Hey all! I am back with a book review! The Waffle House on the Pier by Tinny Tennant
Run away to Sea Salt Bay, where the sand is warm and soft, the sea is a perfect blue, and a candy-coloured waffle house is about to change Sadie’s life…
For as long as she can remember, Sadie’sgrandparents have run the waffle house on the pier at Sea Salt Bay. With its pretty painted chairs, sweet smells, and the warm advice of her beloved grandparents, the waffle house is like a second home
But when Sadie’s grandfather dies, leaving her grandmother without an anchor, Sadie must make a difficult decision. She quits her job and moves back home, determined to keep things going. The trouble is, she knows nothing about running a business, and learning at a million miles an hour with a shop full of hungry people isn’t easy. When she nearly burns the waffle house down, she has to admit she needs to get some help.
Her ex-boyfriend Declanpromises to be there for her but Sadie worries that getting too close is a mistake – especially as he has a new girlfriend now. And anyway she’s just met newcomer Luke, with his gorgeous suntan and mellow voice…
Sadie’s family have always loved Declan and they’re not too sure about Luke, leaving Sadie unsure which way to turn. A terrible accident at sea forces her to look into her heart, but what if it’s already too late to tell the right man that she loves him?
If you love stolen kisses under the pier, walking along spray-capped shores eating ice cream, and books by Lucy Diamond, Jill Mansell and Jenny Colgan, you will fall in love with this romantic, heart-breaking read.
No. of pages:- 300 pages
Date published:- June 25th 2020
Genre:- Women’s Fiction
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, England, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire in the heart of England with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing, graduating in 2009. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.
First of all…I really like the cover design! I am one of those people who actually buy a book based on the design–if the design of the cover looks colorful and beautiful, then I won’t hesitate to buy, though the chances of the story might be good might be less. But in this book, I have to say, I was not disappointed.
Sadie Schwartz’s grandparents had been running the Waffle House on the Sea Salt Bay for many years and she herself has spent too much time in the Waffle House. Sadie also hates her job as a teacher, wishing that she was back at the Sea Salt. Then her grandfather dies and her family wants to sell off the Waffle House. But Sadie was determined to keep the Waffle House and so she tries to make the place successful again, even though her grandmother seems to be forgetful at times…
This is the first time I have been reading from this author. I really like the plot line of the story, it’s cute, funny and cheesy. The writing was really good as well as the author manage to pull the reader into the story, though I should say the first few chapters were a bit boring at first. I also like her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Declan and how realistic her feelings towards him was though he was moving on with a new girlfriend, and I also like how she formed a relationship with the new man, Lucas. I really like the descriptions of those coastal areas and also the descriptions of the waffles and desserts made my mouth water! I also think Sadie’s relationship with her grandmother and also her brother is cute.
This is actually a cute cheesy summer romance read, quite enjoyable to read with some funny parts in the book. Really worth only four stars!