Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay by Bella Osborne

I’m so delighted to be part of this blog blitz on the publication day for this lovely book. There’s even a giveaway to win two of her previous books, see details below.

I’d read one of Bella Osborne’s books before, but I’m now a major fan after reading this one. I’ll certainly be reading more of hers.


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?


This book was a joy to read. Set in beautiful Devon, with a host of wonderful characters, it’s a delightful summer read.

It took me a while to warm to Daisy, who I thought was quite bristly and a bit immature at the beginning. When I got to know more of her story though, I changed my mind, and became fond of her. We find out more about Daisy’s past, and what has made her feel the constant need to keep travelling and moving on, never settling anywhere, as the story progresses.

I loved the setting of the book, and the characters. There’s plenty of humour in the book, as well as an intriguing plot. Without giving too much away, Daisy’s inheritance from her Great-Uncle is a really facinating building, and it’s great to see what she does with it. I found Daisy’s relationship with Bugsy, the Pug, particularly funny, each being as stubborn as the other!

Highly recommended, a very enjoyable book.

MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full length novel. She’s now written four romantic comedies and been shortlisted twice for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year.

Bella’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you.

She lives in The Midlands, UK with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s dog. When not writing she’s usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.

For more about Bella, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter – @osborne_bella


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Win signed copies of It Started At Sunset Cottage and A Family Holiday (Open Internationally)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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