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Jessie’s Little Bookshop by the Sea

Published Date: September 10, 2019

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Tempest Sisters series

180 pages


Another wonderful new story from Kirsty Ferry. Part of Kirsty’s Tempest Sisters series but they can all be read on their own. This is Jessie’s story.

Take a trip to the little bookshop by the sea …

Jessie Tempest has two main interests: reading books and selling books. Her little bookshop in the seaside town of Staithes is a cosy hideaway from the chilly Yorkshire wind, but it’s also Jessie’s sanctuary from the outside world.

When writer Miles Fareham and his son Elijah arrive to stay in the holiday apartment above the shop, it’s a test for Jessie who has always felt clueless when it comes to kids. But as she learns the story of the single father and the inquisitive eight-year-old, Jessie realises that first impressions aren’t always the right ones – and, of course, you can never judge a book by its cover!

Other books in series: Spring at Taigh Fallon and Summer at Carrick Park.

Available as an eBook and Audio download on all platforms.  

Kirsty Ferry

Kirsty FerryKirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition and has had articles and short stories published in various magazines. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.

Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.

Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.



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Customer Reviews


  1. Samantha May-Emberson
    Samantha May-Emberson at

    Another great read by Kirsty Ferry! Jessie runs a little second hand bookshop. Above the bookshop is a flat which is rented out and with half term approaching she knows it will be occupied by a family with a child and just knows it will be noisy. Jessie doesn’t really get children Whilst at her sisters shop, Jessie is surprised to find a little girl standing in the door way. She is curious and loves Angel (Jessie’s younger sister) and asks lots of questions. She clambers on a chair and hurts herself, but before Jessie can help, the little girl is off and skipping down the road with her Mum. Jessie closes the shop but another child opens the door. Jessie is not happy. When the Dad of the boy appears, Jessie is quite rude to him and tells him he should be a better parent and know what and where his child is. Satisfied that all is good with Angel’s shop, Jessie goes back home and to her bookshop. After closing up, she spots the Dad and child eating some fish and chips. She goes over to them to explain her reasons for why she reacted the way she did, but it doesn’t go well. The Dad is also uptight because he can’t seem to find the place he is due to be staying in. Jessie ends up helping them find the way – only to discover they will be staying above her shop ! She learns that Miles is there as he would like to visit Sea Scarr Hall but it isn’t open to the public. Jessie does some research into who Miles and discovers he has written a few books himself. As the Hall is closed for visitors, she finds lots of information and books referencing Sea Scarr and Lorelei Scarsdale. Miles is pleasently surprised and starts making lots of notes for his research. The two start to spend more and more time together and the story starts to unfold. I thoroughly enjoyed their journey and totally lost myself in the characters.

  2. Janine
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    I’ve been waiting to catch up with the last of the Tempest Sisters and it didn’t disappoint and although it was an addition to the Tempest Sisters series, it can certainly be read as a standalone story, it only cross references in the most basic of sense.
    I loved meeting Jessie and the unfurling romance with Miles and Elijah when they visit the town for a holiday. It was such a cosy, easy read set in one of my favourite parts of the UK so absolutely nothing to dislike!

  3. Vanessa Wick
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    This is a wonderful story about finding love after tragedy. It encompasses awkwardness, misunderstandings, and being outside your comfort zone, as we watch the protagonists come to terms with their feelings and reassess long-held views. I loved that the worlds from other books collided within this story, but if you haven’t read those ones it won’t spoil things. Highly recommend.

  4. Barbara p
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    This is a sweet little romance. Jessie thinks her life doesn’t have room for children in any area. A chance meeting in her sister’s shop is the start of a change of heart. The story romps along charting the growing affection between her and Elijah. The bookshop and it’s owner are exactly what I would love in my home town. This bookshop is where a lot of the action takes place and sounds delicious. A shortish story but extremely enjoyable. I now want to know what happens next.

  5. Gill L.
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    Another little gem from Kirsty Ferry – the third in the Tempest Sisters series and one I’ve been waiting for (it seems like ages!) Although we have none of Kirsty’s usual paranormal additions this time, it doesn’t matter because the story is just fine without. Jessie is happy in her little bookshop, and is not a fan of children – until she comes across Miles and his 8 yr old son, Elijah. Their first meeting is less than auspicious, but things do move along. Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and once again, I couldn’t put it down before I finished it. What’s next please?

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