Saturday, August 13, 2022

BLOG TOUR - Dreams of Magpie Cove


The cove itself was small, but beautiful, filled with fine golden sand. Ellie had always heard that Cornwall was romantic, and now she could see why. There was something wild and magical about the turquoise blue sea and the grey-black cliffs that hinted at the shadows of caves under the tide line. Shading her eyes from the sun, Ellie wondered if it would be enough to make her forget what had brought her here…

Ellie McTavish’s world turns upside down when a deadly diagnosis comes out of nowhere. Feeling adrift as she recovers from life-saving surgery at home, she impulsively bids on a vintage caravan, only to discover the next day that she’s won it. So she grabs her friend Fee and takes it on an impromptu road trip… well, that’s the plan, until it breaks down outside the tiny village of Magpie Cove in Cornwall.

Unexpectedly stranded, the two women don’t have much choice but to stay there until it’s fixed. At least the local mechanic, Mark, is distractingly handsome. Not that Ellie would ever act on her feelings – after the surgery she’s not sure she’ll ever feel beautiful again. If only she’d stop running into him everywhere in town…

As Ellie settles into life in Magpie Cove – even daring to swim in the icy sea with a group of local women each morning – she can feel herself slowly healing. But just as she begins to let herself grow closer to Mark, a midnight attack on her rented beach house once more puts Ellie’s fragile courage to the test. Sometimes the deepest scars are on the inside – will Magpie Cove be able to mend Ellie once and for all?

A perfect, feel-good page-turner about friendship, love and the power of starting over, set in gorgeous Cornwall. Perfect for fans of Shari Low, Veronica Henry and Heidi Swain.


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Title:   Dreams of Magpie Cove
Author:  Kennedy Kerr
Series:  Magpie Cove #4
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Women’s Fiction; Romance 
Format:  Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:   237
Date of Publication:   August 12, 2022
My Rating:   5 Stars 

Ellie McTavish is really a very fortunate woman. She had received a terrible diagnosis of breast cancer and the fact that it was caught in time gave her a new lease on life. However, this does not mean that she is happy. In fact, is experiencing a huge measure of sadness and she needs to take time and while she is in the recovery phase of her surgery, she considers her life choices. She buys a vintage caravan camper, and she and her best friend Fee are about to undertake a nice long road trip. This road trip should go a long way when it comes to helping Ellie to receive the clarity that she needs.

Before they hardly get anywhere, the caravan breaks down. They are in the small village of Magpie Cove and they meet the local mechanic named Mark. He informs Ellie that due to the age of the caravan, and the small town in which he lives, repairs could take a while. She has a choice. Either rent another vehicle and continue with her road trip or stay in town until the caravan is fixed.   

During this time, Ellie is dealing with some negative feelings, including that of her self image. She worries about how she will look to others after her surgery and this causes her to reflect on a childhood that was more than a bit painful. It is this baggage that stands between her and the evident attraction that both she and Mark share for one another. I loved that Kennedy Kerr threw a wrench in this will they/won’t they relationship between Ellie and Mark when her ex Roland comes into the picture. 

What a remarkable journey of physical and emotional recovery! Ellie finds herself surrounded by wonderful people while in a beautiful locale. Her time of healing also helps her to reevaluate her career choices. I love that this is the fourth book in the thoroughly enjoyable Magpie Cove series. It is nice to see familiar faces and locations, making it very easy to imagine being there with them, experiencing their highs and lows and their joys and their sadness. 

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

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Kennedy Kerr is a British fiction author. She adores beaches, lochs and stone circles, and loves writing about small communities, mysteries and family secrets. She has a very cuddly cat called Twinkle who spends her days sleeping: Kennedy aspires to having Twinkle's nap schedule one day.

Kennedy also loves cooking and baking all types of food, which is almost as much fun as eating it. Her favourite foods include (but are not limited to) Indian food, Victoria sponge, breakfast pastries with coffee and sushi. The only thing she's not particularly keen on is artichoke, and she'd eat it, anyway

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