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The Endless Beach
The Endless Beach: The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author | Jenny Colgan
Dreams start here... Pre-order Jenny Colgan's uplifting new novel - and you can download the first two chapters for FREE now! Visit https://endlessbeach.shortstack.com/9nPF2Q to find out more. 'Charming, made me long to escape to Mure. Total joy.' - Sophie Kinsella On the quayside next to the Endless Beach sits the Summer Seaside Kitchen. It's a haven for tourists and locals alike, who all come to eat the freshest local produce on the island and catch up with the gossip. Flora, who runs the cafe, feels safe and content - unless she thinks too hard about her relationship with Joel, her gorgeous but emotionally (and physically) distant boyfriend. While Flora is in turmoil about her relationship. her best friend Lorna is pining after the local doctor. Saif came to the island as a refugee, having lost all of his family. But he's about to get some shocking news which will change everything for him. As cold winter nights shift to long summer days, can Flora find her happy-ever-after with Joel?
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Julsmarshall
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Oof, this one got me right in the feels. This isn‘t an easy, happy read; it is tough and heartbreaking but oh so good. I loved visiting Mure again and spending time with these characters, warts and all. Even through my tears, this is one of my favorites of Colgan‘s. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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KendylChamberlain
Endless Beach | Jenny Colgan
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Pickpick

Another easy summer read. I love these characters. I hope the Mure stories continue.

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tpixie
Endless Beach | Jenny Colgan
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There are too many mosquitoes outside this summer due to all the rains. I think I‘m going to have to read by my window more instead of outside!
#FriendsWithBooks Bookclub Book

MicheleinPhilly Ugh. I HATE mosquitos and I am a mosquito magnet. If I see standing water anywhere I‘m like, “GET RID OF THAT!” 5mo
tpixie @MicheleinPhilly yes!!! Later today when it‘s hotter I‘m hoping to go out there and spray mosquito 🦟 repellent around and turn my fan on and maybe that will keep them away. Ticks and mosquitoes are horrible! 5mo
Sills #tpixie mosquitos-such a bothersome😡 I have to douse myself in Off to go walking in the mornings😳 5mo
tpixie @Sills yes!!! 5mo
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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I always love a good Jenny Colgan book and this one ranks right up there with the best of hers!

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Stefaniemm
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Currently spending this Sunday morning studying. With the occasional reading break.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 8mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌷 8mo
tammysue Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻📚😊 8mo
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Born.A.Reader
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What an appropriate book to be reading when I need a coat and scarf to go to work. 😂❄☔⛱
The 2nd in the Cafe by the Sea trilogy, I'm finding to be a cosy a read as the first one. Her Bookshop on the Corner is still my favorite though.

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taraWritesSci
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The hard part of audio/digital books is a lack of strategic placement for pics.

Anyhoo, I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of this book. It's not to say the first was shallow or anything, this book just hit on a lot of cultural points that many others in this genre avoid. I do object with a couple aspects (spoiler commented below). Even so, it was still a good read.

taraWritesSci Objection 1: the gay couple does not get a HEA - Colton has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He manages to marry Fenton before revealing he's dying (so no one accuses Fenton of coercion to get Colton's money). Our media has a serious problem with never portraying LGTBQ couples in a normalized light. Some kind of fallout, tragedy, etc. always occurs. So while it was important to the story, I can't ignore the bad representation. 11mo
taraWritesSci Objection 2: Flora was pretty ridiculous in a lot of her reactions, which is weird since she didn't seem so out of sorts in the first book. Childish "secret setup"? As a former paralegal, failing to see how client confidentiality ties Joel's hands, restricting what he can talk to her about? I don't know what the deal was, but I felt the other relationships in the story, romantic or not, were more interesting and satisfying to follow. 11mo
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LouBeth
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So good. I didn't expect it to be so emotional. I teared up a few times toward the end.

This loyalty card is one that I would definitely keep. ☕🥐

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taraWritesSci
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Work has out done itself today, I tell ya. To combat it, I will treat my ears to some coziness. I'm such a sucker for UK accents, my word.

