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Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The Little House by the Sea by Tracy Rees, published by Bookouture.


The cottage gate swings open to reveal the inky-blue sea and the sandy cove beyond. It’s exactly how Kitty imagined it, except she didn’t expect to be standing here alone…

Thirty-year-old Kitty Roberts spends her days searching for the perfect home for two… until her boyfriend, the only man she’s ever loved, dumps her. Devastated to lose not only her first love but her best friend too, she flees to the tiny seaside village where she spent carefree summers as a child, before her family fell apart.

At first, Kitty’s escape proves to be exactly what she needs – golden sunsets over warm, sandy beaches, lovably eccentric new neighbours and even a blush-inducing run-in with Cory Hudson, a handsome, professional surfer with a heart-stopping smile.

But just as Kitty feels herself beginning to heal and allows herself to open up to Cory, he reveals that his time in the seaside village is nearly up. What’s more, some surprising reactions to Kitty in town make her wonder if her connection to this place might go deeper than she thought.

It seems there’s a secret in her family’s past that is about to turn Kitty’s life on its head once more… Is she ready for the truth? And will it bring her and Cory closer together, or drive them apart?

A page-turning story that will make you smile, laugh and wish you could visit the little cottage by the sea! Absolutely perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Heidi Swain and Carole Matthews.

The Little House by the Sea, is a magical feel good tale about new beginnings and rediscovering oneself. It’s beautiful seaside setting is the perfect backdrop and with secrets from the past, adds elements of mystery and intrigue.

Kitty is a wonderful character that I immediately connected with and I really enjoyed going through the journey alongside her. Rees has really done a great job in bringing her to life and she is someone I could see myself being friends with. I also really liked the other characters, each making this tale all the more enjoyable.

In my quest to read more than just crime thrillers, I’m am so pleased I decided to give this one a try. After finishing a pretty brutal thriller, this book was just what I needed. Not only did I get a perfect escape to get lost in, I also discovered a new author that I look forward to reading more from.

Thank you to Tracy Rees, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Little House by the Sea, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.


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Listen to a sample here


Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about The Little House by the Sea. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this tour and for the promotional materials.


Tracy Rees was the winner of the Richard and Judy ‘Search for a Bestseller’ Competition and her books are paperback, ebook and audio bestsellers.

A Cambridge graduate, she had a successful eight-year career in nonfiction publishing and a second career practising and teaching humanistic counselling before becoming a writer. She lives in Wales.



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