My #Review of The Cosy Castle on the Loch: Summer by Alice Ross @AliceRoss22

Helen Sutherland can hardly believe her luck. Not only is she the proud manager of the gorgeous new tearoom at the magical Glenduff Castle, but her new venture means she can indulge her passion for baking – every day.

But not everything in Helen’s life is running so smoothly. After years of supporting husband, Gordon, in his business endeavours, he doesn’t appear remotely interested in hers.

Indeed, the only thing in which Gordon does appear remotely interested is himself.

So, when Helen finds herself increasingly attracted to another man, it isn’t just cake mix she has on her hands, but a rather large dilemma. One that forces her to decide if her marriage is worth saving. Or if, like several of the ingredients in her fridge, it has reached its expiry date.

This is the second of four short stories in The Cosy Castle on the Loch series.

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I loved everything about this book from the gorgeous front cover to the fabulous ending!

I am a lover of books set in Scotland, particularly the Highlands where I went on my first holiday with my husband and where we went back for our honeymoon and on several holidays since!  I love the area so I was really excited to see this book had been released and couldn’t wait to get started!!

This is such a fabulous book!  I thought that the characters were great, the characterisation was spot on and I really enjoyed the interaction and they are such a varied mix! I was laughing out loud on more than one occasion, some of the scenarios that poor Helen found herself in were great – and very believable too!

It is a great short story to pass a few hours and I really wish that I could visit the Tea Rooms, the setting and location sounds gorgeous and I am a bit partial to have a nosey round a Castle!  The plot was perfect and the pace and writing style was superb, just what I have come to expect now from Alice.

This is most definitely a brilliant summer holiday read and I cannot recommend it highly enough – a fantastic addition to this new series – can’t wait for Autumn!  5 stars!!!