Prepare to be whisked away to the Cornish seaside, where clear blue skies, crashing waves, and a welcoming choir await you.
Annie Trebarwith has no family to tie her down, and she likes it that way. But when a letter arrives, unexpectedly inviting her to visit her great aunt Alice in her family’s ancestral home, curiosity gets the better of her and she travels to deepest Cornwall to meet the family she’s never known.
Salt Bay is beautiful and Tregavara House imposing – but there’s no phone signal and some of the locals, like the gorgeous but brooding Josh, are incredibly grumpy. But Alice’s poor health compels Annie to stay, so to keep herself busy she relaunches the Salt Bay Choral Society.
Annie is surprised to see how much the choir means to the community, and she even starts to break through Josh’s surly exterior. As she begins to put down roots in Salt Bay, Annie soon realises that there’s a lot to be said for finding the place where you belong after all…
I have to admit from the title and book cover I had envisioned the story to be one that might be aimed for the more romantic and older readers among us. What I got though was a wonderfully modern, fun filled and engaging read.
The setting was just wonderful. I was very envious of Annie. It felt a bit like Escape To The Country. Alice’s house I was constantly visualising it in my head and was wishing that I could go and join both characters by staying there.
There are so many great characters in this book. From the frail and lovely Alice, the fun loving Aussie Kayla, the love interest Josh, even the slime ball Toby. I loved each and every one of them as they all brought so much to the story.
The story mainly focuses on Annie and her families past. I was slightly worried that it might be mainly to do with the choir but the choir is actually very much in the background in the story which for me I personally preferred. I did like the reasoning for the choir and the thread to do with that as it is one that is very heart warming.
Annie’s Lovely Choir By The Sea is very much a breath of fresh air. I think it will certainly hold some surprises in between its pages for its readers. Right from the very start I knew I was going to love this book and I wasn’t wrong. This is without a doubt a fabulous read and one that will no doubt get this author a huge following as I for one can not wait to read more by her.
My thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Annie’s Lovely Choir By The Sea is available to purchase from Amazon.