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One Summer in Little Penhaven

Published Date: May 21, 2019

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200 pages


Could one summer change your life?

When high-flying American lawyer Samantha Muir finds out she’s lost her partnership whilst on an assignment in London, she has a dramatic reaction.
Rather than returning home, she resigns, leaves her business suits behind and jumps on the first train to Cornwall at the encouragement of a friendly stranger.
The village of Little Penhaven, where Samantha eventually ends up, is a world away from her life in Knoxville, Tennessee – and local farmer Cadan Day is certainly a world away from any man she has met before. But could the Cornish village and Cadan play a part in Samantha’s summer of self-discovery?

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Angela Britnell

Angela_author picture RDAngela was born in St. Stephen, Cornwall, England. After completing her A-Levels she worked as a Naval Secretary. She met her husband, a US Naval Flight Officer while being based at a small NATO Headquarters on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark. They lived together in Denmark, Sicily, California, southern Maryland and London before settling in Franklin, Tennessee.

Angela took a creative writing course in 2000 and loved it so much that she has barely put her pen down since. She has had short stories and novels published in the US. Her novel Sugar & Spice, won Choc Lit’s Search for an American Star competition and is her UK debut.

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Customer Reviews


  1. Anne
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    When Sam loses out on promotion, she decides to escape to Cornwall for a while to consider her future. Little Penhaven is a tight knit community, but they take the stranger to heart, even warning her off the local ‘bad man’ Cadan. But there is more to Sam, than just a high-flying lawyer, she is quite used to doing her own D-I-Y for a start. Cadan has his own issues with family and knows the village’s gossip about him isn’t complimentary, but he finds something very attractive about the newly arrived American. This is a journey for both of them and I was with them every step of the way. Angela writes beautifully creating believable characters, in lovely settings, giving them obstacles to climb and plenty of intriguing twists and turns. A real page turner, I couldn’t put down.

  2. Barbara p
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    This long book keeps you guessing and entertained. When Samantha (Sam) doesn’t get the promotion she is expecting it changes her life in all directions. The setting of Cornwall is well portrayed and the small village of Little Penhaven believable, as are its inhabitants. The author plays on their merits and weaknesses without being at all demeaning.
    The story between Sam and Cadon is a difficult relationship, but, again, is well written and you feel great sympathy with them both. Cadon is a misunderstood bad boy, and boy, would I have loved being in Sam’s place! Sam rides in to restore his belief in love. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this believable book and loved it’s ending.

  3. Gill Leivers
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    I enjoyed this book, found it easy to read and would happily recommend it to others. The heroine is feisty and the hero is gorgeous, with a bit of an extra story to the plot, what’s not to like?
    Sam (antha) is an American who throws up her job as a corporate lawyer whilst in London and ends up in Cornwall by chance. Local guy Cadan is emotionally damaged and suffering animosity from the villagers for the lies spread by his ex wife. Their attraction is immediate but of course they have to jump through a few hoops. Well worth the four stars I have given, and another good book from Angela Britnell.

  4. Yvonne Greene
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    This is the 3rd novel I’ve read by this author and they all share 2 things in common – a great story and characters you really care about. This novel is set in a small village in Cornwall. The first question is why is Cadan treated as an outcast from his hometown? What could a Cornishman have in common with a high flying lawyer from Tennesse? Throw in Cadan’s super laidback surfer brother (with secrets of his own) and you have a fabulous story. Highly recommend! You won’t want to put it down!

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