Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay by Bella Osborne @osborne_bella @AvonBooksUK @rararesources #BookReview #PubDay

Happy Thursday my book friends! And happy Publication Day to this delightful book! So thrilled to help celebrate publication day! Many thanks to Rachel for inviting me and to Bella Osborne for her lovely story!🎉🎉🎉

Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay

Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay

Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.

With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?

My Thoughts

4 Adorable Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

What a delightful book, filled with quirky characters in a quaint village… why is it I have not inherited A historic building filled with character… with the stipulation I must live in this charming village for a year in order to inherit? I’m up for it! I’ll even pretend I’m your long lost relative… I just want a cottage with a name in a small charming town, preferably by the beach in the UK… and while you’re at it I wouldn’t mind a best friend like Tamsen and a love interest like Max….

Daisy returns to her childhood village of Ottercombe Bay… Daisy has wanderlust so she is not all that thrilled with the prospect of staying in the same place for a year, and inheriting a building she’s not quite sure what she’s going to do with…. Daisy was such a real and relatable character and I would love to hang out with her and her BFF Tamsen… admittedly Tamsen was the best character in this book… any girl that will go swimming in freezing water in a gorilla costume is a girl we all want to hang out with! Right? The girl had spunk, sass, and she was loyal to a fault! So many lovely characters in this book sweet Jason, caring Cora, and annoying yet adorable max…

This really is the perfect beach read! A book that puts a smile on your face, makes you laugh, and gives you that warm fuzzy feeling in your heart! The perfect lighthearted read for that summer vacation… on the beach… poolside… or sitting out on your porch in the sun…. just don’t forget your sunscreen!

*** many thanks to Avon UK, the author, and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Coming Home - Author PicAuthor Bio –

Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full length novel. She’s now written four romantic comedies and been shortlisted twice for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year.

Bella’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you.

She lives in The Midlands, UK with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s dog. When not writing she’s usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.

For more about Bella, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter – @osborne_bella

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The Map of Us by Jules Preston #BookReview @jules_preston_ @HarperImpulse

It is the weekend! Today I am bringing you a review for a book that is quite unusual, quirky, and lovely…💕

The Map of Us

The Map of Us by Jules Preston

4 Turquoise Blue Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟


One of the most original and charming books you will ever read, this is a must read for all those who love Eleanor Oliphant and The Keeper of Lost Things

A story that will melt even the most hardened soul … utterly charming’ Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington

Totally addictive’ Joe Heap

A story of love, line graphs and lost directions

Violet North is wonderfully inconvenient. Abandoned by her family and lost in an imagined world of moors and adventure, her life changes in the space of just 37 words exchanged with a stranger at her front door.

Decades later, Daniel Bearing has inherited his father’s multi-million pound business, and is utterly lost. He has no idea who he is or where his life is headed.

When Violet’s granddaughter’s marriage falls apart, Tilly, always adept with numbers, compiles a detailed statistical report to pinpoint why. But the Compatibility Index Tilly creates has unforeseen consequences for everyone in her world.

Tilly and Daniel share a secret too. 10.37am, April 22nd.
Soon, a complex web of secrets and lies is exposed and an adventure begins with a blue typewriter…


4 turquoise Blue Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Let me start this off by saying this is a book that is going to take you a while to get into… The narrative is very unusual and quirky…. very short chapters some of them appear simply to be lists…. and honestly about 30% in I was thinking to myself, how am I going to rate this book? But by the end I was so charmed, after I got into the flow of the writing style….

There are quite a few characters in this book all of them a bit quirky… and due to the choppy writing style it did take me awhile to appreciate these characters…. Tilly was very interesting… a statistician who saw life through numbers and facts… in fact she wrote a report of sorts when her marriage broke up including flow charts and gave it to her ex…. she even came up with a compatibility index, but never fear it was put to good use in the end…. there was quite the cast of characters in this book… including all of Tilly’s siblings, her father, her grandmother, her ex-boyfriend, his new girlfriend, her boss, her coworker, and Daniel….

Now there are a few characters I would have liked to get to know better… including Catherine Tilly’s sister…. absolutely could relate to Catherine better than Tilly, the girl had a crazy handbag collection…. also would have liked a little more about her grandmother Violet, really enjoyed her relationship with Owen… also really enjoyed Matt and grace, Tillys ex and his new girlfriend…. well shoot I really needed to know more about everybody her brother who was a expert in the color blue, her father who created sand sculptures for a living, see what I am saying super quirky…. additionally there were some interesting little chapters about household appliances… and I can’t forget Daniel, what will happen there?

I want to recommend this if you are willing to go into it with an open mind… and know that it is not written in a

conventional writing style, but in the end quite a lovely book….

*** thank you so much to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Have a lovely weekend!Berit