I am delighted to be kicking off the blog tour for The Little Kiosk By The Sea by Jennifer Bohnet. I am sharing this first stop on the tour with Clare over at A Book and Tea, so please do go and visit her blog too.
The Little Kiosk By The Sea was first published by Carina as an e-book on 18 August 2015 and, subsequently, published in paperback original by HQ on 15 June 2017.
~ Book Blurb ~
Sabine knows that if she doesn’t come up with a plan to save her little kiosk soon, it might be too late. If only her best friend Owen would stop distracting her with marriage proposals!
Harriet is returning to Dartmouth for the first time in thirty years, haunted by the scandal that drove her away and shocked by an inheritance that could change everything.
Rachel never expected to find love again after her world was shattered a year ago. But it seems as if the sleepy seaside town has different ideas
One thing’s for sure, it’s a summer they will never forget!
~ My Thoughts ~
The Little Kiosk By The Sea is a charming read. I was instantly whisked away to it’s gorgeous Dartmouth location and was quickly lost in the lives of the characters.
At the end of the summer season, the little kiosk is packed up, repainted and refurbished, and returned every year on 1st March, ready to welcome the hoards of holidaymakers wanting to take trips on the river. It is a part of the Dartmouth landscape and when it turns up to the quay late one particular year, the locals are worried that it will be for the last time. It is here the story begins and the reader is introduced to the book’s 6 main characters: Sabine, Harriet, Johnnie, Rachel, Ellie and BB. For each of them, the kiosk, and the sea, play an important part in their lives and act as the foundation for their individual stories to develop.
Jennifer Bohnet has a really comfortable style of writing that flows well and at a gentle pace – a bit like the summer days which the front cover evokes! Each chapter, dedicated to one particular character, is quite short and left me wanting more, eager to know how each character’s story panned out – especially as there were a couple of twists I was not expecting. I would love to share more about the plot with you but I feel that this would spoil your enjoyment of the book.
The Little Kiosk By The Sea is made up of so many things I love in a book. It focuses on family, friendship, love, loss, and new beginnings. It has a beautiful coastal setting, and contains characters to whom I can relate. To top it all off, it is really well-written. It is a lovely read 🙂
Thank you to Samantha Evans at Midas PR for sending me a copy of The Little Kiosk By The Sea to read and review and for asking me to take part in this tour.
~ Where to find The Little Kiosk By The Sea ~
~ About Jennifer Bohnet ~
Originally from the West Country, Jennifer Bohnet now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France. Always a writer, Jennifer has contributed short stories and serials to many of the UK women’s magazines including, The People’s Friend, Candis, My Weekly, Best, and Yours, and has been published in The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Home and Country and Devon Life. For over three years she wrote a newspaper column in the The South Hams Group of Newspapers where she took a wry look at family life. She is now also published in Austalia, Sweden, South Africa and Ireland.
~ Where to find Jennifer Bohnet~
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