Book review

Book review : Ottercombe Bay –  Part 1 by Bella Osborne 

Hello fellow booklovers, this is the last review of the year 2017 on the Blog. Can’t believe this year went through so fast and in a few days we will see the dawn of 2018. Happy new year and happy reading. 


Title: Ottercombe Bay : part 1

Author : Bella Osborne 

Publisher : Avon UK

Published : December 28, 2017 

Rating : 4.5/5

Location Set in: Ottercombe Bay, UK


Escape to the Devon coast, with Part One of a brand-new four-part serial from the author of Willow Cottage.

Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.

With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?

My thoughts

Ottercombe Bay,  Part 1 introduces us to Daisy,  the globe trotting, somewhat meandering through life lead of this story. Daisy is back to her childhood home for a few days to attend a funeral, for  just enough time before she decides her next destination. However the reading of  the will post funeral ensures she is stuck in town for the foreseeable future, despite her attempts to up and leave.  The people, past mysteries and her inheritance keep throwing odd  balls at her. 

My initial impression of Daisy and the other characters is like that of a typical small town. Daisy is a traveler, who keeps moving places while checking off destinations off her list. She doesn’t have a career or any prominent skill; she is a typical world exploring, working along the way to earn their keep type of traveler. 

I am yet to make up my mind if I love or hate Daisy. She is good to go in the first part. Her life though, especially the past is interesting and mysterious. As far as stories with multiple parts is concerned this one is a good start,  it kept my attention throughout and made me curious for what happens next.
I will definitely be looking forward to read  what mysteries are revealed in part 2 of Ottercombe Bay. 


Find out more about Bella Osborne  via her website or Twitter 

Reviewed by Bharti 

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