Wednesday, 29 April 2015
It Started at Sunset Cottage by Bella Osborne
Kate Marshall is slowly getting her life back on track after losing her fiancé. As an author she has been able to hide herself away from the world and its expectations – but now one of her books has been optioned for a film and Hollywood suddenly comes knocking on her door!
When Kate is given the opportunity to stay at a beautiful country retreat and concentrate on the screenplay, it’s an offer she can’t refuse. Encouraged by her best friend, sharp-tongued single mum Sarah, Kate sees it’s finally time to stop letting life pass her by.
Looking for confidence and inspiration in the idyllic Cotswolds countryside, the last thing Kate expects is for Timothy Calder, A-list actor and leading man in the movie adaptation of her book, to turn up on her doorstep, hoping to lie low after his latest tabloid scandal! But after a rocky start, with Tim narrowly avoiding death by watering can, they find they have a few things in common: a liking for Lady Grey tea, walnut whips and bad ‘knock knock’ jokes. Actually, the bad jokes are just Tim.
As an unlikely friendship begins to blossom, and with circumstances repeatedly throwing them together, is Sunset Cottage where both Kate and Tim’s lives will really start?
I must start off by mentioning what a great book cover! It is definitely eye-catching.
This is Bella Osborne's debut novel and she is off to a great start. There was a great cast of characters and for anyone who loves chick-lit, this book has a bit of everything from romance, heartache, family drama and even a wee bit of a mystery thrown in.
Now most of the plot is in the book description but not only is the novel about Kate and Tim - it is also about her best friend Sarah and Andy and the gorgeous Amy. They play a pivotal role in the book as they deal with the past. Bella did a great job of intertwining their stories. I particularly loved Didi's character.
This is definitely worth a read and I look forward to more from Bella Osborne.