The Little Cornish Kitchen by Jane Linfoot – Book Review

The Little Cornish Kitchen by Jane Linfoot – Book Review

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The Little Cornish Kitchen by Jane Linfoot

The Little Cornish Kitchen

Author – Jane Linfoot
Publisher – HarperImpulse
Pages – 416
Released – 17th May 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-0008260682
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book
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It’s time to come home to Cornwall

With an exciting new life in Paris, Clemmie Hamilton isn’t looking forward to heading home to the picturesque but sleepy village of St Aidan, Cornwall. However, when she discovers that the cosy apartment by the sea, which her grandmother left to her, is under threat from neighbour and property developer, Charlie Hobson, Clemmie realises she can’t abandon her home in its time of need.

With her childhood friends encouraging her, Clemmie decides to turn the apartment into ‘The Little Cornish Kitchen’ – a boutique pop up pudding club raising money for the repairs to the building in an effort to stop Charlie once and for all. But when Charlie and his easy charm won’t seem to go away, everything soon becomes even messier than the state of Clemmie’s Cornish kitchen…

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Clemmie Hamilton has taken a break from her stay in Paris and returned to St. Aidan, Cornwall to help out with the launch of her friend’s new skincare business and to sort out the apartment left to her by her Grandmother that she had been renting out, but now the renter has left and the place is empty.

She is unsure what to do with the apartment. It needs lots of work doing to it, but when businessman, property developer, and neighbour Charlie Hobson wants to buy the place, she realises that she can’t let it go and comes up with a novel idea to pay for the repairs.

The Little Cornish Kitchen was everything I’d been expecting it to be seen as it was set in Cornwall – Gorgeous scenery that you can visualise perfectly, and even more gorgeous cakes and puddings. Believe me, this book will have you salivating.

I’ll admit I did find the first few chapters a bit hard going as the pace was slow and the chapters felt too long – This may have been down to the pacing. However, all that seemed to suddenly change and the pace picked up and the story became fully engaging and interesting. I was hooked.

The characters all held their own in the story and I especially loved the group of friends who had been friends since they were babies, The Mermaids – Sophie Potato, Victoria Plum, Nellie Melon and of course Clemmie Orangina. Yes, they all had nicknames.

The Little Cornish Kitchen is fun, light-hearted and the perfect summer read. It also contains some wonderful recipes at the back that you will be eager to try, well I know I am!

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

Jane Linfoot The Little Cornish Kitchen

Jane Linfoot is a best selling author, who lives in a muddy cottage, up a steep hill in Derbyshire, with her family, their pets, and an astonishing number of spiders. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a supermarket.

Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea, and wrote her first book by accident, while working as an architect, and renovating country houses. While she loves to write feelgood books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines.

Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.

Her latest books include a series of stand alone novels, based around a seaside wedding shop in Cornwall. Cupcakes and Confetti – The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Sequins and Snowflakes – Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, and Bunting and Bouquets – Summer at the Little Wedding Shop, and most recently, The Little Cornish Kitchen. These are all published by Harper Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins.


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22 Responses

  1. Jane Linfoot says:

    Stacey, thank you so much for being part of the blog tour, and for welcoming The Little Cornish Kitchen to your blog today. I so appreciate you taking time to read and thanks for writing a review too, I’m pleased you enjoyed in the end, big thanks for your support and help, love Jane xx

  2. My pleasure. It is a beautiful book and I will be trying out those recipes soon too.

  3. Sounds super cute and charming. Great review!

  4. Tasha says:

    Nice review. This is looking to be a popular Summer read.

  5. DJ Sakata says:

    Well done – I think I gained 5 pounds while reading this book 😉

  6. Katelynne says:

    Sounds fun! I entered the giveaway because the premise is cute and the notebook is somehow even cuter!

  7. Jordanne Wilson says:

    This sounds like a good read, I entered the giveaway so fingers crossed 🙂

  8. Amanda says:

    Great review! Such a beautiful cover!

  9. Bianca says:

    I can’t cook but it sounds good!?

  10. Finitha Jose says:

    It was a great read! Great review!

  11. Manon says:

    This sounds like a cute and fun summer read!

  12. It certainly was. Thank you.

  13. Thank you. I think you’re right, it will be.

  14. Thanks, I know that feeling.

  15. It was a lot of fun. Fingers crossed for the giveaway for you.

  16. It certainly was. Good luck for the giveaway.

  17. Thank you. Agree the cover is gorgeous.

  18. I’m not the greatest cook – although I would say I’m more of a can’t be bothered to cook kind of person.

  19. It certainly is.

  20. Heidi says:

    Great review! That cover is super cute!

  21. Thank you. I agree about the cover.