Finding Love at Mermaid Terrace by Kate Forster – Blog Tour/Book Review

About the book:

Love comes when you least expect it…

Tressa Buckland likes her quiet life in Port Lowdy, with its cobbled streets and colourful terraced houses overlooking the sea. Her job at the local paper allows her to pursue her art in her free time, with no one but her tabby cat Ginger Pickles to mind her in Mermaid Terrace. But then the owner of the paper is called away on an emergency, and it’s up to Tressa to run the paper for six months. Her first task: find a new part-time journalist.

Dan Byrne is the angriest man in Ireland – or so the readers of his very successful column, ‘Dan takes on the world’, think. But after a story goes south and he loses his job in Dublin, Dan has no choice but to start afresh. When an opportunity comes up in sleepy Cornwall, Dan and his Golden Retriever Ritchie set off for a new adventure.

For Tressa, Dan’s arrival to Port Lowdy changes everything. Tressa tries not to look too deeply at her own life, but Dan sees a story to uncover in absolutely everyone – even her. The two of them couldn’t be more different… yet, if they can find a way to work together, they may just breathe new life and joy into this sleepy seaside village.

Finding Love at Mermaid Terrace is a heartwarming new village romance about the power of love and kindness, from the bestselling author of Starting Over at Acorn Cottage.

My Review:

I adored this novel by Kate Forster. The setting was idyllic and I loved the connection with mermaids which was a recurrent and very poignant theme throughout the book.

It was such a lovely multi-layered romantic story, not simply because of the story of Dan and Tressa, but with a number of couples within Port Lowdy. The side characters brought so much depth to the story, and I especially connected to the story of Remi and his Juliet.

There was a certain amount of drama and more than a little heartache within this sweet story. I may have shed one or two tears reading this book but it was generally a happy read with immensely likeable characters.

This was such a warm, happy read that it will have you craving summer breezes at the beach with melting ice cream cones.

Many thanks to Vicky Joss, Aria Fiction and Kate Forster for the invitation to take part in this blog tour. Please check out the other stops below.

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About the author:

I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband, two children and dogs and I can be found nursing a laptop, surrounded by magazines and talking on the phone, usually all at once. I am an avid follower of fashion, fame and all things pop culture and I am also an excellent dinner party guest who always brings gossip and champagne.

Social Media:

Facebook: @kateforsterwrites

Twitter: @kateforster

Instagram: @katelforster

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