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Ottercombe Bay Series

Ottercombe Bay – Part One: Where There’s a Will... (Ottercombe Bay Series)


About the Book

Escape to the Devon coast, with Part One of a brand-new four-part serial from the author of Willow Cottage.

Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.

With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?

Authors and readers love Bella Osborne’s gorgeous novels:

‘I really enjoy Bella Osborne’s books’ – Katie Fforde

‘An absolutely glorious read full of laugh out loud moments and beautifully observed characters who spring to life on the page’ Phillipa Ashley

‘A warm and engaging story with relatable characters who will worm their way into your heart. A great read!’ – Talli Roland

‘Loved it! Believable characters, a sweetly told, lovely story… a great read’ – Jane Lovering

‘Romance, comedy, and mystery abound in this delightful British novel’ – I Read That Book!

‘A great read, with some really special moments… so beautiful and romantic’ – Annie’s Book Corner

‘A well-written and charming tale.’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook

‘I wasn't expecting a debut novel to be this good’ – The Bookish & The Romantic

'Makes me feel like I should be reading it while wearing a tea dress, drinking posh coffee from a china cup and eating Victoria sandwich cake with a dainty little fork. It's charming, adorable, amusing and all those sorts of words' – Escape Into Words

'This book is perfect chick lit' – Gidget Girls Reading

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Critical Praise

Reviews for Ottercombe Bay: Part One

‘What a lovely, relaxing book to read. I read it in two days and can't wait to read the next one to find out how is Daisy coping with life in Ottercombe Bay.’ Sylvia, NetGalley reviewer

‘I really enjoyed this fabulous start to this new series. It is so easy to read and really gripping. Part 1 ends of a bombshell so I cant wait for part 2 to find out what happens next.’ Jessica, NetGalley reviewer

‘This was a great introduction to the characters which had me gripped and totally entertained … A great start to this wonderful series.’ Petra, NetGalley reviewer

‘You feel like you know these characters and can reach out and touch them.’ Melinda, NetGalley reviewer

‘Readers will be charmed and entertained … I can't wait to see what the future holds for Daisy!’ Candace, NetGalley reviewer

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008258115
  • ISBN 10: 0008258112
  • Imprint: Avon
  • On Sale: 12/28/2017
  • Pages: 100
  • List Price: 2.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Romance / General
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Humorous / General
  • BISAC4: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • BISAC5: FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy

Ottercombe Bay – Part One: Where There’s a Will... (Ottercombe Bay Series) by Bella Osborne

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