Genre: Women's Fiction; Romance
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 279
Date of Publication: May 12, 2023
My Rating: 5 Stars
Nursing a broken heart, Jessie has a chance for a change of scene. She accompanies her grandfather to Indigo Cove and her life definitely changes for the better. Jessie has fond memories of spending summers there with her grandparents, but especially the summer when she had her first kiss.
Now that she sees the object of that memorable kiss this brings back mixed feeling for Jessie. She didn’t even know the boy she kissed, and expected never to see him again. Now that he is also at Cornish Cove, Jessie is at sixes and sevens. His name is Ashton and Jessie can’t help but wonder what could have been.
Meanwhile, she is there for the sake of her grandfather, and one of the things he wants Jessie to do is to take photographs of locations that bring good memories to him. Photography was her grandmother’s love, and at one point it was also that for Jessie. Not only is she taking photos again and loving it, she meets some people who are part of a Puzzle Club at a local café, establishing unexpected bonds of friendship. She also enjoys a strong connection to Ashton the more time they spend together.
Summer at the Cornish Beach Café was in a word - perfect. From the tender first scene, to the warm and comfortable story, it was easy to imagine being at that idyllic location with Jessie and her grandfather. Then, there was Elsie, an older lady who was not only special to Ashton, a man who exuded tremendous kindness, but the way she became special to Jessie and her grandfather was quite wonderful. I was pulled into this beautiful book and was left with a very good feeling once I finished it.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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