Summer at Sea Glass Cove

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Pub Date Jun 06 2024 | Archive Date Jun 13 2024

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Welcome to Sea Glass Cove!

Marine archaeologist Lauren Sunshine is used to life on the go. Her suitcase is always packed ready to explore the country’s underwater heritage so when a shipwreck is found off the Dorset coast, she is thrilled to be leading the excavation team.

Philippa Silver, ‘Phil’ to the folk of Sea Glass Cove, has devoted her life to the Museum by the Sea. But funding is tight, and despite subletting half of the museum to her best friend Jules's sea glass shop, she fears for the museum’s future.

Phil hopes the wreck discovery could bring more visitors – but there’s a problem – the museum’s too small to house its treasures. Thankfully, new friend Lauren seems as determined as she is to save the museum.

But, when Phil’s brother Ollie catches Lauren’s eye, she begins to wonder if she has more than one reason to be interested in life at Sea Glass Cove….

Welcome to Sea Glass Cove!

Marine archaeologist Lauren Sunshine is used to life on the go. Her suitcase is always packed ready to explore the country’s underwater heritage so when a shipwreck is...


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What a unique and beautiful concept for a novel ! I’m so excited to join marine archaeologist Lauren
on an adventure with Sea Glass Cove aficionado Philippa to help save the museum. Also Ollie sounds like he will be a fun addition to this storyline as well. ;) I look forward to sharing a full review and thoughts very soon.
Below is a summary of the book if readers want to know more about it, Jenny Kanye’s books are always a delight.
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Welcome to Sea Glass Cove!

Marine archaeologist Lauren Sunshine is used to life on the go. Her suitcase is always packed ready to explore the country’s underwater heritage so when a shipwreck is found off the Dorset coast, she is thrilled to be leading the excavation team.

Philippa Silver, ‘Phil’ to the folk of Sea Glass Cove, has devoted her life to the Museum by the Sea. But funding is tight, and despite subletting half of the museum to her best friend Jules's sea glass shop, she fears for the museum’s future.

Phil hopes the wreck discovery could bring more visitors – but there’s a problem – the museum’s too small to house its treasures. Thankfully, new friend Lauren seems as determined as she is to save the museum.

But, when Phil’s brother Ollie catches Lauren’s eye, she begins to wonder if she has more than one reason to be interested in life at Sea Glass Cove….

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Loved all of the Potting Sheds books. This is entirely different.Lauren Sunshine is a marine archaeologist working on a wreck at Sea Glass Cove. She discovers that the local museum is under threat of closure

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A really enjoyable story about a small village museum at risk of closure and the locals and marine archeologists there for a dig that try to save it. Such great characters and interesting history. I found it a lovely read. Made me wish I could go sit in a snug by a fire with a pint.

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Summer at sea glass cove is a heart warming novel by Jenny Kane.
I found this heart warming novel sweet and easy to follow. I enjoyed the story and the cast of characters were likeable and believable. Overall an enjoyable novel that I would recommend.
❤️ Thank you to netgalley and the author/publisher for my arc ebook copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Took a bit to get into but I am a big fan of Jenny Kane and it got better and better.. You learn a lot about marine archeologist . You have secret love and new love. An ace pub. Corrupt councillors . .Two of my favourite characters were Arthur and Jeff. Read it

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Lauren Sunshine is a marine biologist, working to save the museum at sea glass cove. sweet story, quick read, i read in two afternoons.

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I really enjoyed this book. Whilst I wouldn’t necessarily call it a romance novel, it was still very interesting and I fell in love with the location and also Arthur, he was my fave!

The overall storyline about the museum was quite gripping and I was hoping that something good would come out of it in the end. I also found the whole idea of the excavation of the Vissen very fascinating.

The only thing I would say that was missing would be more romance, as whilst there was some, there wasn’t enough to have me engrossed in their stories.

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A light, easy read about saving a small seaside museum with a touch of romance thrown in. Set on the Dorset coast around the Lyme Regis area set around an excavation of an old Tudor wreck which was quite fascinating. Delightful characters, slightly old fashioned in their way which was refreshing and Arthur was a complete gem all balanced out by a rogue in a local, blustery small town councillor. A generally gentle read which is certainly needed from time to time.

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What a blast. This book has so many interesting characters whose lives and loves are interwoven in a careful way. The coast and the ship wreck bounty is described so well and the joy about the discoveries from the dive and the treasures thrown on to the beach is infectious. The characters are delightful, best friends, old flames, siblings and old married couples all blur into one kind and caring community. A community that cooks dinners, that picks friend up from hospital, that stands up to bullying local councillors and one that falls in love.

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This charming romance story is set in Dorset in the fictitious town of Sea Glass Cove and is about a marine archaeologist, Lauren Sunshine, who is running a dig to uncover what lies in a Tudor wreck off the shore. The dig unearths a chess set, which is nearly complete and revolves around trying to find the three missing pieces, as well as save the tiny museum that is under threat in the seaside town. There are people councillors who want to shut the museum down and no one is quite sure why. The locals and Lauren try and stop it with new friendships being made as the story unfolds some romances too.

