Welcome to Pepper Bay. A small close-knit community where you’ll find chocolate box cottages, quaint shops, drama, friendship, and love.
Snuggle down with this cosy, feel-good, comfort read that whisks you away to a beautiful bay on the Isle of Wight – Perfect for fans of Christie Barlow, Phillipa Ashley, and Holly Martin.
The Pepper Bay books are standalone stories that intertwine with recurring characters.
Pepper Pot Farm – Tessie Sparrow and Nate Walker have everything a relationship can have, except intimacy. Neither of them want to add it into the mix, for fear of ruining their friendship. It’s not easy for them to stay apart when they are growing so close, and Tessie’s secret plan to help save Nate’s farm might destroy them forever.
Author Bio – Author, reader, mum, chocolate lover, and a huge fan of a HEA. I was born and raised in the East End of London, and I’ve been happily writing stories since I was a little girl. When I’m not writing, I’m baking cakes or pottering around in my little garden in Essex, trying not to kill the flowers. I’m the author of contemporary romance, middle-grade, and the thought-provoking thriller about mental illness, The Focus Program.
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Pepper Pot Farm is a cute romance set in a beautiful small village where everyone knows everyone. Farming is the main source of income, as well as the quaint little shops and neighborhood bakery.
The story revolves around Nate and Tess…best friends who are secretly in love with each other, and have been for years. It is the typical friends-to-lovers story.
While the story was charming and the characters were likeable, I found the writing to be elementary at best. Told from the perspectives of Tess and Nate, every inner thought was written in italics. While it was an interesting writing technique, at times I found it to be a distraction.
Being a romance, the chemistry between Nate and Tess jumped off the pages. There were a couple of scenes where I felt as though I was intruding on their special moments.
Overall, this was a sweet, quick, and enjoyable book.