The Cosy Canal Boat Dream by Christie Barlow @ChristieJBarlow @HarperImpulse #BlogTour

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Book Description:

Welcome to the Little Rock marina – where hearts are healed and dreams are made…

For the last two years Nell Andrews has been struggling to stay afloat. As her life tumbled down around her, the only safety net has been her cosy canal boat, The Nollie. Tucked away inside, Nell has found a place to heal her broken heart. And now she’s ready to move on and follow her dream…

Gorgeous Guy Cornish, with his easy Irish charm, makes him an instant hit with everyone at the marina, and the perfect person to help Nell with her project. But Guy has his own reasons for being at the marina, and a past that threatens to sink Nell’s dream…

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My Thoughts:

I am a huge fan of the authors novels and have been waiting as patiently as I could for her new novel. Well it’s finally here!

I absolutely adored the setting for this story. It was so picturesque and loved the main character living on a canal boat. I’m not quite sure if I could live on one full time but I really loved the small community feel of the people that lived and worked there.

Apart from one character who was self centered who I didn’t like, but then you arn’t supposed to, there really is an amazing cast of characters. The author has a knack of creating truly wonderful characters that are so realistic and ones you wish you had in your real life.

Nell and Bea were without a doubt my favourite. The relationship between these two friends was so heartwarming. Both are going through personal challenges but they are still very much tuned into each other and are there to offer support.

I don’t want to go into the story to much as I think it is best left to be fully discovered by new readers for themselves. What I will say is that this is the most enchanting and heartwarming of novels. The author has created a wonderful place that instantly transports the reader to and has you feeling like one of the locals. By the end of the story the characters in Little Rock Marina were all firm friends and I have to say I am going to miss them. I really hope the author makes this into a bit of a series as would love to go back and catch up with them soon.

The Cosy Canal Boat Dream is a heartwarming, and at times emotional read that will totally capture your heart. There are lots of little surprises in store and it definitely left me feeling all snug and warm inside. Highly recommended.

My thanks to Netgalley and Harper Impulse for an advanced readers copy of the book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

The Cosy Canal Boat Dream is available to purchase from Amazon.

 

 

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