Published: Lightning Books (April 2020)
The final part in the bestselling trilogy
All our favourite characters from Cockleberry Bay are back, including Hot, Rosa Smith’s adorable dachshund, and his new-born puppies.
Now successfully running the Cockleberry Café and wishing to start a family herself, Rosa feels the time is right to let her inherited corner shop go. However, her benefactor left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.
Rosa is torn. How can she make such a huge decision? And will it be the right one? Once the news gets out, untrustworthy newcomers appear in the Bay, their motives uncertain. With the revelation of more secrets from Rosa’s family heritage, a new series of unpredictable and life-changing events begins to unfold.
The Gift of Cockleberry Bay concludes this phenomenally successful series in typically brisk and bolshy style and will delight Rosa’s many thousands of fans.
‘Don't dare forget the name of Nicola May’
‘I’d be delighted to have Cockleberry Bay on my bookshelf’
Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller, on Radio 4’s You & Yours
‘I adore this series, which has friendship, second chances, drama, mystery, family, secrets and truth, and this final book was a wonderful read. I will miss the characters’
‘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’
‘Once again, Nicola May seamlessly weaves together romance, humour and mystery. It’s the sweet, satisfying seaside escape I needed’
‘LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book...I devoured it in one sitting and I cannot praise it enough. The perfect feel-good read’
‘I’ve loved every word of this glorious series that is escapism at its very best, something we all so desperately need right now. I adored this book and sped through the pages, only slowing down towards the end as I did not want this beautifully written, poignant and heartfelt story to come to an end’
‘Since I haven’t read the first two books in the trilogy, I was concerned that jumping into book three would be confusing. I was wrong. Nicola May’s writing is so vivid, that the characters jumped off the page and into my brain, and my heart’
‘Another delightful read from Ms May! It was lovely to return to Cockleberry Bay. I would seriously recommend you read the other books in the series. Although this story can be read as a standalone, you’ll get so much more out of it if you read the earlier ones’
‘The author brings the characters and setting to life so you feel part of the story. Simply wonderful’
‘The characters of the sleepy beach village and the never-ending drama around them are a perfect series to binge on any time of the year’
‘A chaotic story of love, friendship, insecurities and loyalty...it starts off with a blast and ends the same way too’