Synopsis: The third novel in the Mure series, from bestselling author Jenny Colgan. On the quayside next to the Endless Beach sits the Summer Seaside Kitchen. It’s a haven for tourists and locals alike, who all come to eat the freshest local produce on the island and catch up with the gossip. Flora, who runs the cafe, feels safe and content – unless she thinks too hard about her relationship with Joel, her gorgeous but emotionally (and physically) distant boyfriend. While Flora is in turmoil about her relationship. her best friend Lorna is pining after the local doctor. Saif came to the island as a refugee, having lost all of his family. But he’s about to get some shocking news which will change everything for him. As cold winter nights shift to long summer days, can Flora find her happy-ever-after with Joel?
My Rating: 5/5
My Review: I am not going to repeat the synopsis as it’s available both above and online for everyone to see so there is no point repeating it in my review. What I will say is that I was thrilled to be back with Flora and Joel, Lorna, Saif, Fintan and Colton. This could certainly be read as a standalone book, but having read the first one and the short story I really felt it was a good introduction to all the people involved.
Although Flora is a large chunk of this story, thankfully we got to see Saif and Lorna a lot more and their story develops giving the reader a real insight into his life. I also absolutely lobed the story featuring Colton and will say no more for fear of spoilers. I managed to finish this in just a day and a half and once more was a little sad to see the end of the story. Thankfully I have discovered there is an additional release following on from this named An Island Christmas and I cannot wait to get started.
Jenny Colgan rarely fails to disappoint and this book is no exception to that rule. A warm and heartfelt story about the islanders of Mure and one that I would highly recommend.