Monday, April 11, 2022

BLOG TOUR - The Café at Marigold Marina


Welcome to the café on Marigold Marina, where the smell of freshly baked cakes fills the air and the boats bob merrily in the mellow evening sun. But will an unexpected meeting mean the chance to love again or a broken heart?

When Rosie inherits the café on Marigold Marina after her husband’s tragic death, she is determined to pour her heart into his dream. Nine months later, as she serves coffee and cakes to customers, she is all smiles and laughter. But when the sunshine-yellow doors of the café are closed, she allows her heart to break all over again.

Rosie doesn’t have much room in her life for anything but the café. But when Kit, the mysterious owner of a bookshop barge, starts to come by regularly for lunch, she finds it difficult to ignore his dark eyes, dishevelled curls and the fact that he has his own sorrows. Rosie finds it easy to talk to Kit and as they swim together in the sparkling marina waters she hopes she can help Kit the way he has helped her.

But just as she is letting herself open her heart, she learns the shocking secret that the husband she loved for so many years kept hidden from her. And when she discovers that Kit is hiding things too, she fears she has been foolish to trust again. Should she close her café and move away from the marina? Or take a risk and give love another chance?

An absolutely gorgeous and heartwarming read about what can happen when you leave your comfort zone and listen to your heart. Fans of Shari Low, Heidi Swain and Nicola May will fall in love with The Café at Marigold Marina.

The Café at Marigold Marina
Author:  Tilly Tennant
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Women’s Fiction 
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   314
Date of Publication:   April 8, 2022
My Rating:   4 Stars 

Rosie has her hands full running her café after the sudden and tragic death of her husband. Their marriage was hardly idyllic, especially considering that not only was he verbally abusive, he gaslighted her every chance he could. Nonetheless, Rosie loved him and truly mourns his loss.

First on the agenda was hiring a waitress. She finds someone perfect for the job, but due to a broken bone, was out of commission. A boat owner on the marina, Kit, while at the café for a sandwhich, recommends his sister Tabitha to take the job for the time being. Kit and Tabitha play significant roles when it comes to Rosie's healing.

While dealing with the day-to-day routine of running the café, Rosie has conflicting emotions. Flashbacks about her husband's treatment makes an apparent budding romance seem unlikely. Timing is definitely a factor, espcially when considering that Rosie must decide if she can trust her heart again.

This emotional read by Tilly Tennant strongly connected me to Rosie and to a couple of other characters. I loved the contrasting emotions that Rosie faced in this strong story. Ms. Tennant is a remarkable author and I cannot wait to read the next book by her. 

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

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Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop assistant, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and hasn't stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor and part-time lecturer.

Tilly also writes young adult fiction as Sharon Sant. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at

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