Kate and Clara’s Curious Cornish Craft Shop written by Ali McNamara, publisher Sphere, is available NOW in ebook, audiobook and paperback format.
Kate thinks all her wishes have come true when she opens her own little craft shop in the idyllic harbour town of St Felix.
But she soon finds a mystery lingers in her new shop – a sixty-year-old love story told through beautiful paintings and intricate embroideries.
Jack, the owner of the nearby art shop, volunteers to help Kate unravel the mystery, but in doing so they realise their own lives share some uncanny similarities with Clara and Arty, their 1950s counterparts . . .
Can Kate and Jack put right a decades-old wrong, and maybe find their own happy ending on the way?
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First of all I’d like to wish the author, Ali McNamara, a Happy Publication Day for her latest novel: Kate and Clara’s Curious Cornish Craft Shop. I also have to confess that this is the first book I’ve read by Ali McNamara and after finally reading her work she is going straight to my favourites author list. Ali McNamara’s wonderful words envelope you into a story that makes you feel comforted and leaves you with a glorious sense of joy. I am so glad that I’ve finally experienced the work of this author and have the knowledge of a lovely back catalogue of stories to catch up with.
Kate and Clara’s Curious Cornish Craft Shop is a story that sees us return to St Felix, a fictional coastal village in Cornwall, that has played host to a few of the authors stories. The story starts with the opening of a new art exhibition at the gallery celebrating the life and work of one of St Felix very own artists. The Cornish coast inspires many crafts people now and in the past so local craft shop owner Kate is one of the VIP guests at the event.
Kate with her teenage daughter have lived in the area a few years now and loves having her own shop but when she finds out another art supplies shop is to open in the village she becomes very protective of her business. Her first encounter with the new art shop owner, Jack, doesn’t get off to a good start but when mysterious happenings start occurring simultaneously in each craft/art shop both Kate and Jack put their heads together to work out the mystery that is literally unfolding before their eyes.
Ali McNamara has written a wonderful tale of chance encounters and new beginnings and of a lost treasure that’s taken nearly sixty years to unearth the truth. An enchanting story with Cornish myth and magic in the air bringing lost souls together with the past merging with the present.
Kate and Clara’s Curious Cornish Craft Shop is a time slip romance that captivates and bewitches the reader.
About the Author
ALI MCNAMARA is a writer, and author of eleven novels. Her debut From Notting Hill with Love…Actually, published in 2010, became an instant bestseller, and her novels Step Back in Time and Letters from Lighthouse Cottage were nominated for the Romantic Novel of the Year. She lives in Cambridgeshire with her family and suffers with several auto-immune illnesses: UTCD (Undifferentiated connective tissue disease.), Graves’ Disease and M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.).
To find out more about Ali visit her website: http://www.alimcnamara.co.uk
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