One summer they’ll never forget…
Meet Sabine, desperately fighting to save her little kiosk from closure whilst turning down her friend Owen’s proposals, time and time again.
Cue Harriet, returning to Dartmouth after thirty years, haunted by the scandal that drove her away and shocked by a legacy that threatens her relationship with her journalist daughter.
Enter Rachel, the mysterious newcomer who has an unexpected chemistry with a local widower, and who sets in motion a chain of events she could never have predicted…
One thing’s for sure, as the autumn tide turns, there’ll be more than one secret laid bare!
This is a gem of a read, perfect for the onset of Summer.
I really love books that are written in this way. Each chapter tells the ongoing story of a character and eventually, the characters life’s all intertwine.
The first chapter starts with Sabine who runs the kiosk for the summer season with her brother Johnnie. Sabine takes the bookings for boat trips, but the kiosk is at risk of closing at the hands of the local council. Both Sabine and Johnnie have lost their partners and both have dealt with their losses in different ways.
Sabine’s best friend from her childhood, Harriet returns to the seaside town, she has been left a cottage in the will of her ex sister-in-law Amy, but the reason Harriet left is something she doesn’t want to be reminded of or have to tell her daughter, Ellie about. The cottage comes with a clause, Harriet must live in it for a year, this would mean telling Ellie everything.
The many characters who make up this delightful book all have an interesting story to tell. The characters are warm and familiar, their stories enticing and addictive in a comfortable kind of way.
This book gives you love, heartache, loss and hapiness all in one sitting. It’s beautifully written and so worth a read. It’s such a joy of a book to read and set in the loveliest of places, Dartmouth. This really needs to be added to your ‘to be read’ list.
About the author
I’m English but I’ve lived in France for the past 17 years. After 11 years down on the Cote d’Azur where Richard my husband was a guardian for a villa, we moved from the Mediterranean coast to a small quirky cottage in Finistere, Brittany. A bit of a culture shock to say the least! When I’m not writing I love reading, cooking and having friends around for lunch – lunches that follow the French tradition of lasting for several hours. The Little Kiosk By The Sea is set in my absolute favourite place in England, Dartmouth South Devon, where we lived for several years before moving to France.