Today iI’m joining the blog tour for Hopeful Hearts At The Cornish Cove. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and to Boldwood Books for my copy of the book.
A perfect new start in Cornwall.
Meredith’s life is at a standstill. She’s stuck in a dead-end job, approaching fifty, and her dating life is a string of disasters. But one evening, while browsing the internet, she sees an ad for a lighthouse, and in a moment of impulsiveness, she makes a ridiculous bid for it.
With the help of local handyman Clem, she sets about renovating. And as they work together, a bond begins to form. But when Meredith finds out that Clem is keeping a secret from her, it changes everything. Will they find a way to build something more meaningful together?
A delightful story about community, friendship and having the courage to start over, perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Milly Johnson and Lucy Dillon.
I don’t often read women’s fiction, but after a tough few days, Hopeful Hearts At The Cornish Cove was just what I needed. Kim Nash describes the Cornish village to which Meredith has moved so clearly that I could picture the landscape in all it’s beauty and it felt like a hug between the covers.
The protagonist of Hopeful Hearts At The Cornish Cove is Meredith. Meredith is in her late forties, and for me, this made a change from many central characters in women’s fiction who are often in their twenties. It means that Meredith has a little more life experience and this allowed me to emotionally connect with her much more deeply and gain a greater understanding of her hopes and fears. I was really rooting for her to find happiness.
The community in Hopeful Hearts At The Cornish Cove is really close knit, and this is demonstrated by the wariness of the locals towards Meredith when she initially arrives in the village. However, there are some wonderful characters (especially Clem, Gemma, Lucy, James and Vi – and of course, Gladys) and I enjoyed getting to know them alongside Meredith. I feel that many of them still have back stories to be revealed and I look forward to finding out more.
Alongside the more lighthearted storylines, Kim Nash is not afraid to introduce more serious themes, such as grief, self-esteem and depression. These are issues that all resonate with me and they all add an extra layer to this lovely story.
I believe Hopeful Hearts At The Cornish Cove is the beginning of a series and I will definitely be keeping track of future releases!
Hopeful Hearts At The Cornish Cove is available from Amazon.
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