Saturday, April 09, 2022



Rosie unexpectedly loses her husband.  After his death, she inherits the café on Marigold Marina.  Just when she seems to be settling back into her life, the café she loves, is going to close and once again she is heartbroken.  She begins to think she will never find happiness again.  Soon Rosie meets Kit who is the owner of a bookshop barge.  He frequents her café for lunch and she finds that he is going through a tough time of his own.  Their friendship develops and they discover that they are able to help each other to once again find happiness.  Suddenly she learns of a horrible secret that her husband kept from her for so many years.  She is devastated. To add to her disappointment, she finds that Kit has secrets of his own that he is hiding from her.  Rosie, begins to wonder if she opened her heart to soon.  Did she make a mistake in trusting Kit?  Now she has to make a decision that could change her life, does she close the café and leave Marigold Marina forever, or give happiness a second chance?  

I really enjoyed this story.  This book had all the feels. I was totally hooked from the very first page.  I could feel the warmth of the sun and hear the lapping of the waves in the Marina as I flew through the pages. I was completely captivated, and I enjoyed hanging out at the café and felt a friendly connection with the residents of the Marina.  This author never disappoints. Don’t pass up this wonderful story.

Thank you Tilly Tennant for such a wonderful feel-good summer read.  This story was so heartwarming and uplifting.  I highly recommend this book.


Rating: 5 out of 4.


Author:  Tilly Tennant
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: April 8, 2022
Pages: 371 
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Welcome to the café on Marigold Marina, where the smell of freshly baked cakes fills the air and the boats bob merrily in the mellow evening sun. But will an unexpected meeting mean the chance to love again or a broken heart? 

Rosie inherits the café on Marigold Marina after her husband’s tragic death, she is determined to pour her heart into his dream. Nine months later, as she serves coffee and cakes to customers, she is all smiles and laughter. But when the sunshine-yellow doors of the café are closed, she allows her heart to break all over again.

Rosie doesn’t have much room in her life for anything but the café. But when 
, the mysterious owner of a bookshop barge, starts to come by regularly for lunch, she finds it difficult to ignore his dark eyes, dishevelled curls and the fact that he has his own sorrows. Rosie finds it easy to talk to Kit and as they swim together in the sparkling marina waters she hopes she can help Kit the way he has helped her.

But just as she is letting herself open her heart, she learns the shocking secret that the husband she loved for so many years kept hidden from her. And when she discovers that Kit is hiding things too, she fears she has been foolish to trust again. Should she close her café and move away from the marina? Or take a risk and give love another chance?


Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop assistant, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and hasn’t stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor and part-time lecturer.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her fifteenth Tilly Tennant novel. Christmas bestseller A Very Vintage Christmas has just been made into a movie for Lifetime Channel.

Tilly also writes young adult fiction as Sharon Sant.

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