Thursday, 21 June 2018

Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay - Bella Osborne

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 Review


Coming Home to Ottercombe BayComing Home to Ottercombe Bay by Bella Osborne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I haven't read a book like Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay for quite a while. Although it has a romantic element, I think that I would be inclined to class it as 'chic lit' rather than a romance. I actually hate that phrase if I'm honest, but I think that it best sums up the style of this book. Daisy is a traveller, who has spent the last few years travelling the world and avoiding settling down. Now after the death of her Great Uncle, she finds that she has to return to her childhood home, that she left when she was 7 and face the demons of her past.
I enjoyed this book overall, it was a little slow in the odd part, but I think that matched the style of the storyline and characters. Daisy's Aunt and the dog Bugsy Malone were both entertaining and there was some light relief added by the next door neighbour, Tamsyn. Even if she was a little too over the top and out there at times.
There is a romantic element to this story, but it isn't the main point of the plot and I really liked that about it. There's little be upset or offended by and Daisy even tones down her favourite swear word to cock-a-doodle-do. This would be a great beach read in the summer or when lazing around and if you're looking for a relaxing and enjoyable read, you won't go far wrong with this.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


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