I’m really pleased to be the next stop on the blog tour for The Cornish Escape- Lily Graham.
Get swept away along the beautiful Cornish coast, where a love story in a long forgotten diary has the power to change one woman’s life forever.
Victoria Langley’s world crumbles when her husband leaves, but she knows exactly where to go to mend her broken heart. The rugged shores of Cornwall will be her perfect sanctuary.
In the quaint, little village of Tregollan, nestled in the sea cliffs, Victoria is drawn to Seafall Cottage, covered in vines and gracefully falling apart. Inside she finds a diary full of secrets, from 1905.
Victoria is determined to unravel the diary’s mystery, but the residents of Tregollan are tight-lipped about Tilly Asprey, the cottage’s last owner. Just as she reaches a dead end, Victoria meets Adam Waters, the lawyer handling the cottage’s sale. He’s handsome, charming, and has a missing piece of the puzzle.
Tilly’s diary tells a devastating love story that mirrors Victoria’s own. Can Victoria learn from Tilly’s mistakes, and give herself a second chance at love? Or is history doomed to repeat itself?
An unputdownable and gorgeously romantic read about lost love and new beginnings set in the green hills and rocky cliffs of the breath-taking Cornish coast.
This book was sure to be a great read for me- set in Cornwall and a cottage set in the cliffs overlooking its own cove with a mystery thrown in.
Victoria escapes her life in London with her husband when he announces that he loves someone else. She falls in love with a ramshackle cottage that has been deserted for over 30 years and has to save it once she hears that they want to pull it down.
She soon settles into the coastal life- staying on a gorgeous sounding barge whilst her cottage undergoes a makeover. I would love to stay on a barge one day. She makes the first friends she’s had in years and Angie is described as ‘like that naughty aunt who gave you your first fake id, or snuck in the booze’. She feels settled and happy. Romance is around the corner for her aswell and it’s lovely to feel the friendships growing.
There is an added mystery with the people who originally lived in the cottage and what secrets are being held. She is told the cottage is haunted and we’re not sure whether the clues are ghostly happenings or whether she’s on the verge of solving the mystery.
I loved the story set in the first days of the cottage and wanted to know what happened.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by Lily Graham.
About the author:
Lily has been telling stories since she was a child, starting with her imaginary rabbit, Stephanus, and their adventures in the enchanted peach tree in her garden, which she envisioned as a magical portal to Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree. She’s never really got out of the habit of making things up, and still thinks of Stephanus rather fondly.
She lives with her husband and her English bulldog, Fudge, and brings her love for the sea and country-living to her fiction.