With it firmly on my ‘to be read’ list, I’m delighted to be supporting the launch of Summer at the Cornish Cafe by Phillipa Ashley which is out in e-book today, May 5th 2016, from Avon Maze (part of Harper Collins). The first book in the gorgeous new Penwith series, Summer at the Cornish Cafe is recommended for readers who loved Summer at Shell Cottage, The Cornish House, Tremarnock and Poldark. Summer at the Cornish Cafe is available for purchase here.
Summer at the Cornish Cafe
One summer can change everything . . .
“Warm and funny and feel-good. The best sort of holiday read.” Katie Fforde
“Filled with warm and likeable characters. Great fun!” Jill Mansell
Demi doesn’t expect her summer in Cornwall to hold anything out of the ordinary. As a waitress, working all hours to make ends meet, washing dishes and serving ice creams seems to be as exciting as the holiday season is about to get.
That’s until she meets Cal Penwith. An outsider, like herself, Cal is persuaded to let Demi help him renovate his holiday resort, Kilhallon Park. Set above an idyllic Cornish cove, the once popular destination for tourists has now gone to rack and ruin. During the course of the Cornish summer, Demi makes new friends – and foes – as she helps the dashing and often infuriating Cal in his quest. Working side by side, the pair grow close, but Cal has complications in his past which make Demi wonder if he could ever truly be interested in her.
Demi realises that she has finally found a place she can call home. But as the summer draws to a close, and Demi’s own reputation as an up and coming café owner starts to spread, she is faced with a tough decision . . .
A gorgeous story exploring new beginnings, new love and new opportunities, set against the stunning background of the Cornish coast. Phillipa Ashley has written a feisty, compelling heroine who leaps off the page and encourages you to live your summer to the full.
About Phillipa Ashley
Phillipa Ashley studied English at Oxford before working as a copywriter and journalist. Her first novel, Decent Exposure won the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Award and in 2009, it was filmed as a US TV movie called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hopkins. Miranda’s Mount won Best Ebook at the Festival of Romance Reader Awards 2012 and It Happened One Night was shortlisted in 2013.
As Pippa Croft, Phillipa also writes as the Oxford Blue series which is published by Penguin Books.
She lives in a Staffordshire village with her husband and has a grown-up daughter. When she’s not writing, she loves falling off surf boards and following Poldark around in a camper van.