Nancy Barone comes to the blog with a story of interrupted Christmas plans and second chances with
No Room at the Little Cornish Inn
Firstly, apologies to the author and publisher for the lateness of this review: but it’s a Christmas-themed one and no one said you couldn’t do that. That being said: Rosie was planning to whisk her son Danny off for the holiday for some quiet time and celebration. Unfortunately for her, her boss has other plans. Rosie is to head to Cornwall and do an efficiency evaluation of a failing inn – The Old Bell Inn has been running poorly and in the red, and it’s up to Rosie to discover why.
Arriving to find there is no room for her and her son, and she and the manager instantly have friction – the beginning of the story is a bit rough as the ‘backstory’ is set, allowing us to see the general outlines. But get through that beginning and the story (particularly Danny and Rosie’s relationship and the budding romance with Mitchell (after several snarky moments) are all that you’d want in a story of hope, new beginnings and the magic of Christmas.
Rosie is a rockstar – trying to see the positive, always open to suggestions and options, and even having a mitigating effect on Mitchell. Her relationship with Danny, the beauty of the setting and her ease making friends and finding her place, along with the opportunity for new beginnings for them all made this a wonderful escape read.
Title: No Room at the Little Cornish Inn
Author: Nancy Barone
Genre: British, Contemporary Romance, Family Saga, Friendship, Holiday Themed, Humor elements, Romantic Elements, Setting: Britain
Published by: Aria
Published on: 5 November, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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There's magic in the Cornish air this Christmas...
Rosie Anderson was hoping to whisk her young son Danny away for a lovely Christmas with family, far from the hustle and bustle of her life in London. But then her boss at the head office – aka Susan the Sacker – suddenly assigns her to go in incognito and save a tiny inn in Cornwall from being closed permanently. Rosie doesn't know why The Old Bell Inn is performing so badly but it's on her to sort it out!
Hours in the car later, Rosie arrives at the inn to find she's been double booked – there are no rooms left. And she isn't there for more than a minute before she's butting heads with the manager, Irishman Mitchell Fitzpatrick. He seems to dislike her on sight, so it's confusing that he seems to get on so well with Danny... But if he's as terrible as his reputation, Rosie will have to be the one to fire him.
This really isn't the Christmas Rosie was dreaming of. But maybe, just maybe, it could be a whole lot more...
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.