Summer Freeman returns to the waterside village of Willowbeck to rescue the Canal Boat Café, her late mother’s picturesque narrowboat, which has run into choppy waters. A family friend, Valerie, has been trying to keep things afloat, but the coffee machine is jammed, the cake offerings are paltry, and not all of the locals want to see the café succeed.
Help comes from the boat next door, in the shape of handsome wildlife photographer, Mason and his naughty Border Terrier, who are showing more than a passing interest in Summer and her adorable Bichon Frise, Latte. But is Mason being honest about himself? Or does he have something to hide?
As her life and the community of Willowbeck begin to entwine, Summer finds herself setting sail on a new adventure. Will the anchor of a steady life on land be too strong, or can Summer learn to cut loose and embrace life afloat?
Cressida McLaughlin's 'The Canal Boat Cafe', which will be released as a full-length novel on 28 July, was actually first introduced to all of us as a four-part e-book series. I've read many positive reviews and am really curious to finally pick up this read myself as soon as the paperback will be released at the end of this month. I've had the pleasure of reading some of this author's work before and really enjoyed it, so have a good feeling about this summer read!