I am so excited to share my review of The Little Cornish Kitchen with you all as part of it’s Blog Tour. Many thanks to Harper Impulse, Rachel and of course author Jane Linfoot for allowing me to participate.
It’s time to come home to Cornwall
With an exciting 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 and property developer, Charlie Hobson, Clemmie realises she can’t abandon her home in its time of need.
With her childhood friends encouraging her, Clemmie decides to turn the apartment into ‘The Little Cornish Kitchen’ – a boutique pop up pudding club raising money for the repairs to the building in an effort to stop Charlie once and for all. But when Charlie and his easy charm won’t seem to go away, everything soon becomes even messier than the state of Clemmie’s Cornish kitchen…
Born and raised in the small town of St Aidan in Cornwall, Clemmie has opted for a more nomadic way of life as a “grown up”. Living out of a rucksack and unable to plan more than a couple of days ahead she is out of her depth when forced to return home and make decisions about the flat she inherited from her Grandmother, Laura. Having barely known her paternal Grandmother her initial plan is to sell up and move on, however her friends persuade her to visit the flat not only changing her mind but the whole direction of her life.
Her new neighbour, the sexy Charlie Hobson, makes it clear from the beginning that he has his sights set on buying Laura’s flat. He ‘helpfully’ points out if Clem wants to live in the flat long-term she is going to need a lot of cash to pay for repairs. Unsure what to do and with a limited amount of time to raise the capital Clem’s friends pull together and with the help of Laura’s trusty recipe basket create The Little Cornish Kitchen, running pop up singles evenings filled with sweet treats! But does Clem really want to stay and give up her freedom even if she can raise the all-important money?
Much more than your average chick-lit romance, The Little Cornish Kitchen’s story is about discovering who you are and where you fit into the world as well as highlighting the importance of friendship and family. I have read several books set in Cornwall before and really love imagining the scenery and views and this book was no different. I could almost taste the salt coming in off the sea thanks to Jane’s wonderfully descriptive language.
The Little Cornish Kitchen is a fabulous easy, light-hearted read with a perfect feel good ending, ideal as a Summer read especially thanks to the beach side setting! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it held my attention throughout thanks to a sprinkle of mystery and a few twists to keep me on my toes. I will most certainly be looking out for more from Jane in the future as this is the first of her books that I have read.
My only word of warning is if you have a sweet tooth be sure not to read if you are even slightly hungry! The baking, puddings and sweet treats described sound mouthwateringly good and I spent most of the book salivating! P.S. There are some of Laura’s recipes in the back of the book for you to try for yourself!
The Little Cornish Kitchen is available to buy from Amazon
About The Author
Jane Linfoot is a best selling author, who lives in a muddy cottage, up a steep hill in Derbyshire, with her family, their pets, and an astonishing number of spiders. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a supermarket.
Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea, and wrote her first book by accident, while working as an architect, and renovating country houses. While she loves to write feelgood books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines.
Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.
Her latest books include a series of stand alone novels, based around a seaside wedding shop in Cornwall. Cupcakes and Confetti – The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Sequins and Snowflakes – Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, and Bunting and Bouquets – Summer at the Little Wedding Shop, and most recently, The Little Cornish Kitchen. These are all published by Harper Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins.
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