The Gift of Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May @nicolamay1 @rararesources @EyeAndLightning #TGOCB #bookreview

the gift of cockleberry bay

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay written by Nicola May, publisher Lightning Books, is available NOW in ebook, kindleunlimited and paperback format.

Book Blurb

From the author of the #1 BESTSELLING The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay

All of our favourite characters from Cockleberry Bay are back in this final, heart warming story in the series. Including Hot, Rosa Smith’s adorable dachshund and his new-born puppies.

Now successfully running the Cockleberry Café and wishing to start a family herself, Rosa feels the time is right to let her inherited Corner Shop go. However, her benefactor left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.

Rosa is torn. How can she make such a huge decision? And will it be the right one? Once the news gets out and goes public, untrustworthy newcomers appear in the Bay . . . their motives uncertain. With the revelation of more secrets from Rosa’s family heritage, a new journey of unpredictable and life-changing events begins to unfold.

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay concludes this phenomenally successful series in typically brisk and bolshy style and will delight the many thousands of Rosa’s fans

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Nicola May’s latest novel: The Gift of Cockleberry Bay.

It feels kind of sad that we’ve come to the final part in The Cockleberry Bay trilogy but I do feel like this finale has come at the right time during these days of uncertainty as Rosa is such a joyous character.  Nicola May has written such a fun, cheeky, magical, realistic series that I’ve fallen in love with.  I do highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order as the characters lives do continue on from each story.  The books in the series in order are:

  • The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay
  • Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay
  • The Gift of Cockleberry Bay

Rosa has been happily married now for a few months, she’s the owner of the pet shop at Cockleberry Bay and is now joint owners of Rosa’s Café on the seafront.  Rosa inherited the little shop from her late grandfather and there is a proviso in his will stating that Rosa couldn’t sell the shop but could pass it onto someone worthy of it.  Rosa now feels it’s time to think about passing the shop on and she devises a brilliant competition with the winner being announced on Christmas Eve.

With old and new faces reappearing in Rosa’s life causing all sorts of mayhem and emotional heartache can this gift of Cockleberry Bay bring someone’s dream come true?

As always with such a fun loving character in Rosa life doesn’t go to plan but it’s to be expected now that we experience lots of bumps in the road for this delightful woman.  A brilliant, joyous read that will have you animated with glee!

I do hope the author, Nicola May, will treat her readers to a return to Cockleberry Bay in the future.

Author Bio –

Nicola May lives in the UK, five miles from the Queen’s castle in Windsor, with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon and devouring cream teas.

Her bestselling The Corner Shop in Cockleberry, the 1st book in the Cockleberry Bay series, went to #1 on Amazon and stayed there for an unprecedented 6 weeks.

She classes her novels as ‘chicklit with a kick,’ writing about love, life and friendships in a real, not fluffy kind of way. She likes burgers, mince pies, clocks, birds, bubble baths and facials – but is not so keen on aubergines.
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