Friday, 21 August 2015

Liz Fenwick's Cornish Summer Blog Tour - BLOG TOUR FEATURE

I am delighted to be today's stop on Liz Fenwick's Cornish Summer BLOG TOURLiz's latest book, Under A Cornish Sky, was published on 7 May 2015 by Orion. Her other books set in Cornwall are The Cornish House, The Cornish Affair and A Cornish Stranger.

I would like to welcome Liz, who has written a feature for my blog about her ideal holiday in Cornwall. 

My ideal holiday in Cornwall

My ideal holiday in Cornwall would be in early October when the roads are empty and the days can be warm. When I was researching A Cornish Stranger I rented Powders, a National Trust cottage, set at the mouth of Frenchman’s Creek. The cottage faces west and was baked in the autumnal sun all day long.  The water’s of Frenchman’s Creek were warm and I regretted that I didn’t have our kayak to provide me the freedom to explore the creek and inlets all along the Helford with only the birds disturbing the stillness. I yearned to have my husband with me so that we could picnic on the hidden beaches and enjoy the beauty together.

I would also set off for the north coast and wander along the empty beaches and finish my day in St Ives at Portminster Beach Café with its wonderful calamari to start and maybe finish with its monkfish curry. Of course in October there is no problem getting a table at the busy restaurants – even the best tables with the views that are somehow better with the lower angle of the sunlight.

The many pubs feel cozier and wrap you in their warmth with the darkness complete outside and the fire roaring within. Somehow Cornwall uniqueness tucked on the end of Britain is easier to experience when the crowds have gone and the whistling wind is the most prevalent sound.

Under a Cornish Sky
By Liz Fenwick
Published by Orion (7 May 2015)

Publisher's description
Demi desperately needs her luck to change. On the sleeper train down to Cornwall, she can't help wondering why everything always goes wrong for her. Having missed out on her dream job, and left with nowhere to stay following her boyfriend's betrayal, pitching up at her grandfather's cottage is her only option. Victoria thinks she's finally got what she wanted: Boscawen, the gorgeous Cornish estate her family owned for generations should now rightfully be hers, following her husband's sudden death. After years of a loveless marriage and many secret affairs of her own, Victoria thinks new widowhood will suit her very well indeed ...But both women are in for a surprise. Surrounded by orchards, gardens and the sea, Boscawen is about to play an unexpected role in both their lives. Can two such different women find a way forward when luck changes both their lives so drastically?

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