As regular readers of my blog will know, I’m a big fan of Jessica Redland’s books and I’m always excited to read her new novels. Summer Nights at the Starfish Café is Book 3 in the Starfish Café Series.
In the second book, we followed Hollie and Tori. This third book continues to tell Hollie’s story, but also Kerry’s, who is a thirty-one-year-old single mum of four little ones (Maisie aged eleven, Noah aged eight and Freya and Jayden – the six year old twins) and works at The Starfish Café. The café is on a clifftop not far from Whitsborough Bay, the seaside town in North Yorkshire. They also have a seal colony at Starfish Point, which I love reading about.
The book begins four days before Hollie and Jake’s wedding at the Bay Pavilion. Hollie is 36 and as well as her work in the café, she volunteers for the RNLI and makes crafts for the Driftwood Dell shop and gallery. The wedding is beautifully described and I loved how everything was colour-coordinated and fitted the sea theme. The second wedding seemed even more beautiful, but I won’t go into details here. No spoilers!
We learn about Kerry’s past through flashbacks, how she was married to Cameron (the father of her children) and how they split up. But when she suddenly hears from him after seven years, what will happen? How will it affect the children?
I don’t want to go into the plot too much, as you really need to read it for yourself and find out what happens – and I’d recommend reading the first two books in The Starfish Café series first, to get the whole experience of learning to know and love the characters. But I’ve got to say – Artie – woo hoo! What a gorgeous man, loved his character!
Jessica Redland is brilliant at writing books which feel real. The settings, the characters and the communities of each of her novels are so completely believable, you can expect to feel genuine emotion following the storylines through the books – and there are serious issues covered too. It feels like catching up with friends you care about, you worry about their plights and hope for them to find the happy endings they deserve. With this being the third and final Starfish Café book, we can expect our main characters to find their happy ever afters, but they will have to go through the mill to get there!
The book is around 400 pages long, but I read it in three days, which is quick for me. It becomes a real page-turner and you have to keep reading to find out what happens, which resulted in a couple of later nights than I’d planned! I loved this series and Book 3 concluded it all perfectly. Another gorgeous read from Jessica Redland!
Summer Nights at the Starfish Café
Welcome back to The Starfish Café for a glorious summer, but with a few dark clouds on the horizon…
A new beginning…
As her summer wedding to Jake approaches, Hollie is excited for their new beginning as a family. But when some unexpected news threatens the future she and Jake had hoped for, Hollie will need to find the strength to overcome heartache once more.
A fragile heart….
Single mum, Kerry, loves her job at The Starfish Café, but behind the brave smiles and laughter with customers there is a sadness deep within. So when someone from her past re-appears in her life, Kerry can either hide away or face her demons and try to finally move on from her heartbreak.
A summer to remember…
For Hollie and Kerry it promises to be an emotional rollercoaster of a summer, but the community at The Starfish Café will always be there to help them through – after all, with courage nothing is impossible…
Join top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for a wonderful summer at the seaside, full of love, friendship and community spirit.
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Jessica Redland writes emotional but uplifting stories of love, friendship, family and community. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the stunning North Yorkshire Coast where she lives with her husband, daughter and sprocker spaniel. Her Hedgehog Hollow series, set in a hedgehog rescue centre, takes readers into the beautiful rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.
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Thanks for joining in the blog tour for Summer Nights at The Starfish Café and for sharing your thoughts, Karen. Really appreciate all your kind comments about my writing and characters. Delighted you loved the book so much and that you found yourself a new book boyfriend! He is very lovely, isn’t he? Sorry (not sorry!) for keeping you up late so many nights – what a lovely thing to hear x