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Blog Tour – Book Review Christmas in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May @rararesources @nicolamay1

Hello fellow book lovers, today’s #bookreview is of the latest title by author Nicola May who is back with another story in the Cockleberry Series. Happy Reading and discovering new stories, authors.


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Title: Christmas in Cockleberry Bay

Author: Nicola May

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Publication Date: 4th December 2020

4th book in series (Can be read as stand alone but better if the others have been read before)

Meet old and new characters in the Bay for Christmas fun and frolics. With both the Corner Shop and Cockleberry Café in safe hands, Rosa turns her attention to Ned’s Gift, the charity set up in memory of the great-grandfather whose legacy turned her life around.Over at the Ship Hotel, Lucas has his work cut out with his devious new girlfriend and the mystery poisoning of an anonymous hotel inspector. Will the hotel still get its 3-star Seaside Rosette?
Will Mary find true love at last? Can Titch cope with the demands of the shop and being heavily pregnant. And can Rosa, with a baby of her own, pull off the Cockleberry Bay Charity Christmas Concert in time?
Christmas in Cockleberry Bay is a festive delight for fans of Rosa and her cheeky mini dachshund Hot, delivering a feast of unpredictable events and surprises.

My thoughts

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay, the seaside town with the Cockleberry crew is back. This time around we see the story buildup around Halloween to Christmas.

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay follows the charcters of the Bay with some new introductions and the regular cast. We see Rosa working hard to mantain a work family life balance. The Bay’s hotels are preparing for inspections and hoping to improve their star ratings.

There’s always drama when it is a small community so we have that in Davina who is going out with our – now resident plumber Lucas of the Ship. There’s the sea with it’s tides and some storms around Halloween.

Soon we have Christmas, charity events in full swing amidst the drama of hotel inspections. So will the residents have a jolly good time with the run-up to Christmas or will there be Grinches? Buy a copy of Christmas at Cockleberry Bay and join the fun.

I loved being back in Cockleberry Bay and meeting the new characters. This is part of series however it’s more than the story being continued where it left off in the last part. There are new characters, new adventures which makes this a fun standalone read too.

The storyline has so much going on that you soon get wrapped up in the lives of the characters and find yourself having a great time. The plot is crisp, sharp and well paced. The characters are written very well and I find them smart and to the point in their various emotions.

I would definitely recommend this as a Christmas read this year.


Nicola May is a rom-com superstar. She is the author of eleven romantic comedies, all of which have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. Two of them won awards at the Festival of Romance, and another was named ebook of the week in The Sun.

 The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK, across all genres, in January 2019, and was Amazon’s third-bestselling novel in that year.
She lives near Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan.

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Reviewed by Bee

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