May 2, 2018

The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan Review

The Endless Beach
Summer Seaside Kitchen #2
By Jenny Colgan
Release Date: May 2nd, 2018
William Morrow
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop on the Corner and The Cafe by the Sea comes another enchanting, unforgettable novel of a woman who makes a fresh start on the beautiful Scottish Island of Mure—only to discover life has more surprises in store for her.
When Flora MacKenzie traded her glum career in London for the remote Scottish island of Mure, she never dreamed that Joel—her difficult, adorable boss—would follow. Yet now, not only has Flora been reunited with her family and opened a charming café by the sea, but she and Joel are taking their first faltering steps into romance.

With Joel away on business in New York, Flora is preparing for the next stage in her life. And that would be…? Love? She’s feeling it. Security? In Joel’s arms, sure. Marriage? Not open to discussion.

In the meanwhile, Flora is finding pleasure in a magnificent sight: whales breaking waves off the beaches of Mure. But it also signals something less joyful. According to local superstition, it’s an omen—and a warning that Flora’s future could be as fleeting as the sea-spray…

A bracing season on the shore sets the stage for Jenny Colgan’s delightful novel that’s as funny, heartwarming, and unpredictable as love itself.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

The talented Jenny Colgan has taken us back to the Scottish Island of Mure, for the second Summer Seaside Kitchen book, where we get to see all of our favorite people again!

But with the good, comes the bad and as I was blubbering my way through this book, it showed me just how talented the author is, to provoke such a reaction in her readers.
Now I'm not going to go into everything on the island, but our favorite people are all there! Flora and Joel, Fintan and Coltan, Argot, Innis, and the rest of the family. But we also get to know Lorna better, and the doctor Saif. But the ugly head of Jan is there too, with the long-suffering Charlie! And I hate to say it, but I truly dislike Jan's character!
I will give you all warning though, this book deals with tough subjects, and one of them being cancer, which truly struck a nerve with me, as my father has been suffering from the same type in this book for years, and while I understand the situation, I kind of hope there is another book, where the character takes the experimental surgery. But I do praise the author, for highlighting one of the less publicized cancers.

Endless Beach is a beautiful story, filled with celebration, heartbreak, determination, and wonder! Which is why I give it 5 stars!


Jenny Colgan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, includingLittle Beach Street Bakery, Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop, and Christmas at the Cupcake Café, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.

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