Flora swore she would never go back home to Mure, the little
Scottish island where she grew up. Instead, she settled in
London, working and enjoys the life there. Well, enjoy is a
bit far-fetched, but she has a great friend, Kai, at work
and a crush on her boss, Joel. However, he is definitely out
of her league. Then, she has to go back, thanks to a
millionaire with big plans for the island. So, now she has
to face her past, her father, and the brothers she left
behind. And, who knows, going back home may turn her life
Colgan is a marvelous writer when it comes to writing humor
and also, I love her way of writing romance. There I said
it. I really like everything Colgan's books, even the
romantic plots, even when it's a triangle drama. I mean
Flora's crush on her boss should have had me annoyed, but
it's cute, especially when she starts to get to know Joel.
Furthermore, Joel never feels like a wooden character,
instead, his persona, the walls he has put up to protect
himself just made him feel more human. And, it was a great
joy to see how they opened up to each other.
THE CAFĂ‰ BY THE SEA is a great book with a wonderful mix of
humor, romance, but also sadness. We learn why Flora left
the island and we also learn more about Joel's tragic past.
I think all these elements brought together is what made the
book so great. Through the book, we get to know Flora, her
family, and Joel and it's such a wonderful story that it was
with both sadness and pleasure that I read the last page.
The beloved author of The Bookshop on the
Corner returns with a sparkling, sunny, soulful new
novel perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand.
Years ago, Flora fled the quiet Scottish island where she
grew up -- and she hasn't looked back. What would have
done on Mure? It's a place where everyone has known
her all her life, where no one will let her forget the past.
In bright, bustling London, she can be anonymous,
ambitious... and hopeleslly in love with her boss.