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Edie Browne’s Cottage by the Sea
Those who don’t jump will never fly…
Hurtling through the sky was supposed to be Edie Browne’s flight of independence. But when she falls head over champagne bucket while celebrating her successful landing, her life is changed in an instant.
But starting over has its benefits, and as Edie relearns the basics under the watchful eye of her Aunty Josie and an entire Cornish village of new friends and neighbours, she finds love and joy she never could have imagined in the unlikeliest of places…
Come home to St Aidan and Periwinkle Cottage for a romance full of love, laughter and friends for life!
Now this was one enthralling and very surprising story which starts and ends with Edie Browne jumping out of a plane! Despite the safe landings, the consequences of that first jump are dramatically life changing for her, leading to her going to help her Aunty Josie in her cottage by the sea in St Aidan whilst her Aunt also keeps a close eye on her to ensure she doesn’t do too much but continues to recover. It is about making new friends, relearning lots, inspiring the delightful Cam and proving that what seem like disasters can have silver linings and very positive consequences!
This is an emotive, heartwarming story that I absolutely adored. The characters are well developed and easy to relate to and how Edie endeavours to reconnect with life as she knew it is inspirational. I liked how the chapters started with whatever Edie’s “epic achievement” is, often things you’d assume inconsequential but are so significant in her recovery. Cam is only six years old but his relationship with Edie helps inspire both of them to keep trying and their resilience and relationship is key to so much of the story. How Edie’s relationship with members of the craft clubs and Barney develop is brilliantly portrayed. I really wish I could live in this lovely community and meet these fantastic folk. Mind you, I was also so impressed by Edie’s boss and his attitude – we definitely need more considerate and caring employers like him!
Overall, this is a story that takes readers through the whole gamut of emotions whilst being humorous and inspirational. I loved reading it and think it is one I’ll remember – and re-read – for years to come. I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending it, please go read it for yourself to see what I mean!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read this amazing story.
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edie-Brownes-Cottage-Sea-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07PPD1JD9/
US – https://www.amazon.com/Edie-Brownes-Cottage-Sea-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07PPD1JD9/
Author Bio –
Jane Linfoot is a best selling author, who lives in a muddy cottage, up a steep hill in Derbyshire, with her family, their pets, and an astonishing number of spiders. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a supermarket.
Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea, and wrote her first book by accident, while working as an architect, and renovating country houses. While she loves to write feelgood books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines.
Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.
Her latest books include a series of stand alone novels, based around a seaside wedding shop in Cornwall. Cupcakes and Confetti – The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Sequins and Snowflakes – Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, and Bunting and Bouquets – Summer at the Little Wedding Shop, and most recently, The Little Cornish Kitchen. These are all published by Harper Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins.
Follow Jane on Twitter @janelinfoot, or find her on her Author Page Facebook or her Personal Page Facebook. She’s also on Instagram, and has lots of Pinterest boards relating to her novels.
Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for content for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my own, honest opinion after being enthralled by this delightful story.
Thank you so much for reading Edie’s story and for writing such a thoughtful and insightful review. Saying you want to re-read it again for years to come is quite simply one of the biggest compliments I have had in my writing career. So huge hugs for that. And dolphins!!! Such a lovely place to be welcomed to, thank you again for joining in the tour and for your very generous praise and support. You really have made my tour!! Big love Jane xx
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I truly loved this story, Jane, and meant every word I wrote in my review. It is one of the most heart breaking, heartwarming and moving stories, truly inspirational and very memorable. I look forward to re-reading this one and reading more from you in future though it will be very hard for you to surpass this one!