New starts, new loves and a generous helping of friendship and cake come together in this delightfully romantic debut set in an idyllic coastal village.
Like the rhythm of the sea itself, this life-affirming novel pulls you in and sweeps you along with captivating ease. Emotions rise and fall from chapter to chapter - heartbreak, joy, love, regret - and guaranteed you will be yearning for your own summer escape before the final page has closed!
Poor Freya. Her dream of being an artist is in shatters and her love life isn’t looking much better. Just on cue, fairy godmother Lola invites her to spend the summer working in her small village café on the Cornish coast. It’s the perfect chance for Freya to leave behind her broken life in London – and take a much-needed break from men. But when the mysterious Angelo storms into town with his motorbike and unavoidable Italian beauty, issues of the heart are about to loom large.
There’s so much to fall in love with in Jennifer Bibby’s romantic debut: intuitive Lola, the friend and champion we all need in a crisis; postcard-perfect Pulcarrow, the small fishing village that reignites Freya’s passion for art; and the heartwarming community of people, (and a dog!) who scoop Freya up in a gentle embrace and provide a safe place for her to grow again. Every page oozes with their warmth! If you ever needed a reminder of the healing power of friends, the landscape and a slice of freshly baked cake, then The Cornish Hideaway is the perfect novel. A charming read for the summer season.
All Freya has ever wanted to do is paint. So when she fails her Master’s Degree in Art, on the same day that her boyfriend decides he needs a ‘more serious’ partner, to Freya it feels like the end of the world.
Luckily, she has a saviour in the shape of best friend Lola, who invites her to the sleepy Cornish village of Polcarrow, to work in her café. With nothing keeping her in London, Freya jumps at the chance of a summer by the sea.
Freya needs time to focus on herself. But then dark and mysterious biker Angelo blows into town on a stormy afternoon, with his own artistic dreams and a secretive past, and Freya’s plans of a romance-free summer fly straight out of the window…
Heart-warming, heartfelt and romantic, The Cornish Hideaway is a novel of community, friendship and learning to love again, for fans of Jenny Colgan, Cathy Bramley and Heidi Swain.
|Publication date:||22nd March 0222|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster UK|
|Primary Genre||Romantic Fiction|
As a lifelong lover of stories, Jennifer Bibby spent her teenage years wowing various teachers with her historical epics before finding her feet exploring the everyday lives of modern women through literature. In addition to being a bibliophile she loves classy cocktails, cake and medieval history. She's happiest by the sea and loves to travel, and firmly believes that dinosaurs improve everything. The Cornish Hideaway is her debut novel.More About Jennifer Bibby