Blog Tour: The Secret of Creek Cottage by Tina M Edwards

July 8, 2020 Book review 2 ★★★★

I love a good timeslip novel, so I am delighted to join this blog tour for The Secret of Creek Cottage by Tina M Edwards, organised by Random Thing Tours. This is a debut novel for this author, and I loved the creepy but also comforting and earthy vibes that this book wrapped me up in.

Thanks to SilverWood Books for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Blog Tour: The Secret of Creek Cottage by Tina M EdwardsThe Secret of Creek Cottage by Tina M Edwards
Published by SilverWood Books on 10 July 2020
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
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1916: While the Great War rages through Europe, in the small coastal village of Trunrowan, Cornwall, life for Loveday Nance could not be more different. With her husband Will away fighting, the reality of having a longed-for child of her own seems to be slipping away with each day that passes.

Present-day: Kitty and Ben Gridley decide to leave their busy lives in Bristol hoping for a quieter way of life in the pretty village of Trunrowan, Cornwall. Little do they realise the impact that moving into Creek Cottage will have on them. When Kitty begins to experience strange things happening at the cottage, she is certain there is a secret harboured within its stone walls.

'The Secret of Creek Cottage' is a tale that follows the lives of two families, almost a century apart. (

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First Line of The Secret of Creek Cottage by Tina M Edwards

“There was no doubt that the length of rope had achieved its purpose.”

My thoughts on The Secret of Creek Cottage

This book covered so many topics that appeal to me that I knew even from the blurb that it was my kind of book.  I adore nature, am partial to a bit of mysterious woowoo, and the idyllic Cornish setting was the cherry on top for me.  

The book slips between two time settings effortlessly – 1916 and present day – and I was equally attached to both storylines.  The PTSD angle in the 1916 setting was particularly heart rendering as the soldiers sacrificed so much, and there was so little understanding when they returned damaged.  I loved how his wife never felt sorry for herself but did everything in her power to help him.

In both timelines, I loved the main characters.  They are resourceful, strong women who value family and friends.  Both were a joy to spend time with.  The ending left me feeling a little poignant, but also happy and very satisfied with how it all wrapped up.

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Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this and look forward to reading more books by this author in the future. 

Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-stars

Who should read The Secret of Creek Cottage by Tina M Edwards?

I’d recommend this book to you if you like feel-good books, with likeable characters and a gorgeous Cornish setting.  Fans of books such The Liberation of Brigid Dunne by Patricia Scanlan and The Drowned Village by Kathleen McGurl should also enjoy.

About Tina M Edwards

Tina M Edwards is an internationally published writer of poetry and flash fiction. She is editor of The Beach Hut, an online writing platform that encourages writing for wellbeing, particularly words that have been inspired by the coast and nature. The Secret of Creek Cottage is her first novel.


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