Summer at the Little Wedding shop by Jane Linfoot – book review


The third book in the bestselling series, ‘The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea’.

When the owner of Brides by the Sea, Cornwall’s cutest little wedding shop, offers Lily a job as their new wedding stylist, her first thought is – can she possibly pull it off?

Before she’s even sourced a fairy light or tasted a cupcake, Kip Penryn hires her services – but he’s opened an exclusive wedding venue in direct competition to her friend Poppy!

Lily feels like a traitor working for Kip, only everyone knows Penryn men are gorgeous but unreliable. All she has to do is sit back and watch him mess it up…doesn’t she?

Love is in the Cornish sea breeze this summer as the girls tackle their busiest wedding season yet. There’s plenty of bunting, bubbly and baking – but who is going to catch the bouquet?

‘A sparkling, laugh-out-loud, romantic read’ Phillipa Ashley, bestselling author of Summer at the Cornish Cafe

‘The perfect holiday read to warm your heart’ #1 Bestselling author Tracy Bloom

‘Funny and big-hearted, I was enchanted by Lily and her friends’ Sunday Times bestselling author Michele Gorman

‘A pure delight…fabulous, fun and unforgettable’ – Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of ‘Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe’

Harper Impulse

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Having been a huge fan of the first in this series – The Little Wedding Shop – I was eager to return to ‘Brides By The Sea’ but this could be read as a standalone. I’m just shocked at myself for not having read the second in the series – Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop – and will be rectifying this fact sooner rather than later!

In this book we follow the story of Lily. She had left the shop, where she had worked as a florist, to move to Bath with her husband, but she soon returns when her dream life doesn’t quite pan out. So she is down on love, down on marriage and probably not the best person to invite back to the shop around Valentines’ Day!!

She is offered a new job with her friends at the shop as the wedding stylist and with a busy season ahead of them again, including the wedding of her mother, all doesn’t run smoothly. Added to the mix is the new wedding venue business in the neighbourhood run by clueless Kip Penryn, and he soon enlists the experts from ‘Brides By The Sea’ to help his business succeed and they are torn whether to help him or hinder him!!

It doesn’t take long for you to be all for Lily in her plight in moving on from the past, which isn’t so easy as she is made to confront all she remembers of her Dad since he passed, and how her mum is definitely moving on – but for the right reasons?

Another fabulous look at the lovely characters we have met previously, and the new characters add a little something different and fun to the mix that made this such a pleasing and fun read! So whether you are returning to the shop after enjoying the previous stories, or looking to discover a new fab read then look no further!!

Thank you to the publishers Harper Impulse for the advanced reading e-copy in return for a fair and honest review.