Although... when they drop into their interpretation of American accents, it's cringey as all get out. Mostly the NY ones, which this series is full of so maybe I'm just compounding Monday's misery? 😅

Seriously though, as someone from the PNW, our friends across the sea make us all sound SO obnoxious.

sprainedbrain I agree with that! 😂 Who is the narrator of this one? 11mo
taraWritesSci @sprainedbrain Glad it's not just me! Sarah Barron is the narrator, same as the first book. Hopefully the American guy will have little dialogue. "Hush now and just be pretty, your narrator is giving you a bad accent." ? 11mo
sprainedbrain @taraWritesSci One of my favorites is Steve West (sometimes called Shane East) and even his American accents are kind of cringey. 😂 11mo
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JamieArc Ha! I just finished listening to Little Beach Street Bakery, and while the British accents were candy to my ears, the American accents (and these were Southern accents) made me cringe. 11mo
taraWritesSci @JamieArc Oh man, I need to have a listen to that one. 🤭 11mo
BookwormM If it makes you feel any better I feel exactly the same when American actors do British accents 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
taraWritesSci @BookwormM haha! Maybe this is some wide scale payback for all the terrible attempts at a British accent. 😜 11mo
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LouBeth
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I'm going to read through this sugar high as long as I can...

Cinfhen Yum 😋 12mo
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ReadingMeagan
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I enjoyed this one. Just what I needed to read I thought it ended too quickly and imagine my happiness when I found out that there is a new book in the Mure series coming out this month! Yay!

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ReadingMeagan
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I feel like I have been reading intense books lately. (But maybe that is just my mood lately) when this became available from the library I thought it was just the right book for today.

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TinaF
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Just finished this book and really liked it! Although I got a bit exasperated at times by the two "main" characters, the story was excellent and issues were resolved. Check it out!!

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margreads
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Getting my reading in for Australian Reading Hour

Ended up finishing the book. Loved that whilst it is a gentle read it is also a book that respectfully deals with several serious issues

Angieville Exactly! 14mo
margreads @Angieville definitely my favourite book by her that I've read so far 14mo
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quietjenn
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It's been a weird-ish vacation, but still sad it's almost over. One last to finish up, though.

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margreads
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Sunday afternoon

Reading and eating Raspberry Roulade with a cream cheese filling. #lifeisgood #baking

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DebinHawaii
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A sweet sequel to The Cafe By the Sea (definitely read that one first). Jenny Colgan writes good heartwarming, food focused, feel good novels. This one picks up shortly after the & divides the focus between relationship growing pains for Flora & stories for some of the key secondary characters. It will be a good transition to the third book, coming out for Christmas. And there's a narwhal, lots of cheese & baked goods--never a bad thing. 😉📚💙

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DebinHawaii
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No Wednesday coffee shop breakfast photos with my new job & commute, but I was extra early today & stopped by a little mom & pop place on my way from parking for fried rice with an egg on top to go. I managed a chapter of my current library read with breakfast before anyone else got here.😋#simplepleasures

LeahBergen I‘m missing the avocado toast pics. 😂 1y
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen Hah! I'm missing the avocado toast & good coffee & no commute! 😬🤣😘 1y
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Lauren.Archer
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Another great story from Jenny Colgan. I found it is not a beach trip or Christmas vacation without her books.

KimmyM Ooh I've just started getting into her books! I'll have to add this one to my TBR. 1y
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Lauren.Archer
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I adore Jenny Colgan and I really liked the first book in this series, so looking forward to this one a lot.

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DebinHawaii
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A bit rainy to sit outside this Saturday morning but I'm happy to be in my neighborhood coffeeshop enjoying a deviled avocado with jalapeño breadfruit hummus, a dirty almond milk chai latte & a library e-book, when I fully expected to be home bailing out water. We dodged a bullet with hurricane, now tropical storm Lane though Maui & especially the Big Island (places had 45-inches of rain) ?got hit hard. Running errands before our rains get heavy.

