My enormous thanks to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources at for inviting me to participate in the blog tour for Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove by Kim Nash. I can’t believe it’s approaching a year since Kim stayed in with me to chat about her previous book Sunshine and Second Chances in a post you can read here. I loved and reviewed Kim’s debut novel Amazing Grace here and was just as impressed by her next, Escape to Giddywell Grange. You’ll find my review of that book here. Consequently, it’s a real pleasure to review Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove today and to help close the tour.
Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove
When thirty-four-year-old Nellie Wagstaff loses her job and discovers her fiancé is a cheating scumbag in a single day, she feels like the world has come crashing down. And that’s before the solicitor’s letter, along with a request to visit a place she hasn’t thought about for a very long time.
Heartbroken, Nellie escapes to the beautiful seaside town of Muddleford in Dorset, where she discovers she’s inherited more than she ever bargained for. Nellie never knew why her mother stopped talking to her sister, but now childhood memories of Muddleford come flooding back: long hot summers, the sea glistening beyond the sandy cove… and a stolen kiss with a boy called Jack.
Jack, now a devilishly handsome vet, has the local pet owners swooning over him, and as Nellie and he become close once more, and she gets used to gossiping with the locals and sipping wine at her beach hut with sand between her toes, she’s sure she can feel sparks flying once more. But just as she thinks she might be able to open her heart again, her newest frenemy, the glamourous Natalia, tells her a secret about Jack that changes everything.
Nellie will never know why her mother and aunt parted ways. She’ll sell the house, forget about Jack, and get back to real life. Because there’s nothing for her in Muddleford… is there?
An utterly uplifting and completely hilarious summer read about learning to trust yourself and of finding love and friendship in the least expected places for fans of Jessica Redland, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin.
My Review of Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove
Ellen’s life is about to change.
I thoroughly enjoyed heading off to Muddleford Cove and am hoping that this won’t be my first visit. Kim Nash has created a wonderful, warm and witty environment that totally transported me to Dorset and left me entertained, happy and uplifted. I thought the narrative was just lovely.
Although there is a smashing, romantic story in Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove, with several laugh aloud moments, plenty of twists and turns, and that wonderful knowledge of this genre that everything will turn out well eventually, what I most enjoyed about Kim Nash’s writing this time was the level of wisdom behind her story. Whilst entertaining her reader the author manages to show them how we shouldn’t leave it too late to mend bridges and tell those we love how we feel. Through Nellie’s story we come to realise that life is what we make it and that we should be true to ourselves and make the most of the opportunities that come our way. I thought this aspect of Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove was just wonderful.
Equally as inspiring was the characterisation here. Aunt Lil may not actually be present in the story, but she shapes it so convincingly that I felt she was someone I’d known all my life. Ellen, or rather Nellie, is a delight. Her delusions, her self-knowledge, her friendships and her love are all realistic so that she feels like a real woman and not merely a character. Natalia exemplifies the falseness and obsession with appearance that sadly pervades society and I could picture her through Kim Nash’s writing as easily as if I were sitting opposite her. However, although I loved meeting Nellie, it was Jack who held my attention most but you’ll have to read Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove to find out why – though you should be prepared to fall in love a little bit yourself too!
When I’d finished reading Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove I felt I had had a lovely break from the corrupt, Covid dominated world we’ve been living through, and that I had been able to take a stroll along the Dorset beach with Nellie and Norman, very much enjoying their company.
Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove is such a lovely read. It’s warm, funny and romantic so that it really is a tonic for the woes of the world. I finished the book feeling soothed and uplifted. It’s a lovely story.
About Kim Nash
Kim Nash is an author of uplifting, funny, heartwarming, feel-good, romantic fiction.
She lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is Head of Publicity for Bookouture and is a book blogger at Kim The Bookworm.
Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association’s Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can’t quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.
When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She’s also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.
Amazing Grace was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019.
Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim’s second novel and was published in September 2019.
Sunshine and Second Chances is Kim’s third novel and is published today, June 4th 2020.
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