There are plenty of local characters who add to the story, both good and some not so good. The characters are likeable and well written and easy to relate to. I did enjoy meeting them as I read and seeing what happened in their lives.

This is a cosy romance with lots of interesting details, Jenny Kane has thoroughly researched the subject and this really added to the story. If you are looking for a warm, comfy romance then you will want to read this one.

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Great story and lovely characters. As a lover of chess I did enjoy this story. I loved when it was said "it is not over till the king falls" very clever. It was touching and heartwarming especially when the museum risked closure and so many people came to help to keep it open. I really found it hard to put down. Sea Glass Cove sounded like a wonderful place to live. Excellent read.

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I love a book set by the sea and this one was no different. I loved the intrigue of who was behind the closure rumours of the museum and fascinated by the unearthing of hidden treasures on the wreck. I've always thought about the on land discovery of artefacts and not considered how they do it in the water.

The characters were likeable (all those who were supposed to be) and you were rooting for them to have their happy ever after.

A great holiday read.

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A gorgeous read that you won't want to put down. The story is located in Sea Glass Cove, where Marine Archeologist Lauren and her team are there to dive for artefacts from the sunken Tudor ship The Visson. Lauren is there to to do a job, she's used to moving from place to place and for that reason she doesn't tend to make friends with the locals, she only has room in her life for her career.
Sea Glass Cove is also home to a small local museum, who are excited to be one of the sponsors of the project, a fact that is news to Lauren. Lauren visits The Museum by the Sea to make peace with the museum manager Phil (Phillipa) only to find out the future of the museum is in doubt, which is made worse when they find out the sponsorship they thought had been pledged was not as thought and there will be no opportunity for the artefacts found to be displayed at the museum. Phil was pinning her hope on the exhibition saving the museum, she can't even afford the rent, local and dear friend Jude has set up a shop in the premises "All at Sea" selling his stunning jewellery made from the sea Glass washed up on the shore, so his rent helps but the local disgruntled council seems to be det ermine to put the final nail in the coffin for the museum.

As Lauren trys to help, she breaks her own rules and starts to realise she thinks of many of the locals as friends, then there's Ollie, Phils brother, there's a mutual attraction but Lauren just can't allow herself to get too close, can she, she will be moving on soon?

Arthur is another lovely local, in the later ages of his years, he has his own collection of fascinating objects washed up on the shore. And his side story is truly heartwarming.

Jenny Kane writes beautifully and it was fascinating to have a story that bit different with the archeology theme.

I received an ARC copy of this book from Netgalley and Aria Publising in return for a honest review.

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I really enjoy books where archaeology is a theme, and this was no exception. It's set in a small village (always a good start where I'm concerned) named for the sea glass washed up on its beach, a magical idea in itself. The village has a tiny museum which is struggling financially. It's also the location for a marine archaeology dive, on a wreck in the bay and the team of researchers soon find themselves making friends and getting involved in village life. The dive is a short-lived project, though - will they have time to make a difference?

Jenny Kane is on my list of authors who can be relied on for a good read. So I was delighted to see a new book from her, and my thanks are due to NetGalley amd the publishers for an ARC.

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Having enjoyed previous books by this author, was keen to read this, her latest offering. Not as romantic, as her usual subjects, but still enjoyed the content and the characters

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This was a fascinating read, so much detail and research must of gone into the history of wrecks, gaming pieces and museums. They were all things I had little knowledge about and I really enjoyed discovering about them through the eyes of Lauren, Dave, Phil and Sally.

Some beautiful friendships were forged and it was really touching seeing all the different generations bonding over the finds from the ship wreck.

A lovely slow burn, easy read book, perfect for lazy summer days.

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A delightful coastal romance, “Summer at Sea Glass Cove” by Jenny Kane transports readers to the picturesque shores of Dorset. With its sun-kissed beaches, hidden treasures, and a dash of unexpected love, this novel is a five-star escape that will leave you yearning for your own seaside adventure.

Meet Lauren Sunshine. She’s a spirited marine archaeologist who lives life with a suitcase perpetually packed for underwater expeditions. When a tantalizing shipwreck surfaces off the Dorset coast, Lauren's excitement bubbles over. She's chosen to lead the excavation team, and the promise of uncovering history fuels her every step.

Meet Philippa Silver. He’s affectionately known as Phil by the locals of Sea Glass Cove. Phil's heart belongs to the Museum by the Sea, a charming yet struggling institution. With funding woes threatening its existence, Phil faces a dilemma: how to preserve the museum's treasures when space is scarce. Half of the museum now houses her best friend Jules's enchanting sea glass shop, but the other half yearns for more.

