The Little Cornish House – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Little Cornish House

Author:- Donna Ashcroft

No. of pages:- 289 pages

Date published:- will be published on May 6th 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Romance

Rating:- 4/5 stars

Step into stunning Indigo Cove on the beautiful Cornish coast, where you’ll find sunshine, secrets, and a summer that will change everything for Ruby Caldwell.

Thirty-year-old Ruby’s life is safe and predictable: no dramas, no complications, no men. And that’s just the way she likes it – there’s no way she wants to get her heart broken again. But her whole life is turned upside down when her grandmother calls to say she’s in danger of losing her beloved little Cornish house by the sea.

She needs Ruby to come back to Cornwall and save the day…

Returning to Indigo Cove stirs up memories of her family’s past that Ruby would rather forget, but she’s determined to do everything she can to save her grandmother’s home. As the summer hots up so does the pressure on Ruby and she’s in need of a distraction. Although quite literally walking into Gabe Roskilly, the sexy and brooding owner of the local brewery, wasn’t part of her game plan.

Ruby tries to ignore her attraction to Gabe, but her resolve to stay away from men is truly tested to the limit. It’s impossible to avoid the tall, dark, handsome stranger as Gabe seems to be at the centre of village life. And then when Ruby’s plans for the little Cornish house start to fall apart, Ruby discovers something about Gabe that could ruin the building romance between them…

Will Ruby leave Indigo Cove for good? Or can she save her grandmother’s cottage and find true happiness this summer?

I love a book that has a beautiful front cover and this is one of them. The Little Cornish house tells a story of a thirty soemthing year old woman named Ruby, who moves to Indigo Cove to save the beloved Cornish cottage, at the request of her grandmother. She meets Gabe Raskilly, who owns the local brewery, and as much as she tries to distance herself away from him, the two fall in love.

This book is cheesy, romantic book. Ruby sounds like my personality a little bit. The writing was great and I do like how the romance developed between Ruby and Gabe. I also like how Ruby was trying to find who the father of Ruby’s friend Anna’s child was, suspecting that it was Gabe’s twin brother Aaron. The story also tells about Ruby’s estranged relationship with her father and of course, Aaron’s heaps of debts.

Overall, I did enjoy the story and it was a heartwarming story as well. Worth four stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Donna Ashcroft was born in London, England and grew up in Buckinghamshire. She went to university in Lancashire and, among other things, worked as a copywriter, buyer, waitress, secretary and marketing manager.

Donna was shortlisted for the RNA Debut Romantic Novel of the Year in 2019, has had eight books published with Bookouture and is working on her next which is due out in 2022.

Donna loves a happy ending and is never happier than when she’s escaping into a romance novel or movie. When she’s not reading or writing she’ll probably be found hoovering … or negotiating with her two teenagers about who is doing the washing up.

You can find Donna on Twitter @Donnashc or visit her at

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