Welcome to Pepper Bay. A small close-knit community where you’ll find chocolate box cottages, quaint shops, love drama, and a happily ever after.
Snuggle down with this cosy, feel-good, comfort read that whisks you away to a beautiful bay on the Isle of Wight – Perfect for fans of Christie Barlow, Phillipa Ashley, and Holly Martin.
The Pepper Bay books are standalone stories, best when read in order, that intertwine with recurring characters.
Pepper River Inn: There has been a longstanding family feud in Pepper Bay between the Renshaws and the Trents, and it’s about to get even more messy.
Rosie and Belle Trent have just inherited their uncle’s rundown hotel and have decided to see if they can rebuild the unloved business. They don’t rate their chances of having a successful inn, not with the perfect one right next door owned by Elliot and Ned Renshaw.
The two sisters and two brothers aren’t meant to be friends, so when Elliot saves Rosie from drowning and they fall in love, it’s down to Belle and Ned to keep the family feud alive. All they have to do is continue to hate each other. How hard can it be?
This is an easy, enjoyable read, perfect for the run-up to Christmas.
Tensions are sometimes bubbling below the surface during the festive season – well, we’re only human! – so this fun book with a feud as its centre is very appropriate. There’s a touch of tongue in cheek, as you might have guessed from the book’s description and the mention of an obligation to keep the feud going and the idea that it can’t be hard to hate each other! As we find out, the author is teasing us and her characters.
We move from character to character with the chapters, and that keeps the reader on their toes. We get to see the same situation from different angles, which enriches the story no end. Our four main characters, Rosie and Belle, Ned and Elliot, are very different personality-wise and all fascinating to get to know. We share their thoughts, which brings even more depth to them.
All in all, lots to enjoy in this lively festive story. It’s part of a series, but works perfectly as a standalone. However, you might well be tempted to discover more of the series after reading ‘Pepper River Inn’.
Bestselling author of the Pepper Bay series, mum to one grown-up daughter, chocolate lover, and a huge fan of a HEA. I was born and raised in the East End of London, and I’ve been happily writing stories since I was a little girl. I published my first romance book in 2020, and I have loved writing about soulmates ever since. When I’m not writing, I’m mostly reading, usually romance stories, but I do like the occasional thriller.
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