The new book from the bestselling author of Summer at Buttercup Beach. Escape to Sandcastle Bay, where you'll discover a charming little seaside village brimming with heart-warming friendships, quirky characters and plenty of sunshine.
The perfect place to fall in love this summer...
Tori Graham is in need of a holiday. Trying to piece her heart back together after losing the love of her life, she escapes to Blossom Cottage, with its picturesque views of the sea. And plans to spend the summer in gorgeous Sandcastle Bay, where her best friend Melody Rosewood lives.
Tori's not expecting her summer by the beach to be eventful, until she meets handsome and mysterious Aidan Jackson...
Aidan looks after the holiday cottage Tori is staying in. Healing from past hurts, he wants to avoid any further chance of heartache. But could this newcomer be the breath of fresh air he needs?
Finding herself embracing life in the coastal community, Tori starts to fall in love with Sandcastle Bay and its welcoming cast of residents. But that's not all she begins to fall for, as Tori is swept away by Aidan's genuine heart and mischievous sense of humour. The attraction between them is undeniable, but will a simple holiday romance be enough?
As Tori's stay in Sandcastle Bay comes to an end she has a tough decision to make.... Has her heart found a new place to call home?
A joyously romantic summer read that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you.
Read what everyone's saying about The Holiday Cottage by the Sea:
'I honestly could not have loved this book more... I loved every single page... gripping... absolutely hooked from the first page... you never want to put the book down!... stunningly written... Another brilliant novel by Holly Martin... go and pick up a copy now!!' The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars
'I was taken on a rollercoaster of emotions... Holly's writing is just absolute pure genius! I could not tear myself away from this book!... I was literally stuck to the story like glue!... Her books leave me feeling all warm and happy inside... I would 100% recommend this book!... this book deserves a 10 star review!! If you buy any book this year, make it this one!!' Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
'Holly has done it yet again... another outstanding story... wonderful, funny and so very heartfelt... My heart has well and truly melted with this delightful story... truly magical... I fell in love with the whole story' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'Amazing... full of warmth, humour, love and friendship... a joy to read... The Holiday Cottage by the Sea is a smashing read leaving you crying with laughter.' Chells and Books, 5 stars
'Utterly enchanted by this incredibly romantic story... I devoured this book... utterly hilarious... I was laughing my head off... incredibly amusing.... this book captured my heart, and I read it in one sitting, completely absorbed... I am astounded... I would without a doubt highly recommend The Holiday Cottage by the Sea.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'I do a little happy dance every time Holly has a new book out... this is a massive hug in book form. I absolutely adored this book... Holly has weaved her magic once again... You will simply fall in lovewith this book... you will not be able to put it down... I absolutely loved it. Fabulous.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'Magical... ??Holly always writes the most mesmerising and amazing love stories... so many heartwarming scenes.' Goodreads reviewer
Holly lives in a little white cottage by the sea. She studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of her colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years' service was the moment when she knew she had to escape. She quit her job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, she emerged wide eyed and terrified that she now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. She taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave her a lot of time to plan out her stories and she now writes full time, doing what she loves.
Holly has been writing for 8 years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine's competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. She is the bestselling author of 18 books
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