Finding Family At The Cornish Cove by Kim Nash

Acts Of Kindness

Finding Family At The Cornish Cove by Kim Nash is a beautiful contemporary novel that I thoroughly enjoyed. It is the second book in the Cornish Cove series but can be read as a stand-alone.

This is a book about love, friendship and family. We see there are many types of family, just as there are many types of love – sibling, new love, old love, family love. Each is similar but different requiring different responses.

Likewise, families come in all different shapes and sizes. Family is those who love us. When we find family, we find home.

We see the deep grief that the loss of a mother brings. “There was a time… that I never thought I’d laugh again… I just existed in a little bubble of sadness.” We need to move beyond our grief and learn to live again. We fear losing sight of our loved one but they live on in our heart.

There is also the damage created by an absentee wife and mother. A family learned to live without her but there were emotional consequences as we see a teen learning to find her way.

We witness a character trying to live her mother’s dream, for fear of losing a memory but “this is where your memories are. In your heart and in your mind.” Her mother’s dream is enlarged when the lead character owns her own dream.

Forgiveness is a major theme. “I needed to find a way to forgive… If I didn’t the only person who would suffer was me.” When we withhold forgiveness, our hearts become bitter not better.

The landscape of the café is warm and welcoming, in contrast to the wild Cornish landscape.

I loved Finding Family At The Cornish Cove. It warmed my heart as I read of the generosity of the lead character in both emotional and physical ways. She gave herself away in many acts of kindness.

The whole novel was beautifully written and very powerful. I will leave you with my favourite quote:

“If you tell the truth, it becomes part of your past, but if you tell lies, it becomes part of your future.”

I received a free copy via Rachel’s Random Resources. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.


Finding Family at the Cornish Cove

Family is everything…

In the years since her death, Gemma has been running her late mother’s café with devotion, and when an opportunity comes to buy out her next-door neighbour and expand, she jumps at the chance.

She knows she will do her mother proud – keep her legacy going strong – but deep down she knows there’s still something missing. With her mum in her mind more than ever, and the knowledge that she may never start a family of her own, she can’t stop thinking about what life has in store for her.

But sometimes family are those you choose, or those who choose you! And with a growing community of supporters cheering Gemma on – including some new faces at her blossoming bistro – and maybe one in particular, will she really spend the rest of her life alone?

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Kim Nash is an author of uplifting, romantic, feel-good fiction, having wanted to write books since she was a little girl. She works as both Digital Publicity Director for publisher Bookouture and a book blogger at She lives in Staffordshire with her son Ollie and English Setter rescue dog Roni. When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog and reading, as well as running a book club in Staffordshire and organising local and national reader/author events

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