Welcome to Ferry Lane – ARC Book Review

Welcome to Ferry Lane Market: Book 1 in a brand new series by the author of bestselling phenomenon THE CORNER SHOP IN COCKLEBERRY BAY by [Nicola May]

Although thirty-three-year-old Kara Moon loves her hometown of Hartmouth in Cornwall, she has always wondered if she should have followed her dream of going off to study floristry. But she couldn’t bring herself to abandon her emotionally delicate single father, and has worked on Ferry Lane Market’s flower stall ever since leaving school.

When her good-for-nothing boyfriend cheats on her and steals her life savings, she finally dumps him and rents out her spare room as an Airbnb. Gossip flies around the town as Kara welcomes a series of foreign guests to her flat overlooking the estuary.

Then an anonymous postcard arrives, along with a plane ticket to New York. And there begins the first of three trips of a lifetime, during which she will learn important lessons about herself, her life and what she wants from it – and perhaps find love along the way.

No. of pages:- 348 pages

Date published:- will be published on July 22nd 2021

Publisher:- Hodder and Stoughton

Genre:- Holiday Fiction


I really like the book cover but initially, I was a bit skeptical about the book. This is the first book I have read from this author and seeing many raving reviews about this book, I was not disappointed at all! In fact, I enjoyed reading this book! This is the first book of the Ferry Lane Market series and so I was glad I got this opportunity to read the first book!

Meet Kara Moon–who had dreams of attending a floristry school but decided to remain in her hometown, working in a floral stand taking care of her father. So when her boyfriend cheats on her and uses up all her savings, she uses her spare room and invites foreigners to use the room. Then she gets a mysterious post card along with plane tickets, prompting on her to travel on a world adventure–from New York, Australia to Spain.

I thought the plot was cute and cheesy. Kara Moon is actually a very likable character in my opinion. The writing was good and engaging making the reader drawn into the story. I like Kara’s relationship with Billy and I also like the community relationship with each other in the small town in Cornwall. Through the vivid descriptions of the story, I felt like I was also a part of the story and travelling around the world with Kara as she embarks on this adventure. Overall, it is an enjoyable read and I can’t wait to read more books from this series!

I give this book five stars! Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Nicola May

Nicola May is a rom-com superstar. She is the author of a dozen romantic comedies, all of which have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. Two of them won awards at the Festival of Romance, and another was named ebook of the week in The Sun.
The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK, across all genres, in January 2019. Christmas in Cockleberry Bay, the fourth in the Cockleberry Bay series is OUT NOW! Welcome to Ferry Lane Market, book 1 of her forthcoming trilogy is out July 2021.

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