Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for The Waffle House On The Pier by Tilly Tennant.
Our thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the advanced reader’s copy.
Print Length: 322 pages
Publisher: Bookouture (June 25, 2020)
Publication Date: June 25, 2020
Run away to Sea Salt Bay, where the sand is warm and soft, the sea is a perfect blue, and a candy-coloured waffle house is about to change Sadie’s life…
For as long as she can remember, Sadie’s grandparents have run the waffle house on the pier at Sea Salt Bay. With its pretty painted chairs, sweet smells, and the warm advice of her beloved grandparents, the waffle house is like a second home
But when Sadie’s grandfather dies, leaving her grandmother without an anchor, Sadie must make a difficult decision. She quits her job and moves back home, determined to keep things going. The trouble is, she knows nothing about running a business, and learning at a million miles an hour with a shop full of hungry people isn’t easy. When she nearly burns the waffle house down, she has to admit she needs to get some help.
Her ex-boyfriend Declan promises to be there for her but Sadie worries that getting too close is a mistake – especially as he has a new girlfriend now. And anyway she’s just met newcomer Luke, with his gorgeous suntan and mellow voice…
Sadie’s family have always loved Declan and they’re not too sure about Luke, leaving Sadie unsure which way to turn. A terrible accident at sea forces her to look into her heart, but what if it’s already too late to tell the right man that she loves him?
If you love stolen kisses under the pier, walking along spray-capped shores eating ice cream, and books by Lucy Diamond, Jill Mansell and Jenny Colgan, you will fall in love with this romantic, heart-breaking read.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
The Waffle House on the Pier tells the story of Sadie, a young woman who is uncertain about her chosen career.
When her grandfather died, and her family decided to close the waffle house he used to run together with her grandmother, Sadie stepped in and offered her help.
She was not expecting things to be easy, but the challenges thrown her way were way more complicated than she could have anticipated.
To make matters worse, she was having a hard time forgiving herself for having broken up with Declan all those years ago when she left for university.
She could still feel their intense connection, but Declan was about to move in with his beautiful girlfriend, Melissa.
And then there was Luke, a new resident of Sea Salt Bay, a lovely guy that could be just what Sadie needed, if only she could let the past go.
The Waffle House on The Pier is a story about dealing with family issues, standing your ground under pressure, and facing the consequences of your decisions.
The beginning dragged a little, but it picked up the pace after a few chapters.
Sadie’s relationship with her grandmother was adorable, and both Declan and Luke were very decent men and definitively marriage material.
I loved the coastal setting and the sense of family and community.
An enjoyable summer read!
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, England, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire in the heart of England with a family of her own.
Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. It was followed by Mishaps and Mistletoe, The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, the Mishaps in Millrise series and the Once Upon a Winter series. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture with the first book of her Honeybourne series out June 2016.