Cottage on a Cornish Cliff by Kate Ryder
Published: 16th October 2018
Available on Kindle
BlurbReturning to the heart of her beloved Cornwall, Kate Ryder weaves another deliciously irresistible tale of desire, jealousy and the search for understanding, set against the stunning backdrop of the glorious Lizard Peninsula.
Globally renowned actor Oliver Foxley has made the most difficult decision of all and set the love of his life free, in order to try and bring his family back together. But there's a magnetic pull back to both Cara and Cornwall that Oliver can neither deny nor resist...
Heartbroken for a second time in her short life, single mother Cara knows she has no choice but to pick up the pieces yet again and carry on. Perhaps a complete change of scenery would help her, and her young family? Yet her mind, spirit and heart yearn for the windswept shores of her Cornish Cove...
Cara and Oliver face the agonising choice between following expectations, or following their hearts. How will their story end...?
Cottage on a Cornish Cliff is the sequel to Summer in a Cornish Cove, if you haven’t read the first book then I urge you to do so before reading this. Firstly because it was a great novel in its own right and secondly I think you will definitely gain more enjoyment from Cottage on a Cornish Cliff if you’ve read its predecessor.
It’s been eighteen months since world famous actor met his soulmate Cara Penhaligon and then sadly had to let her go it order to keep his family together. It’s a decision he found heart-breaking at the time and one he’s beginning to regret, especially since his wife Deanna announces she wants more of a life of her own away from family life.
Cara’s reputation as a world-class artist is gradually increasing, thanks to her mentor Greg. As Cara spends more time with Greg he begins to make it clear his interests in Cara don’t stop with a paintbrush and he could offer her the security she and her young family need. Can Cara really make a life away from her beloved cove and all the memories it holds.
I adored Kate Ryder’s previous book Summer in a Cornish Cove and I’m so glad she has fulfilled the wish of many readers to that book by writing a sequel, so we can find out if Oliver and Cara ever found a happy ever after. Like her previous book this story has been written incredibly well and her ability to create characters whose inner turmoil really strike a chord with the reader.
Although I enjoyed this book very much I don’t think it’s quite as good her first. I loved the interaction between Cara and Oliver in the first book as it was so enchanting but in this book their lives are very separate for most of the book and I did miss their “togetherness”. I also felt there wasn’t as much going on in this book and that it lacked a little sparkle that the previous book had.
I can’t wait to read more from Kate Ryder as for me she creates incredible characters that you can’t help but fall in love despite their flaws.
This is great a read and I’m glad I got to experience an ending to Cara and Oliver’s story. It’s a story of love both for your family and romantic love, it’s a story of second chances and taking risks but most of all I think it’s a story about being true to yourself and listening to your heart.
Thank you so much to Netgalley and Aria for sending me a copy to review honestly and to the publishers for inviting me to be part of this blog tour.
About the Author
After pursuing a career in publishing and acting, Kate found her passion in writing. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her self-published debut novel received a Chill with a Book, “Book of the Month” Award. She currently lives with her husband in the Tamar Valley in a renovated 200-year-old Cornish sawmill. She finds the Cornish landscape a great source of inspiration. When she is not writing she enjoys reading, art, theatre and travel.
Twitter handle: @KateRyder_Books