The Cottage at Plum Tree Bay
Catherine Bromley has spent her life in Penhallow Sands, dedicating herself to work and supporting her emotionally fragile mother. Since her father left, it’s always been the two of them and Catherine has no interest in romance. What’s the point when men just leave? And besides, her mother needs her.
But when handsome novelist Mark Colem...more
My copy was provided by NetGalley for review all opinions are my own.
Catherine lives in Penhallow ...more
Catherine Bromley has been brought up to expect men to let her down, starting with her father who left when she was a child. She’s certainly not looking out for romance but when author Mark Coleman takes over the nearby cottage their chemistry is palpable but both have events in their past to make them wary ...more
Having read book 1 to this series, I was very excited to read book 2 to the series. I loved getting to know the new characters Catherine and Mark, discovering their journey/stories but also I loved being able to reaquaint myself with characters from book 1, seeing how they are getting on.
One of my fave parts throughout the story were the going ons between the two cats Bob and Ginger, so cute and lovely that ...more
If you’re looking for romance, you’ll find it in spades. If you’re looking for women’s fiction, you’ll s ...more
Catherine Bromley is a thirty......something deputy head teacher at the local primary school. She has had a difficult past being brought up by her unwell single mother. Catherine's content with her life until a beautiful author buddies the waters. Will Catherine allow herself to be loved.
The bright and airy, pink cover, showing the cottage of plum tree bay drew me to this book.
This is the perfect summer read! Everything about this book is charming - the characters, the setting, the story. There is enough depth to the characters of Mark and Catherine to make them interesting, but not make them so serious that the story becomes too heavy. The twist related to Mark's profession is predictable, but doesn't detract from the story because it is not made into a big deal (which so man ...more
Charming, romantic, and lighthearted! There were plenty of things I enjoyed about “The Cottage at Plum Tree Bay” by Darcie Boleyn and it makes for the perfect summer read. In fact, I read the majority of this story poolside and felt I was being whisked away to the Cornish coast where the events take place. Having entered the ‘30s club’ recently, I find myself gravitating more and more to ...more
Catherine Bromley lives in her home town of Penhallow Sands where her mother needs her emotional support. Living under the same roof isn't conducive to love and romance, but Catherine is very much a dutiful daughter. When the handsome Mark Cavendish rents a nearby cottage for the summer though, there is no denying the frisson between them. With all the baggage both of them are carrying, will their attract ...more
I have read most of Darcey Boleyn's previous titles and have enjoyed them all. The author has a warm writing style with excellent characters and lovely plot development. I enjoyed the setting of this book and how the characters developed throughout the book. I particularly loved the two cats Bob and Ginger.
A perfect summer holiday ...more
I was sent this book by Netgalley in exchange for an honest revi ...more
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The only thing I disliked about this book was the lack of confidence on the part of Catherine. At her age she should have been less worried about how her mother felt about things.
There was very strong character development throughout and a beautiful love story. I loved reading about Catherine and Mark, their friends and their journey. There were also side stories which were interesting and did not distract from the main plot.
Enjoyable read and would recommend! My rating: 3.5 stars!
Catherine has lived in the village pretty much all her life with no plans to leave, and Mark is just visiting for the summer while he tries to finish his novel. They are drawn together, but will it just be a summer fling?
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a voluntary and honest review.