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Summary

Liz has found refuge in the small fishing village of Tremarnock with her young daughter, Rosie, after her relationship with Rosie's father came unstuck.

Now that she's happily married to village restaurant owner Robert Hart, all seems set for a quiet autumn and merry Christmas. But strangers have bought the local guesthouse and seem to have big plans. Why is he so charming and confident, but she's so frightened? And what are they really doing with the guesthouse?

©2016 Emma Burstall (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Burstall has created a little sanctuary, which will have readers eager to book a Cornish holiday as soon as possible...a heart-warming, feel-good novel...." ( Bookbag, on Tremarnock)

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Slow start

Bit slow to start with and difficult to get a grasp of the story but when it comes it's good!

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Lovely book

This is the second book in this series I have read. I love it love it. Has generally a real feel good factor about it which I personally love. (I know not all is feel good) but not going to spoil it for others. I like the way the villagers all rally together. Her descriptions of Cornwall are excellent and just makes me want to go on holiday. I want to move to this town with this community spirit if only ....
The narrator did a fantastic job well done.
I like the way this author has a way of covering very real and sensitive issues but without making the story incredibly sad or depressing or heart wrenching. She weaves a nasty steady path with dreadful incidents but with bundles of hope.
I would thoroughly recommend this book.

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the cornish guesthouse

2nd book just as good as first it really makes me want to live there good story.

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Great story

Highly recommend this book. Great story couldn't wait to hear each chapter. I was surprised at how the story developed, lots of intrigue and excitement, not what I was expecting at all. Beautifully narrated by Georgia Maguire.

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Very enjoyable

A charming story especially as many of the characters we already know from the first book about Tremarnock.

Well read. Easy voice to listen to. Largely a gentle storyline.

A good listen between heavier meaty novels.

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A taste of all things Cornish.

Every character comes alive through delightful descriptions, making you feel as if you know them personally.

Wanted it to go on and on.

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6 1/2 out 10. Story lines appear not very well researched.

Quaint little story but a bit mediocre in the penning. Poor grammar here & there. Implausible plots (I would suspect due to poor research); even with the little things like a 2 year old's speech developmental stage. It might have been a bit a bit more juicy if 1 of the characters , eg the main protagonist, had been written in the 1st person. The scam used in the plot was weak. Narrator OK.

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Not What I Expected.

I was not expecting the story that unfolded. But it was very well narrated and I began to enjoy the individual charectets and how they related to each other.

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A lovely Cornish village story

I loved it and couldn't stop listening to it! Georgina Maguire is a brilliant narrator- so many different accents. So happy it all ended well . I hope that there will be yet another book about life in Tremarnock.

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A pleasant book.

An easy listen, predictable but nice. Shame about the pronunciation of some of the Cornish place names - Trebah and Rough Tor in particular!

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  • SK
  • 16-11-16

Great read!

If you like that warm fuzzy feeling, this is your book. The characters came to life. I was right there alongside the cast, in their momemt, in that village....

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  • Vicky2
  • 05-11-16

Nice story with rich character development

Took awhile to get into the story but about midway it started to pick up. Excellent performance by the narrator!