An Invitation to Seashell Bay: Part 1

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Pub Date May 10 2023 | Archive Date Jul 07 2023


The brand-new summery rom com from Bella Osborne, full of laughter, love and life’s twists and turns!

This is the first part of a new feel-good romantic comedy, published as a four-part serialised novel.


One ambitious businesswoman.

One irresponsible heir.

A deal that will turn both their lives upside down…

To save her business, All Things Crafty, Nancy is in desperate need of two things: help and money. After a pitch goes horribly wrong, Nancy is convinced she's failed to secure either. But, when a potential investor recommends an assistant, she jumps at the chance to hire them – hoping it will help her land a much-needed deal.

Enter Freddy Astley-Davenport, a notorious socialite with zero work experience. He’s poised to inherit his family’s estate in sunny Seashell Bay, but only if he can hold down a job for six months first. Nancy is not impressed. Freddy’s late, rude and totally incompetent – and that's just the first day!

Nancy is further horrified to learn of Freddy’s plan to take the assistant role in name only, then do the least work he possibly can, expecting Nancy to lie to his parents on his behalf. She has other ideas, though, and the pair butt heads from day one. 

However, as they argue, sparks begin to fly…

An absolutely escapist, funny, feel-good summer romance. Fans of Cathy Bramley, Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson will adore Bella Osborne.

Readers love Bella Osborne:

A wonderfully uplifting read… A lot of sparkle and mischief… The characters are fabulous… A very relaxing read in a lovely quiet seaside resort’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved it! I’m sitting here with a big smile on my face!… I laughed out loud lots of times… I’m still chuckling’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was in tears of laughter especially at the hen do!A fab summer read’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What a wonderfully delightful book this was!… Jam packed full of fun and laughs… Lots of light-hearted moments, emotional scenes and parts which will have you laughing out loud!… Filled with lots of love, family and friendships, this book is truly a delight to read!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely brilliant… I just wish I could give it more than five stars! Got me from page one and I couldn’t stop reading’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I read this in an evening, perfect light entertainment which left me wanting more’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Such a delightful read, which I absolutely loved!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Loved this book, I read it in one afternoon, it was hard to put down’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The brand-new summery rom com from Bella Osborne, full of laughter, love and life’s twists and turns!

This is the first part of a new feel-good romantic...

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