#QandA with author Jennifer Bohnet + #bookreview

Little kiosk by the sea cover

Format: Paperback
Publisher: HQ Stories
Published: 6th July 2017
Pages: 275 Pages

The Blurb
One summer they’ll never forget…

Meet Sabine, desperately fighting to save her little kiosk from closure whilst turning down her friend Owen’s proposals, time and time again.

Cue Harriet, returning to Dartmouth after thirty years, haunted by the scandal that drove her away and shocked by a legacy that threatens her relationship with her journalist daughter.

Enter Rachel, the mysterious newcomer who has an unexpected chemistry with a local widower, and who sets in motion a chain of events she could never have predicted…

One thing’s for sure, as the autumn tide turns, there’ll be more than one secret laid bare!


Q and A with Jennifer Bohnet

1. What gave you the idea to create The Little Kiosk by the Sea?
I love Dartmouth and having lived there I know it well. I wanted to write a story set there, based around somewhere that people meet up – but I wanted something different to cafes and bookshops. Then I remembered a friend of mine worked for a couple of summers in one of the kiosks on the embankment taking bookings for river trips and suddenly I had my different place.

2. If you could describe The Little Kiosk by the Sea in just 3 words, what would they be?
Secrets – Relationships – Hope

3. Do you have a friendship like Harriet and Sabine that’s stood the test of time?
I was about to say, no sadly I don’t. I’ve moved around a lot in my life and I’ve lost touch with lots of people. Then I realised that actually I do have a long friendship similar to the one between Harriet and Sabine. My friend and I met when we were both young mums living in Dartmouth so over thirty years ago. We don’t see each other often these days but the internet certainly makes keeping touch so much easier.

4. When I think of the beach it always involves getting an ice cream cone with scoops of Mint choc’ chip or perhaps Rum & Raisin – what flavour(s) would you choose?
Ooh I love this question – and there is absolutely no doubt as to my favourite: Coffee ice cream with a large dollop of Devonshire clotted cream on top and a flake pushed through. Calorific but yummy!

Find out more about Jennifer’s writing at www.jenniferbohnet.com

The little kiosk by the sea tour


The Review

A scrumptious seaside treat packed with love, longing and hope!

I needed The Little Kiosk by the Sea in my life because it filled me with sunshine and seasides. We don’t seem to have much sun for June/July in the UK, so I’m missing it.

The novel has a host of characters that have a connection to Dartmouth – we have brother and sister Sabine and Johnie, newcomer Rachel, plus, Harriet and her daughter Ellie. They each hold a piece of the seaside town in their hearts and it holds some beautiful memories.


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