Originally published: 27 June 2019
Author: Beth Good
Published by: Quercus
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Length: 368 pages
Reading dates: 21-24 June 2019
Nursing a broken heart, Jennifer Bolitho takes a tenancy at the pretty little Pixie Cottage, which is in the estate of Porro Park, home to the movie star Alex Delgrado, who has demanded he have complete privacy.
While moping in her cottage one day, Jennifer comes across a goat making a good attempt to destroy her garden. Guessing it must have come from Porro Park, she loops some rope around it’s neck and leads it back through the woodland. There she comes across an old lady called Nelly who seems sure Jennifer is a goat expert and invites her in for a drink. When Alex arrives and treats her less than kindly, she leaves with a not very high opinion of him. But before long, she becomes entwined in their lives.
This is a lovely charming story set in the fictional village of Pethporro in Cornwall, Jennifer is our broken hearted heroine, who having recently split up with the love of her life is licking her wounds. She has a keen interest in Cornish folk tales and is employed as a story teller whilst writing books on the subject.
Alex is our mysterious hunk, handsome and muscular, a world famous movie star who has moved to Cornwall to look after his grandmother and take a much need break from the public eye.
I loved the setting of this book – it made me want to visit Pethporro as it sounds so idyllic and I loved the side stories of folk tales and witchy beliefs! As is often the case in romantic fiction, a lot of the plot revolved around characters misunderstanding each other which makes me want to give them a bit of a good talking to! Despite this, it was a quick read and it would be a perfect book for reading whilst lying on a sun lounger with a glass of wine in hand!
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Many thanks to Ella at Quercus Books for sending me a copy for review.
About the author:
Born and raised in Essex, Beth has been writing and publishing fiction since 1998. As Beth Good she writes romantic comedy and feel-good fiction. She also writes thriller as Jane Holland and J J Holland, historical fiction as Victoria Lamb, and Tudor and Regency romance as Elizabeth Moss.