
About the author
An avid bookworm since childhood, Cass Grafton writes the sort of stories she loves to read–heart-warming, character driven and strong on location. Having moved around extensively and lived in three countries, she finds places inspiring and the setting ofher novels often becomes as much apart of the story as her characters. She leans heavily towards the upbeat and insists on a happy ever after. As one of her favourite authors, JaneAusten, once wrote, ‘let other pens dwell on guilt and misery’. Cass loves travelling, words, cats and wine but never in the same glass. She has two grown up children and currently splits her time between Switzerland, where she lives with her husband and imaginary cats, and England, where she lives with her characters.