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Highly emotive #Contemporary #Romance – Snowflakes Over the Starfish Café by Jessica Redland

Welcome to The Starfish Café – where you will find stunning views, delicious food and lifelong friendships.

Two broken hearts.

Since she inherited The Starfish Café, Hollie has poured her heart into the business, striving to keep her mother’s traditions and warm-hearted spirit alive. But behind closed doors Hollie is searching for true happiness, as she grieves the tragic loss of her family who were once the beating heart of the café…

An unexpected meeting.

Jake lives by two rules: don’t let anyone get close and don’t talk about what happened. Little does he know that a chance meeting at The Starfish Café, facilitated by a fluffy lost dog, is about to turn his world upside down…

The chance to love again.

Can Hollie and Jake break down the barriers that have been holding them back from finding love and happiness, before Christmas comes around? Afterall, with courage, nothing is impossible…

My Review:

Thanks to Boldwood Books and NetGalley, too,
For my copy of this book, here's my honest review:

This is a highly emotive, contemporary romance,
Encouraging giving dancing in the rain a chance.
Both main characters have pasts filled with loss and grief,
And stopping it control their future would be a relief.

There are glimpses of events from both their pasts,
Giving background of tragedies the pain of which lasts.
With most family members gone they feel very alone
Though sometimes friends can help to atone.

Life has been cruel, leaving both of them reeling
Maybe a lost dog might help them start healing?
Get ready for Mr Pickle, and other great characters who
Make this a moving story for me to review.

Grief and tragedy play major parts
In how open the main characters are with their hearts.
Can they overcome their fears and give love a chance?
If they can, they'll have such a delightful romance.

However, keeping quiet about what happened before
Could easily backfire once they discover more.
Can they break down their barriers to let each other in
So their love has a chance and they'll both then win?

This book includes much about the RNLI who
Deserve a mention of their own for all that they do.
So please give a shout out to the brave volunteers who
Put their own lives at risk to save many others, too.

If this is a genre that, like me, you enjoy, too,
Read it for yourself I hope you'll do.
Although grief has a role, you'll find that after
There's also a place for joy, love and laughter.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/34I47Zk

Author Bio –  

Jessica Redland writes uplifting stories of love, friendship, family and community set in Yorkshire where she lives. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the stunning North Yorkshire Coast and her Hedgehog Hollow series takes them into beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Social Media Links –  

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Newsletter Sign Up Link http://bit.ly/JessicaRedlandNewsletter

Bookbub profile https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jessica-redland

2 comments on “Highly emotive #Contemporary #Romance – Snowflakes Over the Starfish Café by Jessica Redland

  1. Jessica Redland Author
    September 12, 2021

    Thank you for taking part in the blog tour for Snowflakes Over The Starfish Cafe and for the clever summary of the story in poem format. That must have taken you ages! Hope you enjoyed Hollie and Jake’s story. Thanks again 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Carla
    October 6, 2021

    I love Jessica’s books and this one was very heartfelt and enjoyable. I need to get my review written. You included some great thoughts in your poem, Elaine.

    Liked by 1 person

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