Lila had a favourite rock to sit on towards the back of the cove, where she often ate her breakfast, gazing out at the tumbling Cornish sea. As the sun rose that morning, Lila wished with all her heart that the grey-green waves could wash away her old life. That Magpie Cove would help her move on, and to forget…
When aspiring pastry chef Lila Bridges flees her life in the city after a heartbreaking tragedy, she finds herself working behind the counter at Magpie Cove’s most beloved local establishment – Serafina’s Café. The sweet, buttery aroma of freshly baked chocolate croissants, the cheerful gossip of the regulars and the elderly owner Serafina’s feisty humour are a much-needed balm to Lila’s broken heart. For the first time since it happened, Lila is beginning to laugh again…
But when Serafina unexpectedly passes away, the future of the café looks bleak. Nathan Da Costa, Serafina’s estranged son, inherits, and returns to Magpie Cove determined to inject some big-city glamour into the place. To Lila, it seems impossible that dour, money-obsessed Nathan could be related to dear Serafina. He may have his mother’s mop of curly dark hair and deep brown eyes, but he has none of her warmth or heart.
Lila needs this job and the sense of peace the town has brought her, so she’s determined to make it work with Nathan as her new boss. But her resolution is tested when the secret Lila has been keeping about what brought her to the cove begins to unravel, just as she discovers an unexpected, sweeter side to Nathan. Will trusting Nathan Da Costa with her long-held secret be Lila’s new beginning in Magpie Cove, or her emotional undoing?
Be totally transported to the windswept beaches of Cornwall with this heart-warming and unputdownable story that will leave a huge smile on your face. Perfect for fans of Shari Low, Veronica Henry and Heidi Swain.
What readers are saying about Secrets of Magpie Cove:
‘Absolutely beautiful and perfect read!!... Completely swept me away… compelling and addictive, heart-lifting read that kept me turning the pages until late at night… absolutely fantastic!’ Bookworm86, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Delightful… lots of lovely characters, gorgeous setting… There are plenty of laugh out loud scenarios, a few heartbreaking revelations and lots of love, too, making this a marvellous read to escape into… highly recommend!’ Splashes into Books
‘Lovely… This story has all the feels, it was a wonderful escape and a charming read… I absolutely loved this. The well-developed characters felt like old friends, while plot twists and turns kept me completely engrossed in the book… A wonderful story. I loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘All the feels, this was a wonderful escape and a charming read… I absolutely loved this… The characters felt like old friends, while the plot twists and turns kept me completely engrossed.’ Page Turners Blog, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Oh my goodness, what a story. I want to visit Magpie Cove and Serafina's Cafe!’ @karen_loves_reading, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wonderful charming read
I was so looking forward to this continuation story and retuning to Magpie Cove in Cornwall. Lila Bridges leaves London for pastry school in Magpie Cove. Lila also leaves a broken relationship behind, and is in much need of emotional and physical healing. The coastal town residents completely embraced Lila, welcoming her into the town family. Serafina owns the Café in town and not only gives Lila a job but also a place to live until she can get on her feet. But when Serafina suddenly passes away, Lila is completely lost and feels like she doesn’t know what to do next. When Nathan, Serafina’s estranged son arrives in Magpie Cove to take over the café, he causes such upheaval in the town, but Lila stands her ground with him and does everything she can to keep the peace. This lovely summer read will have you feeling like you want to move to Magpie Cove, it is such a wonderful place and the township will make you feel like family. This story has all the feels, it was a wonderful escape and a charming read.
I absolutely loved this series. The well developed characters made me feel like old friends, while plot twists and turns kept me completely engrossed in the book. Thank you Kennedy Kerr for such a wonderful story. I loved it!