Charlotte has her ‘perfect’ life all planned out with her perfect job, her perfect boyfriend, and their perfect house. But in one day she loses it all, so she decides to pack all her things and spend the summer in Cornwall with her sister Lauren until she figures out what to do. Lauren is a single mother with two children, juggling a part-time job, the community theatre, and a debt that seems to increase every day.
Barney has left his medical studies and his supportive but oppressive parents behind in London and moved to Cornwall to teach surf, sing in the local pub, and act in the community theatre. As Lauren tries to make meet ends and not give in to her attraction to Nate, the mailman/ barman/ fellow actor who has been in love with her for years, Charlotte and Barney have to figure out what to do with their lives and with each other.
I loved everything about this novel, the engaging and colourful characters, the beautiful setting of Cornwall, the enjoyable and romantic plot. The author’s writing is captivating and she created realistic characters who have to deal with everyday problems with jobs, love, and life in general. I read it in two days and I wish there had been more. A simply fantastic read! (NP)