Snow Falls Over Starry Cove
This Christmas 2022 escape to Cornwall with this absolutely heartwarming page-turner!
by Nancy Barone
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Pub Date 01 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 01 Sep 2022
Head of Zeus, Aria
This Christmas escape to Cornwall with a sweet and uplifting romance, perfect for fans of Jo Thomas, Sue Moorcroft and Holly Martin!
Emmie Weaver has it all – a handsome fiancé and students who love her. So why does she feel so lost?
When Emmie's estranged grandfather dies, leaving her a barge in Starry Cove, it's a welcome chance to hit pause. But as soon as she arrives in the Cornish village, it's clear this won't be the relaxing break she was expecting. Her grandmother wants nothing to do with her and Jago Moon, a handsome yet hostile town bad boy, is inexplicably determined to not let her boat touch water.
Christmas is fast approaching and so is her wedding date. Can Emmie stay long enough to see snow fall over Starry Cove? And will finding out about her past help her decide her future?
Readers love Snow Falls Over Starry Cove!
'Lovely, uplifting and heartwarming Christmas read... filled with lots of Christmas spirit, heart and charm.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Sweet and cozy, just the way I like it. A highly recommended read if you want to experience the magic of winter and Christmas in a lovely Cornish village full of warmth and joy.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Joy to read. Lovely characters. Great plot. The book was charming. Very well written.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Couldn't put the book down, so much to find out, so much happening & so much you want to happen. Now, I want more.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Grabs readers from the beginning and won't let them go until they finish the last page... I loved absolutely everything! Fantastic... I was immediately swept up. Dazzling and sweeping tale of love.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Fabulous festive story with a lovely heartwarming story. Really loved the setting and the characters. It's really gotten me in the festive mood!' @pinkpygmypuff_, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Gave perfect winter/Christmas vibes, which is my favorite season of the year!... Super awesome... The romance was super cute.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A must read for fans of Nancy Barone and for those fans of romance set in the U.K. Five amazing stars.' @cyireadbooks, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Christmassy read that makes you fall in love with Starry Cove and its residents... Starry Cove is full of secrets and mysteries... Brilliant... Amazing setting, makes me wish I lived in Starry Cove as well.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Another delightful Christmassy book by Nancy.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Beautifully woven tale that I soon found myself lost in... Twists and turns... A lovely Christmas read with some beautiful descriptions.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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A good story. Set in Cornwall. Loved all the chapter headings. Emmie wanted a real live family and how she found it was a good story. Her mother in law to be at the beginning was horrid . Her best friend was lovely. It sold a winter Cornwall . Hard to review but a good read. A beautiful love element .
Oh my God, it's summer, it's hot, it's July, but after having read this book I'm already decorating the Christmas tree, drinking hot chocolate and waiting for the snow to fall!
What a lovely reading! It literally made me feel the Christmas air even though it's summer!
Of course when this book comes out (December 1st) the vibes and the mood will be totally different and therefore this reading will be even more perfect for the season, but I swear that even if I read it in the summer the writing and the story have entertained me so much that I forgot for a few hours that it was summer.
I liked the characters very much, they were all very nice and well characterized!
Emmie is a great protagonist and I liked her a lot.
The romance is really sweet and cozy, just the way I like it.
A highly recommended reading if you want to experience the magic of winter and Christmas in a lovely Cornish village full of warmth and joy.
Thanks to Netgalley and Nancy Barone for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed reading this lovely, uplifting and heartwarming Christmas read. It is filled with lots of Christmas spirit, heart and charm. The characters are likeable and the storyline is really feel good and lovely.
Lovely feel good book to read. Seasonal book for the festive period. It was a joy to read. Lovely characters. Great plot. The book was charming. Very well written. I’d definitely recommend this book
A really good story and it was lovely to read about Emmie's time at Starry Cove. Hoping for a rerlaxing beak following the death of her grandfather and before her impending wedding it was a real page turner. It was good to see the relationship with both her grandmother and Jago from such an unhappy beginning through time developing as well as they did. Plenty ups and down but it was lovely how it all worked out in the end,
What a lovely read. This was a beautifully woven tale that I soon found myself lost in. Emily and Jago are brilliant characters, each broken and lost in different ways. I enjoyed watching Emmie grow as a person and finally break out of the shell that she had self imposed upon herself in order to find the happiness she thought she needed. Jago saw her natural inner light and even when he didn’t want to be, he was drawn to her and she inspired him.
The twists and turns that were written in, what a complicated family, but Jago and Emmie were able to set everything right.
A lovely Christmas read with some beautiful descriptions.
