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Book Review: The Beach Café By Lucy Diamond


Evie Flynn has always been the black sheep of her family – a dreamer and a drifter, unlike her over-achieving elder sisters. She’s tried making a name for herself as an actress, a photographer and a singer, but nothing has ever worked out. Now she’s stuck in temp hell, with a sensible, pension-planning boyfriend. Somehow life seems to be passing her by. Then her beloved aunt Jo dies suddenly in a car crash, leaving Evie an unusual legacy – her precious beach cafe in Cornwall. Determined to make a success of something for the first time in her life, Evie heads off to Cornwall to get the cafe and her life back on track – and gets more than she bargained for, both in work and in love…


Evie Flynn doesn’t seem to know what she wants from life. From temp jobs to quitting and having a controlling boyfriend, she isn’t really sure of herself and it doesn’t help that her family call her a black sheep.

When her aunt dies unexpectedly, Evie finds out she is left her café in Cornwall as she is her favourite niece. She finds herself unable to leave the café due to crappy staff and their attitude and begins to find people that become her friends and others that come to help the place become what it is by the end of the novel. With dilemmas that you see coming in both relationships and in the store we come across a lot of vibrate characters especially those that have helped out at the café. Evie’s family finally sees that this is the right move for her.

I wasn’t too fond of the beginning of this novel as the characters in her current life including at that time current boyfriend Matthew where very annoying and negative.

The café brings out Evie and you can easily see how happy she is now in her new life. It was quite a warming read which I recommend.

4/5 Stars

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