Summer at Seaspray Cottage by Angela Britnell
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Summer at Seaspray Cottage

Published Date: July 13, 2022

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320 pages


What would you do if you inherited a Cornish cottage by the sea?

If you’re Thea Armitage, sell it as soon as possible. Whilst there’s no denying that Seaspray Cottage has its charm, it just holds too many bad memories for Thea to consider keeping it – although at least spending the summer preparing it for sale gives her a distraction from troubles back home in Tennessee.

What Thea didn’t count on was her worst Cornish memory moving in right next door. Local bad boy Harry Venton played no small part in Thea’s decision never to return to Cornwall twenty years before – and now he’s her neighbour! Could things get any worse?

Except Harry isn’t the boy he was, and as Thea comes to realise that her opinion of him was built on lies and misunderstandings, perhaps things will start looking up for her summer at Seaspray Cottage …

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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 was her UK debut.

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Customer Reviews


  1. Stacey Rinnert
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    Thea hasn’t been back to her Aunt’s cottage since she was a teenager. When her aunt passes away, she inherits the cottage and travels back with the intention of selling it. Instead, Thea ends up traveling back to her past to resolve past hurts from those who were closest to her.

    The was a great beach read! Thea and Harry’s story proves that a connection with those who touch you deepest, endures time and separation. It was a lovely read and I highly recommend it.

  2. Anne
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    Another transatlantic treat from Angela Britnell set in a beautiful Cornish village. Thea and Harry are just the most perfect characters you could wish to meet. I loved the book from start to finish and read it happily at one sitting, I just couldn’t put it down.

  3. Barbara p
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    A lovely summer seaside romance which runs along the predictive lines but with more than enough twists to make you want to keep reading. The inheritance makes Thea return to where she spent holidays as a child opening the memory boxes she had been ignoring for the inbetween years. The story brings those boxes into the open together with her long lost love. The author brings all these strands and those of the families involved in Thea and Harry’s twisted history to life, leaving you keen to find out what happens next.

  4. Ruth
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    An entertaining book that might even boost Cornish tourism.

    Twenty years have passed since Thea Armitage’s last visit to Cornwall where she spend many carefree summer holidays with her Aunt Milly in Chouch Cove. The summer she was sixteen, malicious lies were spread about her and her teenage boyfriend Harry, resulting in Thea’s father immediately taking her back to Tennessee. That was the last time she saw her aunt.

    After inheriting Aunt Milly’s cottage, Thea has returned to Cornwall, intending staying a couple of months to clear and sell the cottage.

    Moving into her aunt’s cottage she immediately reunites with her old friend Kelsey. Her big surprise/shock is Harry, no longer the gangling teenage tearaway, he’s now a successful business man. She can’t avoid him as he’s even living next door to her.

    Another excellent read from Angela Britnell’s Cornish series.

  5. Yvonne Greene
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    Another hit from this talented writer, whose stories regularly feature the stunning locations of Cornwall and Tennessee. This novel does not disappoint.

    Thea has returned from Tennessee to Cornwall, a place with both happy and sad memories, mainly linked with local lad, Harry. Since Harry has similarly mixed memories of his native village, why has he now decided to return there too? A story of whether two lost souls can overcome their pasts and move forward with their lives, alone or together. I loved this story and highly recommend it. Perfect summer read!

  6. Gill L.
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    My few chapters before bed turned into a late night again – I finished it in one sitting of course. As usual with Ms B, we got a good story, a feisty heroine, and a most satisfactory HEA, so what’s not to like? An easy 5 star rating for a great and enjoyable read.

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