LeahBergen I‘m glad to hear things are okay at your house! 😘 1y
Regi_C Glad things are ok where you are! Stay safe! 1y
Reviewsbylola Deviled avocado??! Wow! 1y
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TNbookworm Glad to hear you and Max are okay😺 1y
AmyG Happy to hear all is well. My niece said the same....as she is on Oahu also. 1y
tpixie Whew! Prayers for the rest of Hawaii 1y
Smrloomis Glad it weakened! My relatives were fine but they are also on Oahu... Hope Maui and the Big Island recover quickly. 1y
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Felso
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Just finished listening to tagged book. Nice story, good narrator - except for the American male characters, and the children .... Ugh! But I‘ll still give it 4⭐️‘s

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CoffeeAndABook
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Gorgeous #summerreading ☀️

Finally the temperatures have dropped back to endurable & pleasant & I‘m having my coffee outside with my #newBook 😎📚☕️

#naturreading #booksandnature

julesG I'm joining you with my tea. The sun and temperature is bearable today. 1y
CoffeeAndABook @julesG Yay 👏🏻 Sunday buddy read👌🏻 1y
JennyM Beautiful 1y
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BarbaraBB This is your garden 😲?! 1y
AmyG It looks so peaceful ❤️ 1y
SilversReviews I enjoyed this book...very pretty photo. 1y
CoffeeAndABook @BarbaraBB Sadly it isn‘t, but close enough, it‘s my parent‘s, out in the countryside 🌸🌿🌾🌻 1y
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Jeanne_S
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Heartwarming sequel. Love Jenny Colgan!

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howjessreads
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I didn‘t know there‘s a new Jenny Colgan! Yay! #jennycolgan

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rmrm
Endless Beach | Jenny Colgan
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Mehso-so

It was okay I think I would need to read previous book
The Summer Seaside Kitchen aka The Cafe by the Sea.
Didn't know this was a Second book of Mure Island
The 3rd book comes out in October 2018.
Christmas on the Island aka An Island Christmas

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Elsuttie
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I loved how the story and characters develop from the summer seaside kitchen. At times the story is very clichéd but it doesn‘t detract from a well written romantic novel. I really hope to read more about flora and her exploits in future!

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EJG31
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Pickpick

Great summer read. It is a follow up book to Cafe by the Sea but it can also be enjoyed as a stand alone. I enjoyed the characters and their storylines as well as how they all connected.

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Angieville
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Current status: inhaling all the Jenny Colgan books. They are so lovely and, on this midsummer night, all I want is to be walking the Endless on Mure.

#jennycolgan #theendlessbeach #thecafebythesea #summerreading #midsummer #summersolstice #islandsandhighlands #reading

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raelaschoenherr
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Getting those steps in on my half day summer Friday! And trying not to cry at my #audiobook.

SilversReviews I liked that book. There are some tearful moments. 1y
raelaschoenherr @SilversReviews I‘m right in the thick of those moments!! 😭 1y
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raelaschoenherr
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Perfect night for a walk and audiobook!
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I‘m really liking this book so far. Better than Cafe by the Sea!

Soubhiville It looks so peaceful! 1y
raelaschoenherr @Soubhiville I spend so many of my outdoor hours here :) 1y
rather_be_reading great pic! 1y
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Freddie4473
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Starting this one but forgot what happened in the first book. Hopefully her intro note will jog my memory.

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keys_on_fire
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Thank you so much @cobwebmoth 😊👏
This goody box was such a great lift to my day!! You were so considerate with your choices. I‘m going to be taking almost all of these on vacation with me when I go!

Thanks also to @MattieHoffman for helping me stage my pic!
#chooseyourowngiveaway

cobwebmoth I'm glad you like it!❤ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 1y
SilversReviews The Endless Beach is good....ENJOY!! 1y
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SilversReviews
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If you enjoy being in a quaint, lovely place and enjoy visiting with unforgettable, lovable characters, THE ENDLESS BEACH is a book you won‘t want to miss.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-endless-beach-by-jenny-colgan.html

Have you read this book or any of Jenny Colgan‘s books?

