This week, let’s focus in on my first Cornish romance/romcom – A Cornish Escape.
Abi’s life is turned upside down when she is widowed before her thirtieth birthday. Determined to find something positive in the upheaval, Abi decides to make a fresh start somewhere new. With fond childhood memories of holidays in a Cornish cottage, could Cornwall be the place to start over?
With all her belongings in the boot of her car but no real plan, a chance meeting in a village pub brings new friends Beth and Max into her life. Max soon helps Abi track down the house of her dreams but things aren’t as simple as Abi hoped.
Can Abi leave her past behind and finally get her happy ending?
(A Cornish Escape was previously published as Abi’s House)
Buy Links– A Cornish Escape is available from all good bookshops and e-retailers – including…
Amazon – mybook.to/ACornishEscape
Here are some of the lovely reviews my kind readers have given A Cornish Escape
‘…I often caught myself smiling for pages on end and found it nearly impossible to put down. It’s a genuine treat to read, with a dual narrative (easy to follow) and not too short chapters to allow you to get into the story, but not too long so it breaks the flow.
‘It had the right amount of romance, to perfect scenery, and exciting plot which just makes A Cornish Escape an all-round lovely read.
‘It’s got an original concept and is all about finding yourself with a gorgeous backdrop – I often want to escape and move to France/ New York, so it was nice to see someone else do this (albeit fictional, but Abi feels real!), and her journey towards becoming happier.
‘I genuinely sit on the edge of my seat waiting for the next book by this author – I can’t get enough of Kane’s writing style and heart-warming stories which keep you engaged throughout….’
You can read the rest of this incredible review at Bookmark That
‘…I absolutely loved it and only have positive things to say! The storyline is wonderful, enchanting and draws you in. Jenny Kane does such an amazing job of describing the scenery and I honestly felt like I was there, in Cornwall, on the adventure with Abi. It made me really want to be in Cornwall right now! From the sea, to the little tea/coffee shops, to the shop and the houses – you can see and feel it all. I could even imagine the seagulls having a sing in the morning (easy when I live near the sea I suppose!). A Cornish Escape has just re-enforced the fact that I have to visit Cornwall at some point – I seem to be drawn to it and this made me love it so much more.
So on to the characters…….I adore Abi, the protagonist. She has had a bit of rough time, her Husband has recently passed away, and she is trying to re-find herself. Learning about what she’s been through, and making new friends with her, you can’t help but fall in love with her. I was behind her every decision and felt so protective; just like she’s one of my real life friends!! Beth and Max are both equally amazing. They’re exactly the sort of people you’d want to bump into and be taken under their wing. Again, you can’t help but love them and only want the best for them. And probably my ultimate favourites – Stan and his dog! Amazing and utterly adorable, I just wanted to hug him constantly! But as you would expect, not everyone can be nice…..and there is one character you will not love and not route for. He is a piece of work and the things he gets up to will shock you – I honestly just wanted to punch him myself!
Although this is a happy and heartwarming story, don’t be fooled. This will also take you on a bit of a rollercoaster as you go on the journey with Abi. At points I was fuming, then I was hoping and had everything crossed, then I was nearly in tears, and then I’d be smiling! But this is because Jenny Kane has done such a wonderful job of making the characters relatable, real and loveable.
The story is enjoyable to read; a dual-narrative that is easy to follow with a beautiful plot. I honestly couldn’t give this any more praise! If you’re looking for your next read and fancy something that you will enjoy reading, will draw you in and make you completely invested in the characters; whilst taking you on a journey to beautiful Cornwall then this is for you. You really don’t want to miss this, it will warm your insides and put a big smile on your face. This comes highly recommended by me – I’m glad I have the paperback to keep and read again and I’m so excited that there is another book, A Cornish Wedding which I cannot wait to read!… ‘ You can read the rest of this amazing review at Curled Up With A Good Book
‘…Chicken soup for the soul!
A Cornish Escape isn’t just about romance. It is also about loss, recovery, starting over, and many acts of basic human kindness. It doesn’t feature only the young and the beautiful. There is a wide spectrum of characters, including the elderly who are portrayed with great sensitivity. Stan is my absolute hero, and he is no spring chicken!
If you’re feeling slightly under the weather and a little bit stuck in emotional lockdown, warm your heart up with that lovely story. It is well written with beautiful descriptions of Cornwall which are vivid enough to make you feel, just for that one fleeting moment, that you are actually there….’ BookMarkedReviews
‘…A Cornish Escape by Jenny Kane was a wonderfully uplifting, cosy and fun-loving story with a cast of chatty, vibrant characters and a setting so delightfully charming it will entice you in a way that you’ll find impossible to ignore. This is the first of Jenny Kane’s books I’ve had the pleasure of reading and I can honestly say I’m already looking forward to more from the author. This story tugged me into its pages and wrapped me up in the wonderful world within, so much so that I really didn’t want to stop reading for having to return to reality, which seemed nowhere near as picturesque and romantic as the Cornish coast….’ The Book Babe Reviews
‘I love this book so much…just reading it can make me smell the beaches, the vinegar on the chips, the clotted cream mmmmmm …’ Reader review from Facebook.
‘Its’ a fabulous fabulous fabulous. You wont just read it, you will live it…and who wouldn’t want to live in the best place called Cornwall…’ Reader review from Facebook.