The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan || Review

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Title: The Endless Beach (Het eindeloze strand)
Jenny Colgan
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Publication date:
May 22nd 2018 (8 january 2019 in het Nederlands)
Date read:
February 3rd 2019
4/5 ★


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop on the Corner and The Cafe by the Sea comes another enchanting, unforgettable novel of a woman who makes a fresh start on the beautiful Scottish Island of Mure—only to discover life has more surprises in store for her.

When Flora MacKenzie traded her glum career in London for the remote Scottish island of Mure, she never dreamed that Joel—her difficult, adorable boss—would follow. Yet now, not only has Flora been reunited with her family and opened a charming café by the sea, but she and Joel are taking their first faltering steps into romance.

With Joel away on business in New York, Flora is preparing for the next stage in her life. And that would be…? Love? She’s feeling it. Security? In Joel’s arms, sure. Marriage? Not open to discussion.

In the meanwhile, Flora is finding pleasure in a magnificent sight: whales breaking waves off the beaches of Mure. But it also signals something less joyful. According to local superstition, it’s an omen—and a warning that Flora’s future could be as fleeting as the sea-spray…

A bracing season on the shore sets the stage for Jenny Colgan’s delightful novel that’s as funny, heartwarming, and unpredictable as love itself.


Although I haven’t yet read the first book in the “Summer Seaside Kitchen” series by Jenny Colgan, The Cafe by the Sea, I absolutely loved reading The Endless Beach. It was just the feel good novel I need at this cold and dreary time of year. It warmed me right up with the witty writing style and its lovely characters. It also made me want to pack my bags and go the Mure at once!

I’ve always been one that rather spends her time with her loved ones close at home, instead of in a busy city far away from everything I know. And so this book was the perfect fit for me: the islanders wear thick sweaters, eat lots of good food and care for their family and friends. I wanted to be part of it!

To make my experience with Mure even better and last longer, I feel like I need to read The Cafe by the Sea soon. I’m ready to get to know the start of this lovely story!

I was kindly gifted a physical copy of the Dutch translation, Het eindeloze strand, by the Dutch publishing house L.S. Amsterdam! Thank you! *

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