Liatrek Yes! I read the tag book and immediately bought more of her books because I loved it so much ❤️ 1y
Areader2 I just recently read The Cafe by The Sea, @Liatrek I would like to read The Bookshop on the corner,her books are enjoyable. 1y
SilversReviews @Areader2 Yes....her books are always good. 1y
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DebinHawaii
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#ReadingResolutions #SappySaturday ?

Yes, Jenny Colgan's book lean to the sweet and sappy side of things, but I love them for that and for the break they give me from heavier books. I'm looking forward to this one--releasing later this month and I'm happy it's a follow up of last year's "The Cafe By the Sea." ?

SilversReviews I am reading THE ENDLESS BEACH - enjoying it. 2y
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Booksnchill
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Well I have my summer read! Thanks Goodreads Giveaways and #WilliamMorrow!

AmyG Yay🎉🎉🎉 2y
JoScho That‘s awesome! 2y
SilversReviews I am reading this now. Not too far. 2y
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BethFishReads
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Warm weather = time for beach reading! Today‘s round-up will put you in a summer kind of mood. Descriptions on my blog & right here on Litsy. https://www.bethfishreads.com/2018/05/5-books-to-jump-start-your-summer.html?m=1

SilversReviews Looks like you are definitely ready for summer. :) I read THE HIGH TIDE CLUB and BEACH HOUSE REUNION. Enjoyed both of them. I have THE ENDLESS BEACH to read. 2y
BethFishReads @SilversReviews I‘m sooooo ready for lazy summer reading 🕶🌞⛱📚 2y
SilversReviews @BethFishReads Me too. Will you and Kathy be at the BEA? 2y
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Simona I see The High Tide Club everywhere, and with very praising reviews. 2y
SilversReviews @Simona It was very good. 2y
BethFishReads @SilversReviews Kathy will be. I‘m still deciding. 2y
BethFishReads @Simona her books are always good 2y
SilversReviews @BethFishReads Ok...thanks. I hope you decide to go. 2y
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Birdsong28
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Not the tagged book but it is part of the series!! Out in November

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scripturient
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This sequel to The Summer Seaside Kitchen definitely lived up to its predecessor. Joel still annoyed the heck out of me 😂, but all the other plot strands were lovely and sad and heart-wrenching. I‘m also still in love with the setting. If you haven‘t read the series yet, do yourself a favour and get your hands on it. 😊

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scripturient
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Having my morning tea in bed, accompanied by these two. Hoping to finish at least one, if not both, today. 🤓

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scripturient
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After Amazon Germany didn‘t have it available, this was a welcome surprise find at the bookshop. ❤️

Birdsong28 I think this book is the second in this series as the tagged book is the first I think 2y
Birdsong28 Also there is a novella to go in this series 2y
scripturient @Birdsong28 Yes, I loved Seaside Kitchen and it seemed lie the sequel took forever, though it actually came quite quickly. :) 2y
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Birdsong28
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On Facebook!! Have entered wish me luck 🍀🍀

laurenbescoby Good luck! 😄 I sometimes wonder how wise it was for me to get rid of Facebook when I see all these wonderful competitions on there! 2y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook I was toying with leaving FB but I use messenger alot so thats the only reason I stay cos I have entered other comps and never won so I stopped but this just caught my eye. So your not missing out so your better on here and Reader's first. 2y
Birdsong28 Thanks for the luck @miralunasbooknook 😘 2y
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laurenbescoby I just switched to whats app and hangouts when I left as I mostly used facebook for messaging too. It's gone so far from what it started out as, and instagram is doing the same with all the sponsored posts. Doubt I'll use that much longer too. 2y
Ms_T 🤞🏻🍀 2y
Birdsong28 Thank you @Ms_T 2y
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