This is Book 3 in the Ferry Lane Market series, but works perfectly well as a standalone.
Glanna Pascoe is approaching her 40th birthday. She lives in Flat 4, Ferry Lane, Hartmouth with her lovely dog Banksy. She runs an art gallery and is an artist herself, known as ‘the Rainbow Painter’ through her love of painting rainbows.
We soon meet the important people in her life, including her mum Penelope (Penny) and her dad Fred Gribble, who is one of my favourite characters. We also meet her therapist Myles Armstrong and learn Glanna has been in rehab, and is trying to stay sober.
Glanna’s flaws are made obvious early on. She hasn’t had an easy life, with drink and drugs and a broken relationship with ex-boyfriend Oliver Trueman, who she left because he wanted children and she didn’t. He appears back on the scene, but there’s also the enigmatic and attractive famous artist Isaac Benson (55), who lives nearby with his gorgeous dog Beethoven. Like Glanna, I could definitely see the appeal of both of them! (Oliver being compared to Idris Elba helped, ha ha!)
I enjoyed the art themes and found it all very interesting, plus the life drawing classes add an extra dimension to the book with new characters to discover and lots of opportunity for humour.
Talking of art, the book cover is beautiful and I know Nicola May’s father draws them for her and he really does a fabulous job!
I love the community aspect of these kinds of books and this one is really believable. I like seeing familiar characters pop up in the area and places like coffee shops and cafes, florists, fruit and veg shops, as well as Ferry Lane market itself.
My only tiny criticism of this book is that there was a bit too much sex. But that’s just my individual preference, so don’t let it put you off.
I really enjoyed the book. It’s well-written, and there is a great variety of wonderful characters to get to know. I also liked that although there is romance at the core of the book, there’s so much more. Glanna has to overcome her demons and sort herself out, before she can find happiness, which is a great positive message.
I had a big smile on my face reading the last couple of chapters, as the things I wanted to happen did. It’s a lovely, warm-hearted book that I am sure you will love.
9 out of 10
Rainbows End in Ferry Lane Market
Book Three in bestselling sensation Nicola May’s gorgeous new series – catch up with Book One, WELCOME TO FERRY LANE MARKET, and Book Two, STARRY SKIES IN FERRY LANE MARKET, now!
39-year-old Glanna Pascoe – also known as ‘the Rainbow Painter’ – runs the Hartmouth Gallery in Ferry Lane Market in Cornwall. She is just getting her head and broken heart around being single, childless, and sober when Cupid flies in, shooting arrows all over the place.
Meeting the mysterious and fascinating Isaac Benson, famous local artist, and recluse, allows Glanna’s disillusioned heart and attitude to soften, and she begins to learn more about herself than she ever thought possible. Confused by her growing feelings for Isaac, Glanna throws herself into organising a life-drawing class at her gallery, using both male and female nudes – and setting local tongues wagging.
A theft from her gallery and the return of ex-love Oliver Trueman cause Glanna to wonder if a pot of gold will be appearing at the end of her rainbow. And will it bring her the happiness, she has sought for so long?
Praise for Nicola May!
‘This book will twang your funny bone & your heartstrings’ – Milly Johnson
‘A fun and flighty read’ – Sun
‘A funny and fast-paced romp – thoroughly enjoyable!’ WOMAN Magazine
‘One of those books that I can’t stop thinking about way after I’ve read it! – Kim The Bookworm
‘This book is so addictive that you will literally lose 3 hours of your life, and you won’t care!’ – Cara’s Book Boudoir
Readers love Nicola May, too!
‘A FABULOUS must-read’ – 5 STARS
‘An excellent book of friendship – with a little wickedness!’ – 5 STARS
‘Good for the soul’ – 5 STARS
‘I loved it and devoured it in a matter of days’ – 5 STARS
‘A wonderful, feel-good novel with some grit thrown in’ – 5 STARS
‘Marvellous, beautiful and heart-warming’ – 5 STARS
‘Sea, sand and sex – a soppy delight’ – 5 STARS
‘A truly lovely book’ – 5 STARS
‘Fun and whimsy, plus a dog!’ – 5 STARS
Author Bio – Nicola May writes ‘chick lit with a kick’ and is the internationally bestselling author of eleven romantic comedies. All have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK across all genres in January 2019 and March 2020 respectively. It was also the second best-selling eBook of 2019 in the UK. Nicola’s books have also been sold in many languages.
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