Summer at the Cornish Cafe

Summer at the Cornish Cafe One summer can change everything Demi doesn t expect her summer in Cornwall to hold anything out of the ordinary As a waitress working all hours to make ends meet washing dishes and serving ice cre

  • Title: Summer at the Cornish Cafe
  • Author: Phillipa Ashley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • One summer can change everything .Demi doesn t expect her summer in Cornwall to hold anything out of the ordinary As a waitress, working all hours to make ends meet, washing dishes and serving ice creams seems to be as exciting as the holiday season is about to get.That s until she meets Cal Penwith An outsider, like herself, Cal is persuaded to let Demi help him renOne summer can change everything .Demi doesn t expect her summer in Cornwall to hold anything out of the ordinary As a waitress, working all hours to make ends meet, washing dishes and serving ice creams seems to be as exciting as the holiday season is about to get.That s until she meets Cal Penwith An outsider, like herself, Cal is persuaded to let Demi help him renovate his holiday resort, Kilhallon Park Set above an idyllic Cornish cove, the once popular destination for tourists has now gone to rack and ruin During the course of the Cornish summer, Demi makes new friends and foes as she helps the dashing and often infuriating Cal in his quest Working side by side, the pair grow close, but Cal has complications in his past which make Demi wonder if he could ever truly be interested in her.Demi realises that she has finally found a place she can call home But as the summer draws to a close, and Demi s own reputation as an up and coming caf owner starts to spread, she is faced with a tough decision .A gorgeous story exploring new beginnings, new love and new opportunities, set against the stunning background of the Cornish coast Phillipa Ashley has written a feisty, compelling heroine who leaps off the page and encourages you to live your summer to the full.Recommended for readers who loved Summer at Shell Cottage, The Cornish House, Tremarnock and Poldark.

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    1. I was completely lost in this story which combined all of my favourite things for a book. It is set in Cornwall which is a sure winner for me - and the descriptions made me want to be sat on a beach taking in the Cornish views and listening to the waves crashing on the shores. I loved the scene setting at the start- which in my head actually conjured up a mixture between Clovelly in Devon which has a really steep cobbled street down to the sea and St Agnes. 'The houses and shops of St Trenyan tu [...]

    2. 4.5 StarsI'm gutted, I have to wait absolutely ages for the next book in this series and that I have come to an end of Summer at the Cornish Cafe. It is a delight to read, and is clearly the start of what promises to be a really special series. And yet surprisingly from the title of the book you may be expecting a fully functioning cafe to be at the heart of the story, well it is in a way, but a large part of the book it was purely an growing idea in Demi's head, which then took on a life of its [...]

    3. The premise of this story is lovely, but I didn’t connect as I’d hoped with the characters or the writing style. There are the promised echoes of Poldark, which I would have liked to see play out more strongly, and there are things mentioned in character pasts that aren’t mentioned again – possibly this is because it is book one in a trilogy, though. My favourite part of the storyline was the restoration of the holiday park.While the story holds a lot of promise, I had issues with the us [...]

    4. Summer at the Cornish Cafe is the first installment in the new series The Penwith Trilogy by Phillipa Ashely. I have read other books by Philllipa and couldn't wait to sink by teeth into this one!Summer at the Cornish Cafe is the perfect Chic-Lit read. This book has everything you could ask for and more. A young strong independent women, a hot as hell Male, a nasty upper class snob, a lovable dog, picturesque scenery and a happily ever after that will make your heart sing!I was hooked on the lov [...]

    5. I knew from the lovely summery cover that this would be a nice read. It flowed very easy from the start with plenty of likeable characters. I love Cornwall and also caravan parks so it was a perfect combination for me and I look forward to reading the sequels.

    6. Demi is working as a waitress in a café in Cornwall. She thinks she's finally found a nice place to stay, but when something at work goes terribly wrong she's homeless again. Fortunately after sleeping rough for a few nights she receives a job offer. She will help Cal to revive his family's holiday resort, Kilhallon Park. Demi can move into one of the staff cottages and in return she will do whatever needs to be done to rebuild the business. Demi and her dog Mitch are happy, but even though she [...]

    7. Ich habe das Buch bei einer Leserunde auf Lovelybooks gewonnen und habe mich vom Cover und der Inhaltsangabe doch recht angesprochen gefühlt. Ich war bereits in Cornwall und kann bestätigen, dass es sich um ein himmlisches Fleckchen Erde handelt, das man wirklich mal besucht haben sollte. Auf den Klippen zu stehen und das Meer und die Landschaft zu genießen – das ist wirklich herrlich. Cornwall und dieses Gefühl davon hat die Autorin wirklich sehr gut eingefangen.Leider hören die Lobpreis [...]

