Morning lovelies.  Nearly the weekend…..not long now!  Today I’m absolutely thrilled to be on the blog tour of Finding Love at Mermaid Terrace by Kate Forster; a funny, feel good and emotional read……

about finding love at mermaid terrace

Love comes when you least expect it…

Tressa Buckland likes her quiet life in Port Lowdy, with its cobbled streets and colourful terraced houses overlooking the sea. Her job at the local paper allows her to pursue her art in her free time, with no one but her tabby cat Ginger Pickles to mind her in Mermaid Terrace. But then the owner of the paper is called away on an emergency, and it’s up to Tressa to run the paper for six months. Her first task: find a new part-time journalist.

Dan Byrne is the angriest man in Ireland – or so the readers of his very successful column, ‘Dan takes on the world’, think. But after a story goes south and he loses his job in Dublin, Dan has no choice but to start afresh. When an opportunity comes up in sleepy Cornwall, Dan and his Golden Retriever Ritchie set off for a new adventure.

For Tressa, Dan’s arrival to Port Lowdy changes everything. Tressa tries not to look too deeply at her own life, but Dan sees a story to uncover in absolutely everyone – even her. The two of them couldn’t be more different… yet, if they can find a way to work together, they may just breathe new life and joy into this sleepy seaside village.

Finding Love at Mermaid Terrace is a heartwarming new village romance about the power of love and kindness, from the bestselling author of Starting Over at Acorn Cottage.

Publisher: Aria (4 Feb. 2021)

Formats: Paperback & eBook

Purchase Links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US ~ Kobo ~ Google Play ~ iBooks


my thoughts

Tressa loves her quiet life in Port Lowdy. She loves her little job at the local paper and the fact that she can do her art at the same time.  Her cat Ginger Pickles is a bit of menace, but she loves him.  All is good in her world, until her friend and boss is called away because of an emergency and Tressa is left to run the paper for 6 months.  She recruits a journalist to help – Dan Byrne.  Dan has a reputation in Ireland, and moves to Port Lowdy to escape along with his precious dog.  But what neither of them realise is the impact they will have on the residents of the village……and each other….

This is such a lovely feel good read, based on the coast of Cornwall (and we all know I love a book based there!).  The setting is fantastic; set right on the coast there is plenty of sun, sand, sea and seagulls to draw you in and make you feel like you’re there in the beautiful, yet sleepy little village.  As always, I wanted to be there!  The cover said it all for me and I couldn’t wait to get into this.

The characters are all fantastic; I loved every one of them. The main characters are Tressa and Dan, but we also get to know the other residents of the quiet village.  Everyone has their own little story behind them and it was lovely to get to know them all and to see some of them getting the happiness they deserved.  One thing this book makes clear is that you should never judge a person, there’s usually more than meets the eye! The stories that came from each of them and how they intertwined was fantastic.

This story will have you smiling, laughing and crying! I’m not ashamed to admit, I shed a few tears.  Seeing the heartbreak some of the things the characters went through did me in!  You’ll experience love, betrayal, heartache, anxiety and grief with the characters; all blending into a wonderful story.

I enjoyed this so much I read it in one day.  The writing is easy to read, and the overall story beautiful and heartwarming.  So if you’re looking for a new feel good story to take you on a little emotional rollercoaster, with wonderful characters and a beautiful setting, then you should definitely check this out.  Highly recommended by me!



about the author

I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband, two children and dogs and I can be found nursing a laptop, surrounded by magazines and talking on the phone, usually all at once. I am an avid follower of fashion, fame and all things pop culture and I am also an excellent dinner party guest who always brings gossip and champagne.

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Thanks to Aria and Kate for inviting me on to the tour and gifting me with a copy of the book via NetGalley.  All views and opinions are my own.
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Have a wonderful day
Chelle x
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