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Summary

Sometimes love can bloom where you least expect it....

For Sarah Peterson, it’s time for change. Coming out of a dead end relationship and having had enough of city life, she just needs to escape and have a fresh start – a new job, a new home and a new lifestyle.

So when her Auntie Kay unexpectedly offers her the opportunity to take over her flower shop, Seaside Blooms, the timing could not be more perfect. She could escape to the beautiful seaside town of Whitsborough Bay, start a new chapter in her life – and learn how to run a business!

But, as she packs up her life in London, she isn't prepared for the discovery of a clairvoyant reading that's been missing for 12 years. All of the predictions have come true, except one: she's about to meet the man of her dreams. Oh, and his name is Steven....

As she prepares for the biggest move of her life, Sarah can’t help but wonder if Seaside Blooms could a new beginning for love too?

A warm, uplifting novel of love, friendship and destiny from top 10 best seller Jessica Redland.

New Beginnings at Seaside Blooms is a new, revised and updated edition of a novel previously published as Searching for Steven.

©2020 Jessica Redland (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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Feel good reading

I am reading the series and really enjoyed this second book. It is chick lit so it's an easy read. The plot is mostly predictable but there were a few additions to keep interest up.
I am really enjoying the feelgood nature of the book; the roller coaster ride with a sprinkle of high and lows that concludes with a happy ending.
The narrator really brought the characters to life and made the story come to life.
I'm back to store now to buy the third book in the series. I usually have a break and have a different read between books but it must be good as I am ready and willing for the third book now.

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Does not live up to book 1.

I didn't hate this book but I didnt love it either.
Book 1 of the series - the chocolate pot cafe was a fantastic little read, I had high hopes for this book and the rest of the series, After reading this one, I wont be bothering with the others. The first book was full of layers - this seemed very flat by comparison, almost like the writer had a multi book deal and had to bang out something else. It didnt have the twists and turns, it was flat. Add to that the fact that it didnt follow on from the previous book at all!

This book was set in the same street as the original book but in a different building. Apart from them going back to the cafe a few times (setting of the original book) and the odd name being mentioned in passing, there was no link at all. I knew this book was about a diffrent character but expected there to be more tie ins and I was disappointed not to get any insight into how the original characters were doing. A great let down after such a promising start

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Such a Lovely story

I loved this book. The story was well written, the characters so loveable and relatable. The reader had a lovely easy to listen to voice and was able to voice all the characters so well. Lovely book !

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Disappointing storyline

I listened to the full story but I’m not sure why. The lead is such a whiny character who doesn’t seem to care for anyone but herself, moaning continually and she is even given a thriving shop and still manages to be depressed about it. There is a wierd side story about an uncle who died alone, she is scared of storms because of finding him and there are many many storms in this book each of which make her sink into an even more depressing state. I’ve lived in North Yorkshire and never experienced so many storms every few weeks! The narrator is good when she is the lead but the depressing voices she gives to the men in the story make it an overall really difficult book to enjoy. I was glad the book ended as I promised myself I’d listen to the end but definitely don’t recommend it as it leaves you with a flat feeling and I definitely won’t be reading the others in the series.

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Continuation was seamless from book1

I enjoyed the book, the narration, the characters and the story was nice, pleasant, a great change from the murders I usually read!

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feel good book

it is a lovely story that leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy. Good spend of my time.

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Lovely story - again!

I didn’t realise that this book was part of a series. Luckily I’d read the first book, so was delighted that it carried on here. Now I’m looking forward to the next one 😊

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My favourite Jessica Redland Book

I've listened to several of Jessica Redlands books recently, and this was my favourite.

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another easy read by Jessica Redland

warm, cosy and great characters. the story line is a bit cheesy but I don't mind because her books are like a warm meg of hot chocolate.... I'm hooked on them. would recommend.

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Another great story

another great story well read, loved the character of Claire and the appearance of characters from previous books in the series

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Not as good as previous book

Silly book featuring idiot, immature girl.
Narration was the redeemer so could give 3 stars