The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

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Read The Cafe by the Sea Online Free - The beloved author of The Bookshop on the Corner returns with a sparkling, sunny, soulful new novel perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand.

Years ago, Flora fled the quiet Scottish island where she grew up -- and she hasn't looked back. What would she have done on Mure? It's a place where everyone has known her all her life, where no one will let her forget the past. In bright, bustling London, she can be anonymous, ambitious... and hopelessly in love with her boss.

But when fate brings Flora back to the island, she's suddenly swept once more into life with her brothers -- all strapping, loud, and seemingly incapable of basic housework -- and her father. Yet even amid the chaos of their reunion, Flora discovers a passion for cooking -- and find herself restoring dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbour: a café by the sea.

But with the seasons changing, Flora must come to terms with past mistakes -- and work out exactly where her future lies...

Funny and heartfelt, The Café by the Sea is a delightful summertime novel that puts a modern twist on the classic Seven Brides for Seven Brothers story.

Title : The Cafe by the Sea
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ISBN : 0062662988
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 416 pages


Karen rated it ★★★★☆

February 24, 2017

I always love a book by Jenny Colgan. She always knows how to make me smile and I always loose track of time reading her books. So when I found out she had a new book coming out. I immediately preordered it and it feels like I've been waiting for it for AGES!! So in this book we meet Flora who is...

Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it ★★★★☆

July 22, 2017

To be reviewed over at Fresh Fiction!

Ian rated it ★★★★★

February 27, 2017

As she was growing up, Flora dreamed of escaping her life as a farmer's daughter in a small village on Mure Island. Then when her mother died she railed against her well meaning neighbors and well and truly burnt all her bridges. Three years later she is working as a paralegal for a prestigious l...

Gina rated it ★★★☆☆

July 20, 2017

Meh. Definitely not as good as Bookshop on the Corner. Loved the descriptions of Scotland and the quirkiness of the town and its people, and Colton, despite his less than stellar first impression, but the ending was annoyingly predictable, at least the romance part, and I wasn't thrilled with tha...

Kathryn rated it ★★★★★

May 26, 2017

4.5 stars. Review to follow

Deanna rated it ★★★☆☆

July 14, 2017

This was a major disappointment after the bestseller, Bookshop on the Corner, that I discovered by this author earlier this year. After Bookshop I thought I had a new author. Now I'm thinking Bookshop was an outlier. Bookshop was quite bookish, as you might expect, which was a big draw for that b...

JT rated it ★★★★☆

July 12, 2017

I’ve just finished Café by the Sea by Jenny Colgan, and in the spirit of the novel, here’s a recipe to share. This book plus a sun hat, beach chair and a fruity cocktail (or perhaps two) equals the perfect summer afternoon. Café by the Sea is an endearing book as warm and refreshing as a summer’s...

QNPoohBear rated it ★★★★☆

November 03, 2017

Colorless, mousy Flora Mackenzie from the island of Mure in Scotland has failed to make much of an impression at the prestigious law firm in London where she works as a paralegal. She spends her days hoping her boss will notice her and fall in love with her and her nights lonely and alone. When h...

Mel rated it ★★★☆☆

June 28, 2017

Jenny Colgan is a wonderful writer and The Bookshop Around the Corner is one of my favorite books of 2016. The Cafe By the Sea didn't do it for me. It lacked charm and likable characters. I just couldn't warm to Flora and Joel was a very one-dimensional "hero". The setting was lovely, but the att...

Mary rated it ★★★★☆

August 09, 2017

This was my first book by this author, and I picked it strictly for the cover and title. I'm a sucker for cafes and seaside towns. That said, I am glad I found it. While the plot and love story are pretty formulaic, the way Colgan weaves in the magic and wonder of Mure, the legends of the selkies...

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