Roses for romance, daisies for hope, daffodils for unrequited love… Drop by The Beachside Flower Stall for friendship, family and a beautiful bouquet.
Carrie Dashwood fled Dorset when her best friend Megan stole her first love, Tom Hudson. Now ten years later, Carrie is back to help run her aunt Ruby’s flower stall in the beautiful seaside town of Shipley.
Ruby’s Blooms is a gorgeous little haven bursting with character, but Carrie is in for a real shock. The stall is also arranging the flowers for Megan and Tom’s wedding.
Determined to keep her emotions in check, Carrie finds herself going to great lengths to avoid the happy couple. Soon she’s crawling under the stall to hide and ‘accidentally’ inventing an imaginary boyfriend…But how long can she keep it up before she comes face to face with the boy who broke her heart?
Can Carrie keep her cool, save the stall, and find her very own happy ever after?
The Beachside Flower Stall is the second novel in the Beachside Bay series. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the first as this is a stand alone with new characters, just set in the same place.
You have to feel for poor Carrie. She has come back to her home town to help her aunt which means facing people that she was running away from. She has also lost her job as an accountant so really has no clue how to run a flower stall. She has to learn quickly though as she is pretty much left to run it on her own!
The author has a way of just bringing her novels and the characters to life. They are such fabulous feel good books that made me want to pack my bags and move into the area with the characters.
Megan I really disliked. She is in serious need of a good slap. She is one of those people who is’t afraid to tread on anyone to get what she wants in life. She really is quite vile and I didn’t know how at times Carrie keeps her cool.
Tom, what can I say. I think I was in love with him as much as Carrie and Megan. I was dying for him to see through Megan and send her packing. I could easily imagine life with him in the cottage at the vets surgery with his three legged dog called Hovis. A girl can dream.
The Beachside Flower Stall is a colourful and light hearted read. This is a series that will have fans falling over themselves to get their hands on a copy. It really is that good. Can not wait to see what new characters we are going to be introduced to in the next book in the series.
My thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own and biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
The Beachside Flower Stall is available to purchase from Amazon.