Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay
by Nicola May
About the Book:
The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.
Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.
Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.
With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.
This is another great read by Nicola May!!! She has given us a fantastic rom-com that isn’t superficial…it’s really an in-depth story of self-discovery!
All the charming and not-so-charming characters are back! Rosa is a newlywed, married to the sweet and sexy Josh. Titch is now a new mother but without a partner to help raise her sweet baby boy!
The chapters in the beginning and some throughout the book are told in different POVs, but mostly it is told by Rosa. As we all found out in the first book, Rosa has some baggage that she has brought into her new marriage. She has a lot of self-doubt and serious trust issues which greatly affects her marriage to Josh. They come to find out that each one of them isn’t perfect. That is what I like about Rosa’s character. She is flawed. At times, I like her, and at times, I want to slap her for her bad decisions. Yet, I can understand why she is acting the way she is. She has to find a way to fix her own life before fixing her life with Josh. She is incredibly lucky to have Josh by her side. The man had patience I’m not sure I would have. They will have to work hard to keep their marriage on track.
I loved when the book began being divided into seven life lessons Rosa had to learn. She had to learn to have some “self-esteem” and learn to like herself. She had to face her “fear” of abandonment. She needed to find her own “identity.” She had some issues with “motherhood,” dealing with her past and the children she and Josh might have in the future. She needed to deal with her “jealousy” which came out of her trust issues. Finally, she had to learn to “love” herself before loving Josh. It was an incredible journey of self-discovery for her.
Titch also had some soul-searching to do. She was a new mother with no partner to help her. She had to find Theo’s father because he was sick. Some of Rosa’s past partners show up to create havoc, and then there is the mystery fire…what you get is an incredible read!!!!
About Nicola May
Award-winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.
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