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The Little Cornish Kitchen

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  381 ratings  ·  60 reviews
‘Beautifully crafted and wrapped in romance’ Heidi Swain

It's time to come home to Cornwall

With an exiting new life in Paris, Clemmie Hamilton isn't looking forward to heading home to the picturesque but sleepy village of St Aidan, Cornwall. However, when she discovers that the cosy apartment by the sea, which her grandmother left to her, is under threat from neighbour an
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 31st 2018 by HarperImpulse (first published May 17th 2018)
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Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Scrumptious Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Clemmie is being added to my ever-growing book BFF list! Loved her and her group of friends... you know the friendship is real when you are willing to dress up like a mermaid not just once but twice for your friends.... Tail and all! I’d love to go to the Little Cornish Kitchen and have a macaroon or two with these girls!

Clemmie has wanderlust never staying anywhere for too long... so when she returns home to check out the flat she is inherited from her grandmother, i
Dash fan
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5☆ A Scrumptious Warm Feel Good Read

The Little Cornish Kitchen is a scrumptious story of friendships, romance & tummy rumbling food.

Clemmie has moved into her Grandmothers apartment whilst she is deciding what to do with it.

Charlie the sexy neighbour wants her Grandmothers Apartment, but Clemmie has other ideas.

She decides to bake and sell scrumptious food to help pay for the repairs needed.
Now if your like me and adore baking then you will absolutely LOVE this book.
However do not read this
DJ Sakata
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I start to take a deep breath but stop halfway. In the five years since Sophie’s wedding, my dress must have shrunk in the wardrobe. A lot.

I purse my lips and stay silent. The only way to deal with Sophie in her ‘conquer the world’ mood is to go with her. Then clear up the wreckage afterwards.

As for me waking up for the first time in my life with a fur ball snuggled in the crook of my knees – comfortable doesn’t start to cover it. Suddenly all the stories about crazy
Whispering Stories
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Clemmie Hamilton has taken a break from her stay in Paris and returned to St. Aidan, Cornwall to help out with the launch of her friend’s new skincare business and to sort out the apartment left to her by her Grandmother that she had been renting out, but now the renter has left and the place is empty.

She is unsure what to do with the apartment. It needs lots of work doing to it, but when businessman, property developer, and neighbour Charlie Hobson wants to buy the place, she realises that she
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Humourous, lighthearted and picturesque!

The Little Cornish Kitchen is a sweet, engaging story that reminds us that sometimes it's nice to settle down, make roots, and have a place to call home.

The writing is polished and vividly descriptive. The setting is the idyllic St Aidan with its rugged coastline and sandy beaches. The characters including the kindhearted, spirited Clemmie, the handsome, helpful Charlie, and the adorably cute Diesel are unique, lovable, and fun. And the plot is an upliftin
Sarah Lee
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Little Cornish Kitchen by Jane Linfoot is a lovely holiday read. Good characters, plot and setting. Would recommend as a light holiday read.
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So Clemmie is on a break from her job in Paris and returns to her grandmother apartment in St. Aiden, Cornwall. The apartment was left to Clemmie and it has been a long time since she last visited. She is in St. Aiden for only a few months but her childhood friends coerce and cajole her into setting up The Little Cornish Kitchen. Clemmie needs to raise money for repairs to the apartment and her business minded besties help her raise the much-needed money.

Oh this book should come with a warning o
Angela Newby
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
A lovely read
Rachel Gilbey
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well I was craving macarons in the first few pages, and then moved onto sorbets, meringues, chocolate and more. To say this book is a treat for the tastebuds would be an understatement.

If this book doesn't make you incredibly hungry as you read it I would be surprised.

Even with a new cast of characters I loved being back in St. Aidan which the author has used for some of her previous books, and is a gorgeous Cornish setting.

