Review and Blog Tour for Spring Tides at the Starfish Cafe by Jessica Redland @rararesources @JessicaRedland

Another 5 star read from Jessica!!!

Welcome back to the Starfish Café – where you will find stunning views, delicious food and lifelong friendships.

A new season…

As winter turns to spring, Hollie – owner of The Starfish Café – is feeling content as she settles into her new life with her loving boyfriend, Jake, and their adorable dog Pickle.

But when an unwelcome visitor threatens the future of her café, Hollie must stay strong to protect her family’s legacy…

A leap of faith

Emerging from an unhappy relationship, Tori finds herself with nowhere to stay and nobody to talk to. The long-hidden secrets of her past weigh heavily on her until a chance encounter with Finley, struggling to come to terms with his own secrets, provides an opportunity to open up.

Can she find the strength to stop hiding from her past and face up to her family? Especially when that would mean letting her guard down and learning to trust again…

A fresh start…?

Little do Hollie and Tori know that their lives are about to collide at The Starfish Café and they may be able to help each other with a fresh start. After all, with good friends in your life, nothing is impossible…

Quick note on the series: You could read the books in this series as standalone novels but… c’mon, you know you’ll enjoy them even more if you read them in order. This is especially important as Jake and Holly’s story… stories in fact… are explored in detail in book 1. They’ve already had their big journey of self-discovery and healing. This story shows us how they continue to uplift and support each other. On another note, we do get a new character to enjoy: Tori.

Tori’s story opens with her being in very unhappy and unhealthy relationship. Tori’s strength is soon revealed, however, as she bravely faces up to the reality of her situation and resolves to extricate herself from it.

Side note: I love how Charlee and Matt from a much earlier Whitsborough Bay book were brought in. So rewarding to catch up with old favourites!.

Moving on, Tori has a chance meeting with Finley, another charming soul who seems to be caught in a toxic relationship of his own. Their similar situations spark a genuine friendship between them, but it’s clear there’s the potential for so much more.

I love how we get the unravelling of Tori’s story over the course of the story through sporadic flashback chapters. It is through these chapters we understand where Tori came from, how her perspectives shifted and how she may have some re-imagining of her own past to do.

Tori and Holly strike up a delightful friendship and business partnership that nurtures them both and ties both story threads together beautifully.

There’s also the mystery of Smuggler’s Key and Slippy Smythe to sink our teeth into. I wonder if Ms. Redland is already planning her crossover into a lighter type of mystery story…

Overall, Spring Tides at the Starfish Cafe is a gorgeous story of hope, faith, determination and love.

I give it 5/5 fresh espresso shots!

About the Author

Jessica Redland is the top 10 bestselling author of over thirteen novels, including The Secret to Happiness. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.

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  1. Aw, Nina, I’ve so being looking forward to your review. Hope you’ve doing well. So delighted you loved Spring Tides at The Starfish Cafe and that you enjoyed the special cameos from earlier Whitsborough Bay characters. Funny you should say that about cosy mysteries. Watch this space next year! Thanks so much for your gorgeous review xx

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