Grabs readers from the beginning and won’t let them go until they finish the last page… I loved absolutely everything! Fantastic… You will love this book… I was immediately swept up. Dazzling and sweeping tale of love…
I enjoyed this festive and heartwarming story. It made me smile, root for the characters, and liked the descriptions of Cornwall.
The characters are well developed and loved how they changed during the book.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
I really enjoyed this book. I do love a Nancy Bourne book, they never disappoint.
Emily Weaver is a teacher in London, engaged to Stephen Stone, who is just living until a letter arrives to tell her that her grandfather has died & her grandmother wishes to meet her as soon as possible. All this is a shock as she didn't know she had any living relatives. Emmie's life is turned upside down & she visits Starry Cove in Cornwall to see what is going on. Nothing is how it seems & she looks at her life & realises she needs to change it. Jago Moon has a lot to answer for!
I couldn't put the book down, so much to find out, so much happening & so much you want to happen. Now, I want more. Highly recommended read.
Emily is a teacher in London and engaged to the headmaster Stephen who thinks he is the bee's knees and between him and his mother try to control Emily
A letter from a solicitor arrives to inform her that her grandfather has died and that her presence was required by her grandmother, Emily is shocked as she didn't know she had any relatives. She decides to go even though the funeral is on the same day as the day they were meant to be getting engaged. Stephen can't believe she wants to postpone the party and tells her she is ungrateful even though she didn't want it in the first place
Emily heads off to Starry Cove in Cornwall wanting to meet her grandmother but the meeting doesn't go as well as she expected but she does finally realise that her relationship with Stephen isn't right
What will she do ?
Thank you to NetGalley and Head of Zeus for an advance copy of this title for review. All opinions are freely given and are my own.
In Snow Falls over Starry Cove, Emmie Weaver is astounded to find out that her estranged grandfather has left her a sizable inheritance in his will. She returns to the Cornish coast, hoping to learn answers about her family’s past, and instead finds herself questioning everything about her life in London— including her job and her safe, steady fiancé. As her family’s secrets are unveiled and new, complicated love interests present themselves, Emmie must decide where her heart truly resides.
A charming read that is perfect preparation for the festive season, Snow Falls over Starry Cove is sure to be a hit for readers of cozy romances and cozy women’s fiction. 3.5 stars
Great |Christmas read, one to curl up with. Cornwall at its best along with lovely characters. ou will enjoy this from the very first page and want to be their at the same time. 5 stars
Thanks to Netgalley and publisher for this ARC
Fabulous festive story with a lovely heartwarming story. Really loved the setting and the characters. It's really gotten me in the festive mood!
Snow Falls Over Starry Cove is my fourth Nancy Barone novel and I’ve loved everyone so far.
Emmie Weaver should be ecstatic with her engagement to Stephen Stone. After all, he’s from a well to do family and he has a prestigious position as headmaster at a private school. But Emmie feels unfulfilled, even a little empty. To add to her doldrums, Emmie is informed that her grandfather passed away. A grandfather she never knew existed. A feeling of unease sets in and Emmie decides that she needs to get away for a spell. If not for herself, at least to get to know her estranged grandmother.
But the grass isn’t any greener in Cornwall compared to London. And Emmie learns that her estranged grandmother isn’t any better than her overbearing future mother-in-law. And to add insult to injury, Emmie also learns that the owner of the other half of her inherited assets is none other than that pompous bloke and nemesis, Jago Moon. Wow! How bad can it get? And can it get better?
Snow Falls Over Starry Cove is a light enemies to lovers romance novel. But it also contains elements of mystery and suspense, which made for a very absorbing read. I can’t say much more as doing so would spoil the big reveal.
There’s a wide case of characters. Some of them I loved and some of them I loathed. Barone really developed a wide range of them — even the minor players. Most of the characters are relatable, and there really wasn’t a bland character in the narrative.
Overall, Snow Falls Over Starry Cove is a must read for fans of Nancy Barone and for those fans of romance set in the U. K. Five amazing stars.
I received a digital ARC from Head of Zeus through NetGalley. The review herein is completely my own and contains my honest thoughts and opinions.
Overall enjoyable but a little too much arguing between the two main character's. A lot of unlikable characters and a lot of topics covered, ending felt rushed but nice enough.Thank you netgalley for the advanced copy
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an early review copy.
Emmie is shocked that a grandfather she didn’t know had left her an inheritance in his Will.
She arrives at the Cornish coast, with hope that she will find out everything that she doesn’t know about her family’s past, but what happens is, she herself is having to look at her life in London and ask herself questions., about her job and, her fiancé.
The secrets that have been kept from her slowly start to come out, along with a complicated love interests.
Emmie has to decide where her heart truly want to he.
I recommend this book.