Title: The Café by the sea
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: William Morrow Paperback
Date: June 2017
My rating: 3/5
About The café by the sea
Years ago, Flora left the quiet Scottish island Mure where she grew up. But now she lives in London and she doesn’t want to go back. Afraid of what everyone else would think of her. Mure is a small island. In London, she works for Joel and she is hopelessly in love with him.
Then she has to go back to her roots on Mure for work. The family house is a mess and everyone is yelling at her and fighting with her. Flora finds the cookbook from her mother and she finds out that she has a passion for cooking. And suddenly she is running a pink shop on the harbour: the café by the sea.
But with the seasons changing, Flora must come to terms with past mistakes and work out exactly where her future lies…
I started and finished this book during my 24-hour readathon. okay, eventually it wasn’t a real readathon. I only read for maybe 10 hours that day. Anyway, this was the first time for me that I read a book by Jenny Colgan. But you know that I am always in to try something new.
This book kind of reminds me of Jill Mansell. So if you like Jill Mansell her books, you might like these too. But I think it is still too early too say if I really like Jenny’s books.
So Flora has a crush on her boss Joel, but he is also an asshole. And she hasn’t really talked to him yet. So she is basically falling for him based on his looks. And normally you would stop crushing on someone who is acting like an asshole, but not Flora.
To be honest I wasn’t shipping Flora with Joel. I was hoping that someone else would come along. And there is another guy in this books, but he isn’t great either. So I was hoping that Flora would stay single at the end of the book. Yes, I was a little bit disappointed by this love story. I was expecting more firework if you know what I mean. Whenever I read a Jill Mansell, you can really feel the tension and chemistry between two people. I was missing that in this book.
However, there is another book in this series and I am going giving it a try. I am giving this series a second chance and hopefully, there is more firework in the second book.
Have you read this book yet?
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