Evening my lovelies.  Today I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for The House Beneath the Cliffs by Sharon Gosling, a beautiful tale of second chances, friendship, home, food and love……..

about the book

Title: The House Beneath the Cliff
Author: Sharon Gosling
Estimated page count: 363
Formats available: Paperback and eBook
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (19 Aug. 2021)
Tour organised by: Random Things Tours

A remote yet beautiful village. A tiny kitchen lunch club. The perfect place to start again.

Anna moves to Crovie, a tiny fishing village on the Moray Firth, for a fresh start. But when she arrives, she realises her new home is really no more than a shed, and the village itself sits beneath a cliff right on the edge of the sea, in constant danger of storms and landslides. Has she made a terrible mistake?

Yet as she begins to learn about the Scottish coast and its people, something she thought she’d lost reawakens in her. She rediscovers her love of cooking, and turns her kitchen into a pop-up lunch club. But not all the locals are delighted about her arrival, and some are keen to see her plans fail.

Will Anna really be able to put down roots in this remote and wild village? Or will her fragile new beginning start to crumble with the cliffs . . . ?

Beautiful, moving and utterly absorbing, The House Beneath the Cliffs is a novel of friendship and food, storms and secrets, and the beauty of second chances.

Purchase links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my thoughts

Anna has moved away to the middle of nowhere for a fresh start. Buying a house on a whim, when she arrives she realises the house she has just bought is no bigger than a shed.  Doubting her decision, she’s convinced that once she sorts a few things out she’ll move on and look for somewhere else to start again.  But suddenly she rediscovers her love of cooking and then realises, little by little, that the village and its people might just be getting under her skin.  But will she stay? Or will it all prove to be too much?

This really is a fantastic and beautiful novel.  The author does such an amazing job of bringing the tiny remote village of Crovie to life, and it sounds wonderful.  It is, in fact, a real place and it was a delight to discover such an interesting and unique place.  The storms are wild, the atmosphere frightening at the times, but the people are (mostly!) lovely.

The characters are brilliant.  Anna has had a bit of a rough ride so you really will want the best for her, and I was super satisfied with the way things ended.  The residents of Crovie are mostly welcoming, although there are a few with their own issues that you’ll soon discover!  I adored ‘Old Robbie’, as well as his son who are fantastic characters that you will most definitely love!

I really enjoyed the story and loved going on the journey with Anna as she rediscovered herself.  It was heartwarming to read about, although it is a bit of bumpy ride and will leave you guessing as to what’s going to happen.  The storyline completely sucked me in and I just wanted to pick this up whenever I had a few spare seconds!  And if you’re a foodie, then you will love this – it’s full of delicious sounding dishes which I’m sure will leave many mouths watering.

So if you’re looking for a wonderful, heartwarming tale of second chances, friendship and love, based in a unique, interesting and gorgeous location  with lots of wonderful food, then you should definitely check this out.  Recommended by me!

about the author

Sharon Gosling lives with her husband in a very remote village in northern Cumbria, where they moved to run a second-hand bookshop,  Withnail Books in Penrith.  She began her career in entertainment journalism, writing for magazines in the science fiction and fantasy genre, before moving on to write tie-in books for TV shows such as Stargate and the ‘re-imagined’ Battlestar Galactica.  She has also written, produced and directed audio dramas based in the same genre.  When she’s not writing, she creates beautiful linocut artwork and is the author of multiple children’s books.  The House Beneath the Cliffs is her first adult novel.

Where to find Sharon online: Twitter | @sharongosling

follow the tour

Thanks so much to Anne for inviting me on to the tour, and to Sharon and Simon Schuster for my copy of the book.  All views are my own.

Have a wonderful evening lovelies

Chelle x

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