A Winter Warmer at the Little Cornish Kitchen @janelinfoot @One MoreChapter @rararesources

About the Book:


St Aidan: a cosy Cornish village where friendships are made for life and it’s always cocktail hour somewhere…
A clean slate in the world’s cosiest cottage by the sea…
When Gwen Starkey and her best friend, Stella Simpson, arrive in St Aidan to take on a cottage renovation, it’s the fresh start they both so desperately need. But when their new adventure begins with them unintentionally breaking into their neighbour, Ollie Lancaster’s cottage – thinking it’s their new home – and Gwen accidentally flashing the gorgeous Ollie before they flee, the life-long friends realise that life in Cornwall is going to be anything but quiet!
They also quickly discover that they’re in over their heads and it’s going to take a village to turn their cottage’s narrow walls into the luxurious hideaway of their dreams. St Aidan is full of colourful characters just waiting to welcome them, if only Gwen and Stella can find the courage to start leaving the past behind them…


About the Author:


I write fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines, and lots of heart. Writing is fab, because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I live in a cottage up the steepest hill in Derbyshire, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the chaos. Happily, we’re in walking distance of a supermarket. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things French. When I’m not on Facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be out with my two Old English sheepdogs or in the garden. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.

Contact Jane:


Insta https://www.instagram.com/janelinfoot/
Facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/JaneLinfoot20
Author page https://www.facebook.com/Jane-Linfoot-Books-110048451515364
Twitter https://twitter.com/janelinfoot
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.co.uk/janelinfoot/

My Review:

I couldn’t wait to get into this based on the title. I also have the first book in the series. I immediately liked Gwen and found Ella supportive at times but found that to me she wasn’t as vividly created a character as Gwen and I felt like I barely knew her. I wouldn’t have known they were best friends unless that fact had been mentioned because at times that wasn’t very apparent.

I didn’t really ever warm to Ollie, and the romance also wasn’t very apparent as it was very very slow burn. He was a character that I felt was were developed in terms of being unlikeable much of the time but there were some moments when I thought he was changing for the better, I just hoped he’d do so sooner.. It certainly kept the suspense up that he was the way he was though.

The Cornish settings were amazing and I enjoy being part of the renovation work, as I felt I was and that was a good way to keep the reader’s interest.

The sweet treats just made my mouth water and were a bonus and a way to increase the bonds between the characters. I loved every mention of a brownie, a flapjack or a cupcake (the Hallowe’en ghost cupcakes sounded delicious and the recipe was original) ) and the endless tasting sessions were fun to be a witness to.

Thanks to Jane Linfoot, One More Chapter and Rachel’s Random Resources for my eARC in exchange for an honest and volunteer review.

4 stars

Where to Buy:


Ebook
:


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Warmer-Little-Cornish-Kitchen-ebook/dp/B09RQD3Y74/

Paperback:


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Warmer-Little-Cornish-Kitchen/dp/0008537046


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