Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Café by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

What happens when a small town girl that left for the big city has to return home to her small town for her job?  Especially when her small town is a remote island on the very north of Scotland and everyone in town judges her for not taking care of her brothers and father after her mother’s death.  What happens is a compelling story that was part romance, part family drama, part humor, and 100% lovable.

Flora is sent by her handsome boss that doesn’t notice her back to the home she had abandoned, a northern Scottish Island.  She is to help an eccentric American, Colton Rogers, to convince the Islanders that his new resort on the Island is a great idea.  She also can use her influence to show him why the Islanders don’t like him and how he can use their unique skills to help make his resort even better.  Will Flora ever gain the notice of her handsome boss?  Will she find love on the island?  Can she make Colton Roger’s plan a success?  Can she help her brothers and father out?

I read this book quickly over my vacation, I stayed up way to late reading it as I couldn’t stop.  It was a great read for the summer.  I loved the setting, I really want to visit the north wilds of Scotland.  I also loved all of the characters and wanted to live amongst them.  There was plenty of humor in the novel, but I really loved the family drama.  I love how Flora is forced to deal with her mother’s death and really gets to know her brothers as adults.

Overall, if you are looking for a funny, unique novel with great characters, tasty sounding food, and a fantastic setting, look no further – The Café by the Sea is for you!

Book Source: E-book Review Copy from William Morrow. Thank-you!


  1. I've read numerous write ups about this book. All positive!

    1. It's a great book - I highly recommend it!