Pub : Bookouture
When twenty-nine-year-old Annie Trebarwith receives an unexpected letter from a great-aunt she’s never known, she leaves her shoebox-sized flat in London and catches a train to the rugged Cornish coast.
Salt Bay is beautiful and Annie begins to kindle a bond with her great-aunt Alice. Even though there is zero phone signal and the locals – including the gorgeous but brooding Josh Pasco – can be decidedly grumpy at times, Annie starts to feel at home in Salt Bay.
Soon Annie’s love of music leads her to relaunch the Salt Bay Choral Society, and she’s surprised to see how just much the choir means to the community – and she even starts to break through Josh’s surly exterior…
But London is calling Annie back, and she has to make a decision. Give up her old life completely, or leave Salt Bay, her new-found family – and the choir – behind?
This is a novel to fall in love with.
Annie is one of the most adorable characters and the setting of Salt Bay made me wish to head for my beloved Cornwall.
Annie heads for Cornwall somewhat reluctantly, but what evolves is a tale full of twists and turns and both sad and happy moments that will make the reader laugh out loud from the very first page.
The plot is driven by her care for her great-aunt and her new job re-establishing a local choir. Of course there is romance, there are secrets and there are friendships to be made. All are perfectly put together by an author who has made Annie’s Lovely Choir by the Sea one of my Summer favorites this year.
This is a debut with a difference, and one of a series that I know I am going to enjoy. I just hope that Liz continues with Annie’s adjustment to living in Cornwall and not add any of the ‘cheesiness’ that some of the Summer reads have been doing lately.
Buy the book.