Thursday, December 9, 2021

BLOG TOUR - Daughters of Magpie Cove


Connie stared out at the quiet Cornish sea as the hazy early morning light bathed the horizon in a beautiful golden glow. She inhaled the salty, cleansing ocean air, looked down at the handwritten note and wiped away the lone tear that had started to fall…

When Connie Christie’s mother summons her home from the city to Magpie Cove to take over the family business – a quaint, charming museum – Connie is reluctant. The cove holds nothing more than bad memories for Connie, memories she’d rather leave buried…

The tiny coastal museum is a hub for the local community but it is struggling to survive, and despite herself, Connie is determined to save the business that has been in her family for generations. Discovering her great-grandmother’s diary tucked away in a dusty box in the attic – which reveals her struggles as a young woman – gives Connie a surprising clue to unlocking the secrets in her own past. Maybe what happened to her all those years ago wasn’t her fault after all?

Connie starts to relish her work at the museum and the beautiful, calm surroundings of Magpie Cove. A chance encounter with handsome local entrepreneur, Alex Gordon, leaves her with more than just butterflies. Perhaps embracing a new start in her old home maybe isn’t the worst idea she’s ever had.

But just as Connie starts to feel like she finally belongs somewhere, the peace she has found crumbles when the one person she has tried for years to forget resurfaces… Can Connie finally find her home, and herself, in Magpie Cove, or will her painful past force her to run away again, this time for good?

From USA Today bestselling author Kennedy Kerr comes a heartfelt, emotional read, set on the beautiful coast of Cornwall. Fans of Sheila O’Flanagan, Mary Alice Monroe and Pamela Kelley will adore it.


Title:   Daughters of Magpie Cove
Author:  Kennedy Kerr
Series:  Magpie Cove #3
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Women’s Fiction; Romance 
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   238
Date of Publication:   December 9, 2021
My Rating:   4 Stars

Returning home to take over the family business proves no easy task for Connie Christie. Assailed by bad memories, Connie is about ready to leave as soon as she arrives. However, Connie knows her mother and uncle really need her help, so does her best to build up the family’s museum by creating new exhibits and strumming up business. 

At least one person is not happy about Connie’s return to the lovely Cornwall village of Magpie Cove. She begins receiving threatening notes and these disturbingly remind her of how she was bullied as a teenager. She is saddened and shocked that it seems to be happening yet again. When Alex Gordon shows a strong interest in Connie she begins to wonder if she possibly might have a future there, but doubt still lingers. 

Despite the issues Connie is having, making Cornwall her home just might be a possibility. The story was intriguing, with a nice balance of suspense, family and romance. This sweet third book in the series could very well be read as a stand-alone, but the series is just so warm that reading the previous two books just might be enjoyable. They are The House at Magpie Cove and Secrets of Magpie Cove.

I loved the story behind the age-old smuggling that was part of the village’s history, and with the stalker element, it all balanced quite marvelously with the slow-burning romance. A beautiful book indeed. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Kennedy Kerr has written and published poetry, children's and adult books. She lives in London and is originally from the West Country, which gave her accent a subtle (yet noticeable) pirate twang as well as a love of cream teas and all things mystical.

Kennedy loves mythology, magic, tarot, pretty much most music, fantasy and sci-fi novels, luxury skincare products, spas, candlelight and stormy beaches. She is the proud owner of a cuddly black cat called Twinkle, who evidently believes she is a princess. Kennedy also loves cooking and baking all types of food, which is almost as much fun as eating it.

Find out more about on her Facebook Author page:; she is also on Twitter as @KennedyKerr5.

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