Their marriage was fiction, but it turned into something quite real.
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for Cornish Dreams at Cockleshell Cottage by Liz Hurley.
Title: Cornish Dreams at Cockleshell Cottage by Liz Hurley.
Publication Date: Hera (July 8, 2020)
Sitting alongside the beach and just up from the gently lapping waves, sat a perfect cottage. She had found where she was going to live. Her own little cockleshell cove.
Ever since the Byrne sisters – Ariana, Aster, Clem, Paddy and Nic – discovered they were heiresses to the vast Hiverton fortune, their lives have never been the same. No longer living in poverty in London, they now own an estate in Norfolk, a castle in Scotland and a picturesque village in Cornwall.
When sensitive Paddy, the baby of the family despite her successful career as a model, swaps the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week for the cobbled lanes of Tregisky on the beautiful Cornish coast, it’s time for her to stand on her own two feet.
Soon, she’s settled in her new home of Cockleshell Cottage overlooking the wild surf, the seals her closest companions.
And when she meets ex-soldier Hal, she’s instantly smitten. Funny, considerate, and not to mention drop dead gorgeous, he’s perfect in every way apart from one – he’s engaged. But after a misunderstanding brings the two together in ways they couldn’t have imagined, it seems like they might just change each other’s lives.
Will Paddy fall in love with more than just the glorious blue skies of Cornwall? Or are there storm clouds gathering ahead?
From the Publisher’s Blurb
Lady Patricia de Foix was beautiful, wealthy, and famous, but deep inside; she was just Paddy Byrne, a person raised in relative poverty that lost both parents way too soon.
Henry Ferguson was heir to an impressive estate in Cornwall and was engaged to the beautiful Bianca. He lived a life of privilege, but sometimes he felt empty and wished he could connect again with his comrades from the army.
They met during the filming of a German movie as the bride and groom. There was an immediate connection they could not deny.
At first, Henry was a little vain, and he did something I could not forgive him for. I chose to pretend he did not do that and moved on, but he lost irretrievable points with me.
He grew on me as the story progressed, and I ended up falling a little in love with him.
The side characters are exciting; the pretty, but vain Bianca, Paddy’s lovely sisters (especially Aster), and Sam, a homeless man that plays a vital role in the story.
I’m looking forward to reading Aster’s story, and I’m hoping Sam might get a HEA of his own as well.
The scenes on the beach, and around the Cornish Coast were lovely and perfect for a summer read.
The story is a tad fantastical, but fun. Wear your pink glasses and enjoy the ride.
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author:
Heroines with grit, gumption and good old-fashioned gorgeousness!
Liz Hurley writes exciting and heart warming stories that will make you cheer and laugh.