- File Size: 2188 KB
- Print Length: 269 pages
- Publisher: Carina; 1 edition (July 20, 2015)
- Publication Date: July 20, 2015
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00YUTHNNY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,651 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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What Happens In Cornwall... Kindle Edition
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Samantha Squires is a 30 year-old post grad student at Exeter University that’s been dragging her feet on breaking up with her boyfriend to spare her depressed mother’s feelings. Her passion lies in archaeological studies and she gets a real high from running, which is no surprise from a former almost-Olympian. When her friend Becky offers her a chance for an already paid trip to Cornwall, Samantha jumps at the opportunity to get away from her life for a few days. By a somewhat fortunate accident, Sam meets an extremely important woman who owns a private island during their brief stay in Cornwall. Although the woman wants to maintain her privacy, she ends up helping Sam out in more ways than one.
This was a fun story filled with complex and entertaining characters. Samantha is a contrast of emotions and her personality makes her extremely relatable and charming. Sam’s friend Becky is hilarious and always seems to be on the hunt for a man. Becky keeps the laughs flowing and the drama alive. Dr. James Courtney is new to the university and is a specialist on medieval times. Although he’s very abrupt and seems a bit rude, there’s something about him that draws Sam in. I enjoyed watching the way the different friendships evolved and I was thoroughly entertained the whole way through.
One of the major themes in this novel was the idea of celebrity and wanting to have privacy and a sense of normalcy. The biggest themes were about love and relationships: damaged goods, baggage, dragging on a relationship for the wrong reasons, cheating and ultimately finding the right person that loves you for you, damaged bits and all. Sometimes you just need to open yourself to the possibilities and recognize a good opportunity from the bad. Sometimes things aren’t as they seem and you can’t make assumptions without communicating and knowing the truth rather than just speculating. It is important to learn to let people in and see the real you and sometimes you will find that true love was there all along.
I loved this story! It was entertaining with a little bit of suspense and a charming love story built in. I look forward to reading more by this author as I enjoyed his writing style and perspective and can’t wait to see what else he’s cooked up for us.
As with his previous books I was instantly drawn into this one. The characters were written very well, the story flowed well also, and the storyline kept my interest so much I read this in one sitting.
The setting for the story sounds amazing. An island off the Cornish coast, inhabited by...... Ah now that would be telling!
The book has it all - celebrities, archaeology, romance, mystery, and a whole lot more. I actually would love to see a sequel to this book as I believe there is a lot more we could get from the characters, in particular a certain foreign gentleman with a love for the fairer sex!
A great read, perfect for summer holiday reading or, indeed, a weekend of peace and quiet. Bring on the next one!
Sam was a realistic heroine dealing with issues that were believable. Her relationship and family woes, her studies, and her at times indifference just made her seem real. I think what she does (archaeology)is fascinating, and T. A. Williams has obviously done her research into not only archaeology but the area and what could be found there. I loved this part of the plot! It was such a part of who Sam was, and everything blended together well to make a well rounded plot. I enjoyed watching Sam develop and her character really grew in What Happens in Cornwall. It was a fun journey to go on with Sam.
The secondary characters with the sub plots added dimension and were all very relevantly woven into the plot.
There is a little romance in What Happens in Cornwall, but it is subtle and not a major part of the plot. This worked well for this book.
Well paced, with great descriptions and characters, What Happens in Cornwall is an easy to read book that I'd recommend to any women's fiction reader.
I’ve written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I’m enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. Romantic comedies are what we all need from time to time. Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.
I‘ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away in south west England. I love the place. That’s why you’ll find leafy lanes and thatched cottages in most of my books. Oh, yes, and a black Labrador.
I’ve been writing since I was 14 and that is half a century ago. However, underneath this bald, wrinkly exterior, there beats the heart of a youngster. My wife is convinced I will never grow up. I hope she’s right
NB I received this book free for an honest review
A charming combination of mystery, romance and humour at the gentle pace of a Cornish coastal town.
The story follows a young archaeologist, Samantha and her friends when they get the rare oppourtunity to carry out a dig on a private island off the coast of Cornwall.
The characters are likeable and there is a great sense of place. A few additional sprinkles of humour make this an enjoyable light-hearted read as Sam and her friends dodge Italian paparazzi and a creepy professor as well as rain showers to uncover a priceless treasure and lov
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