Three paperbacks for the price of two

The Cockleberry Bay Trilogy

Nicola May

£15.98

All three parts of the #1 bestselling romcom trilogy

Down-on-her-luck Londoner Rosa Larkin has a sudden change in fortune when she inherits a near-derelict corner shop in a quaint Devon village. The identity of her benefactor is a mystery and the inheritance comes with one condition: the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.

In The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay – whose supporting cast includes a handsome rugby player, a sexy plumber, a charlatan reporter, a selection of meddling locals and a dachshund named Hot Dog – Rosa gets the shop up and running again.

As Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay opens, she seems to have it all. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.

Eventually, the time is right to let the inherited corner shop go. Who should Rosa pass it on to? As word gets out, untrustworthy newcomers appear in the Bay. With the revelation of more secrets from Rosa’s family background, a new series of unpredictable and life-changing events unfolds in The Gift of Cockleberry Bay.

This phenomenally successful series has made Nicola May a number one bestselling author and brought delight to tens of thousands of fans. If you read the first book, you’ll need to read the others, so you may as well buy them all at once!

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Extracts

‘Are you sure you’ve got the right person?’

Rosa took off her bright blue woolly hat and scratched the back of her head, causing her dark brown curls to become even more unruly.

The tall, pinched-faced solicitor nodded. ‘Yes, of course we have. Evans, Donald and Simpson do not make mistakes. You, Miss Larkin, are now the official owner of the Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay.’

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Extracts

‘Are you sure you’ve got the right person?’

Rosa took off her bright blue woolly hat and scratched the back of her head, causing her dark brown curls to become even more unruly.

The tall, pinched-faced solicitor nodded. ‘Yes, of course we have. Evans, Donald and Simpson do not make mistakes. You, Miss Larkin, are now the official owner of the Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay.’

He handed the bewildered twenty-five-year-old a battered leather briefcase and pointed to a small combination padlock on its brass clasp.

‘Here. The will stated that you – and only you – can open this, using your date of birth.’

‘This is all very strange,’ Rosa said. ‘And where exactly is this Cockleberry Bay?’

‘Devon, dear, Devon.’ The solicitor looked under his rimless glasses. ‘I take it you know where that is?’

‘I may have a cockney accent, Mr Donald, but I’m not stupid.’

‘Well, open it then.’ The solicitor was shifting from foot to foot in anticipation. He confided, ‘We’ve been wanting to know what’s in there for days.’

Showing no emotion, Rosa gazed at him with her striking green eyes and asked coolly: ‘Is there anything else I need?’

‘Er, no – but are you not going to . . .?’

‘I need to get to work.’ Rosa put her hat and scarf back on, zipped up her fur-lined bomber jacket and headed for the door. ‘Thank you so much for your help.’

And she was gone.

‘Rude!’

The solicitor peered crossly out of the window of the offices in Staple Inn and watched as the young woman, the briefcase in her arms, strode across the frosty cobbled courtyard and out into the bustle of London’s ancient legal quarter.

quotes

‘A sunny, funny, lovely story guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart’

Milly Johnson on The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay

‘A brilliantly written, feel-good, fantabulous read’

Kim Nash on Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay

‘Don't dare forget the name of Nicola May’

Anne Diamond

‘I’d be delighted to have Cockleberry Bay on my bookshelf’

Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller, on Radio 4’s You & Yours

reviews

‘‘This book is so addictive that you will literally lose three hours of your life and you won't care’

Cara’s Book Boudoir on The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay

‘One of my favourite books of this year so far’

That Thing She Reads on The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay

All the charming and not-so-charming characters are back. Another great read by Nicola May – five stars’

Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews on Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay

‘I’m struggling to find enough superlatives to describe how I feel about this book. A brilliantly written, feel-good, fantabulous read, it really does warm the cockleberries of your heart and will leave you with a smile on your face and a fuzzy feeling in your tummy. The perfect holiday read’

Kim the Bookworm on Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay

‘A story of emotion, drama, romance and life in general. Such a great read’

Me and My Books on Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay

‘A soap opera in story form – a whirlwind of a read’

Just 4 My Books on Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay

‘Woohoo! I’m back in Cockleberry Bay with a cast of wonderful characters who have become my friends over the last couple of years. The Gift of Cockleberry Bay is another completely adorable, brilliantly written book, full of energy and fabulous characters both new and old, with a gorgeous plot ... a perfect ending to this wonderful series’

Kim the Bookworm on The Gift of Cockleberry Bay

‘Once again, Nicola May seamlessly weaves together romance, humour and mystery. It’s the sweet, satisfying seaside escape I needed’

Audio Killed the Bookmark on The Gift of Cockleberry Bay

‘LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book...I devoured it in one sitting and I cannot praise it enough. The perfect feel-good read’

Baker’s Not So Secret Blog on The Gift of Cockleberry Bay

extras

Nicola May is interviewed by Anne Diamond on BBC Radio Berkshire shortly after the publication of her first novel.

Here's how The Bookseller reported our acquisition.

Nicola tells her amazing story, of getting her self-published novel The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay to the #1 spot in the UK Kindle charts, to Female First.

Here she tells the same story to the Daily Mail.

And here it is, reported by The Times.

Here’s Nicola on BBC Radio 4's consumer programme You and Yours talking about the challenges of being an ‘invisible’ bestselling author – ignored by most of the book trade because she made her breakthrough on ebook.

And here's an Amazon blog in which Nicola tells her self-publishing story.

ABOUT

Nicola May

Nicola May is a rom-com superstar. She is the author of eleven romantic comedies, all of which have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. Two of them won awards at the Festival of Romance, and another was named ebook of the week in The Sun. The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK, across all genres, in January 2019, and was Amazon’s third-bestselling novel in that year. Described by Winifred Robinson of BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours as ‘the invisible bestselling author’, Nicola campaigned successfully for the introduction of ebook charts in the publishing trade press.

She lives near Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan.

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