    8. Summer at the Cornish Café is fairly typical women's fiction. It's good, it's entertaining and I loved the characters –– it's just not particularly surprising. All in all a great way to kill some time. The one negative is the narration. They narrator doesn't offer any differentiation between the two main characters and it gets a bit confusing from time to time.

    9. I actually finished this book when I was in Cornwall this summer. It was a perfect book to read while I was there and a perfect book for anyone who wants to remember or imagine Cornwall. Phillipa has a appreciation for Cornwall, and it shows in this book. She captures not only the scenery of Cornwall but also its ambiance. The characters in this book are interesting and likable (well, the evil ones aren't! ). Anyone familiar with Poldark will appreciate the references, but this book is more than [...]

    10. Summer at the Cornish Café is the first in the planned Penwith trilogy and is also the first book I have read from Phillipa Ashley. It was an absolute delight from start to finish and really should be on everyone's Summer reading lists, I literally gobbled it up. There seems to be an abundance of books being released at the moment with Summer in the title featuring either a café or pub etc but I'm not complaining, in fact keep them coming I say the more the merrier as these kinds of books are [...]

    11. When requesting "Summer at the Cornish Cafe" I was expecting a novel full of sunshine, romance, changes and feel - good factor - the synopsis sounded so inviting, and the cover is gorgeous, right? I haven't read any other books by Philippa Ashley, under this or other name (yes, I know. And I am ashamed!), which only added some excitement, so full of expectations I dived into this story. A story, that is the first part in the planned Penwith Trilogy.However the title may suggest, cafe is not exac [...]

    12. anurseandabook/2016/06Quick, cute little read. Demi is kind of a sad sack - homeless, soon jobless and no family that cares about her. Add in a large dog and you find her sleeping in the streets.She lands a job with Cal Penwith, who is recently returned from what sounds like war, although is described as a humanitarian trip (we never really do find out what happened to him there, although it's frequently referred to as part of his brooding and drinking).Cal is ready to make his family's campgrou [...]

    13. Follow my reviews. :Jane Hunt Writer First StepsJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews FacebookJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews Google+Connect on:TwitterThis story is a slow burner, but after a few chapters, Demi gets under your skin, especially with her ever faithful companion, Mitch. Angry, brooding Cal, with so many secrets and far too much emotional baggage, for our intrepid heroine to take on, is a hero you can’t ignore. His charm and vulnerability win through. Even though he is often a little callou [...]

    14. This has all the ingredients of a bestseller; great characters, a beautiful setting and gorgeous writing. Cal is a tall, dark, sexy, brooding character who has had some bad experiences in the past which make him what he is today. When we meet him he is busy pining for his lost love Isla, who does seem like a lovely person. All this and his property, Kilhallon Park, is a run-down wreck of a place. Demi is one of life’s tough characters, having survived and coped for many years with only her fai [...]

    15. If you love Cornwall and romances set there, then you have come to the right place. This book has it all. Great characters, a hot man, a red-headed, independent woman, nasty neighbours (Mawgan is HORRIBLE!), thwarted love. a fabulous dog - and glorious Cornish scenery! It is funny, sad, and absorbed me from the first paragraph. Following Cal and Demi as their relationship changed was great fun - they make a perfect couple - each only too aware of the other's faults - and not afraid to mention th [...]

    16. This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it certainly wont be the last! The one page prologue caught my attention, made me laugh and got my hooked on the story! I've been struggling a bit with my concentration, which makes reading difficult, but I fell in to this book so much that I finished it in 2 sittings! It would have been one, but I thought that at 1:30am I really should call it a night.This book is narrated by 2 characters, they may both narrate in some chapters but you [...]

    17. Nice easy read, but I didn't enjoy the story as much as I wanted to. I didn't really connect with the characters and there was the hint that something major had happened to Cal when he was working abroad but, unless I missed it, we never did find out.Lovely descriptions of the Cornish landscape - could have done with a bit more romance for me though.

    18. ESCAPE TO THE CORNISH COAST WITHOUT SITTING ON THE M5 FOR 8 HOURS!This was a lovely, sparkly summery read. Perfect for beach-lovers and romance-lovers alike. One of the loveliest and most unexpected details actually, was the little doggy romance-within-the romance. One to look out for!This will make you want to run away to the Cornish coast at the drop of a beach hat.

