A Cornish Summer

A Cornish Summer

The perfect feel-good summer read about family, love and secrets



Sophie Kinsella

Flora's been in love with her husband for twenty years. The trouble is, he's been married to someone else for the past fifteen . . .

Now she's been invited to spend the summer in the sandy coves of Cornwall, which should be blissful.

But there's one small snag: she'll be staying with her former mother-in-law, Belinda.

And then her ex-husband shows up out of the blue, complete with his new wife . . .

Can Flora spend the summer playing happy families with the woman who stole her husband's heart, and the mother-in-law who might have had a hand in it?

Could a holiday romance help her finally get over her him?

And will stumbling on the family secret change her mind about them all?

If you like Fern Britton, Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell, you'll love this irresistible and heart-warming summer read from the bestselling author of Wish You Were Here and About Last Night.

'Oh how I enjoyed this! Yet another fabulous book, packed with glamour, delicious characters and myriad family complications!' Jill Mansell

'I LOVE it. Catherine's writing is so warm, funny and heartfelt and no matter what's going on in your own world, you can curl up in Catherine's and feel her warmth like summer sun' Cathy Kelly

'I've loved Catherine Alliott books since the first one. They're always a delight and this one's no exception' Carole Matthews

'A wonderful story of family and love, secrets and sunshine' Milly Johnson

'Another blissful read from Catherine Alliott' Hello!

Praise for Catherine Alliott:

'Warm, witty and wise' Daily Mail

'Intelligent and sparkling' Marian Keyes

'Hilarious yet poignant' Sophie Kinsella


  • Simply a delight: funny, intelligent and at times heart wrenching. It's full of such witty, entertaining characters, and best of all, it transported me away from real life into a Cornish holiday that I didn't want to leave. It's the perfect summer read
    Sophie Kinsella

About the author

Catherine Alliott

Catherine Alliott is the author of fifteen bestselling novels including My Husband Next Door, A Rural Affair, One Day in May, The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton, and A Cornish Summer and Behind Closed Doors. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.
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