Karen Clarke – The Beachside Flower Stall (Beachside Bay #2)

Roses for romance, daisies for hope, daffodils for unrequited love… Drop by The Beachside Flower Stall for friendship, family and a beautiful bouquet.

Carrie Dashwood fled Dorset when her best friend Megan stole her first love, Tom Hudson. Now ten years later, Carrie is back to help run her aunt Ruby’s flower stall in the beautiful seaside town of Shipley.

Ruby’s Blooms is a gorgeous little haven bursting with character, but Carrie is in for a real shock. The stall is also arranging the flowers for Megan and Tom’s wedding.

Determined to keep her emotions in check, Carrie finds herself going to great lengths to avoid the happy couple. Soon she’s crawling under the stall to hide and ‘accidentally’ inventing an imaginary boyfriend…But how long can she keep it up before she comes face to face with the boy who broke her heart?

Can Carrie keep her cool, save the stall, and find her very own happy ever after?

beachside flower

Rating: 4 out of 5

Some of you may remember a little while ago I posted a review of The Beachside Sweet Shop which is the first in the Beachside Bay series. I was lucky enough to be sent the sequel to review also – woohoo! I love reading sequels. It’s so good to begin a book when you’re already connected with the characters.

A couple of characters from the Beachside Sweet Shop do appear in this book too but it’s more passing comments to remind us that we’re in the same town. This story focuses on Carrie who comes to Shipley from Manchester to help out on her Aunt’s flower stall.  Fleeing to Manchester ten years previous after a disastrous night saw her lose the boy she loved and her best friend, she wasn’t particularly excited to return.

This is a feel good, heart-warming story guaranteed to cheer anyone up. I laughed, cried and wanted the book to continue once I’d reached the end. Another great book from Karen Clarke (which I actually enjoyed more than the first one!) – I’m hoping that we haven’t heard the last from Shipley. I’m sure there are a lot more stories that can come out of this seaside town – and I want to find out what happens to the characters we’ve already met!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the chance to read and review this! 🙂

This title has been released today and you can get a copy here!

Roxy xx



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