Friday, May 06, 2022



Ruby Penhaligon’s life is turned upside down when her grandmother calls to tell her that she is not only about to lose her pottery business but also her wonderful house by the sea.  She needs Ruby to come back to Indigo Cove, in Cornwall to help save not just her business but also her house.  Of course Ruby doesn’t think twice about going back to help her grandmother.  But returning to Indigo Cove isn’t something she wants to do.  There are so many memories of the village that she was hoping she would be able to bury in the past, but they all surface when she returns.  But when Ruby runs into Gabe Roskilly, the owner of the local brewery, it was not what she expected.  Ruby doesn’t want to fall in love after her fair share of heartbreak, but when Ruby’s plans of fixing up her grandmother’s house don't go according to plan, Gabe may be the only one that can help her.  And as Gabe’s past comes to light, Ruby may face more heartbreak again.  

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in this little cozy read.  I was so captivated by the detailed description of Indigo Cove.  What a wonderful escape it was.  I absolutely love it when an author can transport the reader to another place.  That is exactly what you get from this author's books.  An absolutely delightful read.  If you need to get away, Indigo Cove in Cornwall is a wonderful place to go.  I highly recommend this book.

Thank you Donna Ashcroft for such a wonderful feel-good book.  I loved escaping to Cornwall and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. 


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Donna Ashcroft 
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: May 6, 2022
Pages: 289 
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Sun, secrets, and a handsome stranger… Everything is about to change for Ruby Penhaligon

Step into the stunning Indigo Cove on the beautiful Cornish coast and lose yourself in a page-turning summer romance about second chances and creating your own kind of happiness. Perfect for fans of Nicola May, Sarah Morgan and Cathy Bramley.

Thirty-year-old Ruby is done with love: no more drama, no more complications, no more men. She’s living life for herself and that’s just the way she likes it. But her whole world is turned upside down when her grandmother calls to say her beloved pottery business is failing, and she might lose her beautiful little Cornish house by the sea. She needs Ruby to come back to Cornwall and save the day…

Returning to 
Indigo Cove stirs up memories Ruby would rather forget, but she’s determined to save her grandmother’s home. As the summer hots up so does the pressure on Ruby and she’s in need of a distraction. Although quite literally walking into Gabe Roskilly, the sexy and brooding owner of the local brewery, wasn’t part of her game plan.

Ruby tries to ignore her attraction to Gabe but it’s impossible to avoid the tall, dark, handsome stranger as Gabe is at the centre of village life. And when Ruby’s plans for the little Cornish house start to fall apart, she discovers Gabe might be the one person who can help her. Ruby’s promise to stay single is tested to the limit. But are Gabe’s intentions all good… or is Ruby about to get her heart broken again?

Can Ruby save her grandmother’s cottage and find true happiness this summer? Or will secrets from the past ruin everything? 


I spent years working in publishing and as a freelance copywriter before turning my hand to writing romance novels. It took a few more years until I got the story right, and I was helped along by the help of the fantastic Romantic Novelists Association and their New Writer’s Scheme. I was awarded the Katie Fforde Bursary in 2017, along with my fellow author Erin Green. After this I met Natasha Harding from Bookouture who offered to mentor me through the WoMentoring Project – and this lead to my first publishing contract. I’m working on my sixth book now. When I’m not lost in my latest novel, I work for an online retailer where I buy natural beauty and cleaning products (and indulge my other great passion – moisturiser). Originally from Buckinghamshire, I lived in Lancashire and London before settling in Hertfordshire. Here I live with my own romantic hero Chris, two fantastic teenagers, along with a couple of very grumpy cats.

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