I loved everything to do with Clemmie's story, from the not knowing h
Nicola Clough
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have always loved janes book and she didn't disappoint at all full of fun an easy read and laugh out loud romantic and of cause about fun you really want to keep reading to see what happens a great read and lovely to be back in Cornwall you really think you are there. Jane has great characters and perfect countryside and lovely to hear about the food she cooks and imagine you are eating them. Great it has recipes in the back to extra bonus. Highly recommend this book to read.
Clemmie has been
Finitha Jose
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was expecting a laid back funny romance, but what I got was so much more. Deeply buried among the stories of friendship, cooking and matchmaking is Clemmie's search for identity so profound and moving. With each page, the narrator softly peels the hard walls she has put up to reveal the softness inside. Well, a dead woman's undying love can surely work miracles.
The book will arouse a lot of nostalgic memories, mostly to do with food of course. Being a non-native reader, I had the disadvantage
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, net-galley
I love Jane's books- they always have a lovely bunch of characters and wonderful settings with a gorgeous story weaving their lives together.
Clemmie has a break from her job in Paris and comes home to see the flat that she has been left by her grandmother. She had lost contact with her dad's side of the family and she is reluctant to view the flat which would involve commitment.
Her bubbly group of friends encourage her to pick up the keys and we are introduced to Laura's quirky, bohemian flat wi
Karen Whittard
May 10, 2018 rated it liked it
I think I’m going to be really unpopular for my opinion of this book. But I didn’t enjoy it as much as Janes other books. I usually love her books. But I found this one really hard to get into. As I found the main character really hard to like and that put me off a bit. I did warm to her slightly. But I just found her stand offish and kinda mean to her friends. Although this book was funny and at times romantic. Not being able to connect with the main character really hankered my enjoyment. Sorr ...more
Grace J Reviewerlady
A perfect summer read .. sweet, squidgy and thoroughly enjoyable!

Clemmie Hamilton grew up in St. Aiden, Cornwall where her three childhood friends still live but she has wanderlust and settling in one place is anathema to her soul. Clemmie likes to travel the world, travelling on as the spirit moves her.

This is only meant to be a fleeting visit while her employer in Paris is away but sometimes places, people - and pets - get under your skin. Her friends know better than to tell her what to do, b
Zoé-lee O'farrell
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tf
Well, was this not just the cutest, although my only made me so hungry! I have even gone hunting for macaroons, I mean opening the book and just reading about them...torture.....still salivating now.......anyway moving swiftly on!

This book is cute! The author has created a group of friends, the mermaids (and seriously I want to be a mermaid!) who have been friends since the nappy days, always there for each other and still firm friends in the adult years - I loved this.

We follow Clem
Joanne Robertson
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve loved Jane Linfoot previous books featuring a group of friends who all were involved in The Little Wedding Shop by The Sea. So I was keen to meet her new set of friends back in the gorgeous Cornish coastal village of St Aidan’s as we are introduced to The Little Cornish Kitchen. Jane writes such sumptuous and scrummy romantic fiction and her strength is in creating believable and enviable relationships between her female characters so I was really looking forward to this book. The chemistry ...more
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Aww, all books by Jane are a pleasure to read and this one is no exception, I am a little prejudiced of course because I live in beautiful Cornwall so I’m always proud to see my County in the limelight. We are back here again as Clemmie returns home .. she meets up with her old friends and makes acquaintance with the man who lives next door to the property her grandmother has left her.

Her immediate thought had been to sell the place after all she has a grand life in Paris, but memories of happi
Sandie Bishop
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have to admit that I struggled with the first half of this book but the second half more than made up for it. Full review on my blog on 30th July as part of the tour. PS fab recipes at the end of the book!
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved
I don't think I've ever read a novel by Jane Linfoot before, and after recently finishing her newest book The Little Cornish Kitchen, I keep asking myself why! This story was amazing and I will honestly be reading much more by this author in future! First of all, how beautiful is this cover? The bunting is so cute, I love the sea in the background and all the pots and teapot in the front with the most amazing looking cake make such a stunning cover. I've been wanting to read this book since Sept ...more
Having read this author’s books before I was pleased to see there was a new story out. The cover and blurb sounded so enticing that it just had to be read! Clemmie Hamilton has returned home to the little Cornish village of St Aiden after she discovered her grandmother has left her an apartment by the sea. She initially doesn’t want to stay (commitment isn’t really her thing!) but she eventually decides to stay in it for a while. It needs repairing, but she doesn’t have any savings. When she dis ...more
Nicola Smith
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Do you want to visit Cornwall for the summer and drool over the most delicious sounding hunk desserts? Well, look no further because you can do all that between the pages of this lovely book.

