Thursday 30 July 2015

Review of The Little Flower Shop by the Sea by Ali McNamara - Four *


The blossom is out in the little Cornish harbour town of St Felix
But Poppy Carmichael's spirits aren't lifted by the pretty West Country spring. Inheriting her grandmother's flower shop has forced her to return to Cornwall, a place that holds too many memories.

Poppy is determined to do her best for the sake of her adored grandmother, but she struggles with the responsibility of the more-shabby-than-chic shop. And with the added complication of Jake, the gruff but gorgeous local flower grower, Poppy is very tempted to run away...

The pretty little town has a few surprises in store for Poppy. With new friends to help her and romance blooming, it's time for Poppy to open her heart to St Felix and to the special magic of a little flower shop by the sea!

Let Ali McNamara, author of the much-loved From Notting Hill with Love...Actually, bring some sparkling sunshine into your life


A lovely summer read - another one set in Cornwall! I enjoyed the flower theme through this book and the characters were all very real.

The attraction between Jake and Poppy was well described and the rollercoaster of new feelings felt very realistic.

My only criticism was that the introduction of Jake's family to Stan was just glossed over. It would have been a momentous occasion and I felt more time should have been given to it. It affected all the main characters.

But overall it was a fun read and I can certainly recommend it.

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