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The Boat House Pretty Beach: Perfect for 2023! A cosy, feel-good, uplifting romantic read. Kindle Edition
From author Polly Babbington comes the unique, delightfully romantic and heartwarming tale of a new life in Pretty Beach and the renovation of an old rundown family boathouse. Get ready for sun, sand, secrets and to completely lose yourself in a cosy, old house and sweet love story on the English coast.
Meet the lovely Sallie Broadchurch and follow along as she brings back to life and renovates an unloved old boathouse. Sallie, pretty, forty and down on her luck arrives in Pretty Beach very much looking for a new life by the sea. In the old boathouse she's inherited she's not unhappy to find the neighbour Ben Chalmers - he might just be the dashing owner of Ben Chalmers Seaplanes, and before she knows it she's starting to fall...
Grab a cup of tea and come on into the boathouse for long, sunny days full of fun, laughter, best friends and a love story to swoon over. A heartwarming and uplifting story about new starts, second chances and lots of love by the sea!
You're going to fall in deep for Pretty Beach - a sweeping, sparkly blue beach town surrounded by water, crisscrossed with sweet old laneways, filled with wonderful characters and overlooked by a quaint old blue and white lighthouse. Fall in love with Pretty Beach with the perfect romantic story to escape into for 2023.
'Polly Babbington, the new voice in romance, creates oh-so-magical books.'♥
The Boat House Pretty Beach is the first in the Pretty Beach Series.
All books can be read as stand alone, but it's best to start with Book 1.
Book 1 (Trilogy 1) The Boat House Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)
Book 2 Summer Weddings at Pretty Beach
Book 3 Winter at Pretty Beach
Book 4 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Christmas (Juliette & Luke)
Book 5 A Pretty Beach Dream
Book 6 A Pretty Beach Wish
Book 7 (Trilogy 3 ) Secret Evenings in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)
Book 8 Secret Places in Pretty Beach
Book 9 Secret Days in Pretty Beach
Book 10 (Trilogy 4) Lovely Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)
Book 11 Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach
Book 12 Darling Little Things in Pretty Beach
Book 13 (Trilogy 5) The Old Sugar Wharf Pretty Beach (Phoebe & Jamie)
Book 14 Love at the Old Sugar Wharf Pretty Beach
Book 15 (Snow Days at the Old Sugar Wharf Pretty Beach
Book 16 (Trilogy 6) Pretty Beach Posies A Flower Farm by the Sea
Book 17 Pretty Beach Blooms
Book 18 Pretty Beach Petals
Book 19 The Pretty Beach Thing
Book 20 The Pretty Beach Way
'Whisks you away to Pretty Beach leaving you desiring to go house hunting there! The series is a really excellent adult read with the comfort of childhood series like the Famous Five!' Amazon Review
‘Polly amazes me how she can transport you to a place with her writing.’ Katie H, Amazon Review
Romcom readers on romance author Polly B:
‘These books are addictive! The Babbington Chronicles around Pretty Beach have me hooked & I find me and my kindle hiding away and reading into the night...love the characters ...the plots ...scenery ...unique women and courageous life choices ...yes I am an addict!!!’ Goodreads Review
‘A lovely romantic comedy, I couldn’t put it down. Top romantic comedy reads for 2022.’
'Cosy read, full of romance, friendship, love & a seaside town. This has to be one of my favourites this Summer.’
‘A beautiful romantic summer read - I wanted to up sticks & escape to a cosy boathouse by the sea.’
‘Never wanted this to end. Snuggle up with this cosy romance book with an escape to the beach romantic comedy.’
‘What I want from a romantic read - heart-warming, cosy & delightful characters.’
‘Feel-good read with a wonderful blend of romance, friendship & relationships.’
- ASIN : B08CRBKYXC
- Publication date : July 9, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 677 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 256 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #901,834 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Sallie turns up at this beach resort whose local community seems to see nobody from outside? And who go out of their way to invite her here and there within two days. Obligatory gorgeous bloke next door, a doctor/cab driver, fish a chip shop owner who sits down and joins her and her rich mate from previous house. A bus driver who lives locally - Ive never seen the same one twice - free labour on her renovations - and dear lord - her rich friends has a sister whose even more rich and sends her designer furniture by the shed load and even ships it over !!??
But it was when she became outrageously drunk and inappropriate I began to think maybe its not for me - like mr wealth and gorgeous would be interested in am embarrassing woman? And the final nail was when she mentioned her head pounding four times within three paragraphs - which was still pounding at the opening of the next. And at that point I just couldn’t read another silly word.
The reasons I haven’t given it 5 stars, the first one was the alcohol. Personally I wasn’t a fan of all the drinking and didn’t like the fact that drinking so much was seen as normal. And second, I didn’t like the comment Nina made about the abuse case. Not really something I expect, or want, from a light chick lit book.
Other than that, worth a read for sure.
It was also hard to visualise the place this book was set as descriptions were lacking. I actually thought it may have been America initially and it wasn’t until over half way through that I realised it was England. This didn’t help with feeling an affinity to the book.
This book needs some serious editing as the language and sentence structure is often poor. The author also had a very annoying habit of calling the characters by their full names the whole way through the book- utterly irritating. I was pleased to make it to the end so I didn’t have to endure anymore of this dreadful book.
The other thing which really annoyed me was that we were supposed to be on her side when she thinks her boy friend has cheated on her when she has been doing the same thing herself. That is hypocracy and I totally went off the character after that.