The shipwreck discovery could be the answer. Phil hopes it will draw visitors, but the museum's cozy confines can't accommodate the newfound artifacts. That's where Lauren comes in. A new friendship blossoms, and together, they embark on a mission to save the museum. Their determination is palpable, and their camaraderie warms the pages.

But wait, there's more! Meet Ollie. He is Phil's intriguing brother who happens to catch Lauren's eye. Suddenly, the quaint Sea Glass Cove isn't just about shipwrecks and artifacts. It's now about stolen glances, shared secrets, and the promise of something deeper. As the waves kiss the shore, romance swirls in the salty air.

Kane's writing is like a gentle sea breeze: refreshing, soothing, and impossible to resist. She paints vivid scenes of sunsets over the cove, the scent of saltwater, and the thrill of discovery. The characters are endearing, their quirks and passions etching them into our hearts. Lauren's passion for her work is contagious, and Phil's unwavering dedication tugs at our emotions.

This book is a love letter to small-town life, where community matters, and every seashell holds a story. Kane weaves together themes of friendship, heritage, and the magic of the sea. The pacing is perfect as it’s neither rushed nor languid, which allows us to savour each moment.

As the sun dips below the horizon, we root for Lauren and Phil, cheer for the museum, and secretly hope for Lauren and Ollie's romance to bloom. The book's warmth envelops us, like a cozy beach blanket on a chilly evening.

In a world where chaos often reigns, “Summer at Sea Glass Cove” invites us to slow down, breathe in the salty air, and believe in second chances. It's a tale of love, resilience, and the beauty of imperfections. This book is a treasure trove of emotions waiting to be discovered.

Feel the sand between your toes as you dive into this enchanting novel. You'll emerge with a heart full of sea glass and memories that shimmer like sunlight on the water. Tuck in and prepare for a heartwarming coastal escape where love is as timeless as the tides.

Thank you to NetGalley and Aria & Aries for a temporary e-ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Another lovely read from Jenny Kane! I have enjoyed all her books, and this one was no exception. It is what I would call a "nice read," as in light but very well written. It was an interesting setting and story, and nice to escape into with all that's going on in our world today.

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This is a really great summer read. I took it on holiday with me and I was a perfect story for reading by the pool.

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Summer at the Sea Glass Cove, follows the lives of a small seaside town with characters in a race to save the local museum with the help of the visiting marine archaeology team.

I enjoyed the friendships and second chances the characters gave to love.

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I loved this book so much. Obstacles pop up in all of our lives. I think at some point or another we all are pessimistic. But the people of Sea Glass Cove show what a true community should be like.

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I'm a big fan of Jenny's writing so when I saw she had another new book coming out, I was quite excited. I was also intrigued as it moves a little further away from her usual locations, so I knew it was going to be something a bit different. Having now read it, it is and it isn't. All the usual elements of Jenny's books are present - engaging and sympathetic lead characters, beautiful locations, an older couple who don't fulfil elderly stereotypes and a whole host of secondary characters with full lives and stories of their own to tell. What's different is that the book is set in Dorset, rather than Devon or Cornwall and that the main character's job is not one that is commonly found in books. Marine archaeology is quite a niche area, more commonly found in thrillers, but, as I discovered, it also works beautifully for a romcom series set on the Jurassic Coast.

Lauren is wary of getting involved in a relationship, while Ollie seems desperate for one, but for both of them, it is their work that is the root of the problem. Neither work in jobs that make relationships easy, so it was nice to see this being addressed and tackled, without either of them feeling the need to give up a career they clearly love. I think this is a really important message to send. I wrote a blog recently for International Women's Day about the need for positive literary role models for young women and they definitely have them in Lauren and Ollie. Yes, they both make mistakes, they are often clumsy in their attempts (or lack thereof) to communicate with each other, but neither expects the other to bend to their wishes and in the end, they come together to find a solution that works for them.

Similarly, Phil and Jules prioritise each other's happiness, but not at the expense of their own needs. Too often in books we see one person sacrificing themselves in order to make someone else happy and whilst this may work in fiction, in real life it is rarely the case. One of the beauties of Jenny's writing is that she takes these tropes and flips them on their head without ever losing the strong sense of genre. It's the main reason I come back to her books over and over again - the women are strong, even when they don't realise it and when the men are overbearing they are held to account, acknowledge their error (usually because it's been an action done with good intention) and change their behaviour. If only real life was like this!

Each time I get to the end of a series of Jenny's, I'm sorry to say goodbye to the characters and although I don't know if this is a standalone book, or the first in a new series (I hope it's the latter), I'm sure I will be equally sad to wave this set off when they go.

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Having just spent a few days collecting sea glass near Lyme Regis, I was very excited to read this book. I love Jenny Kane's Potting Shed series too.
This is a lovely book, full of good characters and storylines.
Saving the Museum by the Sea from closure is the main storyline and it was fascinating reading the detail about finds from shipwrecks.
I liked the main character Lauren, a woman in love but who is not to be messed with!

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