Starting Over at the Little Cornish Beach House
Escape to Cornwall with this absolutely heartwarming page-turner
by Nancy Barone
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Pub Date 12 May 2022 | Archive Date 12 May 2022
Head of Zeus, Aria
Sometimes moving out isn't enough to move on...
Having grown up in foster care, all Faith Hudson wants is a place to call home. So when Gabe, her ex, asks for a second chance and suggests she move back into his old beach house, she agrees to renovate it and start afresh.
The Cornish cottage is straight out of a postcard, with its huge beachfront windows and only a short walk to the glistening water. But will a fresh coat of paint be enough to give their relationship a makeover? Especially when Gabe doesn't want to get his hands dirty...
Luckily, gorgeous Henry, the local contractor, is around to offer a helping hand. One thing is certain: Faith is about to discover that the perfect home is less about the colour of the walls and more about the people you share it with.
A sweet and uplifting summer romance perfect for fans of Veronica Henry, Philippa Ashley and Holly Martin.
Readers love Starting Over at the Little Cornish Beach House:
'I loved it!... It kept me flipping pages well past my bedtime!!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'An adorable one-sitting read with a charming setting! You won't want to miss this on your summer TBR list.' mrsbakersbookshelf, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Finished this within 1 day, I devoured it!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Really gorgeous, wonderfully feel-good, completely uplifting and wonderfully romantic. I absolutely loved it. Don't miss it.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Finished this in one sitting. A great uplifting read.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Will tug at your heart so be prepared.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'An unforgettable story and it just gets more beautiful and moving as it goes on... A perfect ending. I absolutely loved it.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A gorgeous read.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'What a truly stunning read this book is... Nancy never disappoints.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A jolly good love story.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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A quick, easy and cute read set in one of my favourite places ever. Well written with an engahing storyline and well developed and likeable characters, I finsihed this in one sitting. A great uplifting read.
This is a really gorgeous, wonderfully feel good, completely uplifting and wonderfully romantic. I absolutely loved it. Don't miss it.
I just finished the sweetest book by Nancy Barone. Faith is an interior designer, who has an ex that is a cheat and a liar, but the she meets Henry who changes everything. This is a lot very read and it goes through all f the emotions a romance brings you through. I definitely give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It used be the home where she and her twin sister were born , now it belong to her ex fiance and after 6 months apart he is asking her for a second chance and her to make the place as it used to be . She accept to redising the house and then she will decide about them . With her works Henry the joiner who is nothing like her ex , Which one will be her happy ever after ?
I received this book from netgalley and the puclisher as an arc . Thank you . All thoughts and opinions are my own .
A fun, beach or pool side read!
The story of Faith and Hope growing up in foster care made your heart go out to them immediately. But their childhood characters were so lovable in general.
I related to Faith who needed a fresh start after a cheater who had a hard time going away.
Henry is the guy everyone needs. A breath of fresh air b
A jolly good love story. Gosh the main character and her sister had such a rocky start in life. We do take family jolly family life for granted. Set in beautiful Cornwall . The house sounded amazing . Orson was a real cutie. It was a good Saturday relaxing read
Starting Over at the Little Cornish Beach House is a lovely bit of romantic feel good escapism. The storyline is good (although a little chaotic and tongue in cheek), and the characters are likeable. I enjoyed it even though I felt there was probably just a few too many themes and twists and turns. The Cornish setting was lovely and you definitely will be wishing you were there. A good rainy day read to lift your spirits.
Oh my goodness this book tugged at my heartstrings! I finished it in one sitting, which is rare for me indeed. Highly recommend!
Really enjoyed this storyline and the adorable Orson and his lovely dad Henry, liked how all fi's friends rallied round her when times were not going as planned, a book I had to finish in one sitting as I couldn't put it down, a few giggles along the way especially covered in green paint and bursting into a meeting
A brilliant read
Romantic feel good read, easy to read in one beach sitting, set in Cornwall nicely describe without being over wordy. The start will tug at your heart so be prepared. Thank you netgalley for the advanced cooy
Faith and her sister Hope have a bad childhood which leaves them unsecured for romance. Faith gets left by Gabe and after picking herself up finds it hard to put her trust in a.mother man. Along comes Henry and she has to make big decisions in life.
A story of starting over and second chances….it’s definitely an unforgettable story and it just gets more beautiful and moving as it goes on until it reaches its conclusion which is a perfect ending. I absolutely loved it.
Again, another Cornish read I absolutely adored. I finished this within 1 day, I devored it! A real heart felt, loving book.
Lovely characters, a house with a breathtaking view and a talented designer who had a damaged childhood. Her sister and her family are her life but she desperately wants a family of her own. Finding out her ex is a liar and a cheat almost breaks her but as she throws herself into her work the lovely talented Henry and his son Orson help her see the bigger picture. This beautifully written book is a must read,
Thank you netgalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review.
