Finally today, it’s also Publication Day for the wonderful Dreams of a Little Cornish Cottage by Nancy Barone.  Here I’m sharing my review of this heartwarming romance……

about dreams of a little cornish cottage

Title: Dreams of a Little Cornish Cottage
Author: Nancy Barone
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance
Estimated page count: 275
Formats available: Paperback (1st October 2021) and eBook.  Available on Kindle Unlimited
Publisher: Aria (1 July 2021)
Rating: 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Will Natalia Amore get the new start she truly desires? Or will fate step in the way?

In her huge mansion overlooking Wyllow Cove, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Natalia Amore had everything she could possibly want. But having kicked out her adulterous ex-husband, her house is filled with nothing but echoes and Nat yearns for the cosiness and bustle of seaside living. In particular, the rundown Lavender Cottage that has gone up for sale.

But when her mother has a fall, Nat’s dream of a quiet new life crumbles as she instantly brings her into her home to care for her. With her two energetic nieces then dumped on her doorstep and her recently heartbroken daughter moving back into the nest, Nat can’t possibly abandon her family… Lavender cottage will just have to wait.

That is until Irishman Connor enters Nat’s life and makes her realise that it’s okay to put herself first, and she’s allowed to wish for more.

A heartwarming and uplifting cosy romance novel, perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Tilly Tennant.

Purchase links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US ~ Kobo ~ Google Play ~ Apple

my thoughts

After kicking her cheating husband out and ending up with a huge 5 bedroom detached house as part of the divorce settlement, Natalie still feels lost.  Her kids have moved out and she’s just rattling around in her old marital home – what she really wants is a quiet little cottage down in the village.  But just as things too quiet for her, her sister drops her twin nieces off on the doorstep for a few months, and her heartbroken daughter returns.  Then on top of it all her Mother has a fall and also moves in!

She’s the glue that keeps the family together and never puts herself first.  Until gorgeous Connor comes into her life and nudges her to realise she’s important too.  But can the things she wants really come true?

The first chapter will have you wondering where the story is going – but it’s actually very funny! The storyline turns out to be heartwarming and cosy although it will certainly make you wonder what’s going to happen at times.  There were twists in this that I didn’t expect AT ALL and they were brilliant.

Nat is a wonderful character, although at times I definitely felt like she was feeling old before her time! At 37 I’m not far off and would like to think my mentality hasn’t reached that point just yet!  Understandably, having been cheated on by her husband and father of her kids, her self-esteem is pretty low, and she puts everyone’s needs above her own.  Even to the point where she has her nieces for months on end because her sister just swans off to work!!  She is so lovely though, and it was heartwarming seeing her realise that she was also important.  I genuinely wanted to the best for her and for her to get everything she wanted. Connor is literally the world’s perfect man. Gorgeous, fantastic with children, handy, friendly, caring……but is he too good to be true?

The setting is idyllic.  I love a book set in Cornwall, and this is in a small little village, out of the way without many tourists (sounds like the dream place!).  It’s another one that will definitely make you want to visit.

So if you’re looking for a heartwarming, romantic read with some big twists in a beautiful setting then you should check this out! Recommended by me.

About the author

Nancy Barone is an author of Romcom/ Humorous Women’s Fiction. Her very first novel, The Husband Diet, published by Bookouture, reached no. 7 on Amazon’s top 100 bestsellers. With Aria Fiction, an imprint of Head Of Zeus, she has published New Hope for the Little Cornish Farmhouse (which reached #23 on the Amazon Best-Seller charts) and No Room at the Little Cornish Inn. Her next novel, Dreams of a Little Cornish Cottage, will be released on July 1st.

Nancy has a degree in English and French Literature from the University of Pisa, Tuscany. A former Torontonian, Nancy has also lived in Tuscany and England. She now lives in the Sicilian countryside near the sea with her husband and their two dogs.

Where to find Nancy online: Facebook | Author Nancy Barone ~ Twitter | @NancyNBW ~ Website

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Thanks to Vicky at Aria for inviting me on to the tour and for a copy of the book.  All views and opinions are my own.

Have a wonderful day my lovelies and I shall see you again tomorrow!

Chelle x

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