Friday, 31 May 2019

New Release Spotlight & Review: Edie Browne's Cottage by the Sea by Jane Linfoot

Edie Browne’s Cottage by the Sea by Jane Linfoot

Those who don’t jump will never fly…
Hurtling through the sky was supposed to be Edie Browne’s flight of independence. But when she falls head over champagne bucket while celebrating her successful landing, her life is changed in an instant.

But starting over has its benefits, and as Edie relearns the basics under the watchful eye of her Aunty Josie and an entire Cornish village of new friends and neighbours, she finds love and joy she never could have imagined in the unlikeliest of places… 
Come home to St Aidan and Periwinkle Cottage for a romance full of love, laughter and friends for life!

Attempting something daring, means anything is possible, right? After a work, promotion leads to the break-up of her relationship with Marcus, Edie Browne kick-started her life by doing a skydive. Unfortunately, a short time later she has a stroke. After recovering at her parents home it's time to regain her strength and independence. So she goes to stay with her Aunty Josie at Periwinkle Cottage. On arrival, she realises she's not the only one who needs a helping hand to improve their quality of life. It also becomes clear, she's caught someone eye at a time when her priorities lie elsewhere.

The narrative flows, as we follow Edie's journey to getting her health back on track. Life is different from when she lived with Marcus but she's in St. Aidan's to regain her strength before going back to her career. We encounter delightful characters who play an active part in supporting the heroine and her physical challenges but many of the town folk also have struggles too. She came to the small coastal town to quietly recuperation, however, she soon becomes a reluctant member of the community. Peace and quiet don't exist as there's always someone around to talk to and plenty going on. The distractions are a tonic rather than a curse!

I especially liked how each chapter notes Edie's progress on her road to recovery, whether it's a new skill she's re-learned, recovered memory or even worse, an embarrassing mishap. While it's lovely to see how Barney worms his way into Edie's affection, it is her relationship with Cam which really pulls at the heartstrings.

This is my first Jane Linfoot novel and won't be my last. The narrative style is heart-warming, uplifting with added humour. The author pulls the absorbing story together with likeable, friendly characters against a lovely Cornish backdrop. It creates a feel-good atmosphere and a relatable place to identify with and most importantly, a happily ever after.

***arc generously received courtesy of HarperImpulse via NetGalley*** 

Jane Linfoot is a best selling author, who lives in a muddy cottage, up a steep hill in Derbyshire, with her family, their pets, and an an astonishing number of spiders. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a supermarket.
Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea, and wrote her first book by accident, while working as an architect, and renovating country houses. While she loves to write feelgood books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines.

Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.

Her latest books include a series of stand alone novels, based around a seaside wedding shop in Cornwall. Cupcakes and Confetti – The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Sequins and Snowflakes – Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, and Bunting and Bouquets – Summer at the Little Wedding Shop, and most recently, The Little Cornish Kitchen. These are all published by Harper Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins.

Follow Jane on Twitter @janelinfoot, or find her on her Author Page Facebook or her Personal Page Facebook. She’s also on Instagram, and has lots of Pinterest boards relating to her novels.