Review; The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
Description from GoodreadsYears ago, Flora fled the quiet Scottish island where she grew up -- and she hasn't looked back. What would she have done on Mure? It's a place where everyone has known her all her life, where no one will let her forget the past. In bright, bustling London, she can be anonymous, ambitious... and hopelessly in love with her boss.
But when fate brings Flora back to the island, she's suddenly swept once more into life with her brothers -- all strapping, loud, and seemingly incapable of basic housework -- and her father. Yet even amid the chaos of their reunion, Flora discovers a passion for cooking -- and find herself restoring dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbour: a café by the sea.
But with the seasons changing, Flora must come to terms with past mistakes -- and work out exactly where her future lies...
My Thoughts on the Book
The Cafe by the Sea is one of those books that's a bit predictable, yet a bit fun to read (especially if you like Scotland). An added bonus is a couple of gay side-characters. Alright, there's another bonus - the velcro dog Bramble. The only downside is that I didn't quite like the bloke Flore ended up with.