The Cornish Cream Tea Wedding
By Cressida Mclaughlin
Published by Harper Collins
What it’s about?
Love is in the Cornish summer air…
Wedding planner Ellie Moon is dreaming up the most beautiful bespoke wedding for Charlie and Daniel, owners of Cornwall’s favourite cream tea bus. Even though her own life has been turned upside down and she’s had to rent out her charming Cornish cottage with its climbing roses and lavender beds, Ellie is determined to give them a day to remember.
Her new tenant, handsome mechanic Jago, keeps popping up around the picture-postcard seaside village of Porthgolow. When they’re thrown together in the effort to help his elderly father get a spring back in his step, she discovers that he is full of surprises. Can romance bloom and give Ellie the fresh start she’s been wishing for?
What I think:
This is the perfect summer read – romance, weddings and cheeky animals that steal the show against the back drop of the gorgeous Cornish coast.
Contining the adventures and romances of the inhabitants of Porthgolow, the booknpicks up where The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas left off but can be read as a stand alone.
The characters from book 1, Charlie and Daniel, owners of the Cream Tea Bus and the Crystal Waters Hotel, are getting married and have due to their busy schedules have hired local wedding planner Elowen Moon to organise the big day.
Ellie is the queen of organisation with to do lists for her to do lists – but her own life is going less well. Finances have forced her to rent out her beloved cottage and move in with her sister so she revamp her business. And Charlie and Daniel’s wedding is the high-profile event she is looking for. It just has to be perfect.
Ellie’s tenant is Jago, gorgeous (of course), and laid back, the mechanic is the opposite to Ellie, but the attraction is instant. Jago has returned to Porthogolow for reasons of his own. But with Ellie as landlady and finding herself involved in Jago’s personal life romance seems unlikely.
The previous characters from the series all cameo in this book in various capacities but there are also fantastic new ones.
Ellie’s sister Rose is direct and outspoken and Jane and Pauline are working hard to refurbished their farm and establish it as an events venue despite the mud. I loved Jago’s father, Arthur, who is living in a residential home and still grieving for his wife.
The stars of the show are Lord Montague the cat and Millicent the pig who turn up and cause havoc at the worse possible times.
This is a fun read. Lots of beautiful scenery, a gardener’s dream and delicious food. Surely its time for The Cornish Cream Tea Bus Recipe Book! Fans of the series will love this and its a perfect joyful summer read.
About the author:
Cressy was born in South East London surrounded by books and with a cat named after Lawrence of Arabia. She studied English at the University of East Anglia and now lives in Norwich with her husband David.
When she isn’t writing, Cressy spends her spare time reading, returning to London or exploring the beautiful Norfolk coastline.
Thank you to Cressida Mclaughlin and Harper Collins for my gifted copy if the book and to Anne Cater forninviting me to be a part of this delicious blog tour.