Jane Linfoot returns to the blog with the fifth book in one of my favorite series, The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea with
Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea
There are few things that make me happier than a new (or a re-read) of a book from Jane Linfoot. I believe that I’ve read EVERYTHING she writes, and have yet to be disappointed – the humor, the characters, the emotion and the smiles when the book ends last for days. In this book we’re meeting Milla, a local girl who returned to her home county after her business partner and boyfriend of five years announced she was pregnant. Trying to do ‘the right thing’ she’d stayed to work on their Bridal Fair business but wasn’t sticking for the birth. Welcomed with open arms by Poppy and Immie, her arrival near Valentine’s Day and the St. Aiden’s usual ‘any excuse for a party’ isn’t what her emotions need. But a ‘random snog’ with a stranger, and the offer from Jess to stage wedding fairs and start a bespoke “all in” planning service for brides has her opportunities opening even as her confidence is at an all-time low.
Enter Nic with a wedding to plan: it doesn’t help that he’s gorgeous and funny, but he’s also picky and Milla can’t quite feel confident or comfortable around him – particularly when he doesn’t seem to be ‘focused’ on the planning of a wedding in a few short months. Yet, as things go horribly and embarrassingly wrong for Milla – with landing her van in the mud, to endless venue visits that are ‘all wrong’, to major (and minor) wardrobe malfunctions – Nic is gently reinforcing his ‘you can do this’ mantra with Milla, and sharing little bits of himself, as the two banter and bandy ideas, suggestions and ‘what’s next’ to tick off the list of tasks.
Milla – what can you say about someone who truly is spectacular and creative at what they do – who can’t seem to see it.? Always measuring herself against her ‘business partner’ who did little but presented a great show. And her honest desire to “wow” the bride – even before she understood everything in a way that only she could after her mother’s long illness, she’s adorable. Needs a bit of confidence, but as things take off, and people are wowed – including Jess and the girls – it’s hard to not cheer her on. And Nic, with his guilt and ignoring what’s right in front of him – but always willing to shore up Milla’s confidence, push away unsuitable males (into the water even – although that was a ‘trip’ not a push) and his determination to bolt when things seem to be ‘getting serious’ is truly everything you’d want in a man – once his eyes are open. This is a lovely, funny and heartfelt story that manages tough issues, friendship, growing attraction and finding a new footing and direction for your life. And love the series – grab it from the first if you’ve never read it before – but you can start anywhere. It’s the perfect antidote to the stress and cabin fever that we’re all suffering from. A perfect installment in my favorite series.
Title: Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea
Author: Jane Linfoot
Genre: British, Contemporary Romance, Family Saga, Friendship, Humor elements, Second Chance, Setting: Britain, Small Town
Published by: One More Chapter
Published on: 3 September, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 10 Hours: 40 minutes
Heat: Get Your Copy: Amazon ♦ Barnes&Noble ♦ iTunes ♦ Kobo ♦ Google ♦Audible ♦Direct from Publisher
St Aidan: a cosy Cornish village where friendships are made for life and it’s always cocktail hour somewhere…
‘A pure delight’ Debbie Johnson
Return to your favourite little wedding shop by the sea for love, laughter and a romance to sweep you off your feet!
It’s the most romantic day of the year but the girls aren’t just gearing up for Valentine’s Day and a busy wedding season ahead, it’s also the 10 year anniversary of their beloved shop!
Jess is planning the party of the decade and with the champagne and cocktails flowing, sparks are going to fly…and not just from the fireworks display!
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.