Friday, 8 March 2013

A Cottage By The Sea By Carole Matthews

Title: A Cottage By The Sea
Author: Carole Matthews
Publisher: Sphere
Paperback Publication Date: 28th March 2013
Source: The Lovely Jo Wickham from Little Brown

Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick since university. The late-night chats, shared heartaches and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. Now in their thirties, Grace is always a bit disappointed about how little time they get to spend together, so when Ella invites them all to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change in pace will help her reconnect with her husband, Harry.

Unfortunately for her, Harry isn't enamoured with Cwtch Cottage as she is. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah, and suddenly the week ahead looks as though it may be even more confusing for all the residents of Cwtch Cottage.
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Now I've always been a big fan of Carole Matthews books and I especially loved her Christmas book With Love at Christmas last year so when found out Carole was bringing a new book out I just couldn't wait to grab my copy hehe, Luckily Jo Wickham from Little Brown sent me a copy out early. 

I knew when I got my copy of A Cottage By The Sea that I was going to enjoy it so much, give me laughter and tears but also gear me up for the summer, Boy I wasn't wrong either, The cover looked ever so beautiful as well, looked very summery.

So we meet three best friends since Uni Grace, Ella and Flick, as they grow up they don't seem to see each other that much so when Ella suggests they all come to stay with her in the little cottage, they all jump at the chance. Grace comes with her husband Harry, hoping to reconnect while they are away, but will Grace get her wish? or will Harry just carry on fiddling with his mobile? Ella has the rockstar husband Art who doesn't want to settle down and have kids just yet but Ella does. Will she get her wish and have a child? And then we have Flick who arrives with a handsome fella Noah who woos the ladies with his charm and Flick wants to prove to the ladies she can commit to a guy, will it happen?
The ever so charming Noah first meets Grace down at the beach, where he comments on how beautiful the beach is and then Swoon it's soon love at first sight, But will Grace fight for her husband? or chose Noah?

I just loved everything about this book, it was totally amazing, I couldn't put the book down I was so engrossed in the characters and how they all interacted so well with each other. I would have to say my favourite character would be Grace, at some points in the book I did feel a little sorry for her and how her husband treated her at times as well but she is such a strong and independent woman who will do anything for her closest and dearest friends when they need her the most.

A Cottage by the Sea is definitely a book you will be taking away with you on holiday this year, it is a jolly read with plenty of laughter but also a few little tears a long the way also with lots of emotion of friendships. It is a roller coaster of a book but will leave you with like a breathe of fresh air and also wanting your own little cottage down by the sea. Tehe :)

Carole Matthews you are a wonderful author and I love your books time and time again, I just can't get enough of them, Your books always have me laughing and always telling friends about your books and how brilliant they are! I already have your next book on Pre-order already tehe!

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