Come and spend the summer in a charming village by the sea. Breathe in the crisp, salty air, slip off your shoes and feel the golden sand beneath your feet…
Claudia has never regretted leaving her corporate city life behind and escaping to this piece of coastal paradise. With her cheeky cat Pudding by her side, she has built a community of loyal friends who feel more like family. Her shop at the end of the beach road is full of things that bring joy to locals and visitors alike. Life has finally settled into a perfect, comfortable rhythm.
That is until widower Jason moves to town with his teenage daughter Millie, looking for a new start for both of them. Millie is instantly drawn to the delights of Claudia’s shop and her free-spirited way of life. However, practical architect Jason is less than thrilled about his daughter’s new interests. He doesn’t shy away from telling Claudia exactly what he thinks and sparks fly every time they meet.
But Jason and Millie aren’t the only newcomers this summer and life in the harbour, especially Claudia’s, is about to change in more ways than one. As circumstances throw Claudia into Jason’s path in increasingly unexpected ways, she begins to glimpse what lies beneath his fiery temper and sharp tongue. Claudia was sure her life was complete, but could something have been missing after all?
The only book you need in your beach bag this summer. Fans of Sarah Morgan, Cathy Bramley and Phillipa Ashley will be charmed by this seaside romance filled with warmth, humour and heart.
Why readers love Helen Pollard:
‘Oh wow! I absolutely loved, lived, laughed and cried with this brilliant, addictive tale… A beautiful, fun tale, set in stunning surroundings, with characters that you don't want to leave behind. Highly recommended!’ Renita D’Silva
‘Like sunshine on a cloudy day this is a book to warm your heart. I loved it.’ Shellyback Books
‘Oh, how joyous it was…I did enjoy every single minute… I was distraught when the story was finished… A perfect summer book.’ Lilac Diaries
‘Helen Pollard can do NO wrong… This really is a wonderfully feel good read.’ Best Crime Books and More
‘Fabulous… I loved all the characters… Transports you to a world that you don't want to leave.’ Rachel’s Random Reads
‘Wow what a book… Easy, enjoyable and a book that you won't want to put down. Brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘The absolute best vacation read… Amazing, genuine and unforgettable.’ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles
‘I was completely spellbound… I highly recommend you to take a fictional holiday by reading this book.’ With Love for Books
‘A perfect summer sunshine read.’ My Chestnut Reading Tree
‘What a lovely gem of a book… Gentle and warm with some lovely characters and a good bit of eye candy… Perfect for a pick-me-up summer read where you just want to lose yourself in the story.’ The Met Line Reader
‘I loved every single page of this book and didn't want the story to end. It had me hooked from start to finish, had me giggling on the bus (rather embarrassing). It is one of those warm, cosy books that needs coffee and croissants.’ The Reading Shed
‘Brilliant… I chuckled often and there were even a couple of belly laughs… One night, being unable to sleep, I decided to read just a few more pages and ended up reading until 3 am!… Now that is what I call a good book.’ Janni B’s Book Reviews
The Little Shop in Cornwall
A very long and clean romance .