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- Print Length: 321 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture (June 25, 2020)
- Publication Date: June 25, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B086X5217C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,371 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“The Waffle House on the Pier” was an interesting Women’s Fiction read. Initially I thought it would be more light-hearted than it turned out to be. I thought it was a rom-com beach read. It actually tackled some deep issues like a death in the family, and Alzheimer’s disease along with relationship issues. The author, Tilly Tennant, wrote with a deft hand. She folded in these issues without overwhelming the book.
Sadie and her family have lived in the fictional British seaside town of Sea Salt Bay for decades. Her grandparents have run a waffle house restaurant on the town’s pier for just as long. Sadie is the youngest of three adult siblings. She is not enjoying her final months in teacher’s training as much as she anticipated that she would. In fact, she hates it and is terrified of the time she has to spend in the classroom. Then her grandfather dies.
The family is gathered for a meal after his burial service. It is there that Sadie proposes that she help her Grandmother continue to run the waffle house. It helps her Grandmother, and gets her out of her teaching course. However, she doesn’t know much about running a restaurant. As she works more closely with her Grandmother, she comes to realize that her Grandfather had been covering up and compensating for her Grandmother’s slide into Alzheimer’s disease.
There is other drama on multiple fronts. Will she be able to avoid rekindling a romantic relationship with her first love, Declan? People seem to think that they should still be together even though Declan has moved on to another relationship. Then she’s hit on the head by a new love interest, Luke. How will that proceed? Will it proceed? Will her brother ever get over his anger at the way Sadie met Luke? Will Sadie be able to sort her feelings out about her love life, and/or her career? I will not answer the questions posed here. Never fear though, they are answered by the book’s conclusion.
I’d recommend this for readers who enjoy Women’s Fiction – especially if a small seaside town floats your boat. While it wasn’t the easy breezy romp I was expecting, I was happy to have had the chance to read the book. My expectations were not quite on track based on the book blurb, but that did not hinder my enjoyment of the book.
‘Thank-You’ to NetGalley; the publisher, Bookouture; and the author, Tilly Tennant for providing a free e-ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
When her grandfather died, and her family decided to close the waffle house he used to run together with her grandmother, Sadie stepped in and offered her help.
She was not expecting things to be easy, but the challenges thrown her way were way more complicated than she could have anticipated.
To make matters worse, she was having a hard time forgiving herself for having broken up with Declan all those years ago when she left for university.
She could still feel their intense connection, but Declan was about to move in with his beautiful girlfriend, Melissa.
And then there was Luke, a new resident of Sea Salt Bay, a lovely guy that could be just what Sadie needed, if only she could let the past go.
The Waffle House on The Pier is a story about dealing with family issues, standing your ground under pressure, and facing the consequences of your decisions.
The beginning dragged a little, but it picked up the pace after a few chapters.
Sadie's relationship with her grandmother was adorable, and both Declan and Luke were very decent men and definitively marriage material.
I loved the coastal setting and the sense of family and community.
An enjoyable summer read!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
At first I thought this book was going to be a typical second-chance romance about sadie and her former boyfriend who seems like just the nicest guy even though he’s moved on and has had a new girlfriend for several years. But there is also a new guy who has moved to their town and who seems deeply attracted to Sadie as she is to him.
She will have very difficult decisions to make about her grandmother and how to help the business survive as her grandmother’s age and mental condition makes it increasingly impossible for Sadie’s original ideas to be borne out.
These are real people with real problems and I soon became quite involved with their story while eager to know if or how Sadie was going to resolve her difficulties...and which kind and charming hunky guy she was going to end up with.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book that I received from Netgalley;
however, the opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for my review.