    19. Totally got engrossed in this book based in Cornwall and can people who have had hard pasts and can they find love. Can people get a holiday village up and running or can they not get planning permission but they have Greta plans to open a cafe can they make a go of it or not and can everyone find new love. Looking forward t the second book.

    20. can one summer change everything? demi has only her dog for company and sleeps rough unless she has a job with accommodation. she has found a job as a waitress in cafe and she is very happy until a very ride - and influential customer - forces her to leave then she meets cal who is persuaded to employ her as his assistant at a very run down holiday park, hoping to restore it to it's former glory they both have high hopes and ideas but lack of finance and then losing their planning application lo [...]

    21. 'Perfect for fans of Poldark' is one of the marketing lines for this book so how could I resist? I have to confess that apart from the first one, I haven't read the original Winston Graham books, but I loved the recent BBC adaptation. And like much of the female population (and quite possibly the male population too!) I was very taken with the casting of Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark! If you are familiar with the story you will recognise parallels with the original Poldark in the characters and s [...]

    22. Summer at the Cornish Cafe, written by Phillipa Ashley, is the first book in the Penwith Trilogy. This is a fun, feel-good book, one that is filled with realistic, down-to-earth characters. It is definitely a great start to the trilogy.Demi lives in Cornwall with her dog, Mitch, and leads an ordinary life while working as a waitress. She is already struggling to make ends meet, and then circumstances cause her to lose her job and become homeless once again. She needs more financial stability in [...]

    23. As a huge lover of anything involving the coast I am loving all the books that seem to be featuring Cornwall at the moment, so I was thrilled when I got the chance to read Summer At The Cornish Cafe.Demi was a hugely likeable character from the beginning of this novel for me, I wanted to stand next to her and cheer after her run in with a nasty customer at the cafe where she is working and from there on in I was with her one hundred per cent. I loved watching the changes in her and her growth th [...]

    24. Summer at the Cornish Cafe is not only the first in a new trilogy by Phillipa Ashley, it is also the first book I have read by this author.The book starts with a rush at the local cafe where Demi, our main character is waitressing tables. After a bit of a to-do with the town's high and mighty business woman, Demi is faced with the loss of her job and the home that came with it.Now, being homeless is nothing new to Demi as we discover throughout the story that she is a young lady with a difficult [...]

    25. My thoughts:I really enjoyed that the story was told from the point of view of both Demi and Cal. It's always interesting to find out how the different characters are feeling. Demi is a strong, determined and likeable character who I instantly liked. Cal is slightly brooding and has a past that he doesn't want to talk about. However he is well written and makes a great love interest.The story flows really well and kept my interest throughout. Phillipa Ashley has written a lovely descriptive stor [...]

    26. The book starts out in a cafe with Demi dealing with a man who sits where you wouldn't expect him to and an awkward customer. However this is not where the story continues. As it suggests. Demi is not having a good time having sleeping rough she needs a place to stay and a job, Cal with not much other choice hires her to help re build a worn out camp site that has not been used for a lot of years. Cal and Demi set to work and have lots of ideas to make this place different. Obviously nothing is [...]

    27. Part One of a lovely summer read :)Demi is young, insecure yet independent and afraid to settle down in any one place for too long. The only emotional attachment she allows herself to make is to her dog; Mitch. Cal has been working in war-torn countries as an aid worker. His heart is broken, his 'best friend' is an insensitive and unlikeable idiot. Cal is very secretive about his aid work, he's downright grumpy and a bit of an arse! Cal decides to rebuild his Dad's derelict holiday resort.The in [...]

    28. Read this and other book reviews here: kellyhleyglee/booksThis is Book 1 of the Penwith Trilogy, so it will leave you hanging at the end and anxious for the next installment. Cal has returned from working in underdeveloped countries and has decided to reopen the holiday camp his family owns. Demi is a homeless runaway who ends up working for Cal and helping him get the camp back up and running. As you can imagine, Cal and Demi spend the whole book deciding whether or not they should be together [...]

    29. I couldn't put this book down. .ayed reading it before bed, stayed up til early morning then picked it up again later in the day to finish it. The characters are so well written and the location so accurately detailed that I was in Cornwall on the run down holiday park with Cal, Demi, Polly and Mitch. I really enjoyed reading about how Cal and Demi worked to get the park going again, how they battled against people out to thwart their plans and also how they were thrown together.An excellent por [...]

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