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A sweet summer read which was as light as a soufflé and as warm as the buttery biscuits fresh out from the over. You know, the kinds that melt in your mouth. Yumm…
The author Kennedy Kerr brought together two souls who were so different from each other yet the passage of the elderly kind-hearted Serafina brought them together as employer and employee.
Nathan was a strict business-man with a hidden vulnerable side to him. Lila was the righteous soft-hearted woman who had gone through great devastation.
Like the beach town they lived in, the two were like tides with a constant ebb and flow to their feelings. Other characters gave that town the great vibe, making me want to stay there.
There was an untold connection between the people which added to the vibes the author was setting up for. Something that could be greatly enjoyed over the lazy afternoon.
The story brought home a lot of emotions between the two of them. I loved Lila’s friend Oli who had such joie de vivre that I wanted to imbibe a few of them from him. Love and friendship, happiness and grief were perfectly enmeshed in this warm-hearted story.
Overall, you couldn’t go wrong if you picked up this book between your intense thrillers or fantasy tomes.
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When aspiring pastry chef Lila Bridges flees her life in the city after a heartbreaking tragedy, she finds herself working behind the counter at Magpie Cove’s most beloved local establishment – Serafina’s Café. The sweet, buttery aroma of freshly baked chocolate croissants, the cheerful gossip of the regulars and the elderly owner Serafina’s feisty humour are a much-needed balm to Lila’s broken heart. For the first time since it happened, Lila is beginning to laugh again…
But when Serafina unexpectedly passes away, the future of the café looks bleak. Nathan Da Costa, Serafina’s estranged son, inherits, and returns to Magpie Cove determined to inject some big-city glamour into the place. To Lila, it seems impossible that dour, money-obsessed Nathan could be related to dear Serafina. He may have his mother’s mop of curly dark hair and deep brown eyes, but he has none of her warmth or heart.
Lila needs this job and the sense of peace the town has brought her, so she’s determined to make it work with Nathan as her new boss. But her resolution is tested when the secret Lila has been keeping about what brought her to the cove begins to unravel, just as she discovers an unexpected, sweeter side to Nathan. Will trusting Nathan Da Costa with her long-held secret be Lila’s new beginning in Magpie Cove, or her emotional undoing?
Publication Date: June 2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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