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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Bookshop on the Corner and The Cafe by the Sea comes another enchanting, unforgettable novel of a woman who makes a fresh start on the beautiful Scottish Island of Mure - only to discover life has more surprises in store for her.

When Flora MacKenzie traded her glum career in London for the remote Scottish island of Mure, she never dreamed that Joel - her difficult, adorable boss - would follow. Yet now, not only has Flora been reunited with her family and opened a charming café by the sea, but she and Joel are taking their first faltering steps into romance.

With Joel away on business in New York, Flora is preparing for the next stage in her life. And that would be...? Love? She’s feeling it. Security? In Joel’s arms, sure. Marriage? Not open to discussion.

In the meanwhile, Flora is finding pleasure in a magnificent sight: whales breaking waves off the beaches of Mure. But it also signals something less joyful. According to local superstition, it’s an omen - and a warning that Flora’s future could be as fleeting as the sea-spray…

A bracing season on the shore sets the stage for Jenny Colgan’s delightful novel that’s as funny, heartwarming, and unpredictable as love itself.

©2018 Jenny Colgan (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Excruciatingly beautiful

This book will simultaneously break your heart while filling you with unsurpassable joy and hope.

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Soothing!

Typical Jenny Colgan. I love the way her characters develop. Love the narrative except for the harsh American accents. I grew up outside of NYC and never met anyone with such a harsh voice. Tone it down please. Looking forward to her next novel.

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ENCHANTING

The narration by Sarah Baron was outstanding! I loved the story...About family, friendship, & LOVE! The Mckenzie's the family at the center of the book were real, human, conflicted and funny, as the middle of 5 so I could relate. I highly recommend this book as the sequel to The cafe by the sea...put them both on your summer reading list, but do yourself a favor, Listen on audible, Sarah's narration is not to be missed! ENJOY!

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Absolutely wonderful book and narration

After listening to Cafe By The Sea of course I had to listen to this one and it did not disappoint! Absolutely marvelous book, but have the tissues ready. All the story lines are so very moving and, without spoiling anything, I will simply say Jenny Colgan has put into narrative a very real struggle going on in our world in a very moving way. If this book doesn't move you in some way you don't have a heart.