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The Gift of Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May - Book Tour + Giveaway


The Gift of Cockleberry Bay
From the author of the #1 BESTSELLING The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay


All of our favourite characters from Cockleberry Bay are back in this final, heart warming story in the series. Including Hot, Rosa Smith's adorable dachshund and his new-born puppies.

Now successfully running the Cockleberry Café and wishing to start a family herself, Rosa feels the time is right to let her inherited Corner Shop go. However, her benefactor left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.

Rosa is torn. How can she make such a huge decision? And will it be the right one? Once the news gets out and goes public, untrustworthy newcomers appear in the Bay . . . their motives uncertain. With the revelation of more secrets from Rosa's family heritage, a new journey of unpredictable and life-changing events begins to unfold.

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay concludes this phenomenally successful series in typically brisk and bolshy style and will delight the many thousands of Rosa's fans



Purchase Links
https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Cockleberry-Bay-Third-loved-ebook/dp/B081S7JWRS

Excerpt
Extract from The Gift of Cockleberry Bay where we see Sara revealing her ‘Marmite Crush’  …
‘One thing! All I ask for is one thing!’ Rosa was greeted by a huffing woman exiting the café door at speed. Her mop of red fluffy hair was covered by a big white sunhat.
‘Sorry?’ Rosa questioned.
‘Oh, it doesn’t matter,’ the disgruntled one replied haughtily and continued round the beach path towards South Cliffs, her flowery maxi-dress flowing behind her.
Rosa greeted Sara and asked, ‘What was that all about?’
Sara said wryly, ‘Oh, you haven’t met her yet, have you? That was Vegan Vera – well, that’s not her real name, it’s Bergamot Hamilton-Jones.’
‘Bergamot?’ Rosa snorted. ‘Queen bloody B by the sound of her!’
‘Hmm, yes, she is quite a handful. Anyway, she’s just moved down from
London. Messy divorce, from what I can gather. And already going on at me for not having oat milk or vegan sausage rolls. Now I know this is the thing of this day and age, and I am up for saving the planet in many ways, as you know – but food? I offer full-fat milk, meaty sausages from nearby farms, ditto bacon, real fresh butter and thick, crusty white bread. All locally sourced, all delicious.’ She shook her head. ‘This is a breakfast place, after all, not a bloody health retreat.’
Rosa laughed. ‘I do hear you, but–’
‘No need to “but”, Rosa. I had made a mental note for us to discuss that very topic this morning. I am mindful that we could be missing out on a bigger market and I am also aware that there are a lot of people who have allergies these days. When I was a kid in the Sixties, we used to eat dirt! Where have all these allergies come from? I remember just a few kids having eczema and asthma, but that was about it. Maybe we should start selling mud pies too, who knows?’
‘I reckon you’re just resisting so that Piers Morgan comes to visit us and congratulates us on sticking to our principles. He was ranting on about veganism again on breakfast TV just this morning.’
‘Oh Rosa, you do make me laugh. But don’t you dare tell Alec about my Marmite crush on that man. You see, I reckon Piersy baby would be putty in my hands once I’d given him a large portion of our famous Cockleberry Clotted Cream Victoria Sandwich, don’t you?’
‘Yes, all of a sudden it would be Alec who?’ They both collapsed in laughter.



Author Bio –
Nicola May lives in the UK, five miles from the Queen’s castle in Windsor, with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon and devouring cream teas.
Her bestselling The Corner Shop in Cockleberry, the 1st book in the Cockleberry Bay series, went to #1 on Amazon and stayed there for an unprecedented 6 weeks.
She classes her novels as ‘chicklit with a kick,’ writing about love, life and friendships in a real, not fluffy kind of way. She likes burgers, mince pies, clocks, birds, bubble baths and facials - but is not so keen on aubergines. 



Follow Nicola May
Website - www.nicolamay.com

Giveaway to Win a signed copy of The Gift of Cockleberry Bay (Open INT)
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