“The Cottage in a Cornish Cove” by Cass Grafton – Book Review

An unexpected inheritance of a lovely old cottage in an idyllic Cornish setting makes the perfect jumping off point for this charming romance.

Anna Redding leaves her boyfriend, her job, and her housemates in Yorkshire, and moves to Cornwall to make a fresh start.  The cottage she has recently inherited from her ‘Aunt’ Meg was the site of many memorable and happy summers during her childhood.  Once there, she comes to love the old house anew, adopts a stray kitten, and slowly becomes immersed in village life.  Her old childhood flame is back in the village as well, and Anna finally gets a chance to get to know him.

To help fill her time, she takes a part-time typing job for a local author. Pleased with how her life is going, Anna is the happiest she’s ever been. Until… her newfound home and her life in Cornwall becomes under threat.

I’m a huge fan of the television series “Doc Martin” and I must confess that the entire time I was reading this novel, I imagined the setting to be Port Isaac, Cornwall where the series is set.  In many ways idyllic, the setting played a huge part in this novel.

The Cottage in a Cornish Cove” is the first novel in a series set in the fictional village of Polkerran and based upon the setting AND the stellar characters I plan to read the next book in the series.

This was a ‘feel-good’ modern romance story.  Romance is not usually my preferred genre, but I must say this was very entertaining and held my rapt attention throughout. Yes, it has a predictable outcome – yes, it has a happy ending… BUT it was still a very enjoyable novel and a great escapist read. I love a great ‘starting over’ theme, and this fit the bill admirably. Recommended highly to all romance lovers.

This review was written voluntarily and my rating was in no way influenced by the fact that I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel from Rachel’s Random Resources in order that I might participate in the blog tour.

ASIN: B083H2Q5V9     ISBN:  9781696199353          350 pages

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An avid bookworm since childhood, Cass Grafton writes the sort of stories she loves to read – heart-warming, character driven and strong on location. Having moved around extensively and lived in three countries, she finds places inspiring and the setting of her novels often becomes as much a part of the story as her characters.

She leans heavily towards the upbeat and insists on a happy ever after. As one of her favourite authors, Jane Austen, once wrote, ‘let other pens dwell on guilt and misery’.

Cass loves travelling, words, cats and wine but never in the same glass. She has two grown up children and currently splits her time between Switzerland, where she lives with her husband and imaginary cats, and England, where she lives with her characters.

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About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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9 Responses to “The Cottage in a Cornish Cove” by Cass Grafton – Book Review

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  2. carhicks says:

    This sounds delightful, not sure why I passed on this one. Lovely review Lynne.

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  3. Doc Martin AND Cornwall… oohh!

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  4. Cass says:

    What a fabulous review to wake up to on a Monday morning, Lynne! I love the little black kitten and the flags on my bio! Such a fabulously presented blog (loving the book shelves filled with past reads) ❤

    Funnily enough, you're the second person to think if Port Isaac for Polkerran!

    I'm so touched with your words and that you took the chance on the read as it's not your preferred genre. Thank you so much and have a great week!


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    • It was my absolute pleasure Cass. I thoroughly enjoyed your book. Your kind words about my blog are very much appreciated. You are the first author to comment on the flags. I do this for every review I write. It is one of the little touches that I take pride in, and I’m so pleased you noticed.


  5. Carol says:

    Ha! I’m a Doc Martin fan too! So this sounds interesting!

    Liked by 1 person

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