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Title: Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point
Author: Sarah Bennett
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Published: March 25th, 2021
What a brilliant start to a new series by this talented author! Mermaid’s Point is a small, close knit community which relies on tourists for much of the local income. The Morgan family have lived there for generations and whilst her parents run a local gift shop, Laurie Morgan runs the adjoining café and her brother works with their uncle taking tourists on guided sea tours around the coastline and islands.
After two years of bad weather, things aren’t looking great for the community until a social media post showing a hazy image of a what might be a mermaid goes viral. Who posted the image? Why? Well the impact is an influx of tourists – and the arrival of Jake Smith who rents a cottage for the summer to enable him to work on his writing, implying he’s an author rather than the investigative journalist he really is!
This is a lovely story of a small community with great characters, an intriguing mystery and a heartwarming romance. It was delightful to virtually visit this beautiful seaside resort through this story. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to go back to catch up on everything there in future. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this to anyone looking for a fun read to escape into!
Thanks to Boldwood Books and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
‘Delightfully romantic and touching.’ Phillipa Ashley
Laurie Morgan runs a café in the small seaside community of Mermaids Point, named after the beauties rumoured to live in the waters a few miles off the top of the point. When a hazy image is posted online of what appears to be a mermaid, the café and the village are soon full to bursting with curious sightseers.
The most eye-catching of the new arrivals is handsome author, Jake Smith, who has rented a cottage for the summer while he works on his new book. Or so he says. In fact, he is a journalist, burned out and disillusioned with life, whose editor has sent him on a crack-pot hunt for mermaids…
Jake quickly finds himself drawn to village life, and to the gorgeous woman who runs the local café. But he soon suspects there’s trouble lurking beneath the idyllic façade, and when it looks like Laurie’s family might be involved, Jake faces a difficult choice. Pursue the truth, or protect the woman he’s beginning to fall in love with…
Warm, escapist, feel-good and altogether brilliant story-telling from bestselling author Sarah Bennett. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley and Milly Johnson.
Sarah Bennett is the bestselling author of several romantic fiction trilogies including those set in Butterfly Cove and Lavender Bay. Born and raised in a military family she is happily married to her own Officer and when not reading or writing enjoys sailing the high seas. The first book in her new Mermaids Point trilogy for Boldwood will be published in Spring 2021.