A Perfect Cornish Summer #BookReview #NetGalley

Written by Phillipa Ashley


150 hrt


The first in a gorgeous new series from the author of Summer at the Cornish Cafe.

Summer is on the horizon, and the people of Porthmellow are eagerly awaiting the annual food festival. At least, most of them are…

For Sam Lovell, organising the summer festival in her hometown is one of the highlights of her year. It’s not always smooth sailing, but she loves to see Porthmellow’s harbour packed with happy visitors, and being on the committee has provided a much-needed distraction from the drama in her family life (and the distinct lack of it in her love life).

When their star guest pulls out with only a few weeks to go, everyone’s delighted when a London chef who grew up locally steps in at the last minute. But Gabe Matthias is the last person Sam was expecting to see, and his return to Porthmellow will change her quiet coastal life for ever.

Curl up with this gorgeous novel and savour the world of Porthmellow Harbour.








Delightful & Entertaining!  Stars 5


This is the perfect book to get you in the mood for summer!

Sam Lovell – along with a small group of volunteers – is responsible for organising the annual food festival in her home town of picturesque Porthmellow. As the time draws near, they all find their precious free time disappearing into thin air and when a calamity occurs in the shape of the biggest guest calling off, one of the team sorts out a replacement without realising she is facilitating the return of Sam’s ex. 

With so much going on, this is a delightful and entertaining read – and I’m thrilled to see it’s the first of a new series! Phillipa Ashley’s writing really displays what I imagine a Cornish coastal town will be like. There are characters from all walks of life on the pages, and they come alive as the book progresses. With several elements to the story, I was kept involved all the way through to the very satisfying conclusion, and I’m really keen to see where it all heads next. It’s a fresh, fun read; very appealing, well-written, smoothly flowing,  and a definite best-seller. Certainly worthy of all the five stars I’m happy to give.

My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources not only for my copy but for including me on this Blog Tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: romance
  • Format: ebook, paperback, audio
  • Size: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Avon
  • Publication Date: 25 April 2019
  • Purchase Links: Google Play
  •                                 Barnes & Noble
  •                                 W. H. Smith
  •                                 Waterstones
  •                                 amazon




Meet the Author


Phillipa Ashley  Phillipa Ashley is the author of the Amazon and Bookseller Heatseekers best-selling Cornish Cafe series. Before she became a full-time writer, she studied English at Oxford and worked as a copywriter and journalist. As Pippa Croft, Phillipa also writes as the Oxford Blue series which is published by Penguin Books.

She lives in a Staffordshire village with her husband and has a grown-up daughter. When she’s not writing, she loves falling off surf boards and following Poldark around in a camper van.

Her new best-selling Little Cornish Isles series is available now and her next release is A Perfect Cornish Summer published in April 2019.


Follow Phillipa

Website: www.phillipa-ashley.com

Twitter: @PhillipaAshley

Facebook: @PhillipaAshleyAuthor





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