Jane Linfoot's books really appeal to me, so much so that I have had a couple of them on my reading pile for a while now. But I was utterly seduced by the idea of The Little Cornish Kitchen. The popularity of Cornwall as a setting never seems to wane, and nor should it as it's a stunning area, often by the s
Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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As soon as I spotted the cover of Jane Linfoot's latest novel on social media, I just knew that I had to curl up and read it! Look at it, isn't it beautiful?! It has been a week or so since I last took a trip to Cornwall in my pyjama's, and despite having been to several trips to Cornwall in the fictional sense already this year, I was weirdly missing the rather popular setting!

Having loved Jane Linfoot's previous weddi
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Harper Impulse for my copy of this book via Netgalley and to Rachel for letting me be part of this tour. I saw this book on Netgalley months ago but I just hadn't had the chance to read it so when I saw Rachel was organising a tour it was the perfect opportunity.

I'm going to sa
Suze Lavender
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Clemmie is finally back in St Aidan, her old hometown. She left Cornwall to travel and ended up living in Paris. Clemmie is a free spirit and putting down roots is something she thinks she'll never do. When her grandmother leaves her an apartment Clemmie decides to live in it for a while. However, she isn't sure she can keep the place, because she needs money for repairs and doesn't have any savings. Her neighbor Charlie is a property developer who would love to buy the apartment. Clemmie doesn' ...more
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

It took me a really long time to get into this story. This fact actually took me by surprise, because I loved Jane Linfoot’s previous books. I somehow couldn’t connect to the storyline and the main character.

I really like the idea behind the book and after a while I started warming up to the community and people in St Aidan. My fave part was by far the story being set in Cornwall. I think the author captured that beautifully and i
Misfits farm
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Clemmie has gone back to her childhood town to visit friends and sort a few things out whilst her boss is away and she is therefore on leave herself. One of the main things to sort out is the flat her paternal grandmother left her. She has known about this for quite a while but it had tenants in it. Now at last it is vacated and she can decide what to do with it- her first thought is to sell it as she now lives in Paris. Next door lives Charlie Hobson who Clemmie melts at the sight of. She soon ...more
James W Clemmett
Unecessary foul language.

Too much foul language especially for female reading. I certainly won't be recommending this book to any females I know. Why oh why do you have to keep using such words. I'm not a prude but using such language only leads to the younger generation using it and then they get in trouble, and it is books like this which cause the problem. JWC.
Clemmie has spent most of her life, since she was five, running from her memories, feelings and friends. Friends that have been in her life forever – from ‘baby bump’ stage to a toddler gym class, she, Plum, Nell and Sophie have been inseparable. Or would have been if Clemmie didn’t make a point to live her life out of a suitcase and rucksack, moving on and away whenever the mood strikes and never sticking in one place. She’s got a fear of commitment, a deep-rooted fear where she’s packed all of ...more
Julie Morris
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just love the cover of this book, it looks like the perfect summery beach read and anyone who picks up this book because of the cover will not be disappointed by the contents, which are equally sweet and sunny.

I am a huge fan of Jane’s Little Wedding Shop books and anyone who has read those will be delighted to find themselves back in the quaint Cornish seaside town of St. Aidan. More delighted than Clemmie, who comes back to St. Aidan reluctantly to sort out a legacy from her grandmother as q
There are very few books I read in which I know it’s going to be a 5 star read for me, but I knew it instantly with The Little Cornish Kitchen. It wasn’t just one thing that made this such an enjoyable book. It was the storyline itself, the characters, and the setting. All those elements blended perfectly together!

When I read the section, “About the Author,” at the end of the book, it was noted that she writes romances with “feisty heroines and a bit of an edge.” That was certainly a perfect de
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