I have to admit I’m pretty excited to share this with you, Edie Browe’s Cottage by the Sea, by the wonderful and now permanently bookmarked Jane Linfoot! Thanks a million to the lovely Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources and Harper Impulse for allowing me to be part of the blog tour and also for the book in return for an honest review!
What they say: 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!
The Review: Se we begin meeting Edie Browne who is grabbing life by jumping out of a plane (This is her first ‘epic achievement’) . From here I was with Edie and warmed straight away to the setting that had me right there with her in every sense ( I was so nervous for her!). Unfortunately I was there for the aftermath too, which doesn’t have the same excitement as poor Edie suddenly takes a hit that will affect her everything.
I’d like to be a bit sketchy about this book if I may because it packs more of a punch that way. I WILL say I’m always a fan of any book that requires someone to climb in a window when they really shouldn’t, or has them randomly saying things that just pop out to the surprise and embarrassment of everyone around. You can guess from this that this bright, hit-you-in-the-face humour was right up my street; the settings were just shockingly fantastic (and inspirational for me as a writer) and the book made me smile and nod along. Her epic achievements, so different from the first, hit me in the gut, and I had to catch my breath at one of them and I also put my hand on my heart at what an exceptionally gorgeous character Edie is. I have to say I’ve a number of Jane Linfoot’s books on my Kindle and I cannot cannot wait to get to them ALL. A newly bookmarked author, and a very memorable and beyond recommended book
Rating: A very gushy 5/5 (jumps up and down clapping!!)
About the author
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.
By the way, off you go now to follow the blog tour!!