The Cornish Village School – Summer Love by Kitty Wilson
Publishing Date: 23rd May 2019
Series: Cornish Village School #3
Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review, thank you!
Number of pages: 270
Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction
Buy the Book: Kindle
Pippa Parkin thinks she has it all under control…
For teaching assistant Pippa, life in her home town of Penmenna is reassuringly predictable. Between managing the Easter Egg Hunt and dealing with her annoying but well-meaning family, Pippa thinks she has it all sorted. That is until gorgeous new substitute teacher Kam Choudhury arrives at Penmenna School, and turns everything upside down.
Pippa and Kam are instantly drawn to each other, but their priorities and their working relationship make it very hard to be together. Can they find a way to reconcile their differences and find their Happily-Ever-After?
This heartwarming romance is perfect for fans of Tilly Tennant, Holly Martin and A. L. Michael.
Happily single Pippa Parkin is a Teaching Assistant at Penmenna Primary School. Her mum Jan is desperate to change her status into “in relationship”, so when Pippa’s childhood friend James returns to to Penmenna, Jan tries her hand at match – making. However, Pippa has other plans and maybe, just maybe, they involve the new substitute teacher Kam Choudhury? There is this instant attraction between them, however, Kam had a five year plan to get a full time teaching post and didn’t plan and distractions, and Pippa understands this but well, heart wants what it wants, right? After a night spent together, Kam sends Pippa a litter where he declares her his love but Pippa doesn’t receive it, until it’s probably too late!
This is the third and, as far as I know, last part in The Cornish Village School series, and I bitterly regret that I haven’t read the two previous books! Yes, I think you can read it as a standalone, and while characters from the previous stories do pop up, the story focuses on Pippa and Kam and you really don’t have to know what has happened in the two previous books. But I want to! Going immediately on wish – list, those two babies.
The characters were so well – drawn! Sure, they were a bit too far fetched sometimes but altogether they were quirky, bouncy and full of life, and not only the main characters, but also the background ones. Pippa and Kam were great as leading persons, but I also loved their overbearing mothers, Kam’s sisters, Pippa’s family and the whole rest. And Flynn the dog deserves a honourable mention! There is so much humour and love between the characters, and they really come to life, thank to Kitty Wilson’s light writing. It was a real delight to get to know the Penmenna crowd.
It was incredibly light – hearted read with the best banter between the characters in the world. The writing style is conversational and welcoming, full of warmth and humour and it flows so seamlessly forward.
Altogether, it was a simple, heart – warming, full of gorgeous romance book about (interfering) families, friendship and community. You can of course predict the end and know there are going to be some challenges to overcome on the way to the happy end but it’s really well written and entertaining, a real joy to read. Recommended!
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