What a truly lovely book. Faith is a twin to her sister Hope. They have been together like ports in a storm all their lives. They are soulmates and sisters. Faith has been with her popstar boyfriend Gabe for three years and is desperate to start a family. He’s reticence. Will they survive or will she get stronger.
This is a great book and I really enjoyed it.
This was a cute read! The plot had a good little twist that I wasn’t expecting that I enjoyed. I will definitely check out the other Cornish Hpyse books!
Faith is an interior designer who is trying her best to reach the elite in the business but no joy. She is living in the house of her dreams overlooking the Cornish coast, the house holds special childhood memories of her mum. She lives with her fiancé Gabe a rock star who she wants to have a family with. However he has other ideas and tells her he’s in love with no other than her arch enemy in the interior designer world.
Not only does she take Faiths man but proceeds to put her mark on the house.
After six months Gabes single and employs Faith and her team to redo the house so that they can be together again??
This is rubbish as he’s put the house on the market to sell, feeds Faith lots of lies and totally plays with her mind.
Friendships are made with the kitchen fitter and his son Olson which open Faiths eyes to possibilities she had never before thought of.
A lovely rom com book which I personally enjoyed
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an early review copy.
I enjoyed reading this book.
An interior designer, Faith’s ex wants to have another chance, he’s a liar and a cheat.
He wants her to change the interior of the house they shared, Faith agrees to it, after which she will decide whether she wants to be with Gabe. With the help of Henry, the house is redesigned.
But who will Faith choose for her happy ever after ?
Thank you to NetGalley and Head of Zeus for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
In Starting Over at the Little Cornish Beach House, Faith Hudson finds herself at loose ends after her longtime boyfriend dumps her and leaves her for her professional (and personal) rival. Just as she is picking up the pieces of her life after their split, her charming musician ex-boyfriend resurfaces, begging for another chance and asking Faith to remodel his beach cottage— her childhood dream home and the place where they had once planned to build a life together. Faith agrees to remodel the home and to consider reconciling with her ex-boyfriend, only to find herself drawn to the kind, single-father carpenter assisting her on the project. As trouble-resurfaces with her ex-boyfriend, Faith must determine which man to trust with her heart and her future.
After reading a few heavier books over the last few weeks, Starting Over at the Little Cornish Beach House was the perfect pick-me-up. The two leads are compelling characters, and I really enjoyed seeing how they both overcame past hurts and began to build a relationship together. I do think that the narrative didn’t need the final miscommunication to break the leads apart— there was enough going on in the story that I think it could have worked without it, but I could see how Faith would react that way after the scars of her past. All in all, this was a fun introduction to Nancy Barone, and I think it will be a big hit with readers looking for a nice summer read. 3.75 stars.
This had plenty of twists and turned so it made for a great read. Nothing is what it seems with this very well thought out novel. Well done Nancy, 5 stars for this lovely book
Thanks to Netgalley and publisher for this ARC
An adorable one-sitting read with a charming setting! You won't want to miss this on your summer TBR list.
Starting Over at the Little Cornish Beach House by Nancy Barone is a love story with some dark overtones. Faith lives in the most beautiful beach house ever with the man she loves, rock star, Gabe. It had been the house her family had vacationed in before her father left, she realized. It had been redone and then Faith, an interior designer, decorated it. It was perfect. Just what they both wanted. They'd had a fabulous and sexy night and the next morning Gabe dropped a bombshell: he had found someone else. She immediately moved out into a small apartment near her sister. A few months later Gabe called. He was done with his new love. Could she go back and make the beach house look like it had before, and would she come back? Could she love him again? It was everything she wanted to hear. She took her crew to the beach house where they saw the biggest tragedy they had ever seen. There was animal fur carpet on the kitchen floor, for crying gout loud, and much of the rest of the house was RED. It was horrible. As for wanting him back, of course she did.
Poor Faith. She had trouble making up her mind. She loved with her whole heart and didn't see bad in someone she loved. She ended up paying for that. So much happened in this book that I can't begin to replay it. You will have to read it for yourself. There were so many lies and so many misunderstandings that it is mindboggling. Faith is just as her name implies. She has a twin who has two young kids who she loves with all her heart and spends plenty of time with. Her joiner has a young son, too, who he brings to work sometimes and she falls in love with him and with his father. Gabe, of course, lets her down when the girl friend turns up pregnant and he decides to do the "right" thing. It is a roller coaster ride, to be sure, but such fun, most of the time. Good read.
I was invited to read a free e-ARC of Starting Over at the Little Cornish Beach House by Head of Zeus, through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine. #netgalley #headofzeus #nancybarone #startingoveratthelittlecornishbeachhouse
Faith returns to bring a house back to it's former glory. The house holds some painfull memories but hints at a brighter future.
She pours her heart out bringing it back to its tasteful state..
There are relationships to work through, family relationships providing support and the beautiful Cornish views from a stunning house raising itself back to glory.
A gorgeous read
This book was a fun treat! I loved it! It was a good reset after I read a heavier book. It kept me flipping pages well past my bedtime!!
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